It may not surprise walkers on Diana's excellent Ashdown forest walk last Saturday, but unfortunately, a colourfully sprained ankle so spectacularly, yet mundanely, acquired means I will be postponing the Leith Hill walk until later in the year. I intend spending the next few days with my foot up on ice watching the World Cup!
Apologies for any inconvenience caused, and thanks to the kindly Sherpas who helped me make it back to base camp on Saturday.
Saturday 16th June: Lovely and flat walk with great views without too much exertion! Please note the changes to the meeting and start times. Drivers can still join us on route by parking in Lewes and catching the 29 from Waitrose at 9:51
New Meeting time: 9:10 Old Steine Stop F for the 9:19 (29 Bus) arriving Rose Hill Halfway House 10:04
New Start time at Laughing Fish: 10:20
(Estimated finish time: 13:30)
Added by Peter Hodd on June 10, 2018 at 18:00 — No Comments
Things have dried out nicely during the hot weather,so hopefully not to slippy this time. There are shady churches to sit in (briefly) though we wont stop anywhere more than about 5 minutes (except the pub at the end). Because we finish relatively early we will probably just have a picnic snack stop at Coombes or Botolphs. Hungry bunnies can get a fuller meal at the end of the walk if needed. Drivers may wish to use the 2 bus to return to their cars if left in Steyning , or park in Shoreham…Continue
Added by Peter Hodd on May 8, 2018 at 21:30 — No Comments
I walked this route on Monday and the good news is spring has reached the Surrey Hills. This really is too good a walk to miss.The scenery is wonderful, much of the walk is on well drained sand or firm tracks and we even pass a pub used in filming "4 Weddings and A Funeral." Furthermore, we have a decent forecast for Saturday.
The bad news is the March downpours and the April showers have also done their work, so boots will be needed and poles may help if you like a…Continue
Added by Peter Hodd on April 10, 2018 at 12:30 — No Comments
The snow has gone and temperatures are forecast to be in double figures for this walk. We may need waterproofs but cafes and pubs are never far away. Meet at 8:50 at Brighton station coffee stand or at Southampton Central North Side at 10:40. Please text leader Pete H 0790 8831265 if you are coming but not meeting us at Brighton. Guide dogs only.
Added by Peter Hodd on March 7, 2018 at 15:37 — 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
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
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
6 miles/9.7 km - Moderate (Finishes 14:30 approx.) Starts at 10:46: Eridge Green by Holy Trinity church bus stop on Eridge Road A26.
Leader will be coming by bus (arrives 10:51). Considerate parking may be possible in nearby side roads. (TN3 9JR, TQ558357)
Meet at 09:10: Brighton Old Steine, Bus stop F Meet at 9:10 to catch the 9:20 Brighton and Hove 29 bus . Best return fare under £7 with network day saver ticket. (BN1 1EN,…Continue
Added by Peter Hodd on July 2, 2017 at 20:51 — No Comments
Meeting time 10:15, Seaford Tesco
Start time 9:30 Preston Pk Stn
Moderate 7 miles / 11.3 km (Estimated finish time: 13:00)
Seaford Head and Cuckmere River. Following in the footsteps of Sussex artist,Slater we wander onto the promenade at Seaford (Excellent Coffee) and ascend Seaford Head to Exceat Bridge via Hope Gap and “the Best view in England”. Return…Continue
Added by Peter Hodd on March 12, 2017 at 20:51 — No Comments
7.5 mile walk at 10.15am. A chance to head off the beaten path to explore some surprisingly beautiful tracks and valleys around Brighton's eastern suburbs. We visit the racecourse and enjoy the views from Tenantry Down before visiting Bevendean Woods. Refreshment stop collecting a tea and a snack from Falmer farm shop. We return via a new shared path. Some steep climbs and descents. We will run the walk in the opposite direction to last autumn's misty…Continue
Added by Peter Hodd on April 17, 2016 at 21:00 — No Comments
My spies inform me that there are engineering works running this particular Sunday.
We will now be catching the 10:06 bus from Brighton Station which will take an extra 20 minutes to reach Balcombe Station. Same meeting point with a prompt depart to give us time to walk through to the bus departure area at the back of the station.
We will return from Haywards Heath station where there are limited trains and additional buses. Fare is under £8,…
Added by Peter Hodd on September 22, 2015 at 20:30 — No Comments
Channels and Canals- exploring the waterways around Chichester.
A largely flat walk along the margins of Chichester Harbour and the Chichester Ship Canal. Refreshments possible at Chichester Marina and Dell Quay, as well as at the end of the walk. Pub or picnic lunch- lovely pub (but not the cheapest) at Dell Quay with BBQ and outside seating area overlooking the water.
Meet at Brighton Station (by the central coffee stand) for the 09:30 train to Chichester.…Continue
Added by Peter Hodd on July 9, 2015 at 21:30 — No Comments
I am leading this walk tomorrow and am relying on some kind soul to make a pick up from The Level at 9:30, otherwise the walk will be leaderless!
Thanks to any generous driver out there who can make it!
Added by Peter Hodd on May 9, 2015 at 18:38 — No Comments
Sunday, 10 May 2015
Leisurely 7 miles / 11.3 km
Added by Peter Hodd on May 6, 2015 at 19:30 — No Comments
Bluebells and Rainbows on order! We have a lovely 11 mile exploration of the woods and downs between Arundel and Barnham. Lunch or a picnic can be taken at the excellent village stores at the Forge in Slindon village. We aim to return by train from Barnham by about 4pm
Meet at Brighton Station at 8:45 to catch the 9:00 train to Ford, then changing for Arundel. Leader will be waiting by the central coffee stand. Alternatively, join train en route to Ford where we change…Continue
Added by Peter Hodd on April 21, 2015 at 20:14 — No Comments