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Discovering Sussex (Inquiries 01903 813381/01903-246339)

Sunday February 23, 10.30am: Meet in the lay-by near the Cricketers Inn, Duncton (SU 960170). “Soapy Sam was here . . .” Initially we’ll follow the Literary Trail up onto the Downs to join the South Downs Way at Teglease – one of the highest points in Sussex. After a short section of the national trail it’s back down to pretty Graffham and the lovely grounds of Lavington Stud and Seaford College – once the home of Samuel Wilberforce. 7½ miles. Please bring a snack. Pub en-route or at the finish. Gets a bit hilly. Dogs welcome on a lead. Leaders: Keith McKenna and Sally Dench, Footprints of Sussex.

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

Sunday February 23, 10am: Meet at Cissbury Ring car park – eastern side of Storrington Rise, Findon Valley (turn off A24 at May Tree Avenue) (TQ 128076). Walk via Findon Valley – Lychpole Farm – Beggars Bush – Sompting – Tenants Hill – Cissbury Ring. 9½ miles. Please bring a picnic lunch. Leaders: Gary and Sarah, 07714 161512.

Tuesday February 25, 11am: Meet at Shoreham by Sea, Adur Memorial Ground car park on the west side of the Norfolk Bridge (drivers must approach from the west and turn left into car park which is on the north side of the road). (TQ 210049). Winter Seaside Walk. Walk to Lancing and back near the sea. 6 miles. Drink of snack at Brooklands Park before returning. Bus 700 from Brighton or Worthing every 10 minutes. Leader: Frances, 01273 842628.

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

Saturday February 22, 1pm: Meet at the car park at the top of Mill Road, North Lancing (TQ 183063). Walk via Annington Hill, Coombes Church, Cow Bottom. 6 miles. Registered assistance dogs only. Grade 2.

Sunday February 23, 10.30am: Meet at Amberley station (TQ 026118). Walk via Whiteways, Bignor Hill, SDW. 9 miles. Please bring a picnic. Grade 2.

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 February 22, 11am: Meet at the Nature Reserve car park near western end of the Weir Wood Reservoir. (TQ 383341). Walk via The Rocks, Gravetye Manor, West Hoathly, Bluebell Railway. 5½ miles. Note: We will have a break in West Hoathly; bring a snack if you wish, or get a drink in The Cat.

Sunday February 23, 10.30am: Meet outside the Small Dole Post Office. (TQ 214129). Walk via Henfield, Morley Farm, Blackstone, Woodmancote Church, Edburton Sands. 11 miles, fairly flat. Note: Short deviation to the B2116 for lunchtime pub.

Horsham District Council Health Walks (Inquiries 01403 215269)

Thursday February 20, 10am: Meet at George & Dragon, Dragons Green, near Shipley (TQ 139235). 5¾ mile circular, sociable, HDC Health Walk on undulating Wealden tracks. No dogs. 2¾ hours. Geoff 01403 258180 or Pat 01403 240654.

Saturday February 22, 8.30am: Meet at Washington South Downs Way car park. 6½ mile circular HDC Health Walk along the South Downs Way to Chanctonbury Ring and on towards Steyning. Dogs on a lead. 2½ hours. Mick 01903 745971.

Sunday February 23, 10am: Meet at Kithurst Hill car park (off the Amberley to Storrington road, TQ 070125). 5¼ mile circular, free, HDC Health Walk into the heart of the rolling downs. Dogs on a lead. 2 hours. Mick 01903 745971.

Tuesday February 25, 10am: Meet at the car park opp. the Kings Head, Rudgwick, RH12 3EB (TQ 091343). Mostly flat (some stiles and short steep slopes), circular, sociable, HDC Health Walk. 6 miles. 3 hours. No dogs. Geoff 01403 258180 or Pat 01403 240654.