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Maya Rawal's Announcements (26)

Wednesday 19th August - Extra evening walk!

This is a beautiful, also hilly walk, approximately 4.5 miles. Steep in places. Option of drink at the Snowdrop in South Street Lewes at the end. Meet leader at Lewes station car park 6.53pm for the final Wednesday evening sunset walk on the Downs above Lewes. We will walk up Chapel Hill to Mount Caburn, following footpaths towards Ringmer and back to Lewes via the chalk pits and Malling Down, daylight permitting. If it is an overcast evening the circuit will be shorter owing to limited…

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Added by Maya Rawal on August 13, 2015 at 16:30 — 1 Comment

Return of the Steyning Stunner - Sunday August 16th

A circular 12 mile walk from Findon taking in Cissbury Ring, Chanctonbury Ring, Steyning, via Stump Bottom and the South Downs Way. Rolling Downland with wonderful views on a clear day; wooded paths and lanes. Very hilly, steep in places.

LUNCH: in Steyning between 60-90 minutes where there is a good choice of tea rooms, cafes and two pubs, or bring a picnic if you prefer.

TRANSPORT: Drivers please bring cars to the south end of Preston Park for 9.45am to ensure that everyone…

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Added by Maya Rawal on August 12, 2015 at 22:30 — No Comments

CANCELLED Wednesday, 3 June 2015 Lewes, Caburn, and Malling Down Sunset Circular.

Apologies for the cancellation - the leader has continued back problems. If anyone else is free on 3rd June and would like to lead a walk in this area -or anywhere else- you will be much appreciated! 

Added by Maya Rawal on June 1, 2015 at 21:38 — No Comments

CANCELLATION - 30s-50s Cissbury, Chanctonbury, Steyning Stunner - Sunday 3rd May

Dear All - with regret this walk is now CANCELLED owing to the leader developing back problems! It will be rescheduled for another Sunday later in the summer. Apologies for the short notice. See programme for details of the other walk this coming Sunday 3rd. 

Added by Maya Rawal on May 1, 2015 at 19:18 — No Comments

Steyning Stunner - 30s-50s - Sunday 30th November

It's time to wrap up in your finest fleeces for the return of the Steyning Stunner, an eleven mile loop taking in two steep ascents, a stretch of South Downs Way, Chanctonbury Ring, and Washington. There should be fine views over the Downs, some autumn colour in the beechwoods, and a long muddy stretch; if we’re lucky, a gold pink sky for the final descent back to Steyning, and owls calling at dusk.Lunch is pub grub at the Frankland Arms, Washington,…

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Added by Maya Rawal on November 26, 2014 at 23:30 — No Comments

23 places confirmed - Marroccos 27th August

Hi All, looking forward to the Wednesday evening Sunset Saunter! Marroccos have confirmed they can cater for all 23 of us on Wednesday evening - though we may not all be able to sit together. The names I have booked are Justin, Ailish, Sarah B, Karen Macmillan, Monica, Tony, Robin, Andy & Helen, Amanda, Julie, Nick M, Phil, Rachel, Louise, Nicky, Nick D, Alison, Stuart & Hilary, Ali, and Caroline. For those joining us for the pre dinner walk see you 6.30pm at Brighton Pier. Otherwise…

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Added by Maya Rawal on August 25, 2014 at 16:00 — No Comments

Save the Date: Sunday 12 October Shoreham Wordfest - Literary River Walk

Sunday 12 October Shoreham Wordfest - Literary River Walk Meet at the east side of The Old Toll Bridge – opposite the Red Lion pub Join us for our annual walk along the banks of the River Adur, stopping at intervals for readings of poems and prose. Walkers are warmly invited to bring their own readings but this is entirely optional. The total actual walking time is 1¼ hours and you should please bring your own refreshments. We will round off the morning with a drink at the Red Lion.…

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Added by Maya Rawal on August 23, 2014 at 22:08 — 2 Comments

Last call for 27th Aug Marroccos Sunset Saunter & Supper

11 names on the list so far. Please contact me ASAP to reserve a place. To mark the end of a wonderful summer of Wednesday evening walks how about a stroll along the prom with supper at Marroccos Italian restaurant in Hove. Meet 6.30pm by Brighton Pier (pavement level). We'll walk along the seafront to Hove Lagoon for - hopefully - golden light and long shadows.. The sun sets at 7.58pm - I'll book a table for 7.45pm. If the weather is bad you can always go directly to Marroccos. I will need…

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Added by Maya Rawal on August 18, 2014 at 14:37 — 2 Comments

Wednesday 13th Aug; Shoreham bridges, boats and sunset stroll

Approx 2-3 miles evening stroll via Downslink footpath, crossing the Adur tollbridge, return via the houseboats, beach and the new bridge, for optional pub stop at the end. Led by Maya and Karen Macmillan. Meet Brighton station by the flower stand, 6.15pm with your return tickets to Shoreham. We will catch the 6.28pm train , arriving Shoreham 6.43pm. Anyone meeting us at the station please text 07906 183881so we can look out for you.

Added by Maya Rawal on August 10, 2014 at 18:30 — No Comments

Wednesday 27th August Final Sunset Saunter - with Supper

To mark the end of a wonderful summer of Wednesday evening walks how about a stroll along the prom with supper at Marroccos Italian restaurant in Hove. Meet 6.30pm by Brighton Pier (pavement level). We'll walk along the seafront to Hove Lagoon for - hopefully - golden light and long shadows.. The sun sets at 7.58pm - I'll book a table for 7.45pm. If the weather is bad you can always go directly to Marroccos. I will need numbers to book so please get back to me if you would like to join. (Max…

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Added by Maya Rawal on August 10, 2014 at 17:30 — 4 Comments

Another Sunset Saunter – Wednesday 6th August

Lewes-Southerham-Caburn loop, approx 4 miles. Meet 6.40pm Brighton Station flower stand, with your return tickets to Lewes. We will take the 6.52pm train, arriving 7.08pm, and exit via the car park at the back of Lewes station. (Anybody joining at Lewes please text 07906 183881 so we can look out for you). Optional drink at the Snowdrop, Lewes before return train to Brighton.

Added by Maya Rawal on August 3, 2014 at 21:00 — No Comments

Extra Evening Walk! Wednesday 2nd July – Glynde to Lewes linear.

Walk off that work stress. Savour the sunset. Long and lovely ascent to start with, then into the Southerham valley and a golden wander descending into Lewes. Plenty of orchids and circling swifts. Approx 3 miles. Meet Brighton station flowerstand 6.45pm with your return tickets. We catch the 6.51pm train to Lewes . Arrives Lewes 7.06pm. We pick up the 7.16 train to Glynde (arrives 7.21pm). Option of drink at The Snowdrop in Lewes at the end. Return Lewes to Brighton by train. Led by Maya… Continue

Added by Maya Rawal on June 29, 2014 at 22:22 — No Comments

The Woodlark - Gerard Manley Hopkins - 1918

The Woodlark

Teevo cheevo cheevio chee:  O where, what can tháat be?  Weedio-weedio: there again!  So tiny a trickle of sóng-strain;  And all round not to be found  For brier, bough, furrow, or gréen ground  Before or behind or far or at hand  Either left either right  Anywhere in the súnlight.  Well, after all! Ah but hark—  ‘I am the little wóodlark.  . . . . . . .  To-day the sky is two and two  With white strokes and strains of the blue  . . . . . . .  Round a ring, around a ring…

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Added by Maya Rawal on June 29, 2014 at 21:30 — No Comments

Extra Walk ! Good friday 18th April

Ford -Arundel -Houghton circular (approx 12 miles, one steep ascent). All welcome. Meet Brighton station 9.20 to catch the 9.33 train to Ford, arrives Ford 10.12am. N.B Please buy your tickets before meeting up at the flower stall at 9.20, as there are often long queues at the machines and in the ticket office. From Ford we will walk along the river to Arundel for coffee and elevensies, before walking upstream to Houghton for a late lunch (option of pubs, tea rooms or bring a picnic if you…

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Added by Maya Rawal on April 16, 2014 at 19:50 — No Comments

Extra Walk ! Good Friday 18th April

Ford -Arundel -Houghton circular (approx 12 miles, one steep ascent). All welcome. Meet Brighton 9.20 to catch the 9.33 train to Ford, arrives Ford 10.12am. N.B Please buy your tickets before meeting up at the flower stall at 9.20, as there are often long queues at the machines and in the ticket office. From Ford we will walk along the river to Arundel for coffee and elevensies, before walking upstream to Houghton for a late lunch (option of pubs, tea rooms or bring a picnic if you prefer).…

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Added by Maya Rawal on April 16, 2014 at 19:47 — No Comments

Thanks to all who braved the elements and joined us for the Steyning walk today! Here are few lines from Gerard Manley Hopkins that seem apt.... ....'What would the world be, once bereft Of wet and o…

Thanks to all who braved the elements and joined us for the Steyning walk today! Here are few lines from Gerard Manley Hopkins that seem apt....

....'What would the world be, once bereft
Of wet and of wildness? Let them be
left,
O let them be left, wildness and wet;
Long live the weeds and the
wilderness yet.' (from Inversnaid)

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Added by Maya Rawal on January 26, 2014 at 18:32 — 4 Comments

Sunday 8th December

It's time to wrap up in your finest fleeces and join us for a 9 mile loop out from Steyning and back. Please bring cars for lifts and meet at the West side of the Level at 10am. We should arrive in Steyning for 10.30am, using the the car park at the end of Vicarage Lane. The route out from Steyning takes us up through the wooded paths onto the South Downs Way, then along to Chanctonbury and Washington. Lunch at the Frankland Arms, or bring a picnic if you prefer. After lunch we will set off…

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Added by Maya Rawal on December 4, 2013 at 19:19 — No Comments

Ceilidh with Kate's Kitchen Band - Ropetackle, Friday 7th December £9

For more information and to buy a ticket please see Ropetackle Arts Centre http://www.ropetacklecentre.co.uk/events/christmas-ceilidh-with-kates-kitchen-band/

Added by Maya Rawal on October 31, 2012 at 20:30 — No Comments

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