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Previous Heritage Open Day walk at The Ice House

Cream Tea, Path Walk and Ice House opening

You are invited to join a Heritage Open Day walk starting at The Ice House in Summerfield Woods/Horntye Park in Hastings on Sunday 22 September and culminating in a cream tea. Heather Grief writes.

The Ice House will also be open for people to look inside from 1.45–3.15pm.

This is a free event, organised as part of our Heritage Open Days.

The walk, which will visit various features on the estate, including the walled garden and ‘Roman’ bath, is about two miles long and will last about an hour. Booking is advisable. Please email

Period costume (1770s-1850s – think Poldark /Jane Austen) is encouraged but not compulsory!

An opportunity to dress up.

If you’d like to enjoy a cream tea at the end of the walk – provided by Horntye Park at a cost of £5 for pot of tea, scone, clotted cream, jam and chocolate brownie – please note that this is a private arrangement, and that you do need to book. Email as above or telephone 01424-444277.

And please turn up, whatever the weather! Due to much of the route having no surface, and getting muddy /slippery in wet weather, the walk may have to be cancelled if dangerous, but the Ice House will be open and the cream tea will go ahead regardless.

Previous Heritage Open Day.

Previous Heritage Open Day.

The history of the walk is explained in a booklet (A5, 32pp, illustrated) on sale for £2.50 at the Ice House and in advance at Horntye Park; also available at the History House (Courthouse St) and Hastings Museum.

The plan: on Sunday 22 September, set off from the Ice House, north-east corner of the car park outside the main gates to Horntye Park Sports Complex at 2pm. (From Bohemia Rd, take the turning between the Fire Station and Police Station, then follow the left-hand branch of the road towards Horntye Park).

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Posted 09:25 Wednesday, Sep 18, 2019 In: History

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