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30s-50s Ashdown Forest - Millbrook, Old Lodge and Fairwarp Circular on Sunday 4th November 2018

This walk is 10.5 miles long and takes us through the attractive central and southern areas of the Ashdown Forest. There are some wonderful distant views from the higher ground on a clear day. We will be stopping for lunch in Fairwarp at The Foresters Arms, or bring your own picnic to have on the village green.

All of the pre-reserved places for the pub lunch are taken. However, this could…

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Added by Chris Goodyear on October 30, 2018 at 10:00 — No Comments

30s-50s Mayfield and Wadhurst Deer Park - Figure of 8 Walk on Sunday 2nd September 2018

This ‘circular’ walk is 11.5 miles long and takes us through classic rolling countryside of the High Weald. We will be stopping for lunch on the outskirts of Mayfield at the Rose & Crown, or if you prefer, bring your own picnic to have on the nearby King George's Playing Fields Park where there are some benches with an attractive view.

Kindly let us know by latest 5.00pm…

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Added by Chris Goodyear on August 27, 2018 at 11:00 — No Comments

30s-50s Ashdown Forest, Crowborough and Black Hill Circular – Sunday 22nd July 2018

This walk is 11 miles long and takes us through the attractive eastern area of the Ashdown Forest which includes the famous Five Hundred Acre Wood, and also the outskirts of Crowborough, where we will be stopping for lunch at the White Hart on the Green. Alternatively, bring your own picnic to have on one of the many benches located nearby.

Kindly let us know by latest 10.00am…

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Added by Chris Goodyear on July 18, 2018 at 12:30 — 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

30s-50s Bishopstone, Seaford and Cuckmere Haven Circular – Sunday 8th April 2018

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…

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Added by Chris Goodyear on April 2, 2018 at 18:30 — No Comments

Reminder: 30s-50s East Dean, Beachy Head and Eastbourne Wish Tower Circular – Sunday 4th February 2018

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…

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Added by Chris Goodyear on January 31, 2018 at 9:30 — No Comments

Reminder: 30s–50s Ashdown Forest, Lintons and Hartfield Circular – Sunday 12th November 2017

This undulating 10½ mile walk will begin at 10.15am from the 'Lintons' car park in the Ashdown Forest, between Wych Cross and Coleman's Hatch. The starting point provides one of the most scenic views northwards over the Ashdown Forest and the Sussex Weald. Along our route the countryside is fairly varied, and the wooded sections always look attractive in Autumn. We will be passing several places featured in the recent film ‘Goodbye Christopher Robin’, including Pooh Sticks Bridge and the…

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Added by Chris Goodyear on November 7, 2017 at 9:30 — No Comments

Reminder: 30s–50s Ashdown Forest, Fairwarp and Heron’s Ghyll Circular – Sunday 17th September 2017

Please join us for an attractive 11 mile circular walk through the south eastern area of the Ashdown Forest. On a clear day, there are some excellent views over the Sussex countryside from the higher sections of our route.

The walk begins at 10.30am from the…

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Added by Chris Goodyear on September 12, 2017 at 12:30 — No Comments

Reminder: 30s-50s Bluebell Railway + Walk from Kingscote to Sheffield Park - Sunday 16th July 2017

This scenic linear walk of approximately 12.5 miles includes a ride on the 10.00am steam train between the stations of Sheffield Park and Kingscote.

Kindly post a comment on the BAHR 30s-50s Meetup Site if you are able to offer any members a lift from the…

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Added by Chris Goodyear on July 12, 2017 at 17:00 — No Comments

Reminder: 30s–50s Chelwood and Forest Row Circular – Sunday 4th June 2017

This is an attractive undulating walk of approximately 12½ miles through the wooded north western area of the Ashdown Forest, including the remarkable Chelwood Vachery.

We begin from the 'Churlwood' car park on the A275, Lewes Road, between Chelwood Gate and Wych Cross. Parking there is free, although space is limited, so car sharing is advisable.

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Added by Chris Goodyear on May 30, 2017 at 9:00 — No Comments

30s–50s Alfriston and Seaford Circular – Sunday 9th April 2017

This is a hilly circular walk of approximately 13 miles between Alfriston and Seaford, with a variety of terrains and some excellent views of downland and the coast.  

Lunch will be in Seaford, where there is a choice of cafés, pubs and shops. Our stop is likely to be sometime around 1.30pm and last for about 65 minutes. We will afterwards reassemble outside Tesco Express in Sutton Park Road for the shorter return leg of the walk.

One section of our route back to Alfriston is…

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Added by Chris Goodyear on April 5, 2017 at 11:00 — 1 Comment

Reminder: 30s–50s Eastbourne Downs, Birling Gap and Willingdon Hill Circular – Sunday 12th February 2017

This 10.5 mile walk is through classic downland scenery, offering some panoramic sea and inland views, especially on a clear day.

Those of you travelling by bus should catch the No. 12 at 9.37am from stop K opposite the Sea Life Centre, or alternatively at 9.30am from stop E at Brighton Churchill Square. The bus is scheduled to arrive at the request stop next to Eastbourne Youth Hostel at 10.42am. It is located approximately ¼ mile past the Downs Golf Club on the north side of the…

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Added by Chris Goodyear on February 8, 2017 at 12:06 — No Comments

Reminder: 30s–50s Chailey Common, Wivelsfield Green and Scaynes Hill Circular – Sunday 6th November 2016

Reminder: 30s–50s Chailey Common, Wivelsfield Green and Scaynes Hill Circular – Sunday 6th November 2016

Join us for an Autumn walk of 10.5 miles from Pound Common to Wivelsfield Green and Scaynes Hill. We will be passing through the attractive heathlands of Red House Common and Chailey Common on the return leg of the walk. A section of the route before and after lunch follows the Sussex Border Path.

The walk will begin promptly at 10.15am from the small ‘Pound…

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Added by Chris Goodyear on October 31, 2016 at 16:30 — No Comments

Wanted! Walk Leaders for next 30s-50s Walks Programme - November 2016 to February 2017.

Dear BAHR members,

It is once again time for us to begin putting together the next programme of Sunday walks for the 30s-50s group. This is your chance 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. 

New volunteers are needed to lead our walks, and without more leaders the group will have problems, so can you help us? No special training is required, but…

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Added by Chris Goodyear on September 4, 2016 at 9:00 — No Comments

Reminder: 30s–50s Frant, Eridge Rocks and Tunbridge Wells Circular – Sunday 4th September 2016

This 11 mile walk begins from the picturesque East Sussex village of Frant, situated in the High Weald. The scenery along the route is very varied and ranges from quiet countryside and woods, to lanes and the bustling Pantiles.

Lunch will be in Tunbridge Wells, where there is a choice of various eateries and pubs, either in the Pantiles or in the nearby High Street. Our stop will probably last for about 75 minutes.

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Added by Chris Goodyear on August 30, 2016 at 18:28 — No Comments

Reminder: 30s–50s Ashdown Forest, Fairwarp and Nutley Circular – Sunday 3rd July 2016

Please join me for an attractive 11 mile circular walk through the south eastern area of the Ashdown Forest, including Old Lodge Nature Reserve, a section of The Wealdway and Nutley Windmill. The walk will begin promptly at 10.30am from the ‘Friends’ car park in Crowborough Road, near Nutley, East Sussex. Additional parking is available in the ‘Stonehill’ car park on the opposite side of the road.

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Added by Chris Goodyear on June 29, 2016 at 16:00 — No Comments

Reminder: 30s–50s Burwash, Brightling and Wood's Corner Circular – Sunday 12th June 2016

Please join me for a scenic walk through the parishes of Brightling, Burwash and Dallington in the Rother District of East Sussex. Varied countryside and woodland, with a chance along the way to spot several of Mad Jack Fuller's Follies which were built in this area. Picnic lunch in Burwash, beside the church, with attractive views in the background. There is also a choice of two pubs, a café and the local store for refreshments or food.

The walk will begin at 10.30am from outside the…

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Added by Chris Goodyear on June 8, 2016 at 21:00 — No Comments

Leaders wanted! Gaps still remaining in next 30s-50s Walks Programme - July 2016 to October 2016.

Dear BAHR members,

There are still plenty of gaps which we would like to fill in the next programme of Sunday walks for the 30s-50s group. This is your chance 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. 

New volunteers are needed to lead our walks, and without more leaders the group will be in trouble, so can you help us? No special training is…

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Added by Chris Goodyear on May 2, 2016 at 10:30 — No Comments

Reminder: 30s–50s West Hoathly, Weir Wood Reservoir and Forest Row Circular – Sunday 10th April 2016

Please join me for a spring walk in an attractive area of the High Weald, with views over Weir Wood Reservoir from various locations. Along the route we will be passing Lower Lake in the Gravetye Estate, crossing the Bluebell steam Railway line several times, visiting Stone Farm Rocks and following a section of the Sussex Border Path.

Free parking in the…

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Added by Chris Goodyear on April 7, 2016 at 9:30 — 2 Comments

30s–50s Tide Mills, Alfriston and Greenway Circular – Sunday 28th February 2016

This attractive 11 mile walk over the Downs takes us along several of the slightly lesser travelled paths in the area and features some good viewpoints. Please note that it is a hilly walk with a few relatively steep sections, so be prepared for this as well as the usual mud in various places.

Lunch is in picturesque Alfriston and our stop will probably last for around 75 minutes. You can either bring a picnic to have on the benches next to the village green or there is a choice of…

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Added by Chris Goodyear on February 23, 2016 at 16:00 — 1 Comment

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