1066 Country Walk

January 2020-August 2021
18 Hours is working with Rother District Council to deliver this regeneration project, funded by the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development.

On 27 September 1066, as many as 1000 ships set sail from Normandy, carrying Duke William and his army. Winds were fair and the fleet landed at Pevensey the next morning.

The 31 mile 1066 Country Walk between Pevensey and Rye passes hills, valleys, marshes, ancient woods, historic towns, quaint villages, castles, medieval churches, rustic farms, elegant estates, oast houses and windmills.

18 Hours has supported with coordinating the installation of new signage and information boards by Sussex Signs, creating content for each board. We have also commissioned and overseen the creation of an illustrated walkers guide by local illustrator, Ness Mann, and East Sussex County Council Designer, David Lavelle. We are working with local landowners and legal teams to coordinate the creation and siting of ten new benches and ten bespoke sculptures inspired by The Bayeux Tapestry, by local sculptor Keith Pettit. At the time of writing (January 2021, four of these are in place).
For more information and updates, visit 1066country.com

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