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.
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 Leader
Added by Peter John Jarman on February 19, 2018 at 12:33 — No Comments
Interesting article from the BBC regarding magnets in clothing effecting compass readings.
Added by Richard H on February 15, 2018 at 14:47 — No Comments
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.
Added by Peter Hodd on February 13, 2018 at 11:00 — No Comments
The national ramblers web site is very positive about dogs on ramblers walks. In the group walks section it says
We 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…
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.
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!
Added by Stuart Ellis on February 5, 2018 at 12:07 — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Carole Claridge on February 1, 2018 at 20:55 — No Comments
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.
Added by Tony Mercer on February 1, 2018 at 8:41 — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Chris Goodyear on January 31, 2018 at 9:30 — No Comments
Added by Sarah Hollingdale on January 29, 2018 at 18:36 — No Comments
Go for a walk rather than shopping or doing the housework! I did the pre-walk last Sunday and the going underfoot was nice and dry so expecting the same on Saturday. Some glorious views over the Downs from the old Lewes race course, Blackcap and Mount Harry. Forecast is reasonable but there could be the odd shower so come prepared. Drink and/or lunch in The Swan which is a Harveys pub for those who care about such things! Hope to see you there.
Added by Stuart Ellis on January 19, 2018 at 15:03 — No Comments
Looking forward to see you on the walk on Sunday.
The route starts from Findon Valley, circumnavigating Cissbury Ring, before heading across the downs to Chanctonbury Ring for panoramic views and on to Washington for a pub lunch. The route then follows sections of the South Downs Way and the Monarchs Way, past Findon Church and Findon Place.
There will be mud and steep sections so please bring sturdy boots and poles if you need…Continue
Added by Sarah Hollingdale on January 15, 2018 at 17:55 — No Comments
As Geoff James has 'retired' from organising the long weekends away, I have made provisional reservations for up to 25 places (9 single rooms and 8 doubles/twin) at Freshwater Bay House, an HF Holidays hotel on the Isle of Wight for the three nights of Wednesday 16 to Friday 18 May. The package costs £249 per person, which includes full board and self-guided walks. There is a supplement of £10 per person for non-HF members, plus £10pp per night for premium rooms and £5pp per night for a…Continue
Added by Mike Bates on January 15, 2018 at 17:04 — No Comments
Apologies- another change! This walk will now run as a car walk starting from Preston Park station at 9:30 to avoid replacement buses and to shorten the journey times. Thanks to all drivers offering lifts to help with car shares.
We will now start the walk at 10:30 from the layby in Bradley Lane, left off the A24, first exit at first roundabout leaving Dorking, signed "Vineyard." Grid ref TQ170509 RH4 1PF.
This walk will still call in at Polesden Lacey for tea and snacks via…Continue
I pre-walked this walk today. Very muddy and squelchy, but if you like the sound of rushing streams, rustic charm, some beautiful Wealden views in an area less visited and a lovely pub for lunch, then you'll enjoy this walk. Only five stiles and no hills - just a few gentle inclines. Walking poles strongly recommended. Hope to see you there. Mike
I pre walked the Ashington walk today and much of it is underwater. With more rain promised this week it’s not a sensible option so I’m changing to a Shoreham to Lancing walk commencing from the Ropetackle entrance at 10.15 am. Sorry for the late notice.
I have decided to change next Saturdays walk from Hastings to Ditchling circ Details are as follows. Sat Dec 30th 2017 Meet 0930 East side Preston Park Station ( BN1 6SG TQ 300068 ) Walk starts Ditchling car park at 1015. Explore Map 122 OL 11 TQ 327152 Walk via Westmeston, Streat & Plumpton Green Pub. Est finish time 1500. Contact Mick T 01273 500341 or 07504 631753 ( on the day )
Added by Mick Thatcher on December 24, 2017 at 12:47 — No Comments
Surrey Raid! Dorking, Denbies Vineyard and Polesden Lacey
Saturday, 13 January 2018
Unfortunately we need need to tweak the start time for this walk thanks to Rail Improvement buses which have added 40 minutes to our journey out and two changes.
I will attempt to lead the walk but will meet at 9am at Brighton station to catch the 9:10 replacement bus. The original start time would have arrived too late to enjoy a longish walk. In theory we…Continue
Added by Peter Hodd on December 19, 2017 at 14:33 — No Comments
The days are getting shorter (sunset @ 1602) and this is quite a long walk so please try and bring a picnic lunch so we can keep the lunch-stop to around 40 minutes. There's plenty of seating available at the car park...and even a WC! I did a pre walk yesterday and the ground is nice and firm…Continue
Added by Stuart Ellis on November 23, 2017 at 13:18 — No Comments