1066 Harold's Way
1066 Harold's Way will take you on a 100 mile journey from London, through Kent, inspired by King Harold's epic march to the Battle of Hastings.
This unique walk is based on the Roman road network that was still in use in King Harold's time, east out of London to Rochester (Watling Street)
and south from Rochester across the Weald to Battle.
There is legend of one camp on the night of 11th October, at Rochester, and that they rendezvoused at the Old Hoar Apple Tree, at Caldbec Hill, on 13th October, 1066.
There is history all along 1066 Harold's Way, from walking Roman roads to looking down on battle sites that shaped the future of the country.
There are no steep climbs up rocky hills sides, weaving in and out of tumbling streams or walking on land more suitable for sheep. There is no coarse gorse or heather to scratch unwary legs or sodden peat to sap your strength. The North Downs and the High Weald show Kent and Sussex at their best.
Each chapter is based around the excellent public transport links available in the South-East with links for refreshments and other essential information and 1066 Harold's Way links with other paths, trails and long distance footpaths in the South East and compliments existing walks in Kent and Sussex.
This epic journey from London through Kent and Sussex leads to one of the foundation stones of English history,
The Battle of Hastings. There can be no more emotive walk.
1066 Harold's Way is available for purchase by Mail Order
Karen and Tim Reed's letter
'In Harold’s Footsteps'
in July's Country Walking
Spiral Bound Paperback: 104 pages
Publisher: History Walks
14.5 x 1.2 x 21 cm