Rye Walks


Do you know where Mr & Mrs Wyse lived?
Where did Lucia and Georgie stay on their first visit?
How could Miss Mapp spy on so many people?

Find out, take a guided walk round Rye, looking at the houses and places associated with the Mapp and Lucia novels, also looking at the houses and some of the locations used in both the C4 the BBC TV series. Walk round Rye and see where the various incidents in the books took place as well as taking in aspects of E.F.Benson’s life.

Guide: Allan Downend, Secretary, E.F.Benson Society

The Walk lasts about 1hr 45 mins.
Starts: 2pm
From: The Look-out at the eastern end of the High Street, the viewing point with the telescope for looking over the Romney Marsh and Blue Plaque stating the viewing point was given by E.F.Benson.

In 2019 the previous arrangements have changed and there are now only two public dates, those listed below. In order for greater flexibility, anyone interested in the Walk should contact the Secretary and arrange a date that suits them on any day of the week. One can this by either telephoning 01797-223114 or via  e-mail using:  [email protected]

Groups over 10 by arrangement at group rates

2021 – these walks are £8/person

May 29th

August 28th

The Walk ends at Lamb House, the home of E.F.Benson, and a National Trust property, for opening hours see their website.

The Walks will take place in the light of government restrictions applying at the time when you wish your walk to take place. Do contact the Society and discuss the date that would like for your Benson Walk and tentative arrangements can be made, depending on the guidance at that time.