Free Guided Walks

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 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 2019


As of 2nd September; Please note that the West Hill Lift is out of order for the time being, but our Walks schedule continues as advertised.For those intending to walk up to the top of the lift, where our walks start, the gentlest route is:
Up the stairs on the east side of the Pump House pub on George Street, then cross the road up into Exmouth Place. At the top there is a gap opening onto turf. Follow up the hill, in the trees’ shade and you will see the gentler angled slope up to the top.

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) PLEASE NOTE HASTINGS HAS TWO LIFTS SO ENSURE YOU ARE AT THE TOP OF THE LIFT WHERE HASTINGS CASTLE IS.

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 experienced 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 2019


Tues. 7th 2.30pm
Tues. 14th 2.30pm
Tues.21st 2.30pm
Tues. 28th. 2.30pm

Tues. 4th 2.30pm
Tues. 11th 2.30pm
Tues. 18th 2.30pm
Tues. 25th 2.30pm

Tues. 2nd. 2.30pm
Tues. 9th 2.30pm
Tues. 16th 2.30pm
Tues. 23nd 2.30pm
Tues. 30th 2.30pm


Thurs. 1st 2.30pm
Tues. 6th 2.30pm
Thurs. 8th 2.30pm
Tues.13th 2.30pm
Thurs. 15th 2.20pm
Tues. 20th 2.30pm
Thurs. 22nd 2.30pm
Tues. 27th 2.30pm
Thurs. 29th 2.30pm

Tues. 3rd 2.30pm
Tues. 10th 2.30pm
Tues. 17th 2.30pm
Heritage Week Special
Sat.14th 2.30pm

Battle of Hastings Day
Mon. 14th 2.30pm




Stade Guided Walks 2019

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 60 to 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 Thursday or Friday. 

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


FREE Stade Guided Walks 2019

All walks commence at 11am unless specified

Stade Walks 2019
Sat 20th April
Sun 21st April
Midsummer Fish Festival
Sat 22nd June
Sun 23rd June
Old Town Carnival Week
Sat 3rd August
Sun 4th August
Mon 5th August
Fri 9th August
Sat 10th August
Sun 11th August
Seafood and Wine Festival
Sat 14th September
Sun 15th September
Heritage Open Days
Sat 21st September
Sun 22nd September
Hastings Week
Sat 12th Oct
Sun 13th Oct
Sat 23rd November Herring Fair
Sun 24th November Herring Fair