What’s On - from December 22

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TEA Dance: Join your hosts Margaret and Colin and dance the afternoon away to recorded Ballroom and Latin American music, “Strictly Come Dancing” style at the Southwater Leisure Centre, Pevensey Road, Southwater (off Cedar Drive), Dec 23, 1.30-3.45pm. For more details ring Southwater Leisure Centre on 01403 733208 or Colin and Margaret on 01403 734409.

WALK: Dec 23. All welcome, just turn-up at Barns Green (Village Sign near club) at 11am. Easy, mostly flat circular, guided, free, sociable, HDC Walk around the outskirts of the village. 2 miles, 1 hour. Peter 01403 741305.


WALK: Dec 26. All welcome, Wepham Down, 6½ mile circular downland sociable HDC Health Walk, some hills, good views of some of the finest parts of the downland landscape. Free, just turn-up at Kithurst Hill car park (off the Storrington to Amberley road) at 10am. Dogs allowed on a lead. 2¾ hours. Mick 01903 745971.


WALK: Dec 27. All welcome, Going South from Horsham, meet at St Mary’s Church, Causeway at 10am. Circular, guided, free, sociable, HDC walk past St Mary’s Church, over meadows and the gently wooded slopes of Denne Park to Coltstaple Lane and Newfoundout and back along Pedlar’s Way via Chesworth Farm. Lovely views of Horsham. 5 miles, 2½ hours. Bill 01403 256248 & Pat 240654.


BUCHAN Country Park, Horsham Road: Dogs and Dragons, Dec 28, 10am-4pm. Bring your four-legged friend to meet canine rangers Rex and Ellie on an 8 mile guided walk from Buchan Park to St Leonard’s Forest and back! We will learn about the folklore and wildlife of this ancient High Weald site and enjoy a hot drink with our lunch. Tea and coffee will be provided but please bring a packed lunch. Well behaved dogs on leads only please with an opportunity for them to have a run when we stop for lunch. No charge but donations towards the upkeep of the park welcomed. Meet at the Countryside Centre. Booking essential. Further details from 01293 542088/buchan.park@westsussex.gov.uk


WILDLIFE Walkabouts, Dec 29, 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 our heathland restoration project. Cost: £4 per person (£2 per RSPB member). Tel: 01798 875851/www.rspb.org.uk/pulboroughbrooks