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.

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

NOVEMBER 1ST

LEISURELY. A WALK ALONG THE PROM TO HOLYWELL AND BACK. 3 miles
Stop at the café. Meet 9.45 for bus 51 Polegate Taxi Office to the Pier arriving 10.35.
Sandra 483991.

CHIDDINGLY CIRCULAR. 5 ¼ miles
E. Hoathly via the Vanguard Way. Return via Wealdway. Café stop. Finish 6 Bells with cheesey garlic bread. 10 stiles.
Tim 767141 or 07786 923953. SVP £1.60

DEJA VOUS REVISITED. 9 ½ miles
Butts Brow to Belle Tout. Birling Gap and Friston Forest. Hilly. Tea at Jayne’s. Picnic. 3 stiles.
Jayne 500855 or 07775 631499. SVP 50p + c.p. charge or use Residents, card

NOVEMBER 8TH

FIELDS AND WOODS. 5 miles
Wilmington. Fairly flat. Few stiles.
Jeremy & Olive 504653 or 07941 453405. SVP 50p

THE ENGLISH RURAL IDYLL EXPERIENCE. 9 miles
Mayfield. Woodland, meadows, orchards, streams, oast houses, lake, views. Undulating and one hill. Picnic. 10 stiles.
Richard 722654 or 07926 500419. SVP £3.40

NOVEMBER 15TH

LEISURELY. AUTUMN RAMBLE. 2 miles
Meet 9.47 for bus 51 at Medical Centre to Hellingly Village Hall. Cuckoo Trail to Hailsham. Refreshments.
John 489228 or 07792 516202
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BOTTOMS BEHIND BEACHY HEAD! 5 miles
Exploring relatively unused and quiet valleys, less than half a mile inland from Beachy Head. Gentle slopes. 5 stiles.
Alan 500664 or 07753 610752. SVP £1

INTO BATTLE. 9 ½ miles
Battle to Crowhurst, using some of the 1066 Country path. Mostly good field and woodland paths. Undulating. Nice Coffee shop at end (optional). Picnic. 14 stiles.
John 724972 or 07732 971557. SVP £3.20

NOVEMBER 22ND

DOWNLAND CIRCULAR. 5 ½ miles
East Dean. Undulating. No stiles.
Bridget 736542 or 07535 634818. SVP £1

THE DOWNS IN AUTUMN. 11 miles
Falmer. Ascents/descents. Chalky paths. Downland. Poles recommended. Picnic. 6 stiles.
Glyn 482416 or 07985 338843. SVP £3.40

NOVEMBER 29TH

LEISURELY. FOOTPATHS OF HAILSHAM. 2 miles
Meet 10 for bus 98 to Hailsham. Alight at Cost Cutters, South Road. Coffee stop.
Sandra 483991.

POLEGATE TO HILLIERS GARDEN CENTRE. 5 miles
Flat walk along country lanes. Coffee break at Hilliers. Start at Rec. (Option to join walk at Shepham Lane Bridge.)
Helena and Pam 07922 473609.

EAST OF NOWHERE AND SOME LEEKS. 9 ½ miles
Level walk through woodland and meadows on paths. Circular from E. Hoathly, Chiddingly and Laughton. Picnic. 8 stiles.
Mick 486756 or 07484 104460. SVP £2

DECEMBER 6TH

HEADING FOR THE SUMMIT. 5 miles
An `up and downer’ to Beachy Head from Birling Gap. 1-2 stiles.
Roger L. 723268 or 07929 115916. SVP £1.20 + c.p. charge or free to N>T. Members.

WALKING ON SLOPES. 9 miles
Bo Peep, Bishopstone. Downland One narrow road. Picnic. 1 stile.
Angela 01444 213846 or 07765 465444. SVP £1.70

DECEMBER 13TH

CHRISTMAS GATHERING PRE-WALK. 3 miles
Leave Westham Village Hall at 10am. Coffee available at Aqua Club. 2 stiles.
Pat 471359 or 07946 401281 and Brenda 470114 or 07905 727032.
Complete this form for lunch and return to Maureen before 29th November.

DECEMBER 20TH

HERE WE GO AGAIN!! 5 miles
From Alfriston across levels, up to Littlington church to Long Man and Wilmington church. One long hill. 3 breaks. 2 stiles.
Gary 351553 or 07773 382426. SVP £1 + c.p. charge or use road.

OPPORTUNITY TO SHOP IN LEWES. 8 miles
Ascent Caburn in both directions. Café or Picnic. 8 stiles.
Colin 07446 458138. SVP £1.90

DECEMBER 26TH

BOXING DAY CIRCULAR. 4 ½ miles
Make your own way to East Dean c.p. Walk starts at 10am for the traditional annual ramble to Birling Gap and back.
Heather 506137

DECEMBER 27TH

BLOW THE COBWEBS AWAY. 5 miles
Whitbread Hollow to Lifeboat Museum. Coffee available at Tea Chalet. No stiles.
Pat 471359 or 07946 401281 and Brenda 470114 or 07905 727032. SVP £1.70

AN UNUSUAL CHRISTIAN TOIPARY. 7 ¼ miles
Chiddingly, E. Hoathly, Halland. Fields, farms. Fairly flat. One picnic break. 2 stiles.
Angela 01444 213846 or 07765 465444. SVP £1.60

JANUARY 3RD

LAUGHTON VILLAGE AND COMMON WALK. 4 ½ miles
Vert and Brickhurst . Woods and fields on footpaths and byways. Mainly flat. 5 stiles.
Nic 484205 or 07733 546925. SVP £1.90

EAST DEAN CIRCULAR. 10 ½ miles
Hilly, circular walk. Some of the 7 Sisters, Birling Gap, Beachy Head and back via the golf course.
Vicky 01424 225859 or 07512 951437. SVP £1

JANUARY 10TH

LEISURELY. CUCKOO TRAIL WALK. 3 miles
Meet 9.47 for bus 51 Medical Centre to Hailsham South Street. Flat walk to Polegate. Refreshments.
John 489228 or 07792 516202.

HERSTMONCEUX. 4 ½ miles
Undulating. Fields, streams, woods.
Eric 845569. SVP £1.50

CIRCUMNAVIGTE SEAFORD. 9 miles
Along the cliff top and down to the seafront. Inland to Bishopstone and back along the comp. Picnic. 5 stiles.
Aled 484723 or 07858 070497. SVP £2

JANUARY 17TH

HOOE’S HOOE. 5 miles
Level walk, paths, fields, lovely views across marsh. Circular from Hooe. Picnic. 7 stiles. Restricted residential parking. Please car share from Polegate.
Judy 486756 or 07802 877514. SVP £2

ASHDOWN FOREST CIRCULAR. 10 miles
Mixture of forest and heathland. Undulating. Picnic. 6 stiles.
Liz 01424 846437 or 07904 504915. SVP £4

JANUARY 24TH

LEISURELY. PATHS OF POLEGATE. 2 ½ miles
Flat. Meet 10.00 at Medical Centre Polegate. Coffee stop at end.
Sandra 483991.

TO THE LONG MAN AND BACK. 5 miles
From East Dean, longish but gentle uphill on SDW to top of Long Man for wonderful views. Down to Folkington and back. No stiles.
Alan 500664 or 07753 610752. SVP 50p. Limited parking, so please car share from the Rec.

PLENTY OF EXPOSURE. 8 miles
Downland walk. Prepare for exposure to the elements. Picnic.
Lucie 01825 840779 or 07928 666078. SVP £1.90

JANUARY 31ST

A WINTER’S TALE. 4 ½ -5 miles
Circle flat walk around Sovereign Harbour.
Maureen 765725 or 07976 879585. SVP £1.40

FROM THE OLD ROAD TO THE NEW. 10 miles
A walk in the Combe Valley Countryside Park. Undulating. Picnic. 2 stiles.
Patience 01424 813106 or 07764 300287. SVP £3.20. Leader at start TN38 0AE

FEBRURY 7TH

EAST DEAN TO WEST DEAN AND RETURN. 5 miles
Up to Friston Pond, into Friston Forest to West Dean Church. Undulating. 3 stiles.
Roger C. 351108 or 07596 953120. SVP £1

OFF TO THE RACES. 10 miles
Plumpton, Streat, Ditchling. Fairly flat. Farms and woods. Picnic. Monday Group stiles.
Angela 01444 213846 or 07765 465444. SVP £3.70. Leader at start BN7 3AF.

FEBRURY 14TH

HIGH, OVER, DOWN AND ACROSS. 4¾ miles
Alfriston and Exceat. 6 stiles.
Diane 644996 and Penny 07778 282811. SVP £1.40 via A27

MILLS TO LOCK WITH A KISS. 8 miles
Barcombe Cross. River banks and fields. Picnic. 10 stiles.
Paul & Barbara 504908 or 07790 708616 or 07812 822879. SVP £3

FEBRURY 21ST

LEISURELY. SEAFRONT WALK. 2 miles
Meet 9.45 for bus 51 Taxi Office to Eastbourne Pier. Arrive 10.20. Walk to Princess Park. Refreshments.
John 489228 or 07792 516202.

CIRCULAR WALK FROM EXCEAT. 5 miles
Undulating. West Dean. Forest and fields. 2 stiles.
Vic 412554. SVP £1.40

A BEACON’S EYE VIEW. 9 miles
Alfriston to Firle Beacon circular. Picnic. Few stiles.
David 381228 or 07927 945701. SVP £1.40

FEBRURY 22ND

AGM. ST. JOHN’S CHURCH HALL 2 pm. Bring attached Agenda.

FEBRURY 28TH

SEAFORD TO NEWHAVEN AND BACK. 5 miles
Mostly flat with one hill climb. Main road to cross twice. 3 stiles.
Ted 484923 or 07466 195819. SVP £2 + c.p. Charge

MEANDER TO THE MEANDERS. 10 miles
Forest, Downland, two Sisters and river. Picnic. 6 stiles.
John & Theresa 726685 or 07719 437464. SVP £1.40

LANGHAM LUNCH 20th MARCH 2019. at the Langham Hotel, Eastbourne. Reservation form to be returned before
27th February 2019.
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