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

SATURDAY walks – approx. 5 – 6 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.

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

9th MAY

TO THE MANOR BORN. 5 ½ miles 3 stiles.
From Polegate rec to Wannock, Folkington and Wilmington return. Pathways, fields and tracks. Beautiful views. Some hill work advising sticks.
Judy 486756 or 07802 877514.

THE OTHER WAY ROUND. 10 ½ miles
East Dean, Friston, Jevington. Hilly. Picnic. LEADER AT START
Gill 391976 or 07547 005058. SVP 50p + c.p. charge or use Residents’ cards.

Saturday 11th MAY

IN SEARCH OF TILLEY. 5 miles 14 stiles.
Boreham Street area, coffee stop TBA
Meet at Polegate Rec @ 9:30 for car share
Mick 07484 104460 or Judy 07802 877514

16th MAY

LEISURELY. THERE AND BACK IN POLEGATE. 2 ½ miles
Meet 10am Polegate Station. Walk to St. Mary’s Walk. Countryside. New Estates.
Cuckoo Trail. Flat easy walking. Coffee at end.
Carol 484621

POLEGATE TO HILLIER GARDEN CENTRE. 5 miles 1 stile
From Polegate rec flat walk along country lanes. 30 mins coffee stop at Hillier’s.
1 stile depending on route/weather.
Pamela and Helena 07922 473609.

AN OLD FAVOURITE OF MINE. 9 miles 5 stiles.
From Polegate rec to Wannock, Folkington, Milton Street and Wilmington return. Pathways, fields and tracks. Beautiful views. Some hill work advising sticks. Picnic.
Mick 486756 or 07484 104460.

23rd MAY

FOR WHOM THE BELLS TOLL. 5 miles 2 stiles
Undulating. Two short steep inclines. Wannock and Jevington, returning via the Downs.
Mick and Christine 07506 993292. SVP 50p

CELEBRATING 50 YEARS OF WALKING. 8 ½ miles 3 stiles.
East Dean, Butts Brow and Jevington. Well known downland paths. Picnic.
Marion 724972 or 07732 971557. SVP £1

50th ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION at East Dean and Friston Village Hall – from 2:30pm.

30th MAY

LEISURELY. GOLF COURSE TO EAST DEAN. 2 miles
Meet 9.45 for bus 51 outside Taxi office to Eastbourne, then bus 12A to SDW stop.
Alight and walk across golf course to East Dean café.
Sandra 483991.

EAST DEAN CIRCULAR. 5 ½ miles No stiles.
Two hills. LEADER AT START.
Bridget 736542 or 07535 634818 on the day only. SVP £1

TWO PATHS FROM BUXTED. 10 ½ miles 24 stiles.
Villages, quiet meadows, parkland, woodland and views. Picnic.
John and Theresa 726685 or 07719 437464. SVP £3.50

6th JUNE

CHANGE TO PROGRAMME
BG to BH and Back 5 miles, no stiles.
From Birling Gap a hilly and undulating walk to Beachy Head and back. Bring your own refreshments.
SVP £1 plus car parking charge (free for National Trust members).
Roger 723268 or 07929115916

THE RIVER AND SEA TO OUR RIGHT. 11 miles 3 stiles.
Lovely river and coastal walk. Easy not hilly. Picnic.
Sue 365158 or 07833 938903. SVP £2.80

WEY and ARUN CANAL WALK and CRUISE 6th June.
See booking form. Booking opens 25th March.

13th JUNE

LEISURELY. ROY’S HARBOUR WALK. 2 miles
Meet 9.45 for bus 51 outside Taxi Office to Eastbourne. Change to bus 5 to Pacific Drive.
Harbour, paths and boats.
Roy 766342.

FROM THE SEA TO THE DEANS. 5 miles. LEAVE POLEGATE REC 9.15am
Roedean. Visit 3 Deans, one steep hill, slightly undulating with good views.
Heather 506137. SVP £4

DÉJÀ VU. 10 miles. 14 stiles. LEAVE POLEGATE REC 9.15am
Guestling and Fairlight. Beach, cliffs and country in the Pett Valley. Undulating. Picnic. LEADER AT START
Patience 01424 813106 or 07760 300287. SVP £4

20th JUNE

BO PEEP AND SHEEP. 6 miles No stiles.
From top car park mostly flat with one small hill.
Penny 485336 or 07778 282811. SVP 50p

JARVIS BROOK FORD. 9 ½ miles. 2 stiles. LEAVE POLEGATE REC 9.15am
Crowborough. Some roads, paths and tracks. Picnic.
Paul and Barbara 504908 or 07812 822879 or 07790 708616. SVP £4

27th JUNE

LEISURELY. THE PIER TO HOLYWELL. 2 miles
Meet at 9.45 for bus 51 outside Taxi Office to Eastbourne. Walk along the Prom to café.
Christine 488442.

SEAFORD TO NEWHAVEN. 5 miles 3 stiles.
One hill. Coffee at McDonald’s or KFC. 3 stiles.
Ted 484923 or 07466 195819. SVP £2.

ASHDOWN FOREST – TURNSTILE AND WINDMILL. 10 miles 4 stiles.
Heath, woodland, hills and views. Picnic.
John and Theresa 726685 or 07719 437464. SVP £4

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