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Discovering Sussex (Inquiries 01903 813381/01903-246339)

Sunday October 20, 10am: Meet outside the Joyful Whippet pub, North Lancing, GR: TQ 172056. “Still going strong . . .” A high level downland walk over Steep Down and Cissbury with splendid views followed by a little birthday party for John Brough who will join us for a drink after the walk (90 this week and still going strong!). 7 miles. Please bring a snack. Dogs on a lead welcome. Public transport to the start point. Accompanied children welcome. Pub en-route or at the finish. Leaders: Keith McKenna and Sally Dench, Footprints of Sussex.

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

Saturday October 19, 10.30am: Meet at Woodingdean, Drove Avenue/Falmer Road car park (Old Bakery site) GR: 122/TQ 356063. Woodingdean Circular. The Bostle – Balsdean Reservoir – Balsdean Valley – Falmer Bottom – Newmarket Hill – Jugg’s Road (track) – car park. 5-6 miles. Leaders: Bernard and Barbara, 01273 844840.

Sunday October 20, 10am: Meet at Kithurst Hill car park (on top of the Downs, access via lane from B2139), GR: 121/TQ 070124. Wepham Down Circular. Wepham Down – Wepham – River Arun – South Stoke (P) – South Downs Way – Kithurst Hill. 10 miles. Please bring a picnic lunch. Leaders: Gary and Sarah, 07714 161512.

Tuesday October 22, 10.30am: Meet at The Long Man and Priory car park at southern end of Wilmington village, GR: 123/TQ 544042. Meeting with the Long Man. Wilmington – Folkington – Jevington – Winchester’s Pond – Long Man and return to car park. 7 miles. Hilly. Please bring a picnic lunch. Leader: Sue, 01825 722135, mobile on the day 07905 225711.

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 October 19, 10am: Meet in the village car park alongside sports field, GR: 134/TQ 214226. Walk via Highhurst Manor, Nuthurst, Lodgesale Wood, Chatsfield’s Farm, Brook Place. 8½ miles fairly level. No dogs please.

Sunday October 20, 10am: Meet in the car parks (both sides of road) on Flanchford Road, GR: 146/TQ 239503. Reigate Heath. Walk via North Downs Way to Box Hill (L picnic or café), Greensand Way via Brockham, Betchworth. 12 miles mainly flat, one long gentle climb. No dogs please. (No pub but there is a café on Box Hill.)

Horsham District Council Health Walks (Inquiries 01403 215269)

Saturday October 19, 2pm: Meet in the Glebe Surgery car park, Monastery Lane, Storrington (TQ 084144). 3 mile, circular, free, HDC Health walk. Stunning views. Dogs allowed on a lead. 1½ hours. Mick 01903 745971.

Sunday October 20, 10am: Meet at Kithurst Hill car park (off the Amberley to Storrington road, TQ 070125). 4½ mile circular, HDC Health walk into the heart of the Downs. Dogs allowed on a lead. 2 hours. Mick 01903 745971.

Sunday October 20, 11am: Meet in the car park at Partridge Green Village Hall (TQ 190191, RH13 8HX). 5½ mile, sociable HDC Health walk with excellent views. No dogs. 2½ hours. Jean 01403 250869.