West Sussex weekly walks

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The latest walks across the county.

Discovering Sussex (Inquiries 01903 813381/01342 315786)

Sunday August 18, 10am: Meet at ‘The Mens’ car park just off the A272, 2 miles SW of Wisborough Green (GR TQ 024237). Dieppe Remembered. Out through Hawkhurst Court – from where the ill-fated Raid on Dieppe (on August 19, 1942) was planned – to Brinkwells Cottage once the home of composer Edward Elgar. It was here that he wrote his violin Sonata, the Piano quintet and the String Quartet.

All together now . . . A mostly woodland walk which we hope will have dried out by August! 6½ miles. Leaders: Keith McKenna and Sally Dench, Footprints of Sussex.

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

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

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)

Sussex Pathfinders Rambling Club (Inquiries 0870 777 2307)

Saturday August 17, 10am: Meet at roadside on Bines Green (B2135). Walk via Eatons Farm, Betley Bridge, Partridge Green, Claylands Farm. No dogs please. 5½ miles fairly flat and easy. Explorer Map 122/TQ 187175.

Sunday August 18, 10am: Meet in the Cowfold village car park. Walk via Lower Barn Farm, Little Parkminster, Reeds, Partridge Green (L), Sussex Farm, Jolesfield Common, Chucks Farm, Gervaise Cottage, Cowfold. Notes: A walk to Hallowed Ground. No dogs please. 11 miles mainly level. Explorer Map 134/TQ 214226.

Horsham District Council Health Walks (Inquiries 01403 215269)

Saturday August 17, 10am: Meet at Forestry Commission car park, Sedgehurst/Sidney Wood (TQ 026350). Take Dunsfold road from A281 at Alfold Crossways; car park 1 mile on left. All welcome, 4¾ mile, mostly flat, circular HDC Health Walk. No dogs. 2¼ hours. Geoff 01403 258180 and Pat 240654.

Saturday August 17, 6pm: Meet at Glebe Surgery car park, Monastery Lane, Storrington (TQ 084144). 5¼ mile walk, some hills, to Wiggonholt Common and Parham Park. No dogs. 2 hours. Mick D 01903 745971.

Sunday August 18, 10am: Meet at Chantry Post car park, Storrington (TQ 087119): All welcome, 4½ mile circular, hilly, sociable, free HDC Health walk. Spectacular views. Dogs allowed on a lead. 1¾ hours. Mick 01903 745971.