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If anyone gets really really hot when out walking in the summer, I purchased these as I knew that the South Coast Mighty Hike would be a killer- they were fabulous and I'll be wearing them out on a Sunday for the rest of the summer!
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Added by Tracy Evans on July 14, 2018 at 21:46 — No Comments

Ditchling Common Circular 15/7/18

For those of less fitness or unable to walk long distances or wishing to escape from tennis or football this is for you. The walk is flat only 4 miles and easy paced. If you have no transport please ring the leader in advance and if possible we may be able to assist. If you have your own transport please also contact the leader and leave your contact details. The walk starts from Ditchling Common car park and proceeds on the west side of the main road to Wivelsfield and returns via West…

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Added by Peter John Jarman on July 10, 2018 at 23:43 — No Comments

Ditchling Common Circular 15/7/18

For those of less fitness or unable to walk long distances or wishing to escape from tennis or football this is for you. The walk is flat only 4 miles and easy paced. If you have no transport please ring the leader in advance and if possible we may be able to assist. If you have your own transport please also contact the leader and leave your contact details. The walk starts from Ditchling Common car park and proceeds on the west side of the main road to Wivelsfield and returns via West…

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Added by Peter John Jarman on July 10, 2018 at 23:41 — No Comments

Brighton & Hove Ramblers Annual BBQ Sat July 14th

This is to invite all members to my field in Ditchling for our annual BBQ. See walks programme for details about the 4 mile walk. You can arrive any time from midday onwards.  The field is in Spatham Lane BN6 8XJ   TQ337157 & I will place a sign near the gate. From Ditchling go east from the crossroads on the Lewes Road for about three quarters of a mile. Turn left into Spatham Lane. The field is another three quarters of a mile on the left hand side. Bring all you need for your BBQ. We…

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Added by Mick Thatcher on July 2, 2018 at 9:46 — No Comments

Sunday July 1st 30s-50s Lewes via Rodmell Circular - bring water, hat and sun screen ! No shade on walk.

Train from Brighton at 10.05 (BN1 3XP, TQ310049)

Starts at 10:30: The walk will start outside Lewes Station (BN7 2JU, TQ417099)

Finishing point: Lewes Station (BN7 2JU, TQ417099) at about 16.30



A 10 mile circular walk around the Lewes area. Passing a 9th century priory and a hidden valley with the lost village of Balsdean. Steep climb in the morning to the top of the Downs. Lunch at Rodmell (Abergavenny Arms). Returning along the river.

Walk leader David C…

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Added by David Coutinho on June 27, 2018 at 9:30 — 1 Comment

Sorry WALK POSTPONED Holmwood and Leith Hill to Dorking. 7th July

It may not surprise walkers on Diana's excellent Ashdown forest walk last Saturday, but unfortunately, a colourfully sprained ankle so spectacularly, yet mundanely, acquired means  I will be postponing the Leith Hill walk until later in the year. I intend spending the next few days with my foot up on ice watching the World Cup!

Apologies for any inconvenience caused, and thanks to the kindly Sherpas who helped me make it back to base camp on Saturday.

Pete

Added by Peter Hodd on June 25, 2018 at 17:57 — 2 Comments

Walking the paths around Offham Chalk pits, near Lewes

Many people walk the paths around the old chalk pits at Offham, near Lewes .

But almost none of these paths is on the rights of way map so, in theory, any one of them could be stopped up at any time. 

So, although there is no immediate threat, the Ramblers Association is setting out to add the paths to the rights of way map by collecting evidence that they have been used by the public for the past 20 years. (since 1998)  If you have walked on some or all of these paths please…

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Added by Chris Smith on June 20, 2018 at 12:29 — No Comments

NOTE START TIME CHANGE Ouse Valley without the ooze? Isfield to Lewes via Barcombe Mills and Hamsey Saturday 16th June 2018

Saturday 16th June: Lovely and flat walk with great views without too much exertion! Please note the changes to the meeting and start times. Drivers can still join us on route by parking in Lewes and catching the 29 from Waitrose at 9:51

New Meeting time: 9:10 Old Steine Stop F for the 9:19 (29 Bus) arriving Rose Hill Halfway House 10:04

New Start time at Laughing Fish: 10:20

(Estimated finish time: 13:30)

Moderate 8…

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Added by Peter Hodd on June 10, 2018 at 18:00 — No Comments

Sunday 10th June : Telscombe Tye - Newhaven Circular - 11 miles

Hope you can make it for this lovely and varied walk which takes us over the Downs from Telscombe Tye to Piddinghoe and then along the river to Newhaven for our lunch stop by the quay underneath the fort. The Hope Inn is available otherwise please bring a picnic. We return to Telscombe along the cliff top path. I…

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Added by Stuart Ellis on June 7, 2018 at 14:34 — No Comments

Reminder: 30s–50s Rotherfield, Frant and Eridge Old Park Circular – Sunday 10th June 2018

This walk is 12 miles in length and goes through an attractive area of the High Weald, close to the East Sussex / Kent border. The terrain is undulating with a couple of longer hills and the total ascent / descent is approximately 1550 feet. There will probably be a few muddy sections, unless we are lucky and the ground has dried out.

Lunch will be in Frant where a reservation has been made at the George Inn.…

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Added by Chris Goodyear on June 4, 2018 at 16:00 — No Comments

Thursdays walk June 7th Rodmell

The car park has changed to the Pub.  The Abergavenny Arms in Rodmell village on the main Newhaven road.  Map ref  Ext 122  TQ418059  I look forward to good weather this Thursday. Cheers  Mick Thatcher 01273 500341

Added by Mick Thatcher on June 4, 2018 at 9:46 — No Comments

Three night break in North Somerset: June 2019

Following the recent enjoyable trip to The Isle of Wight, I have booked rooms for up to 25 people at the HF hotel at Selworthy, North Somerset for the nights of 15,16, and 17 June 2019.  Set among 12,500 acres of a NT estate in the Exmoor National Park, Holnicote House has a heated outdoor pool and all the usual HF amenities. I envisage two walks of 8-10 miles on the two full days and two shorter walks on the days of arrival and departure.

The package costs £265 pp on a full board…

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Added by Mike Bates on June 2, 2018 at 19:07 — No Comments

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Dear Brighton & Hove Ramblers Website Member,

You may have heard about the new General Data Protection Regulation ("GDPR"), that comes into effect May 25,…

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Added by Stuart Ellis on June 2, 2018 at 12:37 — No Comments

Explore with Map and Compass course

I have read about the following, which I thought might be of interest:-

A one-day course on Saturdays 7 or 14 July offering beginners and those with little experience to gain confidence and experience in map reading and navigation, consisting mainly of fieldwork in the countryside surrounding Battle, East Sussex.  Standard charge £10, reduced rates available.  John Harmer 01424 773998 or e-mail john@harmerfamily.plus.com.

Added by Colin Sefton on May 31, 2018 at 17:35 — No Comments

CANCELLED THURSDAY 31ST MAY MAYFIELD CIRCULAR WALK

A high likelihood of thunder and lightning  is forecast for the Mayfield area during the hours we would be walking today, as well as heavy rain.  As much of the walk is through woodland I have decided to cancel the walk rather than risk being under trees potentially struck by lightning.

Added by Gill Lamarque on May 31, 2018 at 8:08 — No Comments

South Coast Mighty Hike 7 July

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…

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Added by Tracy Evans on May 21, 2018 at 19:10 — No Comments

Beautiful Saturday walk 19 May. West Sussex Literary Trail and South Downs Way

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…

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Added by Carole Claridge on May 12, 2018 at 13:52 — 1 Comment

DATE CHANGE !!! Angmering Circular Walk

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 

Please note after the Amgmering turnoff on the A27 keep heading North towards Poling, you will…
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Added by Joy Constantin on May 10, 2018 at 18:06 — No Comments

5 Churches and A Castle - Steyning to Shoreham 12th May

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…

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Added by Peter Hodd on May 8, 2018 at 21:30 — No Comments

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