War Footing

Sep 19, 2023 | Open Walks

poppy to remember war dead

Date: TBC
Start: Iping Common
Grid Reference: SU852 219
Start Time: TBC
Distance: 6 miles
Terrain: Undulating

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On this short walk we will travel through 1000+ years of military history. We will be discovering the imprint of war upon the landscape of the Western Weald. In our quiet corner of the world, it can be all too easy to feel isolated and safe from global conflict. However, scratch beneath the peace and tranquility and history reveals a very different picture. Join us on this journey to discover what stories lie beneath the surface. Way more interesting than a school history lesson!

For a woman I am perhaps a little strange. I have always been interested in war. It all started with a slightly macabre fascination with Pol Pot and the Killing Fields of Cambodia, and finished with a Masters in Strategic Studies (of the military kind not business) & work as a Political Risk Analyst. This walk is perhaps the sweet spot that combines both my passions. 

Suitable for children over about 8 yrs (accompanied by adults). Please be aware that there will be one short section of busy road.

Rural Strides is passionate about the history and cultural landscape of the Western Weald. Through engaging walks, which interpret the land and share local stories, we seek to connect people with the beauty of this area. Where possible we also aim to highlight local businesses. We hope you will find a Rural Strides walk an authentic and memorable experience, that leaves you feeling local!

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