Stage 11: Hamstreet to Rye — Saxon Shore Way
Dan Hobson planned a hike.
January 24, 2020
The penultimate stage takes you to the historic town of Rye, where half-timbered medieval houses with quirky names are ten-a-penny. With a manageable distance and a near entirely flat terrain, you should find this a leisurely hike.From Hamstreet, the trail follows the rough course of the Royal Military Canal through the patchwork landscape to Appledore. You then head away from the canal, loop around the village of Stone, and pick-up the MIlitary Road by the canal.You cross the water a short time later and follow the canal to where it meets the River Rother. Here, you continue along the riverside footpath to Rye where this stage finishes. Famous for its cobbled streets, medieval houses, and for having one of the oldest inns in Britain, Rye is a fascinating place to explore. After this hike, you should have enough time and energy to see the sights.Rye has an excellent range of accommodation, places for food and drink, shops, and other attractions.
February 3, 2020