Free Guided Walks

New programme of scheduled walks for 2018 out now!


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 2018

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 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 2018



Tues. 1st 2.30pm

Tues. 8th 2.30pm

Tues. 15th 2.30pm

Tues. 22nd 2.30pm

Tues. 29th 2.30pm



Tues. 5th 2.30pm

Tues. 12th  2.30pm

Tues. 19th 2.30pm

Tues. 26th 2.30pm



Tues. 3rd 2.30pm

Tues.  10th 2.30pm

Tues.  17th 2.30pm

Tues.  24th 2.30pm

Tues.  31st 2.30pm



Thurs. 2nd 2.30pm

Fri. 3rd 2.30pm

Tues. 7th 2.30pm

Tues. 14th 2.30pm

Tues.  21st 2.30pm

Tues. 28th 2.30pm



Tues. 4th 2.30pm

Tues. 11th 2.30pm

Heritage Weekend

Sat. 8th  2.30pm

Heritage Weekend/Seafood & Wine Festival

Sat. 15th  2.30pm



Battle of Hastings Day

Sun. 14th 2.30pm




Stade Guided Walks 2018

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


Scheduled Walks 2018

All walks commence at 11am unless specified



Sat 31st March (Easter Weekend)

Sun 1st April (Easter Weekend)



Sat 19th (Walking Festival)

Fri 25th May (Walking Festival)

Sat 26th May (Walking Festival)



Sat 23rd 11am

Sun 24th 11am



Sat 28th (Old Town Carnival Week)

Sun 29th (Old Town Carnival Week)

Mon 30th (Old Town Carnival Week)



Fri 3rd (Old Town Carnival Week)

Sat 4th (Old Town Carnival Week)
Sun 5th (Old Town Carnival Week)



Sat 8th (Heritage Open Days)
Sun 9th (Heritage Open Days)
Sat 15th (Seafood & Wine Festival)
Sun 16th (Seafood & Wine Festival)


Sat 13th (Bonfire)

Sun 14th (Hastings Day)



Sat 17th (Herring Fair)

Sun 18th (Herring Fair)