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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.

We usually meet centrally in Brighton, for the 30s-50s walks on Sundays and Wednesday evenings usually at the south end of Preston Park, near to the Rose Garden (click here for map) and for the walks on Thursdays and Saturdays usually at the east side of Preston Park Station (click here for map) and share cars from there to the starting point of the walk. If you have a car we ask you to bring it. If you don't have your own transport then there may be space offered by other car owning members of the group. This is on a first come first served basis and a lift cannot be guaranteed. (For the 30s-50s walks it would be helpful if you could also please visit our Meetup website and post a comment on the relevant walk if you are able to offer or would like a lift, including offers to car share from other locations).  Travel expenses are divided equally between the driver and the passengers, with the rate currently being 30p per mile. Many of our Sunday walks and occasionally some of the other walks are accessible by bus or train from Brighton and do not require the use of cars. All walks with a public transport option can be found by going to our walks programme and checking the 'no car needed' box under the 'suitability' tab. Click on the title of the walk for precise information regarding the meeting and starting points.


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Announcement by Richard H

Sunday 11th March - 30s-50s Hurstwood walk cancelled - replacement is Saltdean to Rodmell and back.

Hello all, Paul has regrettably had to cancel his Hurstwood walk tomorrow (11th March) until later in the year as it is waterlogged and has mud deeper than walking boots can manage!We have arranged a replacement walk from Saltdean to Rodmell (the excellent Abergavenny arms) and back. This starts at 10am from Saltdean Lido and is accessible by bus or car.Details in the following link.…See More
Mar 10
Announcement by Joy Constantin

Barbara's Hot Dog walk .

Hello Everybody who was on Barbara's walk today and went back to her home for hot dogs.cake and drinks. We raised £118.72 pence for Fun in Action for Children. A locally based befriending charity who work with school age children from single Parent Family's.Thank you all and a BIG thank you to Barbara for supplying all the grub and booze, it was great and you are a STAR !!!!!!!!!!!!See More
Mar 8
Announcement by Peter Hodd

Solent Way walk Saturday 10th March

The snow has gone and temperatures are forecast to be in double figures for this walk. We may need waterproofs but cafes and pubs are never far away.  Meet at 8:50 at Brighton station coffee stand or at Southampton Central North Side at 10:40. Please text leader Pete H 0790 8831265 if you are coming but not meeting us at Brighton.  Guide dogs only.  See More
Mar 7
Announcement by Geoff Cook

Hastings Old Town & BHCC RoW Improvement Plan

Hi Fellow Ramblers!!I just want to flag up the following, in case you missed them in the latest edition of Sussex Rambler.VOTE FOR HASTINGSAs you may know, the Ramblers has launched a competition to find Britain’s Best Walking Neighbourhood - and Hastings Old Town is on the final shortlist.  You can find a promotional video and vote here.   It is quick and easy to…See More
Mar 6
Announcement by Joy Constantin

Winter Wonderland walk today

Hello Thursday Walkers ,Diana led a really enjoyable 5 mile winter wonderland walk today around the perimeter of Stammer Park today . Trouble was Carol and I where the only ones to turn up! The A27 was clear as a bell, no ice and hardly any traffic. Thank you for going ahead with the walk Diana ,we thought it was the best walk in ages ,so beautiful with the snow and the wind in the trees.Joy xSee More
Mar 1
Announcement by Diana Jones

Thursday, 1st March Walk

Due to the fact heavy snow and winds are forecast for tomorrow I think the Bo Peep Car Park will be too dangerous so this walk is cancelled. Weather permitting I will lead a local walk instead, if you are interested please come to Preston Park or ring me in the morning using the number on the programme. See More
Feb 28
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Feb 25
Announcement by Peter John Jarman

Fletching Circular Walk 22nd February

Just a request for those attending this walk. There is a small car park in Fletching which may only have limited space. If possible please come to Preston Park Station at 9-30 so that we can arrange for the fewest cars to travel. If you have a full car by all means go direct.Peter Jarman - Walk LeaderSee More
Feb 19
Announcement by Richard H

BBC - Hillwalkers warned about magnets in clothing.

Interesting article from the BBC regarding magnets in clothing effecting compass readings.  http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-highlands-islands-43063365 Regards, Richard.See More
Feb 15
Announcement by Peter Hodd

Stanmer and Sussex University border path Saturday 17th February 2018

Hi everybody, the forecast is good (at the moment), who knows, even the mud may have dried up.This walk starts and finishes early to allow everyone to either go to the Albion Cup game (starts at 3) or to escape the bedlam in good time! Be aware that there has been some fairly crazy match-day parking at Wild Park, so you may want to consider your getaway if parking there!In view of recent discussions, this is an assistance dog (and Humans) walk only.Meeting time: 9:25 Wild Park, by the café,…See More
Feb 13
Announcement by Nick Malyon

Dogs on Walks - "Bring your dog"

The national ramblers web site is very positive about dogs on ramblers walks. In the group walks section it says" Bring your dogWe know that many people enjoy walking with their four-legged friends, so we encourage all our walking groups to allow dogs on walks. Registered Assistance Dogs are allowed on any walk."It is disappointing to see that Brighton and Hove Ramblers is further discouraging dogs and their humans from walking with the group by increasing the work on walk leaders. This is by…See More
Feb 12
Announcement by Jill Spedding

Alfriston Walk Saturday 10th February

Hi all,Two messages for the walk on Saturday first off the start time for the walk is wrong it should be 10.15. Thanks to Jules for spotting it and apologies from me for not spotting it. Message number two is can anyone confirm they are bringing a car to Preston Park on Saturday morning so I can be sure of a lift (public transport to Alfriston is a bit of a pain) and Jules is also hoping to get a lift there.Weather's looking ok but there will be some mud.See you SaturdayJillSee More
Feb 7
Announcement by Stuart Ellis

Sunday 11 Feb - Patcham - Plumpton circular

Hello.Due to very muddy conditions around Ditchling I have modified the route to avoid Ditchling and make The Half Moon at Plumpton our lunchtime stop. Distance is now 12 rather than 11 miles. All other details remain unchanged but please check beforehand.Hope to see you on Sunday!Cheers,StuartSee More
Feb 5
Announcement by Carole Claridge

Saturday walk this week 3rd Feb - Shoreham start

Join me this Saturday for a varied 9-10 mile walk with stunning views - starting in old Shoreham, climbing onto the downs via Mill Hill and heading north to Beeding Hill before dropping down into Upper Beeding for a pub lunch at the Kings Head. Returning to Shoreham along the west bank of the River Adur and the Shoreham Toll Bridge. Very hilly pre-lunch; flat and likely to be muddy after lunch. We are meeting at the Red Lion pub in Shoreham at 10am. The No. 2 bus from Churchill Square at 9.00…See More
Feb 1
Announcement by Tony Mercer

30s-50s Over The Downs from Falmer to Lewes and Back - Sunday 4th February 2018

Please join us on our walk this Sunday.The weather is forecast to be reasonable this Sunday with no rain although under foot it may be  muddy so please bring appropriate walking boots and poles if need be.This is a circular walk from Falmer Station via Falmer Pond to Lewes and back to Falmer by a different route.There are fantastic views of the Sussex Downs. If you prefer to walk one way there are frequent trains from Lewes back to Falmer and Brighton.Lunch is in Lewes at one of the numerous…See More
Feb 1
Announcement by Chris Goodyear

Reminder: 30s-50s East Dean, Beachy Head and Eastbourne Wish Tower Circular – Sunday 4th February 2018

Please join us for a hilly circular walk from East Dean, via Beachy Head and Eastbourne Seafront, returning inland over the Downs. It is one of our favourite walks in Sussex, with wonderful views along the coast and over Eastbourne on a clear day. The route is scenically varied and includes a few short sections of the South Downs Way and Wealdway.Lunch will be in the Carlisle Road area of Eastbourne or by the Wish Tower overlooking the promenade and the sea. There are several eateries to choose…See More
Jan 31

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