Imagine ancient trackways and Roman roads, villages and towns that were old when the Domesday Book recorded their existence. Once great castles built by the Normans to dominate their new kingdom, a majestic cathedral and a town which was the centre of Roman power.
There can be no better start than the gates of Battle Abbey for this walk of eighty five miles to Bosham where legend suggests King Harold II was laid to rest after the Battle of Hastings in 1066.
This walk is an historic journey from the beautiful High Weald, across the coastal plain, up and over the South Downs to Chichester and finally to Bosham that in the 8th century was the sixth most important town in Sussex.
The walk follows on from 1066 Harold’s Way, a 100 mile walk, from Westminster Abbey to Battle Abbey, inspired by King Harold’s epic march to the Battle of Hastings.