Free Guided Walks

New programme of scheduled walks for 2017!


The OHPS runs two walks guided by experienced volunteers.

The Old Town Walk which provides a fascinating tour of Hastings Old Town, with its wealth of medieval, Tudor and later historic buildings, twittens and cat creeps.

The Stade Walk (Please note Stade Walks will now meet outside the Fishermen's Museum (inside if raining)) explores the Stade Fishing Quarter at Rock a Nore and the history of our special sustainable fishing community, with its unique tall black Net Shops and a fishing history going back hundreds of years. The Stade is often called a 'living museum'.

Old Town Guided Walks 2017

Meet at 2.30 pm (except where noted), at the TOP of the West Hill lift. (lower lift entrance is at the West end of George Street)

All Old Hastings Preservation Society [OHPS] walks are free, no pre-booking or tickets required but donations are welcomed.


Join us for a tour of Hastings Old Town, the premier ancient Cinque Port, with its wealth of historic buildings, twittens and cat-creeps. Find out why the celebrities of their day flocked to Hastings.

Old Hastings Preservation Society volunteer guides lead all walks, which proceed gently downhill, but there are steps. Allow 2 hours. The walks are FREE, but please donate to the OHPS.

For more information and to book a private walk for groups of adults: / 01424 461446


FREE Old Town Guided Walks 2017   



Tues. 2nd 2.30pm

Tues. 9th 2.30pm

Tues.16th 2.30pm

Tues. 23rd 2.30pm

Tues.30th 2.30pm



Tues. 6th 2.30pm

Tues. 13th 2.30pm

Tues. 20th 2.30pm

Tues. 27th 2.30pm



Tues. 4th 2.30pm

Tues. 11th 2.30pm

Tues. 18th 2.30pm

Tues. 25th 2.30pm



Tues. 1st 2.30pm

Thurs. 3rd 2.30pm

Fri. 4th 2.30pm

Tues.8th 2.30pm

Tues.15th 2.30pm

Tues. 22nd 2.30pm

Thurs. 24th 2.30pm

Tues.29th 2.30pm



Tues. 5th 2.30pm

Heritage Weekend

Sat. 9th 2.30pm



Battle of Hastings Day

Sat. 14th 2.30pm




Stade Guided Walks 2017

All walks begin at 11:00am meeting outside the Fishermen's Museum (inside if raining)

All Old Hastings Preservation Society [OHPS] walks are free, no pre booking or tickets required but donations are welcomed.

Join us for this fascinating tour of the Stade Fishing Quarter of Hastings Old Town. The walk can be over uneven ground but there are no hills or steps to climb. We can tailor the walk to your mobility needs or interest. The walks are led by experienced volunteer guides from the Fishermen's Museum. These walks take about 90 minutes and are free but donations are welcomed and are used towards the upkeep of the Fishermen's Museum which is a registered charity. 

Maximum 15 people – any groups must book in advance.

If a scheduled walk isn't convenient for you, we may be able to arrange a private walk on a Wednesday or Friday.

For further details please contact the Fishermen's Museum:  01424 461446


Scheduled Walks 2017

All walks commence at 11am unless specified


Sat 15th (Easter Weekend)

Sun 16th (Easter Weekend)


May Please note 2pm Start

Sat 20th (Walking Festival)

This walk is a special walk for the Walking Festival

We will meet at the Fishermen's Museum at 2pm

loop around the Stade then walk towards the Pier

taking in pockets of history on the way.



Sun 18th (June Special)



Sat 8th July (Midsummer Fish Festival)

Sun 9th July (Midsummer Fish Festival)

Sat 29th (Old Town Carnival Week)

Sun 30th (Old Town Carnival Week)

Mon 31st (Old Town Carnival Week)



Fri 4th (Old Town Carnival Week)

Sat 5th (Old Town Carnival Week)
Sun 6th (Old Town Carnival Week)



Sat 9th (Heritage Open Days)
Sun 10th (Heritage Open Days)
Sat 16th (Seafood & Wine Festival)
Sun 17th (Seafood & Wine Festival)


Sat 14th (Hastings Day/Bonfire)



Sat 18th (Herring Fair)

Sun 19th (Herring Fair)