You then turn left up All Saints Street, which boasts Houston Map many buildings of interest including Shovells, a timber-framed house where an admiral lived in the Houston Map seventeenth century. From All Saints Street you turn right into Crown Lane, and here the hard work begins as you rise steeply; this will be the first of many climbs during the first half of the walk! Where the road swings left, don’t swing left with it but go straight on up a steep flight of steps.
You soon arrive at a green with a signboard welcoming you to East Hill, the site of an Iron Age hillfort which is believed to date back to 40 bc and thought to have been the centre for the export of local iron and grain, and the import of wine. You are now in Hastings Country Park. Simply follow the right-hand side of the green, close to the cliff-edge fence, and in due course you find yourself on a proper path. You now embark on a quite magnificent walk.