Walks Programme

ALL WALKS (except Leisurely Walks) depart from Wannock Road Recreation Ground at 9.30 a.m. prompt unless otherwise stated. See the panel on the left – ‘Where to meet’ – for a location map.

LEISURELY walks – 2 to 3 miles, generally avoiding hills and poor surfaces, taken at a leisurely pace.

SHORT walks – approx. 5 miles at a moderately brisk pace and finishing around 12:30

LONG walks – 8 to 11 miles at a moderately brisk pace, with a midday break and finishing mid-afternoon

Printable versions of the Walks Programme are available on the Downloads page.



MAY 18th

CHANGE TO PROGRAMME
PAST THE POLEGATE WINDMILLS. 5 ½ miles
From Polegate rec through Polegate to Shepham Lane, Glyndleigh, stopping at Hilliers for break and return.
2 stiles.
Pamela & Helena 07922 473609.

1066 COUNTRY WALK TO HERSTMONCEUX CASTLE. 9 ½ miles
Herstmonceux and Boreham Street. Mostly footpaths. Easy walking. Picnic. 16 stiles.
John R. 724972 or 07732 971557. SVP £1.80

MAY 25th

ONE WAY TO THE CUCKMERE. 5 ½ – 6 miles
Linear Downland and forest walk. Toilets and cafe at end of walk. Bus back – so bring bus passes! 1 stile.
John & Theresa 726685 or 07719 437464. SVP £1

FOLLOW THE RIVER FROM CASTLE TO CASTLE. 10 miles
Rickney Marsh. Pevensey to Herstmonceux Church circular walk. Flat terrain. 12 stiles. Picnic.
Mick & Judy 486756 or 07484 104460. SVP £1.20

JUNE 1st

LEISURELY. WALKING THE CUCKMERE RIVER. 2 ½ miles
Meet Polegate Station 9.47am for 51 bus to Eastbourne, then 12 bus to Exceat bridge. Refreshments at the end.
John 489228 or 07792 516202.

CHANGE TO PROGRAMME
Southease River and Views 5 miles
Hills and dales;river and villages. 1 or 2 stiles.
Chris 890258. SVP £2.25

CROSS THE VALLEY; PASS THE CLIFF; TOES IN THE SEA. 10 ½ miles
Leave Polegate Rec 9.15am.
Crossing Pett Valley. Some hills, then cliff top walk to Pett Level for lunch. Toilets at both coffee and lunch stops. 14 stiles. Picnic.
Patience 01424 813106 or 07764 300287. SVP £4

JUNE 8th

THE BARCOMBE WALK. 5 ½ miles
Easy walking. Country lanes, fields and gentle hills. 12 stiles.
Dave 726427 or 07909 970315. SVP £3.40

NUTLEY TO CHELWOOD GATE. 9 ½ miles
Some hills. Picnic. Few stiles.
Christine 841708. SVP £4

JUNE 15th

LEISURELY. VILLAGE STROLL. 2 – 2 ½ miles
Mostly flat with one slope. No mud. Coffee in Heathfield. Meet 9.47am Medical Centre for 51 bus. Alight Heathfield Hight Street.
Rick 482138

CHANGE TO PROGRAMME
June 15th Abbot’s Wood 5 miles
Flat walk along the forest tracks and trail. No stiles.
Roger 723268 or 07929115916. SVP £2 + cp charge

STEP IT UP BEFORE LUNCH. 11 miles
Easy walking. A few inclines. Forest and river bank from Friston Pond to Littlington. Back to West Dean for lunch. 6 stiles. Picnic.
Jan 763700 or 07840 955458. SVP £1

JUNE 22nd

LAUGHTON CIRCULAR. 5 miles
Walking from Laughton Church to the tower. Mainly fields. Flat walk. 6 stiles. Picnic.
Alex & Denise 487489. SVP £2

BLUEBELL RAILWAY NEXT STOP. 9 miles
Fields, woods, tracks and plenty of level walking. Some undulation. North Chailey, Sheffield Park Station and Newick area. Several stiles. Picnic.
Graham 501467 or 07743 762671. SVP £4

JUNE 29th

LEISURELY. BUS RIDE TO SEAFORD. 3 miles
Fairly flat, but uneven in places. Side of golf course to seafront. Coffee stop. Meet 9.47am Polegate Station for 51 bus to Eastbourne, then 12 bus to Seaford. Alight Southdown Road.
Sandra 483991.

FULLER’S FOLLIES. 5 miles
A trip around the follies. Rough in places. Undulating. Some road walking. Bring own drinks. Pub at end. 6 stiles.
John & Theresa 726685 or 07719 437464. SVP £3.40

BRIDGE TO CASTLE AND BACK – TAKE TWO. 8ish miles
Leave Polegate Rec 9.15am
Robertsbridge & Bodiam. Easy Terrain. No hills. Fields and tracks. 16 stiles.
Jill H. 737073 or 07759 719844. SVP £4

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Where a car is required to the start of the walk our group encourages car sharing and it is
appreciated when a voluntary contribution is made by passengers. SVP (suggested voluntary
payment) shown is considered an amount which reasonably covers the costs incurred by the
driver.

Chairman                               Jill Haughan               01323 737073
Club Secretary                      John Riley                  01323 724972
Membership Secretary        Hilary Orrom            01323 472174
Rambles Secretary               Angela Forman         01323 504280
Half-day Walks                     Roger Lee                  01323 723268
Leisure Walks                       Sandra Ridley           01323 483991
Health and Welfare              Kim Hedges               01323 764220
Social Secretaries                 Carol Wilson              01323 484621
Maureen Clark          01323 726427
E-mail:                                  info@polegateramblers.org.uk
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