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Weekly walks around West Sussex

Discovering Sussex (Inquiries 01903 813381/01342 315786)

Thursday July 4, 6pm: Meet at Warminghurst church gate (TQ 118169). “Warminghurst: USA Heritage”. The tiny village of Warminghurst has 17th century links to the USA, but is set in a landscape of rich soils, sandy tracks and quiet pinewoods. 3 miles. Leader; Geoffrey Mead, Sussex University.

Sunday July 7, 6pm: Meet at Slaugham church gate (TQ 257281). “Slaugham: High weald, high summer . . . and Lord Nelson”. An evening stroll through Wealden ghylls, quiet woodlands and passing a hammer pond. Slaugham is a village of superb vernacular buildings. 3 miles. Leader: Geoffrey Mead, Sussex University.

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.

Worthing HF (Further details from Jean 01903 245287 or Liz 01903 268656)

Wednesday July 3, 11.15am: Meet at Brighton Marina Asda Main Entrance. (700 bus 9.50 am from Worthing Dome, 7 from Brighton North Street at 10.40am to Marina). 8 mile linear walk along the undercliff and over the cliffs to Newhaven. Option to stop at Peacehaven (5 miles). 12/12A bus back to Brighton. Picnic lunch.

Horsham District Council Health Walks (Inquiries 01403 215269)

Thursday July 4, 10am: Meet at The White Horse, Maplehurst, RH13 6LL (TQ 190246). 5½ mile circular, sociable HDC Health walk through fields and woodland. No dogs. 2¾ hours. Leaders Geoff 01403 258180 or Pat 01403 240654.

Friday July 5, 11am: Meet at St George’s Parish Church, Steyning Road (RH13 8LR), from A24 take B2135 signposted Partridge Green then first right at wooden bungalow. Flat 5 mile free, circular HDC Health walk over farmland. No dogs. 2½ hours. Leaders Jean G 01403 250869 or Alex 01403 273751.

Sunday July 7, 10am: Meet at Whiteways car park (off roundabout at junction of B2138 and A29). 4½ mile circular sociable HDC Health walk, some hills, along part of the South Downs and Monarch’s Ways. Dogs on a lead. 2¼ hours. Leader Mick 01903 745971.

Monday July 8, 10am: Meet at Partridge Green Village Hall car park, RH13 8HX (TQ 190191). 7 mile circular, fairly flat (some stiles) sociable HDC Health walk, No dogs. 2¾ hours. Leader Mike 01403 242564.

Monday July 8, 10am: Meet in the Blacksmith Arms car park (2 miles south of Billingshurst on A29 and B2133 crossroads). 5½ mile gentle HDC Health walk (some stiles) fields and along Wey and Arun Canal. Dogs on a lead. 2½ hours. Leader Irene 07790 420752/01403 783637.

(2126) Tuesday July 9, 7pm: Meet in Billingshurst Library car park (RH14 9JZ), free parking. 4/5 mile free HDC Health walk, through fields, lanes and along the river. May encounter livestock, dogs welcome but must be on lead at all times. 2½ hours. Pete, Sharon and Rich 01403 784042.