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.

SEPTEMBER 6TH

LEISURELY. SUMMER WALK. 2 miles
Meet 9.45 for bus 51 Polegate Taxi Office to Eastbourne, then bus 12A to Bishopstone.
Cycle path to Denton Corner. Refreshments.
John 489228 or 07792 516202.

ALONG THE GALLOPS AND BACK. 5 ½ miles
A descent to Jevington, then along the “Gallops” to Friston and
back using the Old Willingdon Road. 2 stiles.
Alan 500664 or 07763 610752 SVP 50p +c.p. charge or use Residents’ card

CHANGE TO PROGRAMME
1066 COUNTRY WALK TO HERSTMONCEUX CASTLE 9.5m
Undulating on mostly good footpaths with some road walking. About 16 stiles.
Leave Wannock Rec at 9.30am.
Start of walk car park behind The Woolpack, Herstmonceux or in road at 9.50am. SVP £1.80. Leader: John 01323 724972 or 07732 971557.

SEPTEMBER 13TH

SOMEWHERE OVER THE RAINBOW, WHERE SKIES ARE BLUE. 5 miles
From East Dean follow the Yellow Brick Road up the hill. 2 stiles.
Roger L. 723268 or 07929 115916. SVP £1

A TON OF CHURCHES. 10 ½ miles
A pilgrimage to six Downland churches. Short stretch of road walking. 12 stiles. Picnic.
John & Theresa 726685 or 07719 437464

SEPTEMBER 20TH

LEISURELY. “A WALK IN THE PARK”. 2 miles
Meet 9.47 for bus 51 Medical Centre, or meet outside Eastbourne Library at 10.30.
Pavement, grass and footpaths. Coffee at end.
Anne 503736 or 07936 167683.

LITTLE BIT OF EVERYTHING REVISITED. 5 miles
From Alfriston across levels, up to Lullington, Long Man, Wilmington Church.
One long hill. 2 stiles.
Gary 351553 or 07773 382426. SVP £1.20

CHANGE TO PROGRAMME
EAST DEAN CIRCULAR. 10 miles
Downland ramble. Undulating. 3 stiles. Picnic.
Liz 01424 846437 or 07904 504915. SVP £1

SEPTEMBER 27TH

EAST DEAN – WEST DEAN – CIRCULAR. 5 miles
Up to Friston Pond, across A259 (with care) into Friston Forest
to West Dean Church and return. 4 stiles.
Roger C. 351108 or 07596 953120. SVP £1

WALKING FESTIVAL.
WILMINGTON – WEST DEAN – ALFRISTON CIRCULAR. 9 ½ miles
Long climb at start to top of The Long Man,
then field paths and short sections of road. 9 stiles. Picnic.
John 724972 or 07732 971557. SVP 60p

OCTOBER 4TH

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

VINEYARDS, RIVER AND VIEWS. 4 ½ miles
Mainly flat. One steep hill down and one hill up again.
Views of Rathfinny Wine Estate. 3 stiles.
Chris 890258. SVP £1.80

SISTERS – THERE WERE NEVER SUCH DEVOTED SISTERS! 8 ½ miles
East Dean, fringing on Birling Gap, Cuckmere Haven and Friston Forest.
Hilly. Slippery. No stiles. Picnic.
Jan 763700 or 07840 955458. SVP £1

OCTOBER 11TH

WATER, FIELDS AND WOODS. 5 miles
Arlington Reservoir circular via Selmeston and Berwick.
Slightly undulating. 2 stiles. Bring coffee.
Carol 484152 or 07906 268359. SVP 1 + £2 c.p. charge or use layby.

A HEARTFELT WALK. 10 ¼ miles
Butts Brow, Jevington, Friston and East Dean. Hilly. No stiles. Picnic.
Gill B. 655881 or 07547 005058. SVP 50p + c.p. charge or use Residents’ card.

OCTOBER 18TH

LEISURELY. LOCAL PATHS AND TWITTENS. 2 ½ miles
Meet Polegate/Wannock rec 10am. Wannock and Lower Willingdon.
Flat easy walking to the British Queen for refreshments.
Sandra 483991.

A TALE OF TWO TOWNS. 6 miles
Polegate – Hailsham. Mostly flat walking. Some lane walking.
Some wetland (once impassable). 6 stiles.
Ted 484923 or 07466 195819. Start from rec.

SEDLESCOMBE, BATTLE, NETHERFIELD CIRCULAR. 10 ½ miles
Gently undulating walk. Fields, woods and paths. 10 stiles. Picnic. Leader at start.
Peter 01424 844219 or 07835 922357. SVP £3.20

OCTOBER 25TH

A FEW OF THE SEVEN SISTERS. 4 ½ miles
From East Dean with some steep inclines. No stiles. Picnic.
Louisa 07766 481388 & Sue C. 371417. SVP £1

OUT FOR A RIDE. 9 miles
Over Downlands from Jevington.
Lucie T. 01825 840779 or 07928 666078. SVP 50p

CHRISTMAS GATHERING 13th December 2018 Westham.
AGM 22nd FEBRUARY 2019.
LANGHAM LUNCH 20th MARCH 2019.
Forms will be available with next programme.