Ramblers’ Association Mid-Sussex Group (Inquiries 01273 833556)
Wednesday July 23, 7pm: Meet outside the Fox public house, Henfield Road, Small Dole, BN5 9XE (122/TQ 214127). Small Dole and River Adur walk. Small Dole – Woods Mill – Downs Link Path – River Adur – Small Dole. 4¼ miles. Leader: Jim, 01444 246206, mobile on the day 07598 143869.
Saturday July 26, 8.30am: Meet at Haywards Heath Railway Station platform 3-4 (181/SP 865077). Check out Chequers. Walk starts at 11am. Wendover Station – Chiltern Hills – Coombe Hill – Ellesborough – Dunsmore. HH train dep 08.44 via London Victoria then Underground Victoria/Bakerloo to Marylebone dep 10.12 arrives Wendover 10.59. Return 15.43/16.13 arrives HH 18.11/18.41 (approx £20 return with Railcard). Picnic on route – possible pub stop at end. 7¼ miles. Leader: William, 01444 831098, mobile in the day 07801 771401.
Sunday July 27, 10.30am: Meet at Balcombe Railway Station car park (£1 charge) (135/TQ 306302). Balcombe to Staplefield and back. Kemps Farm – Sidnye Farm – Staplefield (P or L at Victory Inn) – Ditton Place – Balcombe. 7 miles. No dogs please. Leaders: Ray and Alison, 01342 311632, mobile on the day 07711 773787.
Tuesday July 29, 10am: Meet at Maresfield playing field car park (135/TQ 466240). Circumnavigation of Uckfield. Buxted Park – Hempstead Fields – Uckfield – Lake Wood (P) – Park Wood – Maresfield. 8 miles. Please bring a picnic lunch. No dogs please. Leader: John, 01444 483860, mobile on the day 07817 032135.
Wednesday July 30, 7pm: Meet at Barcombe Cross Village Stores car park (122/TQ 420158). Open Fields and High Crops, Barcombe. Royal Oak public house – Mongers Lane – Munster Green – WW2 Military Pill Box – St Mary’s Church Barcombe – Croft Farm – Barcombe Baptist Church – Birdshole Lane – Royal Oak public house – Barcombe Cross Village Stores car park. 4 miles. Leader: Jill, 01273 480167, mobile on the day 079388 33868.
Ramblers’ Association Arun-Adur Group (Inquiries 01903 695865)
Saturday July 26, 10am: West Burton. 7½ mile walk.
Sunday July 27, 10.30am: Burpham. 5 mile walk. Walk 4 Life.
Ashington Ramblers (Inquiries 01903 892998)
Meet at 10am Red Lion, Ashington on the second Monday of every month. For further information please ring the inquiry number above.
Sussex Pathfinders Rambling Club (Inquiries 0870 777 2307)
Saturday July 26, 10am: Meet at Barcombe Mills car park by Pikes Bridge (122/TQ 433147). Walk via Barcombe, Birdshole Lane, Mount Pleasant. 7 miles fairly flat. Note: Lunch opportunities at Barcombe Cross, The Anchor Inn and The Cock which needs booking.
Sunday July 27, 10.30am: Meet at Vicarage Lane (free) car park behind the Leisure Centre, not Vicarage Field which is nearly opposite (123/TQ 593097). Walk via Marchfoot Lane, Church Farm, Wartling (L), Flowers Green, Butlers Farm, Willow Farm, Gildridge Farm, Harebeating Farm, Hailsham. 11 miles mainly level. Note: To follow the route you will need two maps: 123 and 124.
Horsham District Council Health Walks (Inquiries 01403 215269)
Wednesday July 23, 11am: Park and meet at St George’s Parish Church, Steyning Road, West Grinstead RH13 8LR. Flat 5 mile circular walk over farmland. Excellent views of the South Downs. No dogs. 2½ hours. Leaders Jean G 01403 250869 or Alex 01403 273751.
Thursday July 24, 10am: Meet at West Chiltington Village Hall car park, Mill Road RH20 2PZ (TQ 083179). 4 to 5 mile circular walk, some stiles, and moderate slopes. No dogs. 2 hours. Leader Sue 01403 255710.
Sunday July 27, 10am: Meet at Kithurst Hill car park (off the Amberley to Storrington road, TQ 070125). 4½ mile circular walk, some hills, into the heart of the South Downs. Magnificent views towards Arundel. Dogs on a lead. 1¾ hours. Leader Mick 01903 745971.