A couple of people have asked me to share this - 5 BAHR ramblers are doing the South Coast Mighty Hike on 7 July to support Macmillan. We'll be hardy ramblers at the start and a bit useless at the end as it is 26 miles from Brighton Racecourse to Eastbourne, with the Seven Sisters kicking in at about 18 miles! One thing's for sure; we'll start as a team and finish as a team. If you would like to sponsor any of us, please click on the individual page for team mates who have further to…Continue
Added by Tracy Evans on May 21, 2018 at 19:10 — No Comments
Pre-walked this last week. Fab walk. Stunning and varied scenery. The Sportsman Pub is open again in Amberley so that's where we will lunch. Not much mud but boots are essential as there is a short marshy stretch. I will be going straight to the start but hopefully some of you will head to Preston Park first to pick up those without transport. We meet at 10.30 at Kithurst Hill car park which is on your left as you travel from Storrington towards Amberley. Not well signposted and easy to…Continue
The Angmering Circular will now take place next Thursday 17th May and NOT the 24th as listed in the programme.
Meet at 10.30 The Dover Car park nearest postcode BN18 9PX TQ060063
Go as far as you can to the end of the lane and you will find the car park
Exploring Northern reaches of Angmering plantations , woodland, fields ,ponds
Leaders going to the start
Added by Joy Constantin on May 10, 2018 at 18:06 — No Comments
Things have dried out nicely during the hot weather,so hopefully not to slippy this time. There are shady churches to sit in (briefly) though we wont stop anywhere more than about 5 minutes (except the pub at the end). Because we finish relatively early we will probably just have a picnic snack stop at Coombes or Botolphs. Hungry bunnies can get a fuller meal at the end of the walk if needed. Drivers may wish to use the 2 bus to return to their cars if left in Steyning , or park in Shoreham…Continue
Added by Peter Hodd on May 8, 2018 at 21:30 — No Comments
Wren's Warren car park on the B2026 is quite small. If full, I suggest the Piglets car park back down the road and then walk onto the heath, where there is a wide path up to the start point.
The walk has a number of ups and downs, 4 stiles, one short muddy section, and is 6 miles, taking about 3 hours.
Added by Geoffrey James on May 8, 2018 at 11:58 — No Comments
I've just been checking out some of this walk and it's nearly perfect with the dappled sunlight through the trees, bluebells and other wild flowers, tree blossom and lunch by the canal. There aren't many stiles and no big hills, but the one down side is there are a number of patches of wet sloshy mud. It's well worth coming along but I would recommend stout boots, gaiters and walking poles.
Added by Diana Jones on May 4, 2018 at 19:04 — No Comments
It looks like Sunday is going to be hot, sunny and dry - which means this 9 mile walk culminating in a steep 150m climb to finish will be a good test of your stamina!
The walk starts at 10.45 from Ditchling Beacon Car Park, Ditchling Road, BN6 8RJ (Parking is £2 / free for National Trust members; accessible by bus #79, departing from the Old Steine bus stop U @ 10:15, arrives Ditchling Beacon 10:42 - I will be going directly to the starting…Continue
Added by Colin Sefton on May 3, 2018 at 12:00 — No Comments
Dear BAHR members,
The next programme runs from July to October, covering the 18 Sundays and 7 Wednesday evenings listed below. With a total of 43 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.
Added by Richard H on May 2, 2018 at 11:00 — No Comments
The weather forecast isn't brilliant but then not too bad either - OK in the morning and possible rain in the afternoon. It'll be muddy in parts so please come prepared with stout boots and rain gear! The lunch stop will be at the Wildflour Cafe at Saddlecombe Farm which does sandwiches, soup etc. but I strongly advise you bring a picnic lunch as there is often a queue at the weekends. Don't let the forecast put you off as it's a lovely walk and the company will more than make up for…Continue
Added by Stuart Ellis on April 27, 2018 at 12:02 — No Comments
I have arranged another walk this coming Sunday using your Bus Pass ( If you have one !!! ) It will be from the Devils Dyke Hotel to Bramber. It is approx. 6 miles Get the 77 bus from Brighton to the Dyke arriving at 1316hrs. We will leave the Dyke at 1330hrs. After the walk we will come back to Brighton on the No 2 bus leaving Bramber at 1623hrs or 1723hrs. We hope to have tea & cake in Bramber. The 77 bus leaves Churchill Sq at 1252hrs & Brighton Station at 1257hrs. I hope to…Continue
Added by Mick Thatcher on April 20, 2018 at 14:57 — No Comments
I walked this route on Monday and the good news is spring has reached the Surrey Hills. This really is too good a walk to miss.The scenery is wonderful, much of the walk is on well drained sand or firm tracks and we even pass a pub used in filming "4 Weddings and A Funeral." Furthermore, we have a decent forecast for Saturday.
The bad news is the March downpours and the April showers have also done their work, so boots will be needed and poles may help if you like a…Continue
Added by Peter Hodd on April 10, 2018 at 12:30 — No Comments
Please join us for a 10.5 mile circular walk around the coastal town of Seaford. Highlights include the interesting lost village of Tide Mills, Seaford Head, Hope Gap, and the iconic view of the Seven Sisters from the old Fisherman’s cottages above Cuckmere Haven. The initial section along the length of the seafront promenade is flat, but then we climb steeply and the remainder of the route also has hills, with around 1750 feet of ascent / descent in total.
Lunch will be in the centre…Continue
Added by Chris Goodyear on April 2, 2018 at 18:30 — No Comments
It's March so it must be Christmas! We've had a great deal from The Hilton Brighton Metropole to host this year's Christmas Lunch on Thursday 13th December (time to be confirmed) in their splendid belle epoque 1890 restaurant, overlooking the…Continue
Sussex Community NHS Trust will be hosting a Wellbeing@Work Festival on Tuesday 1st May (12-3 pm) at Brighton General Hospital. The festival is to encourage NHS staff to make healthier choices for their physical and mental well-being and BAHR will be participating to promote walking, our group and, of course, the national Ramblers.
If you are a current or former NHS employee it would be great to have you along sharing your experiences. If you are interested please contact Wendy Tidman…Continue
Added by Stuart Ellis on March 23, 2018 at 13:01 — No Comments
Eastbourne Council and Lewes Council are, once again, putting on the Eastbourne and Lewes Walk Fest. Some of our members live in these areas and walk with us so it would be good for BAHR to support this initiative which is getting more popular each year. If you would like to lead a walk in/around Eastbourne or Lewes please contact Desmond Anderson (…Continue
Added by Stuart Ellis on March 21, 2018 at 16:07 — No Comments
Added by Sarah Hollingdale on March 20, 2018 at 18:22 — No Comments
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 !!!!!!!!!!!!
Added by Joy Constantin on March 8, 2018 at 17:28 — No Comments
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.
Added by Peter Hodd on March 7, 2018 at 15:37 — No Comments
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 HASTINGS
As 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…Continue
Added by Geoff Cook on March 6, 2018 at 18:07 — No Comments
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.
Added by Joy Constantin on March 1, 2018 at 18:40 — No Comments