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Local Guides

These guides for visitors can be downloaded in PDF.



Winchelsea: Visitor Map and Guide
Winchelsea: Visitor Map and Guide
A map of the area around Winchelsea showing walking and cycling routes, and a panorama of Winchelsea itself. The Guide also lists places to eat and drink, where to buy or taste local produce, places to visit and local facilities. Download in PDF (481 KB).


Exploring Winchelsea, Countryside and Coast
General visitor information and a collection of five walks and two cycle routes in and around Winchelsea. Download in PDF (1,366KB). The walks are:

  • Royal Military Canal (3.5mi/6km)
  • Valley and vista walk (4mi/6.5km)
  • Frontline fortress walk (4.5mi/7km)
  • Walk with dinosaurs (8mi/13km)
  • Ogre’s trail (6.2mi/10km).

The cycle routes are:

  • Port to port circular (5mi/8km)
  • Bike to beach (12mi/19km)

Exploring Winchelsea, Countryside and Coast


Winchelsea Walks

Winchelsea Walk
Circular walk from Winchelsea Station through Winchelsea to the Pannel Valley Nature Reserve and then back via the Royal Military Canal (7mi/11km, 4 hours). East Sussex County Council Paths to Prosperity Route 5. Download in PDF (249 KB).


Camber Castle Walk
Circular walk from Rye to Camber Castle and then back via the Rye Harbour Nature Reserve (4.5mi/7km). East Sussex County Council Paths to Prosperity Route 2. Download in PDF (236 KB).

Camber Castle Walks


Cock Marlin Walks

Cock Marling Walk
Circular walk from Winchelsea Station across the Brede Valley to Cock Marling, then back via the River Brede and Winchelsea. East Sussex County Council Paths to Prosperity Route 4. Download in PDF (193 KB).


Short Walks in the Rye Countryside
Six circular walks around Camber Castle, Northiam, Bixley & Flatropers Woods, Guestling Wood, Saleshurst and Westfield. East Sussex County Council Rye Bay Countryside Office. Download in PDF (1,467 KB).

Short Walks In The Rye Countryside


Rye Rides

Rye Rides
Three circular on and off-road circular cycle rides Download in PDF (819 KB):

  • Weald and Coast --- from Winchelsea Station along the Royal Military Canal and the Brede Valley and back again via Cliff End/Pett and Winchelsea Beach (12mi/19km). Hilly sections.
  • Canal and Castle --- from Winchelsea Station along Sustrans NCN Route 2 to Rye and then back via Camber Castle (5mi/8km). Largely off-road. Fairly flat.
  • Orchards and Oasts --- from Rye out along the River Rother into Kent and then back via Iden or Peasmarsh (on-road 12mi/19km; off-road 9 miles/14.5km).
    East Sussex County Council Rye Bay Countryside Office.


    Rye & Romney Marsh Circular Cycling Route
    Taking in Rye, Camber, Lydd, Old Romney, Ivychurch, Appledore Heath and Appledore (30mi/48km) with a shortcut between Lydd and Appledore (25mi/40km). Easy with no climbs. Download in PDF (1,010KB)

    Rye and Romney Marsh Circular Cycling Route



    Rye and Winchelsea Circular Cycling Routes

    Rye & Winchelsea Circular Cycling Route
    Taking in Winchelsea, Rye, Beckley Woods, Brede, Pett and Icklesham (20mi/32km). Moderate to strenuous. Seven climbs of 35-70m and some shorter ones. Download in PDF (981KB)

     


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    Bicycles can be hired from Rye Hire (01797-223033).