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Bodiam Castle hike and watch a vintage Steam Train
Bodiam Castle hike and watch a vintage Steam Train

Sat, 17 Jun

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Bodiam

Bodiam Castle hike and watch a vintage Steam Train

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Time & Location

17 Jun 2023, 09:00 – 20:00

Bodiam, Bodiam, Robertsbridge TN32 5UA, UK

About the Event

HIKE TECHNICAL NOTE

Length 16 Kilometres - 10 miles

Distance 4 hours of hiking plus breaks

Total ascent 200 metres - 650 feet

A quintessentially English castle with a moat!

Bodiam is one of Britain’s most picturesque castles in the heart of a historic landscape. As was Sir Edward Dallingridge’s vision when he built the castle in 1385, the approach to the castle with towers rising majestically from the moat is awe-inspiring.

With spiral stairs, battlements, windows for losing arrows and ruins where knights once roamed.

Our hike starts from Robertsbridge to the Bodiam Old Railway Station where we will watch a steam train depart.

Following from there, we visit Bodiam Castle, including paid entrance to explore and climb the tower.

You will have between 30 minutes to an hour to spend in the Castle so you can take tons of pictures and videos giving you time to soak up the ambience of this magnific building which includes a moat.

In fact, our entire trip will allow you time to take pictures at the most beautiful locations.

FEE

£14

Guided walk

WHAT ELSE TO BUY

  • Train tickets - see details below
  • £11 Castle entrance - free for NT Members, make sure to bring your NT card

TRAVEL TICKETS

The cost is estimated at around under £19

Recommended train tickets from London:

  • 09:08 am Charing Cross to Robertsbridge (arrive at 10:26 am)
  • 18:10 pm Robertsbridge to Charing Cross (arrive at 19:28 pm)

Advanced tickets will get you a nice discount. Try this site:

www.thetrainline.com

Or any other option aiming to meet us at Robertsbridge Station by 10:30 am where and when our hike starts

MEETING POINT

At Robertsbridge Station by 10:30am

Your guide might join you from London. They will let you know in advance.

WHAT TO BRING

  • Pre-purchased train tickets
  • Hiking shoes or strong trainers that you don't mind getting muddy
  • Clothes appropriate for sports or hiking
  • A waterproof jacket
  • A backpack for your things
  • Packed lunch
  • Plenty of water

ATTENTION

  • This is a long day out so we recommend not making any plans for the evening to avoid disappointment.
  • The meeting location could be changed last minute because of unforeseen circumstances.
  • It is your responsibility to keep an eye on emails and we will send you a link to a WhatsApp group to keep you up to date. 
  • We cannot wait too long for latecomers as the steam trains run only a few times a day.
  • Updates can be made up to 2 hours before departure due to train cancellations or similar events which are beyond our control.
  • You will receive a full refund if the event is cancelled. The event will be cancelled if there are train strikes and you will be fully refunded.
  • The event is otherwise non-refundable.

PLEASE JOIN THIS WHATSAPP GROUP FOR UPDATES: https://chat.whatsapp.com/GA0e0a9b0J0KssjN7mcwHl

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Tickets

  • Guided Walk Bodiam

    £14.00
    +£0.35 service fee

Total

£0.00

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