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Stuart Ellis's Announcements (39)

BAHR 2018 Christmas Lunch

It's March so it must be Christmas! We've had a great deal from The Hilton Brighton Metropole to host this year's Christmas Lunch on Thursday 13th December (time to be confirmed) in their splendid belle epoque 1890 restaurant, overlooking the…


Added by Stuart Ellis on March 26, 2018 at 12:30 — 1 Comment

Sussex Community NHS Trust - Wellbeing@Work Festival 1st May 2018

Sussex Community NHS Trust will be hosting a Wellbeing@Work Festival on Tuesday 1st May (12-3 pm) at Brighton General Hospital. The festival is to encourage NHS staff to make healthier choices for their physical and mental well-being and BAHR will be participating to promote walking, our group and, of course, the national Ramblers.

If you are a current or former NHS employee it would be great to have you along sharing your experiences. If you are interested please contact Wendy Tidman…


Added by Stuart Ellis on March 23, 2018 at 13:01 — No Comments

Eastbourne and Lewes Walk Fest: 16-23 September 2018

Eastbourne Council and Lewes Council are, once again, putting on the Eastbourne and Lewes Walk Fest. Some of our members live in these areas and walk with us so it would be good for BAHR to support this initiative which is getting more popular each year. If you would like to lead a walk in/around Eastbourne or Lewes please contact Desmond Anderson (…


Added by Stuart Ellis on March 21, 2018 at 16:07 — No Comments

Sunday 11 Feb - Patcham - Plumpton circular


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

Saturday 20th January - Lewes Circular via Mount Harry and Offham Hill

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

Sunday 26th November: Shoreham - Bramber circular 12 miles

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…


Added by Stuart Ellis on November 23, 2017 at 13:18 — No Comments


Following the very positive Walk Leadership Training evening in September we will be holding a session on Map Reading and Navigation Skills. The aim is to enable current walk leaders to learn and improve these skills and encourage those wishing to become a walk leader to gain confidence by acquiring them. The session will be hosted by our own walk leaders. These skills will then be demonstrated by experienced walk leaders on one of their walks in the weeks…

Added by Stuart Ellis on November 23, 2017 at 12:31 — 3 Comments

England Coast Path - East Head to Shoreham by Sea - representations and objections forms deadline update

Please note the new deadline of midnight on Wednesday 22nd November …

Added by Stuart Ellis on November 9, 2017 at 11:41 — No Comments


If you're already a walk leader or thinking about becoming one please take a look at the OS National Map Reading Week website (https://goo.gl/Ga6CCM) which has loads of useful info on map reading, how to use a compass, hints and tips, events and much more. It's a lot of fun so get your friends and family involved!

Added by Stuart Ellis on October 12, 2017 at 9:56 — No Comments

Sunday 1st October: Eastbourne & Lewes Walk Fest 2017: Hidden in Plain Sight

This is the BAHR offering for the this year's Eastbourne & Lewes Walk Fest with the theme of exploring Lewes's rich history stretching back to Norman times and taking in some of great views over the Ouse valley. The walk is a figure-of-eight stopping in Lewes for lunch so ideal for those…


Added by Stuart Ellis on September 27, 2017 at 11:39 — No Comments

New walk leaders planning meeting - Thursday 14th September @ 7.30pm

A reminder that the New Walk Leaders Planning Meeting is just 2 weeks away so still time to register your interest to come along and find out from current walk leaders what it takes to lead a walk. It will be an informative evening but also a lot of fun helped along with food and refreshments.…


Added by Stuart Ellis on August 30, 2017 at 13:26 — 2 Comments

New walk leaders planning meeting - Thursday 14th September

Ever thought about leading a Ramblers walk? Not quite sure what it involves? Worried about getting lost? Need a bit of support with leading your first walk? Join us for an evening of fun walk planning with refreshments, courtesy of BAHR, on Thursday 14th September 2017 7.30-9.30pm at The Stoneham…


Added by Stuart Ellis on July 10, 2017 at 12:29 — 5 Comments

30s-50s Hassocks and Saddlecombe circular - Sunday 29th May 2016

This week's walk is 10.5 miles and explores 2 wonderful hills - Wolstonbury and Newtimber - both of which are managed by the National Trust. Some climbing is involved (these are hills!) but I can guarantee you some magnificent panoramic views and interesting chalkland wildlife, including…


Added by Stuart Ellis on May 25, 2016 at 13:00 — No Comments

Hidden in Plain Sight: Exploring Brighton & Hove's parks and hidden open spaces - Sunday 20th March 2016

This walk explores some of the great treasures of Brighton & Hove - its parks, nature reserves and open spaces. Some will be familiar with some of them but there will be others, 'hidden in plain sight', which may surprise you! In all we will visit more than 10 parks and open spaces…


Added by Stuart Ellis on March 16, 2016 at 9:00 — No Comments

30s-50s Newhaven and Berwick Circular - Sunday 31st January 2016 - 11.5 miles

We're heading up to the hills to try and avoid the mud! Mainly dry on the Downs but 'damp' when we descend into Alciston and Berwick so waterproof footwear de rigeur! Several steepish climbs - you have been warned. Lunch at the Cricketers Arms (Berwick) where I have booked a table for 10 -…


Added by Stuart Ellis on January 22, 2016 at 12:00 — 7 Comments

2015 Xmas Dinner Party - souvenirs of a fun evening!


Added by Stuart Ellis on December 9, 2015 at 12:05 — No Comments

30s-50s Lewes, Offham Hill and Malling Down - Sunday 29th November 2015


Due to waterlogged conditions around Burgess Hill I have changed the walk to one on higher ground around Lewes!

In the morning we head for Offham Hill with…


Added by Stuart Ellis on November 25, 2015 at 14:30 — 2 Comments

30s-50s Goring - Findon Circular: Sunday 18th October - Flying Saucers, Flint & Findon

This week we start at sea-level at Goring-by-Sea and climb 400 ft. to the Downs with magnificent views to the sea before descending to the charming village of Findon for lunch. There is a choice of 2 pubs or picnic on the village green. After lunch we head for Clapham village passing by Findon Manor and…


Added by Stuart Ellis on October 15, 2015 at 12:00 — No Comments

WATERWORLD: 30s-50s Wivelsfield to Cuckfield circular - Sunday 30th August 2015

This week's walk takes us through the low-lying area between Wivelsfield and Cuckfield; a region full of streams, brooks, footbridges and, of course, water-loving wildlife. In the winter this area is often flooded and always muddy but in the summer a real delight, easy-going and only 10 miles!…


Added by Stuart Ellis on August 27, 2015 at 12:00 — No Comments

Join the Ramblers Assoc. Big Pathwatch initiative

Some of you may know that The Ramblers Association has launched an initiative to walk and note every footpath in the country. It has the catchy title Big Pathwatch! The aims behind this are:

  1. Identify obstructions, broken fences, stiles etc. so they can get fixed,
  2. Note any interesting features such as great views, wildlife, flora and fauna,
  3. Make sure that all footpaths & Rights of Way are on the Definitive Map. This is really important as it will be 'closed'…

Added by Stuart Ellis on August 27, 2015 at 11:15 — 1 Comment

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