Download a walk within Winchelsea
You can download a copy of the "A walk within Winchelsea" (see opposite) to bring with you when you visit. You might also want to download a copy of the Town Map. Do let us know if they helped.
Walk 1--- A walk within Winchelsea
From the Look Out by the Strand Gate...
...via the Church of St Thomas...
...to the ancient Court Hall.
Walk 2 --- A walk around Winchelsea
From the Town Sign...
... around the eastern side of Winchelsea in open countryside along the Royal Military Canal...
...and back to the Strand Gate.
Footpaths around Winchelsea
There are a number of footpaths through open countryside around Winchelsea. These are shown on the attached map. Most of the footpaths cross land that is grazed by animals. Much of this land is owned by the National Trust. They have issued guidance to walkers about crossing fields being grazed by livestock. Please read this guidance, which is particularly pertinent when the animals have young.
The County Council provide an online interactive map of rights of way across the county.The map covers the whole county. It lets you zoom into any area to show the footpaths, bridleways and byways in that location. You can also find out if there are any stiles, gates or bridges on the paths. The map can be searched by place, road name or grid reference. You can move around the map, show rights of way superimposed on an aerial photo, or get more information, such as path name and number, by clicking on a path or symbol when fully zoomed in.
There is a Rights of Way Group in Winchelsea that assists the County Council in monitoring and maintaining local footpaths.