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.
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…Continue
Added by Chris Smith on June 20, 2018 at 12:29 — No Comments
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)
Added by Peter Hodd on June 10, 2018 at 18:00 — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Stuart Ellis on June 7, 2018 at 14:34 — No Comments
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.…Continue
Added by Chris Goodyear on June 4, 2018 at 16:00 — No Comments
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
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…Continue
Added by Mike Bates on June 2, 2018 at 19:07 — No Comments
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Added by Stuart Ellis on June 2, 2018 at 12:37 — No Comments
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Added by Colin Sefton on May 31, 2018 at 17:35 — No Comments
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
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
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