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10th Anniversary Celebration - South Downs National Park

This has been forwarded by Ramblers Sussex Area:


This year is the 10th anniversary of Hilary Benn signing the confirmation order that established the South Downs National Park, which Ramblers local groups were active in supporting.

A special celebration is being organised at Ditchling Village Hall on Monday 11th November, from 11.30am until 2.00pm.  Hilary Benn has kindly agreed to come down to Ditchling and…


Added by Stuart Ellis on September 5, 2019 at 12:00 — No Comments

Request for Walk Leaders for the next 30s-50s Walks Programme - November to February 2020

Dear BAHR members,

The next programme runs from November to February, covering the Sundays listed below. With a total of 34 walks planned for the next programme, in order to fully complete this I need help from both new and previous leaders 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. 

No special training is required and…


Added by Richard H on August 31, 2019 at 14:00 — No Comments


For those who missed out on July's training session please go to to book a place. Please pass the word around and hope that you have sufficient time this time round to make any necessary arrangements to attend.

Thanks Stuart

Added by Stuart Ellis on August 30, 2019 at 18:22 — No Comments

Eastbourne Downs to Seaford via Jevington and Alfriston Saturday, 31 August 2019

Just a reminder about this Saturday's fine walk! The weather is looking fair but more comfortable for walking than recently. This walk will explore the quieter northern escarpment of the Eastbourne Downs!

The full walk is long for a Saturday but there is a chance for  people to stop at Alfriston and to finish there if preferred.

Packed lunch on the Long Man and lots of refreshment opportunities at the end if desired, including the appropriately named Old Boot Inn! 



Added by Peter Hodd on August 27, 2019 at 20:53 — No Comments

Cancelled - Evening Walk - Rodmell Circular - 14th Aug

Tonights (14th August) evening walk has been cancelled due to the weather.

We will run the same walk tomorrow (Thursday).  Please see the walk programme for more information.

Added by Richard H on August 14, 2019 at 15:30 — No Comments

Thursday walk 15th August Mill Hill circular- Small car park

Please note the car park at the start point of this walk is quite small and there will not be room for large numbers of cars. Please arrange to share lifts and fill up cars as much as possible.

Added by Gill Lamarque on August 13, 2019 at 10:17 — No Comments


Ramblers have teamed up with St.John Ambulance to provide First Aid training for Ramblers members. It will consist of a half-day training course to cover the basics, rooted in the scenarios you’re most likely to face on a group walk.  Whether you are faced with cuts and grazes, broken bones, or something more serious – this course will give you…


Added by Stuart Ellis on July 22, 2019 at 16:43 — 1 Comment

Former Rambler John Henshaw - Sad News

Some sad news was received this morning, via U3A, that John Henshaw, who used to be a regular walker with Ramblers and went on some of the weekends away, died suddenly at home, “on or around 17th June”.

John was no longer a member of Ramblers but his niece Moya has invited anyone who knew him to attend his funeral at the South Chapel, Woodvale Cemetery, Lewes Road, Brighton at 4.30 this coming Friday, 26th July.

John’s niece has requested no flowers but a small collection will…


Added by Maggi Tillotson on July 22, 2019 at 14:52 — No Comments

30s-50s walk this Sunday (28th) Lewes - Cooksbridge Circular - 11 miles

Weather forecast currently looking good (Sunny, low 20s) for this circular walk initially heading west through Lewes, then gradually climbing NW via Landport Bottom and Mount Harry to Blackcap (206m), then a long, steep descent before continuing to lunch / picnic stop at the Rainbow Pub & Carvery at Cooksbridge after ca. 6.5 miles. (Can you please advise if you would like lunch and I can then send you the extensive menu to make your selection). After lunch continuing eastwards…


Added by Colin Sefton on July 22, 2019 at 7:35 — No Comments

Change of start time - Wednesday evening walk - 24th July

Hello all, the start time for the 30s-50s evening walk on Wednesday 24th of July is now 7pm.

Full details:

Added by Richard H on July 17, 2019 at 22:24 — No Comments

Car Parking The car park is St Marys Church car park.Thakeham Village.  As you come down into Thakeham village the road bends round to the left, where there are some parking spaces. Go past these spa…

Car Parking

The car park is St Marys Church car park.Thakeham Village.  As you come down into Thakeham village the road bends round to the left, where there are some parking spaces. Go past these space towards the Church and the car park is on the left adjacent to the church .

Thanks Keith.


Added by Keith Fox on July 15, 2019 at 14:33 — No Comments

Lovely walk this Saturday 20th July

Just promoting my 9 mile circular walk this Saturday - starting at Beeding Hill and stopping off at the Sussex Wildlife Trust's Woods Mill reserve for a lunchtime picnic.  The National Trust Car Park at Beeding Hill is accessed from the Upper Shoreham Road in Shoreham (near the Red Lion/Amsterdam pubs) following the signed road to Mill Hill. Carry on past both Mill Hill car parks to reach the NT car park on a bend after another two miles.  Please bring a picnic as there is no pub or…


Added by Carole Claridge on July 15, 2019 at 13:47 — No Comments

BAHR BBQ re-arranged for Saturday 3 August

Good news: the BAHR annual barbecue has been re-scheduled for Saturday 3 August. It will begin with a walk from Mick T's field at 2.30pm, with the BBQ to follow from 4.30 onwards, and rounded off with a sing-along around the camp fire. Bring your instruments, including your voices. BBQ facilities will be provided; just bring your food and drinks. Tea will be available. This event coincides with the Pride activities, so plan your travel well in advance. There's plenty of parking space at…


Added by Mike Bates on July 7, 2019 at 18:39 — No Comments

Photos of trip to HF Selworthy

I've just added nine photos of our recent trip to Selworthy, North Somerset.

Added by Mike Bates on June 30, 2019 at 10:35 — No Comments


Owing to Mick T's indisposition, and logistical problems about access to the field, I'm sorry to say that the BBQ planned for 6 July has been POSTPONED.  We will try and rearrange for a date later in the summer.  Watch this space.  I plan to put on an alternative walk on 6 July.  Please check the programme nearer the time for details.  Mike

Added by Mike Bates on June 23, 2019 at 10:19 — No Comments

30s-50s Merstham - South Nutfield - Skimmington Circular (14 miles)

Hello everyone,

If you fancy a bit more of a challenging walk a bit further away from Brighton, then please join me on the above walk this Sunday (16th).  

Starting 10.30 from Merstham station.  (Car park costs £2.15, with some free on-street parking available nearby; can be reached from Brighton by travelling to end of M23 on to A23 and then U-turn to A23 southwards towards Redhill - or accessible by public transport: Brighton station for the 09:27 to…


Added by Colin Sefton on June 10, 2019 at 20:18 — No Comments

Barbara's sausage stroll

Thank you Barbara from Fun in Action for organising the sausage stroll and generously donating all the food and drink to our worthy cause and thank  everybody that put cash in the pot. £136.87 was raised.

Fun in Action is a charity that befriends Local Children from disadvantaged single Parent Family’s.

Drumming up business !!! Anybody who would like to befriend a Child please talk to Carol or Joy alternately visit our website…


Added by Joy Constantin on June 7, 2019 at 17:09 — No Comments

BAHR 2019 Christmas Lunch @ The Hilton Brighton Metropole 1890 Restaurant - 12th December

This year's Christmas Lunch on Thursday 12th December @ 1300 will be held again at The Hilton Brighton Metropole's splendid belle epoque 1890 restaurant, overlooking the seafront, which will be reserved exclusively for our group. The cost is £25 incl. VAT per person for a 3 course buffet with lots of choice and…


Added by Stuart Ellis on June 4, 2019 at 9:30 — 3 Comments

Britain’s Best Walking Neighbourhood Award 2019 - VOTE FOR BRIGHTON & HOVE!

Brighton & Hove has been shortlisted with 9 other towns for this year's Britain’s Best Walking Neighbourhood Award. Hastings was last year's winner. The winner is the town with the most votes and it's open to everyone and anyone so please vote and also notify your friends, relations....everyone you know....using Facebook, Twitter, Instagram etc.…


Added by Stuart Ellis on June 3, 2019 at 11:33 — No Comments

Extra Walk Sunday May 26th

Hi to all ---  I have put an extra walk in the programme this coming Sunday. Meet on the No 79 bus.  10.45am Old Steine ( stop U )  10.58am Open Market.  I will meet you when I board the bus 11.05am  Surrenden Road stop. We will walk from Ditchling Beacon to my field in Spatham Lane Ditchling via Westmeston. Bring a packed lunch. We will then walk to Stone Pound  Hassocks via Ditchling & Oldland Mill. Bus 271 leaves Stone Pound at 4.28pm & arrives in Brighton at about 4.45pm. The…


Added by Mick Thatcher on May 24, 2019 at 12:03 — No Comments

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