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Ramblers’ Association Mid-Sussex Group (Inquiries 01273 833556): Good Friday, April 18, 10am: Meet at Bo-peep car park (on Downs at the top of Bo-peep bostal). Access is via a narrow lane which heads southwards from the A27 about 300 metres on the eastern side of the Barley Mow pub at Selmeston. (GR 123/TQ 494050) Berwick, Alciston and the East Downs walk. Bo-peep Bostal – South Downs Way – Long Burgh – France Bottom – Camp Hill – Five Lord’s Burgh – Bo-peep Bostal. 8¼ miles. Please bring a picnic lunch. Leader: Jill, 01273 480167, mobile on the day 079388 33868.

Saturday April 19, 10am: Meet at Rottingdean cliff-top car park (charge) 150 yards east of traffic lights on A259. (GR 122/TQ 37021) Rottingdean and Telscombe walk. Rottingdean – Bazehill Road – Balsdean Valley – Pickers Hill – Telscombe Village – Telscombe Tye – Saltdean – Undercliff Walk – Rottingdean. 8 miles. Please bring a picnic lunch. Optional tea rooms or pub refreshments at the end of the walk. Dogs on a lead welcome. Please car share. Leader: David, mobile on the day 07412 108680.

Easter Sunday, April 20, 11am: Meet at the Blackboys Inn TN22 5LG (GR 123/TQ 522203) Blackboys Walk. School Lane – Recreation Ground – High Street – Rangers Cottage – Tickerage Mill – Mill Pond – Pound Lane – Pump Lane – New Place Farm – Bushbury Lane – Little Barns – Hollow Lane – Kiln Wood – Blackboys Inn. 4½ miles. Leader: Jill, 01273 480167, mobile on the day 079388 33868.

Tuesday April 22, 11.15am: Meet at Oxshott Heath Railway Station, KT22 0TA. (GR TQ 141609) Oxshott Heath walk. Oxshott Heath – Esher Common – West End Common. 8 miles figure of eight walk. Pub lunch if required at the Prince of Wales, West End or picnic by the village pond. If driving, there is a free car park just off the A244 after Oxshott station, should be about 45 minute drive from Haywards Heath. By train 0944 from HH change Clapham Junction to arrive 11.07, trains back every 30 minutes, please ring leader for further details. Leader: Dave, 07887 508350.

Ramblers’ Association Arun-Adur Group (Inquiries 01903 695865): Wednesday April 16, 10.30am: Meet at Kithurst Hill car park on SDW by narrow lane off B2139, turning is near Springhead farm, Map Exp: 121,TQ 070124 via SDW, The Burgh, Wepham Down, Lee farm. 7 miles – Grade 2. Picnic Leader: Bob 01903 872817 (mobile on day: 07956596378).

Wednesday April 23, 10am: Meet at Whiteways car park, Map Exp: 121, TQ 002108 via Stamers Wood, Great Down, Madehurst. Long uphill ascent at end. 6 miles – Grade 1. No dogs please. Leader Christine 01903 262077 (mobile on day 07795078295).

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.

Holiday Fellowship (For further information contact walk leader as given.) Saturday April 19, 10.30am: Meet at 700 bus stop near the new Longshore pub for 4¼ mile walk along Shoreham Beach to the Fort and back (across new footbridge into Shoreham 3½ miles) or to the Longshore for lunch. Leader 01903 606904.

Wednesday April 23, 10.45am: Meet at Hove Lagoon (700 bus) for 4½ mile linear walk to Brighton Marina. (12/12A bus back to Brighton, then 700 bus – check times). Bring a snack. Leaders Jean 01903 245287 and Liz 01903 268656.

Sussex Pathfinders Rambling Club (Inquiries 0870 777 2307): Saturday April 19, 2pm: Meet in the car park in Legsheath Lane, on the southern side of Weir Wood Reservoir. (Explorer map: 135/TQ 384340) Walk via Sussex Border Path, Weir Wood Reservoir, Brambletye House, South Park Farm. 6½ miles mainly level. Note: Standen House NT (Arts and Crafts) is nearby and could be visited in the morning.

Sunday April 20, 10.30am: Meet in the small car park at the side of the Magistrates Court in Mark Cross almost opposite the Mark Cross Inn. (Explorer map: 135/TQ 582312) Walk via Mark Cross, Stone House Farm, Little Danegate, Earlye Farm, Best Beech Hill (L), Towngate Farm, Lake Farm, Mark Cross. 12 miles over varied ground. Note: Longer morning than afternoon.

Horsham District Council Health Walks (Inquiries 01403 215269): Sunday April 20, 10am: Meet at the RSPB Wiggonholt Overflow car park (TQ 061164). Circular through Wiggonholt Common and spectacular Parham Park. Dogs on a lead. 5¼ mile. 2 hours. Leader Mick 01903 745971.