NEW EBOOK - Three Castles and an Ironmasters House (Walking book)
Written by an experienced walker and historian, this book follows a new
footpath route through Sussex calling at four National Trust properties,
plus numerous pubs, villages and some fantastic scenery.
Three Castles is an opportunity to take the time to explore the
castles and houses and towns and villages along the route. It follows
man’s ingenuity and progress and a changing industry from agriculture to
iron, to sheep, to the woollen trade, smuggling, hopfields and back to
There is a soul to this walk; one that reflects the passions and
industry of man and also the tensions of war and rebellion. It is now a
very pastoral walk with only occasional reminders of the noise, smoke
and fire of the iron industry. The ironmasters and the rich woollen
trade are survived by their architecture at Sissinghurst, Cranbrook and
Burwash and Brightling. The derelict hoppickers cottages, next to the
River Teise in Lamberhurst, provide a startling contrast to the rich and
And such a varied landscape brings together tales to tell of Mad
Jack Fuller and Bloody Baker, Admiral ‘Foulweather Jack’ Norris, and
Captain Swing. There are tales of smugglers and Mechanical riots,
Napoleon’s horse, aliens in Robertsbridge and, of course, that ‘vengeful
dragon’ in Angley Wood.
Chapter 1 - Bodiam Castle to Sissinghurst Castle
Chapter 2 - Sissinghurst Castle to Scotney Castle
Chapter 3 - Scotney Castle to Bateman’s
Chapter 4 - Bateman’s to Bodiam Castle
About the Author
David Clarke is the author of successful Bretwalda Book “1066
Harold’s Way”, which is a guide to that new long distance footpath. Now
he is back with an exciting walk that takes the walker around the
beautiful Sussex countryside.
He is an experienced walker and historian who has done much to
reappraise the military skills and decisions of Harold in that fateful
autumn of 1066 when the future of England hung in the balance.
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