There is a wealth of things to do in the rye area, from cycling, walking, wind surfing, shopping, sight seeing.
The local bird sanctuary at rye harbour is ideal to walk and cycle along next to the sea and watch the boats
Rye is a working fishing port with fresh fish available from their fish shops and renowned for Scollops when in season
other towns and villages are only a short distance to drive .
Rye Foreign got its name because Rye and Winchelsea were once subject to the Abbey of Fecamp in Normandy.
Henry III felt that for the safety of the realm that this should change
and signed a Charter of Resumption in 1247, which brought the ports back under the King's control.
However, an area outside Rye remained under the control of the Abbey and this became known as Rye Foreign.