Old Hastings Preservation Society [OHPS] walks have been free in previous years, however, for Covid safety we have taken the decision to make a small charge of £6 for tickets to be bought in advance to manage numbers of people. Each walk will have a maximum of 6 tickets available until Covid restrictions are lifted to allow social distancing. Details can be found for each walk below.
The OHPS runs two walks led 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 of the Old Town at Rock a Nore where 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 2021
All start at 2.30pm meet by the café at the top of the West Hill TN34 3RD (The funicular railway, at the time of writing is out of action and is expected to be so until at least September/October so please check first)
These walks are available to join by ticket only this year. Please select the button below for the walk date you want to join or by visiting the Fishermen’s Museum TN34 3DW, open daily 11-5, where you can pay by card or cash. Money raised from the Old Town Walk tickets will help towards the work undertaken by the Old Hastings Preservation Society which is a registered charity. Each walk is limited to 10 people.
Join us for a tour of Hastings Old Town, the ancient Cinque Port, with its wealth of historic buildings, twittens and cat creeps. We regret that steep steps, uneven paths and narrow passage ways make this walk not accessible to everyone. These are the original, Old Town walks, organised and led by the Charity’s experienced volunteer guides. The walks start at the top of the West Hill and proceeds gently downhill into and around Hastings Old Town. Many of the buildings have intriguing histories. Find out why Hastings became the most fashionable of resorts, the town that celebrities flocked to. Discover a town steeped in history, going back far beyond 1066 and forward beyond its front-line position in the Second World War.
Allow 2 hours. Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. For more information and to book a walks for a group of adults email firstname.lastname@example.org
email@example.com / 01424 461446Old Town
Stade Guided Walks 2021
All walks begin at 11:00am meeting outside the Fishermen’s Museum (inside if raining)
These walks are available to join by ticket only this year. Please select the button below for the walk date you want to join or by visiting the Fishermen’s Museum TN34 3DW, open daily 11-5, where you can pay by card or cash. Money raised from the Stade Walk tickets will help towards the upkeep of the Fishermen’s Museum which is a registered charity. Each walk is limited to 10 people.
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 60 to 90 minutes and are available by ticket only this year by selecting the button for the walk you want to join below or money raised from these tickets go towards the upkeep of the Fishermen’s Museum which is a registered charity.
Maximum 10 people for 2021 by advanced ticket only. Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult – any groups must book in advance.
If a scheduled walk isn’t convenient for you, we may be able to arrange something for you. For further details please contact the Fishermen’s Museum: firstname.lastname@example.org 01424 461446