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Brighton and Hove Ramblers is a local walking and social group and is part of the national Ramblers. We offer a range of walks each week. Some walks have age guides (30s-50s) but anyone with the appropriate level of fitness is welcome on any walk.

Details of our walks are in our Public Walks Programme. If you're thinking about joining us, please see our About Us section.


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Announcement by Chris Goodyear

Reminder: 30s–50s Ashdown Forest, Fairwarp and Nutley Circular – Sunday 3rd July 2016

Please join me for an attractive 11 mile circular walk through the south eastern area of the Ashdown Forest, including Old Lodge Nature Reserve, a section of The Wealdway and Nutley Windmill. The walk will begin promptly at 10.30am from the ‘Friends’ car park in Crowborough Road, near Nutley, East Sussex. Additional parking is available in the ‘Stonehill’ car park on the opposite side of the road.Kindly post a comment here or preferably on the…See More
Announcement by Brighton and Hove Ramblers


BAHR NEWS UPDATE (In this edition: New volunteers needed for Sunday walks programme; Wardens needed for Sussex border path; dates for the diary) Sunday Walks Representatives Chris Goodyear and Clare Hall have announced their intention to step down from your committee as Sunday Walks Coordinator and 30-50s Representative respectively with effect from the AGM in November.  This will leave a massive hole in the way our Group is administered.  Both Chris and Clare have greatly contributed to the…See More
Jun 25
Announcement by Clare Hall

30s-50s Horsted Keynes and Chelwood Gate Circular - Sunday 26th June 2016

Join me on a circular walk in the countryside surrounding Horsted Keynes and Chelwood Gate. The route follows alongside a short section of the Bluebell Railway and the Sussex Border Path before passing through Grinstead Wood and Stumblewood Common. Choice of picnic lunch or meal at the Red Lion (I have only 1 place left at the pub). Returning afterwards via the south western corner of the Ashdown Forest…See More
Jun 24
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Jun 19
Announcement by Mike Bates


Due to the wet conditions in Mick's field, Saturday's barbecue has been CANCELLED.  Apologies to all those members who were planning to come along.  The four mile walk will still take place, including a visit to Ditchling Fair, starting at 3.00pm.  The location for the start has been switched to the car park at the foot of Ditchling Beacon in Underhill Lane (OS ref: 325137). Mike BatesSee More
Jun 17
Announcement by David Coutinho

Lewes and Rodmell circular - Sunday 19th June 2016

A circular walk around Lewes. Cars not required - train to Lewes. 9th century priory - a hidden valley with a lost village - pass from one hemisphere to the other - views of Breaky Bottom vineyard. Lunch at Rodmell [Abergvenny Arms] and return along the river or by train from Southease.Meet leader outside Lewes Station at 10.30 am. Please note there is a short steep climb to the top of the downs behind Kingston.David See More
Jun 15
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Jun 10
Announcement by Chris Goodyear

Reminder: 30s–50s Burwash, Brightling and Wood's Corner Circular – Sunday 12th June 2016

Please join me for a scenic walk through the parishes of Brightling, Burwash and Dallington in the Rother District of East Sussex. Varied countryside and woodland, with a chance along the way to spot several of Mad Jack Fuller's Follies which were built in this area. Picnic lunch in Burwash, beside the church, with attractive views in the background. There is also a choice of two pubs, a café and the local store for refreshments or food.The walk will begin at 10.30am from outside the Swan Inn…See More
Jun 8
Announcement by Mick Thatcher

Swiss holiday 24/9 --- 1/10

I am again organising a holiday in Kandersteg Bernese Oberland. Sat 24/9 Gatwick to Geneva 1045hrs flight £31.74  Return Sat Oct 1st from Geneva 2145hrs £23.74.  The cost will be about £550 inclusive.  We will stay in twin rooms with facilities in the International Scout Chalet  ( KISC on line ) More details when I return from Switzerland on Thurs week. You can have one of the twin rooms as a single.  Please book your flight.  All the best  Mick Thatcher.  01273 500341See More
Jun 8
Announcement by Terry Brown

CANCELLED - 30s-50s Hastings and Fire Hills Circular - Sunday 5th June 2016

Unfortunately due to illness I am compelled to cancel the Hasting walk tomorrow.Thankfully there is Tracy`s walk from Bo Peep to enjoy.Sorry to allTerry See More
Jun 4
Announcement by Tracy Evans

30s-50s Bo Peep, Cradle Hill and Wilmington Circular - Sunday 5th June 2016

Hi all, this is a 12 mile circular walk from Bo Peep descending via Green Way, along Cradle Hill to a stop at High and Over and via the Cuckmere River climbing up the SDW and down to Wilmington for lunch at the Giant's Rest, or picnic. Afterwards, walk via Alfriston and back up to Bo Peep.  Start from Bo Peep at 9.45am (postcode BN26 6UJ), for those with cars in Brighton, pick up is 9am at the Rose Garden. Most walking is pre lunch (7.5 miles) and a table for 10 is booked at the Giant's Rest…See More
May 31
Announcement by Stuart Ellis

30s-50s Hassocks and Saddlecombe circular - Sunday 29th May 2016

This week's walk is 10.5 miles and explores 2 wonderful hills - Wolstonbury and Newtimber - both of which are managed by the National Trust. Some climbing is involved (these are hills!) but I can guarantee you some magnificent panoramic views and interesting chalkland wildlife, including butterflies. You'll be up close…See More
May 25
An announcement by Chris Goodyear was featured

Leaders wanted! Gaps still remaining in next 30s-50s Walks Programme - July 2016 to October 2016.

Dear BAHR members,There are still plenty of gaps which we would like to fill in the next programme of Sunday walks for the 30s-50s group. This is your chance to share a favourite walk or explore a new walk in an area that interests you. Walks can be led individually or jointly, by anyone who is a paid-up member of the Ramblers. New volunteers are needed to lead our walks, and without more leaders the group will be in trouble, so can you help us? No special training is required, but if you have…See More
May 25
Announcement by Seb Toy

30s-50s Harting Down Circular - Sunday 22nd May 2016

I hope you can join me for a lovely walk across the less travelled (for B&HR) western Downs. The walk boasts stunning views of Harting Down, meandering paths through idylic woodland and lush, verdant valleys. We will lunch at Compton where there will a choice of a delightful cafe (10 people booked), the Coach and Horses Pub for 10 people max or a picnic on the village green.Please message here if you wish to book a seat at…See More
May 18
Announcement by Christine Hare

30s-50s Seaford to Birling Gap - Sunday 15th May 2016

Hope to see some of you on Sunday for a classic walk on the downs. I will meet the bus from Brighton at Seaford library at 10.25 and then walk via the Martello Tower to meet those in cars for 10.45am. Lunch stop at Exceat ( I have reserved a table for 8/10 people at the Cuckmere Inn at 12.30 ) or there is a tea shop or picnic options,then onto Birling gap where we can finish with tea and obviously cake before we catch the bus back.See More
May 13
Announcement by Mike Bates


A group of students from the Media Studies Department of Sussex University joined a couple of our walks, on 14 and 21 April, with a view to making a short film about rambling on the Downs, featuring BAHR as their subject.  You can view the result by clicking on this link:…See More
May 12

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