Sussex walks in the coming week
Ramblers’ Association Mid-Sussex Group (Inquiries 01273 833556)
Wednesday June 25, 7.30pm: Meet at the car park entrance to Burial Ground off Jane Murray Way (A273) (GR: 122/TQ 295188). West from Burgess Hill walk. East Lodge Farm – Newhouse Farm – Danworth Farm – Maltings Farm – Burgess Hill. 3½ miles. Optional refreshments at the Woolpack public house after the walk. Leader Les, 01273 846995.
Sunday June 29, 2pm: Meet at Lindfield Post Office (GR: 135/TQ 347254). North from Lindfield walk. Cockhaise Farm – Plummerden Lane – Paxhill – Lindfield. 4½ miles. Leader John, 01444 483860, mobile on the day 07817 032135.
Tuesday July 1, 10.30am: Meet at Groombridge public car park beside Groombridge Village Hall (TN3 9QX) or roadside parking in Station Road (GR: 135/TQ 531373). The Fair Weald of Sussex walk. Groombridge Place – Burrswood – Summerford Farm – Hartfield – Withyam (P) – Buckhurst Park – Park Grove – Motts Mill – Groombridge. 11 miles. Please bring a picnic lunch. Car share. Leader Sue, 01825 722135, mobile on the day 07905 225711.
Wednesday July 2, 7.30pm: Meet at the King’s Head public house at 7.30pm or Sports Clubs’ car park by the A272 at 8.45pm (GR: 135/TQ 389210). Evening Nightlife walk on Chailey Common. Short circular walk on the common to see and hear the wildlife, hopefully including the Nightjar and Glow worms. 2 miles. Finish in the dark, please bring a torch. No dogs please. Leader William, 01444 831098, mobile on the day 07801 711401.
Ramblers’ Association Arun-Adur Group (Inquiries 01903 695865)
Wednesday June 25, 10.30am: Arundel Park. 6 miles.
Sunday June 29, 10am: Wepham Down. 11 miles.
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)
Wednesday June 25, 10.30am: Meet in the pay and display Pevensey Town Trust car park adjacent to the castle. Cost £2 per car all day (2013 price). (123/TQ 646048). Walk via Bridge Farm, 1066 Country Walk, Herstmonceux Castle, Wartling (L), Chilley Farm, Pevensey Castle. Note: Castle walk.
Thursday June 26, 10.30am: Meet at Rye Station (125/TQ 919205). Walk via Rolvenden Farm, Clayton Farm, Peasmarsh, Dew Farm, Winchelsea, Camber Castle, Rye. Note: Castle walk. A 10 mile gently undulating walk.
Friday June 27, 10am: Meet at the Rodmell car park. Turn off the Kingston Road to the National Trust Monk’s House, BN7 3HF. The car park is past Monk’s House and at the bottom of the road on the right (122/TQ 421065). Walk via SDW, Swanborough Hill, Kingston, 2 hour lunch at Lewes, Ouse Riverbank, Rodmell. Note: Castle walk. We can have a tour of Lewes Castle if there is a minimum of 14 people in the group. Provisional booking for 1pm. The tour costs £6.10 each and lasts for 1 hour. Please make contact if interested. Optional dinner in Rodmell, Abergavenny Arms after the walk. An 11 mile fairly level walk but climbs to the Downs.
Saturday June 28, 2pm: Meet in the small car park in Shipley near the church and windmill (134/TQ 144218). Walk via Shipley, Knepp Castles 1 and 2, Butchers Row, Rook Cross Farm, Dial Post, Hammer Farm, Shipley. Note: Castle walk. Knepp Castle 1 is a 20th century rebuild and Knepp Castle 2 is the ruins of the Norman castle built by William de Braose who also built Bramber Castle. A 7 miles of undulating farm and park land.
Sunday June 29, 10.30am: Meet in Counter’s Gate car park, Goodwood (east end of the racecourse) (120/SU 897114). Walk via East Dean, Tegleaze, Graffham (L), Graffham Down, Brockhurst Bottom, East Dean. A 10½ mile walk over Downland with some hard climbs.
Horsham District Council Health Walks (Inquiries 01403 215269)
Wednesday June 25, 10am: Meet main entrance of Rookwood Golf Course, Horsham (TQ 162318). 6 mile walk via Warnham. No dogs. 2½ hours. Leader Michael 07719 467861.
Thursday June 26, 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.
Thursday June 26, 10am: Meet in car park opposite the Kings Head, Rudgwick RH12 3EB (TQ 091343). 4 mile circular walk (some slopes and stiles). Excellent views. No dogs. 2 hours. Leader Lynne 01403 268157.
Sunday June 29, 10am: Meet Rackham Old School (TQ 049144) 5¾ mile circular walk (8 stiles) through woods and minor roads and crossing Amberley Wild Brooks. Please park carefully. Dogs on a lead. 2½ hours. Leader Mick 01903 745971.