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Stuart Ellis's Announcements (42)

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

30s-50s Hassocks and Saddlecombe circular - Sunday 19th July

This week's walk 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 butterflies. You'll be up…


Added by Stuart Ellis on July 16, 2015 at 12:30 — No Comments

Hidden in Plain Sight: Exploring Brighton & Hove's parks and hidden open spaces - Sunday 31st May

This walk explores some of the great treasures of Brighton & Hove; its parks, nature reserves and open spaces. Some you will be familiar with 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 starting in the west at…


Added by Stuart Ellis on May 28, 2015 at 12:00 — No Comments

30s-50s Lewes - Offham circular: Sunday 17th May


This week's walk starts on the Downs and takes us, via the old Lewes Race Course and a steep climb, to Offham Hill which is rewarded with stunning views over the Ouse valley. We descend to Offham village for…


Added by Stuart Ellis on May 14, 2015 at 12:30 — No Comments

30s-50s Rottingdean figure-of-eight walk - Sunday 1st March

This is a gentle figure-of-eight walk with each circuit of approximately 6 miles. In the morning we head east onto the Downs returning to Rottingdean for lunch at the Plough Inn, picnic on the green or local cafes/tea shops. After lunch we head west towards Ovingdean with its lovely Anglo-Saxon Church…


Added by Stuart Ellis on February 26, 2015 at 12:00 — No Comments

Sunday 11th January - Exceat to Milton Street circular

Lullington Heath Nature Reserve (last remaining chalk heath in UK), the Long Man and White Horse (see the only 2 chalk figures in Sussex on the same day!), breath-taking views from the Downs, Wilmington Priory and 12th century church with its 1600 year old Yew tree (above picture), Alfriston from the…


Added by Stuart Ellis on January 8, 2015 at 12:00 — 3 Comments

Xmas Dinner

I've created an Album (2014 Xmas Dinner) with a few photos. Sadly everyone was impeccably behaved so nothing incriminating! Thank you Liz for organising a great evening and sorry you couldn't be there.


Added by Stuart Ellis on December 11, 2014 at 10:00 — No Comments

Sunday 30th November: 30s-50s Goring-Angmering circular

Nice varied walk starting at Goring station and on to Patching via Highdown Hill with great views to the North Downs and coast, iron-age fort and Miller's Tomb (above). From Patching we head for Angmering via the windmill and lunch at the Spotted Cow. Manor Nurseries Garden Centre cafe is available opposite. After lunch we descend to the beach at Kingston Gorse where Pete Townsend…


Added by Stuart Ellis on November 28, 2014 at 9:00 — No Comments


Please read the attached file for full details and costs. I need a minimum of 15 to get this off the ground and I'm setting a maximum of 20 for logistical reasons. Please note that this is a walking holiday with some sight-seeing and not the other way round :)

Please let me know by 23rd…


Added by Stuart Ellis on October 28, 2014 at 17:36 — 2 Comments

Storrington walk on Sunday 19th October - car share

If anyone is planning to bring their car to The Level please let me know as I'd be grateful for a lift. Cheers.

Added by Stuart Ellis on October 17, 2014 at 9:29 — 2 Comments

Hassocks-Hurstpierpoint circular - Sunday 14th September

So far the forecast looks good for Sunday so a fair chance of great views from Wolstonbury Hill! This is the only climb on the walk but well worth the effort....trust me! Meeting place is Brighton Train Station to catch 10:17 arriving at Hassocks at 10:37. Return fare is £4.60. The walk will depart at 10:45 from the east side of Hassocks station. Parking available on both sides of the…


Added by Stuart Ellis on September 10, 2014 at 9:12 — No Comments

Sunday 6th July - Exceat to East Dean Circular

The forecast for Sunday looks good so hope you will join me for this lovely walk through Friston Forest to Jevington and then up to Babylon Down where there are spectacular panoramic views from Eastbourne to Brighton. Lunch will be on the green at East Dean where there is a choice of cafe, pub (Tiger Inn) or picnic. BTW, the Tiger Inn no longer takes bookings so it's pot luck I'm afraid and, if the weather is good, it will be very busy so I suggest taking a picnic! After lunch we head back…


Added by Stuart Ellis on July 3, 2014 at 10:24 — No Comments

Sunday 15th June : Lewes - Isfield linear


This Sunday is the London-Brighton Bike Ride so there is some disruption to the bus service. Fortunately there is a train alternative so I have decided we shall get from Brighton to Lewes by train rather than bus.…


Added by Stuart Ellis on June 12, 2014 at 14:34 — No Comments

Henfield walk

Many thanks to the Dynamic Duo (Jill and Susan) for a great walk! Also, the car drought seems to over and we were awash with cars today so thanks to all drivers as well.

Added by Stuart Ellis on April 27, 2014 at 18:40 — No Comments

Henfield circular - Sunday 27th April

If any car owners are planning to go to The Level (9.45am) can you please let us know as cars have been rather scarce recently. Many thanks in advance.

Added by Stuart Ellis on April 26, 2014 at 12:00 — No Comments

Tide Mills circular

Thanks Chris for an excellent and varied walk yesterday. Where were those hills you mentioned? ):

Added by Stuart Ellis on April 14, 2014 at 9:34 — No Comments

The Run of the Downs - Rudyard Kipling

The Weald is good, the Downs are best-

I'll give you the run of 'em, East to West.

Beachy Head and Winddoor Hill,

They were once and they are still.

Firle Mount Caburn and Mount Harry

Go back as far as sums 'll carry.

Ditchling Beacon and Chanctonbury Ring

They have looked on many a thing,

And what those two have missed between 'em

I reckon Truleigh Hill has seen 'em.

Highden, Bignor and Duncton Down

Knew Old England before the…


Added by Stuart Ellis on April 4, 2014 at 17:30 — No Comments

Sunday 6th April - Exceat to Milton Street circular ***** IMPORTANT *****

Please note the following:

  1. The route has been changed and we will be going to Milton Street (not East Dean) and lunching at the Sussex Ox (Tiger Inn won't take bookings),
  2. Due to the Brighton Marathon we will be catching the #12 bus from the Gala Bingo stop (corner Freshfield & Eastern Road). The bus operator has told me that departure times will be approximate so I suggest we gather at the bus stop by 9.15am…

Added by Stuart Ellis on April 1, 2014 at 11:17 — No Comments

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