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.


AUGUST 3RD

DICKER CIRCULAR. 5 miles
Ramble around Upper Dicker and Arlington. Mostly flat. 14 stiles.
Dave 726427. SVP £1.10

SEAFORD CIRCULAR. 10 ½ miles
Mixture of cliffs, Downland, etc. Moderate walking with 3 ascents.
Toilets at start. Picnic. 8 stiles.
Liz 01424 732242 or 07904 504915. SVP £1.80

AUGUST 10TH

LEISURELY. WALKING THE PARKS. 2 miles
Meet Medical Centre 10.15am for bus 56 to Stone X.
Walk to the Mill at Langney for refreshments.
John 489228 or 07792 516202.

ANCHOR ALONG THE RIVER BANK. 5 ½ miles
Barcombe/Isfield. Flat walk with some tracks and road. Livestock. 3 stiles.
David & Sheila 500877 or 07845 490663. SVP £3.40

MILL RACE. 11 miles
Falmer/Lewes. Downland paths with small amount of road. Picnic. 5 stiles.
Paul & Barbara 504908 or 07812 822879 or 07790 708616. SVP £2.80

AUGUST 17TH

ABBOTS’ WALK TO PRIORY. 5 ½ miles
Fields and woodland walk. No hills. 8-12 stiles.
John & Theresa 726685 or 07719 437464. SVP 80p

THE MILLENNIUM WALK. 11 miles Leave rec at 9.15am.
Maresfield village, Fairwarp, Nutley, Ashdown Forest.
Some gradients. Picnic. 5 stiles.
Sue 365158 or 07833 938903. SVP £3.20

AUGUST 24TH

LEISURELY. OUT IN THE COUNTRY. 2 ½ miles
Meet Medical Centre 9.47am for bus 51. Alight Hellingly Village Hall.
Flat, no mud. Bring own coffee.
Rick 482138.

OVER THE HILL AND DALES. 5 miles
High & Over – Seaford. River and Rathfinny vineyard views. 2 stiles.
Chris 890258 or 07974 938048. SVP £1.80

A NEW START. 10 miles
Woods and fields. North of Battle. Leader at start.
Lucy C. 07817 279241(preferred) or 01424 848323. SVP £3.20

AUGUST 31ST

MOUNT CABURN, SAXON DOWN AND BIBLE BOTTOM. 4 1/3 miles
Glynde. Two climbs, one quite long. Steep descent and some rough grass on Nature Reserve.
Amazing views. Picnic. 1 stile.
Nicholas 484205 or 07733 546925. SVP £1.90

TO THE SEA AND BACK. 10 miles
From Butts Brow to Birling Gap via Friston, taking in some of the Seven Sisters.
Steep slopes in parts. Return via East Dean. Picnic. No stiles. Tea at Jaynes!
Jayne 500855 or 07775 631499. SVP 50p + c.p. charge or Eastbourne residents’ card.

SEPTEMBER 7TH

LEISURELY. FROM THE TOWER TO THE WELL. 2 ½ miles
Meet Polegate taxi rank 9.47am for bus to Eastbourne.
Start Lifeboat Museum 10.40am.
Anne 503736.

UP, DOWN AND ROUND. 4 ½ miles
Alfriston, Long Man, Wilmington. One long hill. 2 stiles.
Gary & Brenda 351553 or 07773 382426. SVP £1

GIANT TO WELL. 8ish miles
One steep climb with ups and downs. Wilmington. Tea available at end. 4 stiles.
Jill H. 737073 or 07759 719844. SVP 60p

SEPTEMBER 14TH

JEVINGTON CIRCULAR. 5 miles
Downland. Two climbs – via Winchester pond. No stiles.
Dave C. 726427 or 07909 970315. SVP 50p

UNDERNEATH THE ARCH. 10 miles
High Hurstwood. Fields, woodland and lanes. Picnic. 12ish stiles.
Christine 841708. SVP £4

SEPTEMBER 21ST

LEISURELY. ROUND THE HARBOUR. 2 miles
Meet Polegate Taxi Rank 9.47am for bus 51. Flat on pavements. Looking at boating life.
Start place Pacific Drive, North Harbour 10.45am.
Roy 766342.

WILL IT BE A PUFF TO THE TOP! 4 ½ miles
From Alciston across fields. Gradual steep ascent to South Downs Way, then descent to pub.
Picnic. 3 stiles.
Betty 640663 or 07713 032564 & Wendy 520015. SVP £1.30

BARCOMBE MILLS AND SUSSEX OUSE. 9 ½ miles
Mostly field and river paths. Flat with good views. Picnic. 10 stiles.
John R. 724972 or 07732 971557. SVP £3

SEPTEMBER 28TH

FALL INTO FRISTON FOREST. 5 miles
Friston Forest walk and West Dean Church for break. 1 stile.
Roger 351108 or 07596 953120. SVP 50p plus c.p. charge

JUST A NICE WALK! 8ish miles
A pleasant walk through fields and lanes between Chiddingly and Ripe.
Picnic. 14 stiles.
Gill M. 733155 or 07963 930941. SVP £1.60

OCTOBER 5TH

LEISURELY. HEATHFIELD WALKABOUT. 2 ½ miles
Meet Medical Centre 9.47am for bus 51. Alight Prospect Road.
Mostly flat. One slope. Coffee Heathfield.
Rick 482138.

RIVER WALK AND SEA VIEWS. 4 ¾ miles
Alfriston and Exceat. Down slope to river walk. One uphill. 6 stiles.
Diane & Theresa 644996 or 07843 165691. SVP £1.30

ASHDOWN FOREST CIRCULAR. 10 miles
Mixed forest and heathland. Undulating. Picnic. 6 stiles.
Liz 01424 732242 or 07904 504915. SVP £4

OCTOBER 12TH

SNAKE, NETTLE AND ROLL. 5 ½ miles
Circular route via West Dean and Snake river.
Two steep inclines with steps. Can be slippery.
Pub at end. 5 stiles.
Vic 412554 or 07787 976551. SVP £1.20

A WALK IN THE WEALD. 9 ½ miles
Fields and woods with a little street walking and some quiet country lanes.
Mark Cross area. Tea and cake available at end. Picnic. 15 stiles.
Aled 484723 or 07758 070497. SVP £4

OCTOBER 19TH

LEISURELY. CUCKOO TRAIL WALK. 2 miles
Meet Medical Centre 9.47am for bus 51 to Hellingly Village Hall to Hailsham. Refreshments.
John 489228 or 07792 516202.

FOLLOW THE BAT FROM WOOD TO WATER. 5 miles
Mainly fields and tracks. Rushlake Green. Several stiles.
Eric 845569. SVP £2

EAST DEAN CIRCULAR. 9 miles
Birling Gap. Belle Tout. Picnic at Beachy Head. Leader at start of walk. No stiles.
Vicky 01424 225859 or 07512 951437. SVP £1

OCTOBER 26TH

HARBOUR VIEW. 4 ½ – 5 miles
Circular walk around Sovereign Harbour and Pevensey. No stiles.
Maureen 765725 or 07976 879585. SVP £1.40

AROUND THE LAKE AND BEYOND. 9 miles
Easy walking. Sea views. Sovereign Harbour to Holywell and back. Leaders at start.
Jan & Dave 763700 or 07840 955458. SVP £1.40