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.

1st AUGUST

HERE WE GO AGAIN!! 5 miles 2 stiles
From Alfriston across levels, up to Littlington church to Long Man and Wilmington church. One long hill.
Gary 351553 or 07773 382426. SVP £1 + c.p. charge or use road.

MARLEY’S GHOST. 9 miles ? stiles
Circular from Battle; undulating. Leader at start Picnic.
Lucy C 01424 848332 or 07817279241 SVP £3.20

ADVANCE NOTICE – Christmas Gathering on 12th December 2019, from 12:30 at Westham Village Hall.
Booking forms will be available soon. Deadline for Booking – 20 November.

8th AUGUST

LEISURELY. STONE CROSS TO PEVENSEY 2 ¾ miles No stiles
Meet Downland Medical Centre at 10:15 for 56 bus to Stone Cross. Lane walk via Westham Refreshments at Pevensey Castle Tea Rooms
Sue 482441

EAST DEAN CIRCULAR 5 miles 5 stiles
From East Dean climb gradually to the Downs Golf Club, then walk west along the SDW affording wonderful views returning via Chapman’s Bottom.
Alan 500664 or 07753610752. SVP £1

CIRCLE ROUND EAST DEAN. 10 miles, No stiles
A 10 mile hilly walk around East Dean to Crowlink, Seven Sisters, Birling Gap, Beachy Head and back via the golf course. Picnic.
Vicki 01424 225859 or 07512951437 SVP £1.40

10th AUGUST

1066, FISHING AND A POWDERMILL 5½ miles 9 stiles
Catsfield circular walk across meadows, through woods and tracks. One meium ascent and great views.
Mick & Judy 07484 104460, 07802 877514 or 486756. SVP £2.60

15th AUGUST

MICHELHAM, BRAMBLE GROVE, WILMINGTON & ABBOTS WOOD. 5 ½ miles 4 stiles
Mainly flat, good paths through woodland and a bit of road.
Nick 484205 or 07733546925 SVP 90p

BO PEEP, ALCISTON, SOUTH DOWNS CIRCULAR 10 miles 4 stiles
Moderate walking, open downland, perfect views Picnic
Sue 365158 or 07833 938903 SVP £2.40

22nd AUGUST

LEISURELY. SEAFORD SCENERY 3 miles No stiles
Meet Polegate taxi office at 9:45 for 51 bus to Eastbourne then bus 13X to Chyngton Lane. Lane, walk to Seaford seafront café.
Sandra 483991

SUMMER IN THE COUNTRYSIDE 4 ½ miles 5 stiles
Easy walk, gentle hills fields and paths. Please do not park in Horse & Groom car park, use the road.
Pat & Brenda 471359 or 07946401281 SVP £2

UCKFIELD’S CHANGING LANDSCAPE 10.5 miles 16 stiles
Uckfield area this walk includes the footpath that was the subject of a legal battle. Low Weald Countryside, showing change of use. Mostly level. Picnic. SVP £3.20
Richard 722654 or 07926500419

29thAUGUST

HEATHFIELD CIRCULAR. 5 ½ miles 9 stiles
Ramble over old railway line through woodland and fields
Please note we will be leaving Polegate Recreation at 9.15 instead of 9.30
Parking at Heathfield will be in Station Road Cuckoo Trail Car Park on the left almost opposite Waitrose Supermarket. SVP 2.60
Betty & Wendy 640663 or 520015

CHAILEY TRAILS. 10 ½ miles, 20 stiles
South Chailey to Scaynes Hill, fairly flat through woods, farms & fields
Angela 01442 213846 or 07765 465444 SVP £4

5th SEPTEMBER

LEISURELY. DAYS OF STEAM 3 miles, no stiles
Heathfield to Horam on the Cuckoo Trail. Meet at Downlands Medical Centre 9:15 for 51 bus to Heathfield. Flat walk. Horam café at the end for refreshments
Sue 482441

TO THE WATERS EDGE & BACK 5 miles, 6 stiles
Westham Church across fields to the sea, walk along the sand and return a different way. Café available for coffee etc.
Tim 767141 or 07786 923953 SVP £1.60

A VERY STILEISH WALK. 10 miles, 35 stiles (mostly Monday Group ladder stiles)
A lovely, varied, circular walk from Plumpton Green passing through woods and over open pastures. Some paths are prone to mud most of the year. Picnic.
John & Theresa 726685 or 07719 437464 SVP. £4

12th SEPTEMBER

MIND THE NETTLES. 5 miles 2 stiles
Easy walking, water, fields, woods slightly undulating
Heather 506137 or 07745 229274. SVP 90p + CP charge £2 or layby free.

JUST A LOVELY WALK 10 miles, 16 stiles
Circular from Catsfield undulating fields and woodland. Leader at the start. Picnic
Patience 01424 813106 or 07764 300287 SVP £2.70

14th SEPTEMBER

BARCOMBE X3 5 ½ miles 5 stiles
Barcombe Cross following the river Ouse to Barcombe Mills, fields and country lanes to Barcombe. Level(ish) walking.
Richard 722654 or 07926500419 SVP £2.90

19th SEPTEMBER

LEISURELY. ALONG THE PROM 2 ½ miles, no stiles
Meet taxi office for 9.45 for bus 51 Medical Centre to Eastbourne. Walk to Pier then to Holywell for coffee before return.
Roy 766342

EAST DEAN & WEST DEAN RTN. 5ish miles 3 stiles
East Dean to Friston pond, into forest and West Dean circular
Roger C 351108 or 079596 953 120. SVP £1

ARLINGTON/CHARLESTON CIRCULAR. 10 miles. 2 stiles
Arlington Reservoir to Charleston Farm returning via Selmeston , slightly undulating. Picnic.
Heather 506137 or 07745 229274. SVP 90p + CP charge £2 or layby free.

24th SEPTEMBER

(Tuesday) EAST DEAN – BIRLING GAP – SEVEN SISTERS COUNTRY PARK – FRISTON FOREST (WALKING FESTIVAL) 10 miles, 2 stiles
Field and forest paths, visiting places of interest. Undulating. Picnic
John 724972 or 07732 971 557 SVP £1

26th SEPTEMBER

THREE TONS AND THE LONG MAN 5 miles, 7 stiles
Wilmington, Folkington Milton St circular 3 ascents, beautiful views over Cuckmere valley. Buy Your own drinks stop ½ way if required.
Denise & Royce 07528 957 735 SVP 50p

WALKING FESTIVAL 10 miles 6 stiles
Iford to Lewes and back along the river Picnic.
Paul & Barbara 504908 or 07812 822879 SVP £2

3rd OCTOBER

LEISURELY. SHINEWATER LAKES TO LANGNEY. 2 ¼ miles
Lakes & lane to Langney. Meet at Medical Centre Polegate for 10:15 No.56 bus to LIDL Cycle track to lakes and one slope to bridge. Coffee stop at Langney shopping centre
Sue 482441.

OLD HEATHFIELD 4 ½ miles, 16 stiles
Heathfield to Old Heathfield surfaced paths, fields and woodland
Penny 485336 or 07778 282811 SVP £2.60

DOWNLAND RAMBLE 10 miles 5 stiles
Pleasant downland walk on good paths, some ascents/descents & riverside walking. Leader at the start. Picnic.
Liz 01424 846437 or 07904504915. SVP 50p

10th OCTOBER

JEVINGTON, LULLINGTON. 4 ½ miles 1 stile
Jevington, Lullington Heath circular over the Downs, few steep ascents, descents
Vic 412554. SVP 80p

CLIFFS, DOWNS & RIVER 10 ½ miles 7 stiles.
Seaford, West Dean, Litlington, Alfriston Picnic.
Gill 391976 or 07547005058 SVP £1.80

12th OCTOBER

BOGGY WOOD & BEYOND 4.5 miles 6 stiles
Horsebridge, Lower Dicker, Hellingly, level walk
Mick & Judy 486756 or 07484104460 0r 07802877514 SVP £1.10

17th OCTOBER

LEISURELY. POLEGATE & WILLINGDON PATHS 2 miles, no stiles
Meet at Polegate Rec. @ 10:00. Walk through twittens to The British Queen at Lower Willingdon
Sandra 483991

BESIDE THE SEA 5 miles no stiles
Walk from Sovereign Centre to Holywell return
Maureen 765725 or 07976 879585. SVP £1

HIGH WOODS, LITTLE COMMON AND CROWHURST 10 miles 20 stiles
Mostly field and woodland paths, undulating. Picnic. Start point car park ref: GR TQ 715096
John 724972 or 07732 971 557 SVP £2.30

24th OCTOBER

ABOVE ALFRISTON WITH BRACING DOWNLAND VISTA 5 miles, 2 stiles
Walk from Alfriston memorial (Market Sq.) up onto the downs, return via Berwick. Grassy downs and paths, short section of road at the end
Olive & Jeremy 504653 or 07941453405SVP £1

SOMETHING OLD, SOMETHING NEW 10 miles 8 stiles
Sidley to Crowhurst, gently undulating, fields, paths, woods Picnic. Leader at the start
Peter 01424 844219 or 07835 922357 SVP £2.20

31stOCTOBER

LEISURELY. AUTUMN STROLL. 1 ½ miles no stiles
Meet 9.45 for bus 51 Taxi Office to Eastbourne then Meads bus to village for walk to Congress Theatre. One step slope to prom. Coffee at end of walk.
Joy 487269.

WARTLING AROUND 5 ½ miles 7 stiles
Wartling, Herstmonceux, Pevensey levels easy walking. Minimal parking so please car share
Barbara 840622 or 07709998678 SVP £1.70

DOWNLAND AND COASTAL TRAILS. 11 miles 12 stiles
Includes some hills and forests, with extensive views. Picnic.
Colin 07446458138. SVP £1

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