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, includes a 15min stop at a grassy spot for a drink if you’ve brought one.

LONG walks – 8 to 11 miles at a moderately brisk pace, with a midday break for picnic/cafe/pub lunch and finishing mid-afternoon

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

JANUARY 17TH

HOOE’S HOOE. 5 miles
Level walk, paths, fields, lovely views across marsh. Circular from Hooe. Picnic. 7 stiles. Restricted residential parking. Please car share from Polegate.
Judy 486756 or 07802 877514. SVP £2

ASHDOWN FOREST CIRCULAR. 10 miles
Mixture of forest and heathland. Undulating. Picnic. 6 stiles.
Liz 01424 846437 or 07904 504915. SVP £4

JANUARY 24TH

LEISURELY. PATHS OF POLEGATE. 2 ½ miles
Flat. Meet 10.00 at Medical Centre Polegate. Coffee stop at end.
Sandra 483991.

TO THE LONG MAN AND BACK. 5 miles
From Jevington, longish but gentle uphill on SDW to top of Long Man for wonderful views. Down to Folkington and back. No stiles.
Alan 500664 or 07753 610752. SVP 50p. Limited parking, so please car share from the Rec.

PLENTY OF EXPOSURE. 8 miles
Downland walk. Prepare for exposure to the elements. Picnic.
Lucie 01825 840779 or 07928 666078. SVP £1.90

JANUARY 31ST

A WINTER’S TALE. 4 ½ -5 miles
Circle flat walk around Sovereign Harbour.
Maureen 765725 or 07976 879585. SVP £1.40

FROM THE OLD ROAD TO THE NEW. 10 miles
A walk in the Combe Valley Countryside Park. Undulating. Picnic. 2 stiles.
Patience 01424 813106 or 07764 300287. SVP £3.20. Leader at start TN38 0AE

FEBRURY 7TH

EAST DEAN TO WEST DEAN AND RETURN. 5 miles
Up to Friston Pond, into Friston Forest to West Dean Church. Undulating. 3 stiles.
Roger C. 351108 or 07596 953120. SVP £1

AN UNUSUAL CHRISTIAN TOPIARY. 7 ¼ miles
Chiddingly, E. Hoathly, Halland. Fields, farms, woodland. Fairly flat. One picnic break. 4 stiles.
Angela 01444 213846 or 07765 465444. SVP £3.70. Leader at start BN7 3AF.

FEBRURY 14TH

HIGH, OVER, DOWN AND ACROSS. 4¾ miles
Alfriston and Exceat. 6 stiles.
Diane 644996 and Penny 07778 282811. SVP £1.40 via A27

MILLS TO LOCK WITH A KISS. 8 miles
Barcombe Cross. River banks and fields. Picnic. 10 stiles.
Paul & Barbara 504908 or 07790 708616 or 07812 822879. SVP £3

FEBRURY 21ST

LEISURELY. SEAFRONT WALK. 2 miles
Meet 9.45 for bus 51 Taxi Office to Eastbourne Pier. Arrive 10.20. Walk to Princess Park. Refreshments.
John 489228 or 07792 516202.

CIRCULAR WALK FROM EXCEAT. 5 miles
Undulating. West Dean. Forest and fields. 2 stiles.
Vic 412554. SVP £1.40

A BEACON’S EYE VIEW. 9 miles
Alfriston to Firle Beacon circular. Picnic. Few stiles.
David 381228 or 07927 945701. SVP £1.40

FEBRURY 22ND

AGM. ST. JOHN’S CHURCH HALL 2 pm. Bring attached Agenda.

FEBRURY 28TH

SEAFORD TO NEWHAVEN AND BACK. 5 miles
Mostly flat with one hill climb. Main road to cross twice. 3 stiles.
Ted 484923 or 07466 195819. SVP £2 + c.p. Charge

MEANDER TO THE MEANDERS. 10 miles
Forest, Downland, two Sisters and river. Picnic. 6 stiles.
John & Theresa 726685 or 07719 437464. SVP £1.40

LANGHAM LUNCH 20th MARCH 2019. at the Langham Hotel, Eastbourne. Reservation form to be returned before
27th February 2019.
OFF TO THE RACES. 10 miles
Plumpton, Streat, Ditchling. Fairly flat. Farms and woods. Picnic. Monday Group stiles.
Angela 01444 213846 or 07765 465444. SVP £3.70. Leader at start BN7 3AF.

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