The knight’s route from coast to capital is starting to take real shape now, as accommodation is secured in some glorious establishments along the walk.
Many, many thanks to my overnight hosts, without whom I would be sleeping in a field somewhere! These are wonderful, unique local businesses who have shown support for our charitable event, so please, help return the favour by visiting, and recommending them to your friends.
Day one, St Georges Day! Saturday 23rd April
The Rose And Crown, Worthing (Montague Street, just West of the main shops)
Pop in to the Rose and Crown in the afternoon, where there will be an all day celebration with a garden barbecue, music and entertainment, and the ceremonial sword from the Czech Republic to be presented to the palace will be on display.
Knight one, Saturday 23rd April
I’ll be headed home in a taxi following just a short walk to the Worthing borders… Well, you can’t expect a 10 mile hike after a full day marching around the town!
Then a lift back to the same point in the morning…
Knight two, Sunday 24th April
The Crown Inn, Dial Post
I will be arriving at The Crown at around 2.30 – 3.00 in the afternoon. We would like to see as much support as possible as we expect press to be there for a picture or two. Please come along and have Sunday lunch or afternoon drinks with us. No further invitation required, just turn up for a lovely afternoon at a wonderful pub next to the green just a few minutes drive from town.
Knight three, Monday 25th April
Taylors Farm Retreat, Capel
Taylors is believed to be the oldest lived in house/hall in Surrey dating back to 1255.
It is perfect for a short break, not only for a weary knight, but also for modern folk, as this medieval dwelling is set in stunning grounds in beautiful countryside, as well as being convenient to the A24 and Gatwick. Take a look at the website – it’s worth a visit to really relax for a few days without having to drive or fly for hours.
Accommodation in Leatherhead required!
More soon, as it happens!