There are various tour guides that will help you find your way around Winchelsea. Each guide has been selected after careful consideration.

Winchelsea: Visitor Map And Guide
This guide contains a map of the area around Winchelsea showing walking and cycling routes, and a beautiful panorama of Winchelsea itself. The Guide also lists the best places to eat and drink, where to buy or taste local produce. It also has fun places to visit and local facilities that a tourist might need or find interesting.

Exploring Winchelsea, Countryside And Coast
This contains general visitor information and a collection of five walks and two cycle routes in and around Winchelsea. There’s lots to see so put on your walking shoes and get exploring!

  • Royal Military Canal (3.5mi/6km)
  • Valley and vista walk (4mi/6.5km)
  • Frontline fortress walk (4.5mi/7km)
  • Walk with dinosaurs (8mi/13km)
  • Ogre’s trail (6.2mi/10km).
  • The Cycle Routes Are:
    • Port to port circular (5mi/8km)
    • Bike to beach (12mi/19km)

Winchelsea Walk

This is a circular walk from Winchelsea Stationthrough Winchelsea to the Pannel Valley Nature Reserve and then back via the Royal Military Canal (7mi/11km, 4 hours). It stretches from the scenic East Sussex County Council Paths to the Prosperity Route 5.

  • Camber Castle Walk
    Another circular walk from Rye to Camber Castle and then back via the Rye Harbour Nature Reserve (4.5mi/7km). East Sussex County Council Paths to Prosperity Route 2
  • Short Walks In The Rye Countryside
    This has six circular walks that you can do around Camber Castle, Northiam, Bixley & Flatropers Woods, Guestling Wood, Saleshurst and Westfield. East Sussex County Council Rye Bay Countryside Office.

Rye Rides

Three contains 3 circulars on and off-road circular cycle rides.

Weald And Coast – Starts from Winchelsea Station along the Royal Military Canal and the Brede Valley and back again via Cliff End/Pett and Winchelsea Beach (12mi/19km). It has a few hilly sections so be prepared.

Canal And Castle – Starts from Winchelsea Station along Sustrans NCN Route 2 to Rye and then back via Camber Castle (5mi/8km). Largely off-road. Fairly flat, so best for beginners.

Orchards And Oasts – Starts from Rye out along the River Rother into Kent and then back via Iden or Peasmarsh (on-road 12mi/19km; off-road 9 miles/14.5km). Moderate difficulty.
East Sussex County Council Rye Bay Countryside Office.

Rye & Romney Marsh Circular Cycling Route

You can take in Rye, Camber, Lydd, Old Romney, Ivychurch, Appledore Heath and Appledore (30mi/48km) with a shortcut between Lydd and Appledore (25mi/40km). Easy with no climbs.

Rye & Winchelsea Circular Cycling Route

You’ll be taking in Winchelsea, Rye, Beckley Woods, Brede, Pett and Icklesham (20mi/32km). Moderate to strenuous. Seven climbs of 35-70m and some shorter ones so get ready for a good workout on this one.