Guided Walks

There will be no walks in December or January. A new programme will be issued early in 2024 to cover February to April of that year.

Autumn Walking Collection 2023

“Castle not on the hill”

Thursday 19 October 2023 at 2.00pm

4 Miles – 2½ Hours

Meet at Herstmonceux Church, Church Road, Herstmonceux, BN27 1QJ

TQ 643 103

There’s no escaping the fact that whilst a “herst” is a hilltop wood and Herstmonceux church is on a hill with splendid views, the castle is in a distinct dip. This Fiennes walk looks at how this came about, the importance of the bricks, what happened to the original villagers and where the “monceux” came from. As a bonus, Lord Dacre may not lose his ‘Ed but is certainly left hanging around.


“Who left the iron on?”

Thursday 16 November 2023 at 2.00pm

4 Miles – 2½ Hours

Meet at Lintons Car Park, Colemans Hatch Road, Wych Cross, RH18 5JP

TQ 441 325.

There appear to be two distinct iron-making areas of East Sussex in Roman times. Although the industrial processes remained the same (bloomin’ iron), this walk explores the apparent differences in operation between the publicly run works in the east and the private sector works further west, including those on Ashdown Forest. At least both parties agreed on the need to take a bath.


No Dogs Please.

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Wealden Walks Blog

Check out the Wealden Walks blog to find anecdotes of individual previous walks, along with pictures and a quick synopsis. The blog will also provide updates for the next planned walk with any important details.


Walks led by Graham Kean, Wealden District Council, Vicarage Lane, Hailsham, BN27 2AX.

Telephone 07985 812045


See our webpage for this and future Wealden events .