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3 wonderful walking tracks to take in Hastings

Hastings is an undeniably beautiful part of the country. With breathtaking coastal trails and vast areas of outstanding natural beauty, it’s not to be missed. 

Hastings has many great walking tracks suitable for different ages and abilities – below, we’ll share a few of the best so that you can take your pick. Here are three wonderful walking trails for you to try in Hastings.

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Hastings Country Park 

If you’re up for a challenge and want a walk that will showcase all that Hastings has to offer, this is the one for you. The route will take you on an 11.6km loop – perfect for running, hiking, biking and more. The terrain is mixed, with different areas that some might find challenging. However, there is plenty of time for rest in between.

Love nature and want a walk near Hastings that will satisfy your curiosity? Hastings Country Park is made for you. In spring and summer, this Hastings walking trail is littered with wildflowers and trees for you to admire. If you’re a keen bird-spotter, be sure to bring your binoculars as there are plenty of magnificent species to tick off your list.

Make sure to check the weather before you venture on this Hastings walking track and pack appropriately, as wet weather can make the path slippery. 

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1066 Country Walk: Hastings to Rye walk

If you’re up for a challenge and want to push yourself, the Hastings to Rye walk is the one for you. This route is part of a larger walk along the south-east coastline and can be done in whatever order you please. The Hastings to Rye coastal walk is around 20.4km and is deemed accessible for people of most abilities. 

You’ll get to see some of the most beautiful views the 1066 Country walk has to offer – with unrivalled scenery and untouched views, it doesn’t get much better than this. What’s more, there is plenty of history to see along the way. It gives you two ways to make the most of the Hastings to Rye walk: go the full distance and trek all day or stop off here and there to take in the local culture.

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Channel Way to Old Town

Looking for a walk near Hastings suitable for dogs? The Channel Way to Old Town trek could be your best choice. With plenty of trees and shaded areas for rest, your four-legged friends will adore this walk. The views are exquisite: the perfect scene as you stop for your picnic.

Channel Way to Old Town is approximately 13km – ideal if you’d like a challenge but nothing too strenuous. However, there are plenty of steps involved to reach the gorgeous viewpoints, so consider that before you begin this Hastings coastal walk. 

If walking isn’t your forte, Southern Rail have got you covered. With 2FOR1 offers on activities all over the South, you’ll never be stuck for fun things to do in Hastings and beyond. 

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