Tess and I are putting on an informal programme of walks for a visiting group of Maltese ramblers in early May. We'll have a varied programmes of walks starting mainly in Seaford. A couple of these will be joint with RA200 but if any members are free they're welcome to join us on the other days. If you'd like a copy of the full programme send me an email: firstname.lastname@example.org
I've had a good level of interest and have booked the cottages today. Anyone who always wanted to go to Dorset but couldn't face the thought of the hard beds can still send me a deposit of £20 to secure a lovely double, twin or single room in one of three cottages in Abbotsbury. And, importantly, there are several pubs in the village!Continue
Hello All, the 20s-40s walk on Sunday starts at the Foresters Arms in Graffham.
It's a lovely figure of 8 walk of between 8-10 miles approx. We will climb onto the Downs & pass Seaford College and the Lavington Stud farm during the ramble. Lunch will be at the Foresters Arms pub, however please bring a picnic if you prefer. If you prefer to come just for the morning or for the afternoon it is possible if you can arrange transport to & back from the Foresters Arms pub. I…Continue
The train times have now changed :
Depart Brighton at 0909 arrive Hastings 1056, after change at Lewes.
Walk will commence at 1100 from Hastings Stn ( will wait for 1056 train if late ).
The walk is a little over 8 miles ( not 10 ) and there is a tea room at the lunch stop.
In the opinion of those who have done this walk before its well worth the journey and offers tremendous views from the lunch stop & some surprisingly…Continue
The Sunday's 20s/40s walk is a reprise of the one done at the beginning of this year. It's a very gentle ramble along one of the most scenic and historic pieces of coastline in England with lunch taken at the very friendly and good value Beachy Head pub. The hostelry can be viewed virtually from the begiining of the ramble, that's how short it is. For the more vigorous and for those who wish to do a little more before luncheon,there is the challenging Winnard Loop. Of course for…Continue
Added by charles townley on March 15, 2012 at 18:40 — No Comments
Environmentally friendly …….?
See what happened to this man.
A British tourist in Australia was bitten in the testicles by potentially deadly tiger Snake while answering a call of nature. Jackson scott,29
went in to the garden to pee to conserve water. Just as he finished and was about to tuck everything safely away it bit him.…Continue
A classic 8 mile walk including the South Downs Way and a lunch stop in Ditchling Village (pubs and tea shops). Depart from Hassocks Railway Station (next to Hassocks Hotel, BN6 8HN) at 10:30 am. There is a train leaving Brighton at 10:14 am (no engineering works reported). Walk leader is going direct to departure point.
Added by Robin Cooper-Hannan on March 8, 2012 at 8:46 — No Comments
The Hove Centre at Hove Town Hall will again be the venue for the 22nd Sussex Beer & Cider Festival. It is on this coming weekend 8th to 12th March 2012.
I am going along on the evening session on Friday 9th march with a few friends. I have a couple of spare tickets for the very popular Friday evening session. If you are…Continue
I've had a good level of response and am going ahead with booking accommodation. If you are interested, I am taking deposits of £20 per person now, in order to secure the accommodation, the rest to be payable in November. The cost will not exceed £50 for the two nights.
I am envisaging arrivals Friday afternoon and walks on Sat and Sun. I am planning to book dinner at a local pub for the Saturday evening.
If you email me at email@example.com I'll give you my bank…Continue
Added by ELLEN FORESTER on March 1, 2012 at 0:00 — No Comments
Following requests, a shorter 20/40's afternoon walk this week. The walk starts at 2pm and, with half an hour or so at the Chattri, we should return by 5pm. Rather unusually there won’t be any pubs or tea shops on this walk – so please bring any food and drink that you want!
We’ll be meeting where the walk starts and finishes. This is near the Horsdean recreation ground in Patcham (just off Vale Avenue where it does a right angle turn at grid ref TQ304092) and not the…Continue
Added by Nick Malyon on February 28, 2012 at 15:30 — No Comments
The subject came up during the Dorset holiday this year of the pretty poor comfort levels at the Youth Hostel in Litton Cheyney. Several people were still keen to 'do' Dorset but in maybe a more comfortable way. As a result, I've had a bit of a look and have found a group of cottages/barn conversions in Abbotsbury which would be suitable for up to about 24 people. They all have either ensuites or a bathroom shared…
In this workshop on how to rethink your career options and find fulfilling work, Roman Krznaric will be discussing whether we should abandon the ambition of becoming a high achiever and instead aim to be a 'wide achiever'. He will also be exploring the psychology of career confusion, explaining why we need to put ourselves on 'radical sabbaticals', and revealing just why we should not attempt to find our vocation - we should grow it.
Roman Krznaric is a cultural thinker who advises…Continue
Added by Karen Macmillan on February 25, 2012 at 21:41 — No Comments
The new walk programme is on-line. See "public walks programme" link. If you prefer to print out the programme and/or would like a copy with the leader's name this is available to website members in our "Docs" areas
There are unfortunately three gaps in the 20/40's programme. But it's not too late! The gaps are
If anyone has a walk they could offer please let Claire Phillips know and it can be added to the…
Added by Nick Malyon on February 22, 2012 at 17:23 — No Comments
By the way, the Half Marathon takes place today and may well affect the traffic around the Level, so please leave extra time travelling down there. Thanks Clive
Added by Clive Holt on February 19, 2012 at 8:00 — No Comments
Just a note re this Sunday's walk from Peasmarsh to Rye, they've moved the fabulous Scallops festival back a week ! The walk will still go ahead this Sunday, however there is no guarantee of Scallops for lunch at the pub, although I suspect their inclusion on some menus is somewhat likely..
It's an 8 mile circular walk from Peasmarsh to Rye with a pub or picnic lunch & possible short heritage walk. We'll leave the West Side Of The Level promptly at 10am (please don't snigger about…Continue
According to the weather forecast there will be an easterly wind on Saturday so I am planning to start the walk at Worthing Station so we will have the wind behind us all the way to Littlehampton Station and it will therefore be less cold. All the train arrangements and meeting place remain the same - a day return ticket to Littlehampton will be required. Jean 07985608845
Unfortunately I am unable to go to the Litton Cheney YH weekend now. It is a cosy hostel in a pretty little village with good walking. Travel to Dorset via car shares. Please contact me of you would like my place: Janet
Janetlimb@hotmail.com or 07743 399 199
Added by Janet Limb on February 8, 2012 at 18:16 — No Comments
Hope you'll join me on this walk along the coast from Littlehampton Station to Worthing Pier. The temperature is supposedly improving by the weekend - at least four degrees above freezing. Hopefully there may be a cafe open for coffee but please bring a drink and picnic just in case. The walk goes along the seafront on promenade or on grass and, if the tide is right, we may be able to walk on the beach. The train leaves Brighton at 9.44 am, Hove at 9.53 am, Shoreham-by-Sea 10 am and…Continue
Added by Jean Pool on February 7, 2012 at 17:35 — No Comments
A shorter than usual five mile walk around Firle this Sunday afternoon. We meet at the level at 1pm and then drive to Firle. Due to the start time there will be NO LUNCH on this walk, so please eat before joining us! Depending on the drivers, there may be a chance for drinks/food at the end of the walk. If you have a car please bring it to the level
We're doing a shorter walk this week as a few requests for briefer and afternoon walks.