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WALK: Dec 30. All welcome, just turn-up at car park at Southwater Country Park (off Cripplegate Lane) at 11am. Easy flat circular, guided, free, sociable HDC Walk along bridleways, lanes and the Downs Link. Café open in the Park at the end. 2½ miles, 1 hour. Pat 01403 240654.
WALK: Dec 31. All welcome, Washington & Findon Valley, 6½ mile circular, sociable, HDC Health Walk around Chanctonbury and Findon Park. Free, just turn-up at Washington South Downs Way car park at 8.30am. Dogs allowed on a lead. 2¾ hours. Mick 01903 745971.
WALK: Dec 31. All welcome, free, just turn-up at the Washington South Downs Way car park (TQ 120119) at 2pm. 3 mile Circular HDC Health Walk to Chanctonbury Ring giving extensive views. Dogs allowed on a lead. 1½ hours. Mick 01903 745971.
NEW Years Day Big Dip 2012 organised by 1st Birdham & Witterings Scout Group at the end of Shore Road in East Wittering, West Sussex PO20 8DZ.
Sign in 10.30am-12.30pm, Dipping at 1pm. All dippers must be in fancy dress and all must get really wet!
WALK: Jan 3: All welcome, just turn-up at Steyning Health Centre, Tanyard Lane, at 11am. Various, mostly flat circular, guided, free sociable HDC Walks around the outskirts of Steyning. 2 miles, 1¼ hours. Linda 01903 816865 or Lyn 369752.
WALK: Jan 4: All welcome, Bax Castle, Two Mile Ash Road (near Christ’s Hospital School), four mile circular sociable HDC Health Walk, some stiles and modest climbs, over farmland and through woods. Free, just turn-up at the pub car park at 10.30am. No dogs. 2 hours. John 01403 263661.
WILDLIFE Walkabouts, Jan 5, 10am-noon at RSPB Pulborough Brooks nature reserve, Wiggonholt, Pulborough. Our regular gentle ramble is an ideal introduction to the reserve and its varied habitats and wildlife. Join us for an informal nature walk, taking in the seasonal delights on the brooks or on our heathland trail. Cost: £4 per person (£2 per RSPB member). Tel: 01798 875851/www.rspb.org.uk/pulboroughbrooks
WALK: Jan 5: All welcome, 5½ mile mostly flat (some stiles) circular Wealden HDC Health Walk through fields and woodland almost to Cowfold. Free, just turn-up at The White Horse PH car park, Maplehurst (TQ 190246) at 10am. No dogs. 2¾ hours. Bill 01403 256248 or Geoff 01403 258180.