Summer Guided Walk - Rottingdean - Kipling and the Smugglers

White Horse Hotel
Tuesday, 31 July 2018
6:15 pm – 8:00 pm

The Insurance Institute of Sussex invites all members and their guests to join us on a guided walk around the ancient village of Rottingdean on Tuesday 31 July 2018, meeting at 6.15pm for a prompt 6.30pm start.

Meeting at the White Horse Hotel, this circular 90 minute walk is once again provided for us by Nick Richmond and will explore some of Rottingdean's fascinating history of smugglers, authors and beautiful gardens.

During the walk, you will find out how Rottingdean was the place to be for smuggling gangs in the 19th century and hear the stories of how the smugglers fooled the coastguards.

We will also visit the 11th century church of St Margaret and see its amazing stained glass windows and follow in Kipling's footsteps on a trip around the historic gardens attached to where he and his family lived.

Booking Information
This event is open to all members and their guests and costs just £5 per person. If you would like to join us, please click on the Book Now button below.

Please note that this event is weather dependent and will not take place if heavy rain is likely. When booking, please supply a mobile number that can be used to contact you in the event that we need to cancel this walk at short notice.

The walk is approximately 1 mile in length, including a small hill and is suitable for wheelchair users.

Getting there
Pay and display parking is available at the White Horse Hotel, Tesco (opposite the hotel) and in the town's car parks. Please check as evening parking charges may apply.

There is a good bus service to/from Brighton station and city centre.

If you have any queries about this event, please email

  • White Horse Hotel
  • High Street
  • Rottingdean
  • BN2 7HR
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