1066 Harold's Way

A 95 miles long distance footpath in South East England which begins at Westminster Abbey and ends at Battle Abbey. With map, statistics and gpx route file.

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Statistics and Files
Start: Westminster Abbey
Grid Ref: TQ300795
Distance: 95 miles (153 km)
Climbing: 2,067 metres
Walk time: 40-48 hours
Days: 7-9

Ordnance Survey Explorer Map (1:25,000)

Summary: 1066 Harold’s Way is a long distance path in South East England. It was developed in 2013. The path goes from Westminster Abbey to Battle Abbey. It goes through London, Kent and East Sussex. The route includes parts of the Thames Path, the Green Chain Walk, the Kent Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) and the High Weald AONB. 1066 Harold’s Way commemorates King Harold II’s march to the Battle of Hastings on 14 October 1066. It is based on the Roman road network that was still being used in 1066. That went from London to Rochester along Watling Street and then south through Maidstone, Staplehurst, Sissinghurst, Benenden and Bodiam, a clear route through the former Forest of the Andreasweald and a route that offers some of the best scenic views for walkers.The route is mainly along Public Footpaths and Public Rights of Way and as a result, is unsuitable for cyclists or riders on horseback. The route is mixed-category in that it varies throughout the length from footpath to bridleway, byway and road. 1066 Harold’s Way links with the 1066 Country Walk. (Source: Wikipedia)

Useful Links:
1066 Harold's Way Guide Book
1066 Harold's Way Website
Kent Ramblers
Long Distance Walkers Association

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