The Norman's shore & 1066 country
This page outlines the coastal walk between Eastbourne and Hastings.
12 April 2013Eastbourne to Hastings [note: double click to see the image full screen as well as other images of this stage]
Description of the stage
The stage from Eastbourne to Hastings takes in the sweep of the Pevensey Bay and incorporates the area where William of Normandy came ashore, with his army, in 1066. There is evidence of the nervous Englishman with a string of Martello Towers built when another French invasion seemed likely, by Napoleon 800 years later.
The direction of the English coast starts to turn north east from Eastbourne as the proximity of the coast of France gets closer.
The English Channel Path
This page outlines the South East Coast Path. Please note that there is no official path of this name - but hopefully one day the promised English Coast Path will come this way and may well use this or a similar route. The path follows the coast between Eastbourne around the coast to Whitstable.
12 April 2014: Eastbourne: - beach replenishment - viewed from the pier
Coastal resorts and maritime history.
This page describes the South Coast Path. There is no official path of this name but it is a logical continuation of the South West Coast Path - east of Sandbanks.
This path terminates in the east at at Eastbourne. Here the direction of the coast takes a northeasterly turn (see South East Coast Path for continuation).