Kim Adams has a background in social history and trained as a tour guide in 2006. Join him to find out how Eastbourne became "the Empress of Watering Places" thanks to the coming of the railways and the benevolence of the Dukes of Devonshire, and about the many famous (and infamous) people who have lived here.
Our most popular walk, the Promenade Walk starts outside the Lifeboat Museum (BN21 4BY). We walk along the main promenade to the pier and then back along the seafront promenade to the Grand Hotel. Hear about the development of Eastbourne as a resort built "by gentlemen, for gentlemen". Visit the pier, the bandstand and the Wish Tower and find out about many of the famous people who have lived here in Eastbourne.
Enjoy a leisurely walk around the Meads area of Eastbourne, "where the Downs meet the sea". Includes the Italian Gardens, St John's Church, Meads Village and the wonderful mansion houses nestling at the foot of the South Downs. Find out about some of the famous local residents and hear the story of the notorious Dr John Bodkin Adams. The walk starts at the thatched tea-chalet in Helen Gardens (Dukes Drive, BN20 7XL, next to Bede's School).
All walks are £5 per person, last about 75 minutes and will go ahead whatever the weather!
Walks start outside the Lifeboat Museum near the Wish Tower (BN21 4BY). No need to book, just turn up!
Sunday morning walks begin again next Easter but I am available for group walks and pre-booked walks throughout the year. Ring me on 01323 739746 or email using the form below.
No more "Historic Meads" walks planned until next Spring but do get in touch if you have a group who are interested in doing the walk...
By arrangement, walks can start at your hotel or anywhere along the seafront. £5 per person, minimum of 2 people.
The walks can be made wheelchair-friendly and step-free if required, just let me know when you book.
Your walk can start and/or finish at one of Eastbourne's excellent local pubs or tea-shops....just ask!
£30 per hour
Walks can be arranged at a time to suit you - please use the form below or phone Kim Adams on 01323 739746
Choose between the Eastbourne Promenade Walk and the Historic Meads Walk or ask for a combination of the two to suit your interests and the time you have.
Special walks can be arranged for language students as part of their studies.
You can give a Guided Walk as a gift, e.g. for a birthday or for Mother's Day, Father's Day or an anniversary. Contact me for details.
I am happy to provide free walks for local charities and community groups and you are welcome to do a collection at the end of the walk to raise money for your funds.