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.
WANNOCK AND BACK. 4 ½ miles 2 stiles.
Up and over to Jevington.
Sue 07903 220544 and Louisa 640640.
CHANGE TO PROGRAMME
SPRING TIME DOWNLAND RAMBLE. 12 miles Some stiles.
Coast, hills, cliffs. Stop at Birling Gap. Picnic.
PLEASE MEET AT THE RECREATION GROUND where Mick will provide details of changed start point.
Colin 07446 458138. SVP 50p + c.p. charge or use Residents’ cards.
LEISURELY. STROLL AROUND POLEGATE TO LITE BITES. 2 ½ miles
Flat walk around Polegate. Hope to see Spring flowers and then to the café.
Sandra 483991. Meet outside Medical Centre 10.00am.
CHANGE TO PROGRAMME
IN SEARCH OF BLUEBELLS AND PRIMROSES. 4 ¼ miles 6 stiles.
Footpath close to River Cuckmere, a pretty bridleway, a wood and returning across farmland.
Betty 640663 or 07713 032564 or Wendy 520015. SVP £1.20
CHIDDINGLY CIRCULAR. 10 miles 10 stiles.
Gentle undulating, easy pace.
Peter 01424 844219 or 07835 922357. SVP £1.70
EAST DEAN MEETS WEST DEAN AND RETURN. 5 miles approx. 3 stiles.
Up to Friston Pond, crossing A259 into Forest.
Roger C. 351108 or 07596 953120. SVP £1
OFF TO THE RACES. 10 ½ miles approx 15 stiles.
Plumpton College, Streat, Ditchling village and Common, Plumpton, East Chiltington.
Fields and woods. Fairly flat. Approx. 15 Monday group stiles. Picnic.
Angela 01444 213846 or 07765 465444. SVP £3.70. LEADER AT START.
LEISURELY. WALK ALONG THE CUCKMERE. 2 ½ miles
Meet 9.45 for bus 51 outside Taxi Office to Eastbourne,
then bus 12 to the Seven Sisters Country Park.
CHANGE TO PROGRAMME
SPRING ALONG WITH EWE AND US. 5 ½ miles 2 stiles.
East Dean, Friston, Butts Brow and back. Downland.
David and Sheila 500877 or 07845 490663. SVP £1
LET’S GO NUTS IN MAY. 9 ½ miles 1 stile.
Circular from Butts Brow to East Dean. Friston and Jevington. Countryside and woods. Some steep slopes. Picnic. Jayne’s for tea.
Jayne 500855 or 07775 631499. SVP 50p + c.p. charge or use Residents’ cards.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
UP, OVER AND DOWN. 4 ½ miles 2 stiles.
Alfriston to foot of Long Man. Return through Wilmington. One long hill slope.
Gary 351553 or 07773 382426. SVP £1 + c.p. charge or use road parking.
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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