Inns, inning and the ghost port

This walk graphically illustrates the battle between man and nature over a thousand years for an area which was once an indented coastline of salt marsh between spurs of higher land. Old sea walls, drainage channels, saltworks and the ghost of a port remain to mark this struggle. Meanwhile a different kind of port was amongst the goods being smuggled up to the inns of the area.

Route Details 

LENGTH – 4.5 miles

TIME – 2.5 hours

START – Hooe Church, Church Lane, Hooe, TN33 9HE

PARKING – Hooe Church car park, Church Lane, Ninfield, Battle, TN33 9JE

TOILETS – No public toilets available. 

REFRESHMENTS –Pubs on A259 and at Pevensey Sluice (½ mile off route) 

CAUTION – Portions of the route cross wetland and may be flooded following wet weather. There are two crossings of the A259.

This walk contains stiles.

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Caution

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Cafe

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Car park

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Picnic area

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Pub

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Shop

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Start point

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Toilet