Forgotten Seaside Radicals
21 September, 2019 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm
This walk explores the forgotten history of radicalism in Eastbourne, visiting sites associated with figures such as George Orwell, Karl Marx, and Friedrich Engels, with a bit of musical modernism thrown in. Along the way we will stop to hear readings and discuss the activities of socialists and radicals who lived in Eastbourne. The walk will take in historical sites, coastal views, and Downland, and will end at a pub with a significant literary connection. The first stage of the walk is along the Eastbourne seafront, and lasts for approximately two miles; it is entirely flat so suitable for wheelchair users. The second stage involves an ascent up to the South Downs Way and then walk over to Willingdon. Walkers can join for the entire walk or just the first stage.
This is a political-historical walk, with a bit of music as well!
Approximate Distance: 6 miles in total
Starting Point: The Crown and Anchor Pub, 15-16 Marine Parade, Eastbourne, BN21 3DX
Finishing Point: The Red Lion Pub, Wish Hill, Willingdon, BN20 9HQ
Walk Grading: Moderate – Up to 5 miles and may have stretches of steep ascent/descent
Maximum number of walkers: 50
On street parking around the Eastbourne seafront, and also in and around Willingdon.
The start of the walk is easily accessible from Eastbourne station. At the end of the walk it is possible to take Bus 1 or 1A from Willingdon back into the centre of town.
There is a cafe on route
Not suitable for Wheelchair users
Not suitable for Pushchairs
Dogs are allowed on leads
There are toilet facilities on the walk
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James Hampshire and Miles Berkley