Brede - Broad Oak - River Tillingham - Brede

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On this gently undulating walk you will pass through quiet fields and lanes, never climbing too high, nor sinking to the depths, but with the joy of some wonderful, far-reaching views. One might say that this is an unremarkable walk, but therein lies its charm, for there is an added bonus in its peace and tranquillity. Initially skirting the con-joined villages of Brede and Broad Oak, it later comes alongside the infant River Tillingham, one of the three rivers which wander towards the sea at the ancient port of Rye. At this point it is little more than a ditch, but it holds a notable place in industrial history by its connection with the Wealden iron industry. For nearly 200 years it supplied power for the bellows at Beckley Furnace (See wp 12), which produced iron for cannons used by The Royal Navy. Towards the end of the walk, you’ll pass 14th Century Brede Place. It lurks unseen in woodland, but you can amuse yourself as you contemplate stories of its haunted past (https://bit.ly/2laiR04), or better still, by gazing southwards at grand views towards the sea.

England - South England - East Sussex - Countryside

Features

Birds, Butterflies, Church, Great Views, Pub, Public Transport, River, Wildlife

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6.8 Miles