- Meet at the Smugglers End, Pett Level (Winchelsea Beach), at 10.30 a.m.
- Bus number 344 leaves Hastings Station at 9.50 a.m. to arrive at the Smugglers at 10.19.
Tuesday, April 26, 2011
Wide Open: Pett Level to the Military Canal - Tuesday 26 th April
'Everything you ever wanted to know about the Military Canal, and much more' according to the walk leader. Those of us on the Winchcombe walk agreed with the radical journalist William Cobbett, who toured the country on his Rural Rides during the 1820s, and wrote ‘Here is a canal made for the length of thirty miles to keep out the French; for those armies who had so often crossed the Rhine and the Danube were to be kept back by a canal thirty feet wide at most!’ BUT Pett Level awaits. The fauna and flora and the wide open skies are there for all to enjoy. Come and join the walk. We'll stroll a gentle 3 miles or so; then there will be a variety of options for refreshments and the bus back.