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Discovering Sussex (Inquiries 01903 813381/01903-246339)

Sunday July 20, 10am: Meet at the field on Red Lane on the outskirts of Shipley village (TQ 145220). Shipley and Knepp Castle. A mid-summer stroll without undulations to revisit some familiar sights as well as discovering a secret from Shipley’s wartime past. 6½ miles. Please bring a snack. Leaders: Terry Owen and Peter Anderson, Per-Rambulations.

Ramblers’ Association Mid-Sussex Group (Inquiries 01273 833556)

Wednesday July 16, 7.30pm: Meet at Ditchling Village Hall car park (122/TQ 326151). Circular walk in and around Ditchling. 4 miles. Leader: Barbara, 01273 844840.

Saturday July 19, 10.30am: Meet at the Thatched Inn, Keymer (122/TQ 314158). Please park in nearby roads if not using the pub. Celia’s Birthday Walk – Circular ramble via Ditchling from Keymer. 4 miles. Bus 33 from Haywards Heath and Burgess Hill. Optional refreshments in the Thatched Inn after the walk. Leaders: Eric and Celia, 01273 843715.

Sunday July 20, 2pm: Meet at Dale Avenue long stay car park (not Budgens), Hassocks (122/TQ 308154). Hassocks circular walk to the south and west. Half Way House – Clayton – Coldharbour Farm – Danny Estate – Woodland Burial Ground – Butchers Wood – Hassocks. 6 miles. Meeting place is only five minutes walk from Hassocks Station. Leader: Ann, 01273 843850.

Tuesday July 22, 10.30am: Meet at East Dean car park, off the A259 (123/TV 558978). Seaford to East Dean linear walk. Bus stop for bus to Seaford – Seaford Head – Cuckmere Haven – (with the intention of wading the Cuckmere at low tide) – (P) – South Downs Way – Crowlink – Friston Church – Hobbs Eares – East Dean car park. 8 miles. Please bring a picnic lunch. Optional cream tea at the Hikers Rest and/or drink in the Tiger Inn after the walk. NB Please bring flip flops or crocs for wading the Cuckmere, as the bottom is very stony. No dogs please. Leader: Mike B, 07840 129042.

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.

Ramblers’ Association Arun-Adur Group (Inquiries 01903 695865)

Wednesday July 16, Rustington, Ferring. 6 mile walk.

Saturday July 19, 10.30am: Cissbury. 4 mile walk. Walk 4 Life.

Sunday July 20, 10.30am: Storrington. 9 mile walk.

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 19, 9.30am: Meet at Whiteways Lodge car park (121/TQ 002108). Walk via Houghton Forest, Little Bottom Wood, Great Down, Eartham (L), Stane Street, Monarch’s Way, South Downs Way. 13½ miles undulating. Note: Walk may be shortened in adverse weather.

Sunday July 20, 10.30am: Meet at The Blue Ship pub, The Haven, between Five Oaks and Rudgwick (134/TQ 083305). Turn left off the A29, 500m north of the Five Oaks roundabout, then next left after one and a third miles. Park beyond pub on left hand side verge. Walk via Gibbons Mill, Malham, Newpound Common (L), Rowner Lock, Okehurst. 9½ miles over fields, river bank, mainly level.

Horsham District Council Health Walks (Inquiries 01403 215269)

Thursday July 17, 10am: Meet in car park of The Queens Head PH, Barns Green RH13 0PS. 5 mile walk through fields and woodland, some stiles. No dogs. 2½ hours. Leader: Tony 01403 269232.

Thursday July 17, 2pm: Meet in the car park of The Fountain pub house, Ashurst BN44 3AP. Fairly level 6 mile walk, some stiles. Dogs welcome. 3 hours. Leader Ron 01403 265925.

Saturday July 19, 6pm: Meet Glebe Surgery Car Park, Monastery Lane, Storrington RH20 4LR (TQ 084144 ). 5¼ mile hilly walk up to the top of Sullington Down. Dogs on a lead. 2 hours. Leader: Mick D 01903 745971.

Sunday July 20, 10am: Meet Kithurst Hill car park (off the Amberley to Storrington road, TQ 070125). 5¼ mile circular walk into the heart of the rolling downs. Dogs allowed on a lead. 2 hours. Leader Mick 01903 745971.

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.