About History Walks


The Author, David Clarke 

David lives in St Leonards on Sea, East Sussex, and walks, talks and writes about walking, local history and all things 1066. A successful lecturer and trainer, David has now been able to channel his enthusiasm into writing, leading walks and presenting talks on his walks and books.

He is the author and creator of 1066 Harold’s Way, a 100 mile long distance walk inspired by King Harold’s epic march to the Battle of Hastings, 1066 and Walking The High Weald (Three Castles and an Ironmaster’s House), a 50 mile walk around the history of the High Weald.

Devising, walking and writing 1066 Harold’s Way gave David an insight into the fascinating events that led to the Battle of Hastings and the immediate aftermath and that created the opportunity to explore all the events of that fateful year in The Saxon Times.  

David has also produced a series of twelve History Walks in 1066 Country, the latest of which are No 11: A Walk around Winchelsea and No 12: More Walks around Rye. 

David is a member of the Outdoor Writers and Photographers Guild and he considers his membership of CAMRA, The Ramblers and the Long Distance Walkers Association to be a perfect match for walking.

You can follow David and History Walks on Facebook, Twitter and through his blog.

David Clarke
Outdoor Writers and Photographers Guild