Sussex walks this week

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Just some of the walks taking place across the county

Discovering Sussex (Inquiries 01903 813381/01903-246339)

Sunday June 15, 10am: Meet at The Long car park, Ashdown Forest, 1 mile south of Wych Cross crossroads or 2 miles north of Nutley on A22 (GR: TQ 426310). “Ashdown Airstrip and Vachery”. A walk to explore both the hidden gardens of Ashdown Forest and a WW2 airstrip. 5½ miles. Gets a bit hilly. Dogs welcome on a lead. Please bring a snack. Leaders: Terry Owen and Peter Anderson, Per-Rambulations.

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

Wednesday June 11, 7pm: Meet at Ditchling Beacon NT car park (fee for non NT members) (GR: 122/TQ 333129). Ditchling Beacon circular walk. High Park Corner – Moon’s Bottom – Home Brow – Ditchling Beacon car park. 4 miles. Leader Phil, 01273 835931.

Sunday June 15, 10.15am: Meet at Burgess Hill railway station forecourt (GR: 122/TQ 316188). Burgess Hill Town Festival. Path along east side of railway to bridge – Water Tower – Wellhouse Lane – along wide verge on west side of B2112 – Fragbarrow – Folders Lane – Green Circle (Birchwood Grove Road – Sunset Lane) – return along east side of railway to station. 4½ miles, 2½ hours. Optional refreshments in the Railway public house after the walk. Leader Phil, 01273 835931.

Tuesday June 17, 10.30am: Meet at South Hill Barn car park off Chyngton Way, Seaford (GR: 123/TV 503982). South Hill Barn circular walk. Hope Bottom – Hope Gap – Cuckmere Haven – Vanguard Way – Exceat Bridge – Cuckmere River – Charleston Reed Bank – New Bridge (P) Tile Barn – High And Over – Golden Galleon – Chyngton Farm – South Hill Barn car park. 9 miles. Please bring a picnic lunch. Optional cream tea at Exceat Tearooms after the walk. No dogs please. Leader Mike B, mobile on the day 07840 129042.

Wednesday June 18, 7.15pm: Meet at Whiteman’s Green recreation green car park, half a mile north of Cuckfield centre onnn the B2115 Staplefield road (GR: 135/TQ 301256). Cuckfield circular walk. New England Wood – Cuckfield – Paiges Meadow – Horsgate – Whiteman’s Green. 4 miles. Leader John, 01444 483860, mobile on the day 07817 032135.

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

Sunday June 15, 10.30am: Cissbury, Chanctonbury. 8 miles.

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.)

Wednesday 18, 11.10am: Meet at Arundel Baptist Church by Ford Roundabout (GR 012068) (Bus 700 at 9.42) for a four and a half mile circular via river bank, Swanbourne Lake. Picnic lunch. Leader Pam 01903 207375.

Sussex Pathfinders Rambling Club (Inquiries 0870 777 2307)

Wednesday June 11, 5.30pm: Meet in Devil’s Dyke Hotel car park (free to NT members) (122/TQ 258110). Walk via Dyke Hill, Devil’s Dyke, Poynings, Fulking, Fulking Hill, Dyke Hill. Note: A familiar but exhilarating walk for a June evening, Pubs along the way. 4½ miles of Downland with steep climbs up and down.

Saturday June 14, 2pm: Meet at the car park on the south side of B2110 in Forest Row (135/TQ 426349). Walk via Weir Wood reservoir, Horseshoe Farm, Brambletye House, Forest Way. A 5 mile undulating walk.

Sunday June 15, 10.30am: Meet in North Street car park, Midhurst (toilets available) (GU29 9DW) (133/SU 887218). Walk via the town centre, Midhurst Common, Minstead, Trotton (L), Chithurst, Stedham, Woolbeding Bridge. 10½ miles of heath, riverbank, fields and woods.

Horsham District Council Health Walks (Inquiries 01403 215269)

Thursday June 12, 10am: Meet Countryman Inn, Shipley (RH13 8PZ). 5 mile walk, some stiles, to site of Coolham World War II airfield. No dogs please. 2½ hours. Leader Geoff 01403 258180.

Tuesday June 17, 6.45pm: Meet at reception/café, Sumners Ponds, Barns Green RH13 0PR (TQ 124267). (Park close to main entrance opposite the barn). 4½ mile walk, mostly flat (some stiles). No dogs. 2 hours. Leaders Pauline 01403 240419 or Jane 01403 261672.