Walk Reports 2018-2019


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Woods Mill – Sunday 11 August 2019

We set off from the Woods Mill Nature Reserve the day after much of the country had been beset by windstorms. Luckily the strong winds had subsided, though it was still pretty gusty in places. After skirting the Reserve, we headed in a south-westerly direction towards the Downs, crossing fields and passing through woodland. We reached the foot of the Downs at Edburton and then climbed steeply up Fulking Escarpment with splendid views of the Weald behind us and a plethora of wildflowers under our feet.


After staggering to the top of the Downs, on reaching the South Downs Way at the top and turning to the west, we had to battle against quite strong winds, but these didn’t detract from our appreciation of the wide views of the coastline. After walking along the top of the Downs for about a mile, we took a very welcome snack break at the café of Truleigh Hill Youth Hostel. Suitable refreshed, we commenced our descent, first gradual, then steep, with more great views, this time of the Adur valley. From the base of the Downs, we strolled back across more fields and woods to return to Woods Mill. Despite the less than ideal conditions for butterflies, we did spot about eight different species. The fourteen walkers were led by Alan.



Lewes Afternoon Tea Stroll – Saturday 3 August 2019

As it turned out most, if not all, of the eleven members who convened on Cliffe Bridge were mostly interested in the afternoon tea part of the outing and the stroll along the banks of the River Ouse, past the recycling centre at Ham Lane, along the road by the Cockshut and thence to the café at Anne of Cleves House was simply a means to this end. 


That is not to say that the aforementioned stroll was not enjoyable and not without some interest.  The river itself was very full, being at the peak of a spring tide, which meant that when we reached the bridge under the railway line a certain amount of careful fence hanging was required in order to avoid getting our feet wet in the encroaching water.  The warm, slightly muggy, weather allowed us to enjoy our afternoon tea in the garden with the welcome company of the group’s President who was waiting for us when we arrived.  This was a lovely surprise that completed a most enjoyable outing led by Hilda and Graham.



Ditchling Stroll – Tuesday 23 July 2019

Despite the hot weather, 11 members took part in a stroll in and around Ditchling last week.  Starting at the Village Hall car park they walked across fields to the Nye before returning to the Lewes Road and the recreation ground.  After crossing many excellent sets of steps erected by the Monday Group they found their way by public footpath to Dumbrells Court.  After a short stretch of road in North End they took the path beside Court Gardens Farm to reach the bridleway that marks the boundary between East and West Sussex. 


A refreshment stop ensued at Oldland Mill where it was interesting to watch volunteers manoeuvring a sweep to erect on the windmill.  The return to Ditchling beside Lodge Hill Lane enabled the walkers to appreciate the views of the South Downs before they reached Boddingtons Lane and returned to the Village Hall car park.  Some members then took advantage of a coffee shop to have a light lunch before returning to Lewes. The walk was led by Robert.



Alfriston and Rathfinny Vineyard – Sunday 14 July 2019

Sixteen members of Lewes Footpaths Group met at the High and Over car park in Seaford on a fresher morning than of late. We started with a steep downhill walk through fields towards Alfriston.  At the start of Alfriston, the group turned left up a woody path leading quite steeply to the top of the Downs where we stopped for our break.  Here we had really good views of the surrounding hills, colourful fields and the sea. We then carried on further over the Downs turning left around the Rathfinny Vineyards where we had really good views of how the Estate has been expanding.  We continued our walk slightly uphill, through the trees and fields back to the car park.


We were accompanied by Bob Eade who pointed out the different butterflies and flowers that we came across. The walk was led by Jean.



East Dean, Birling Gap Circular – Wednesday 26 June 2019

On an overcast and blustery morning sixteen walkers left the car park in the village of East Dean.  It was tempting to stop and browse the interesting market stalls.  Led by Anita we proceeded along the ancient Went Way, stopping from time to time to admire some very picturesque properties.  We then climbed through the woods of Went Hill, the first of the Seven Sisters, stopping to admire the view of the Belle Tout.  On reaching the open down land we turned east and headed towards the sea and the “honey-pot” of Birling Gap.


Joining the South Downs Way and continuing eastwards we climbed towards the Belle Tout, anticipating ice creams once there.  Stopping and turning on our way up to admire the views back towards Seaford Head.  Sadly, no ice creams at the Belle Tout today, although we hunkered down in the shelter of the flint walls, for our coffee stop.


Refreshed, we continued east, with views of Beachy Head and its lighthouse.  On reaching the road we turned inland, entertained by a sparrow hawk, very low-down hunting for prey.  We continued across open fields, with flowers in the hedgerows, eventually reaching the road back towards East Dean village.  Walking through the church yard, passing the rose covered entrance to the church of St Simon and St Jude, and leaving by the tapsel gate we returned to the East Dean village green.  Here the group split, some returning home, whilst others stayed on for a very sociable lunch, now basking in the afternoon sun.



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Arlington – Sunday 16 June 2019

Despite the unseasonably wet and cool weather forecast, 17 of us set out from Arlington up Tye Hill, then turning left into the woods and across the Cuckmere at Sessingham Bridge. Because of the recent rains, the river was in full flow, despite it being close to midsummer’s day. Emerging from the woods we climbed gently across fields by a hedgerow, which afforded us little protection from the now quite heavy rain.


At the top of the hill we entered another wooded area near to Arlington reservoir, where we decided to have our coffee break under the protection of the trees. This turned out to be a wise decision – as we emerged into the open on the banks of the reservoir, the rain stopped and we walked almost the whole way around the reservoir in fair weather, even catching a brief glimpse of the sun at one point. From the end of the dam, it was just a short walk through the fields and back over the Cuckmere to Arlington church and the car park nearby. Despite the inclement weather, it was a pleasant walk, led by Alan.



Arlington Evening Walk – Tuesday 11 June 2019

Twenty-three of us set off from the Yew Tree Inn at Arlington car park picking up a track through woodland, crossing the Cuckmere River and arriving at the Arlington Reservoir.  This was an ideal spot for our short mid-walk break, with mown grassy verges and picnic tables.  We sat in the sunshine with views across the reservoir, with the church at Arlington in the distance.


We set off again, initially skirting the reservoir, then striking out across a series of fields, with crops at varying stages of growth. We then picked up the Wealdway, finally emerging at the churchyard of Saint Pancras, Arlington, just a short walk away from our starting point.


Everyone agreed that it had been a most enjoyable walk, all the more so for the unexpectedly fine conditions – and, at slightly under 5 miles on mainly flat and easy tracks, not too onerous but just right to work up an appetite for supper.  All the walkers stayed on for a delicious supper at the welcoming Yew Tree Inn, providing a delightful end to the evening.


The walk was led by Vivien.



Bolney – Sunday 2 June 2019

Twenty-three members of the Lewes Footpaths Group enjoyed a gloriously warm, sunny day for our walk around Bolney, which replaced the scheduled Chiddingly walk. Starting from the village street, we followed Lodge Lane to reach Nailard’s Wood. A pleasant stroll through woodland tracks brought us to a short section of road, from which we turned northwards to follow a track uphill to Rout Farm, past some sheep looking uncomfortably hot in their heavy fleeces. Continuing northwards, we reached the outskirts of Warninglid and turned sharp right into a field where we stopped for a coffee break. Heading back south, we crossed several fields to reach Colwood Lane, and then turned left into Jeremy’s Lane. A stile took us onto fields again and back to Bolney via a delightfully shady woodland track. The walk was led by Anne.



Firle to Southease - Tuesday 14 May 2019

This was a lovely sunny day and eleven of us met at Lewes bus station to catch the 09.30 bus to Firle Place gates.  We walked up the driveway and then up The Dock to the Coach Road. We took the steep path up the Rabbit Track to the top of the Downs, pausing every so often to catch our breath!


At the top we turned west and followed the South Downs Way along past the car park and the radio masts pausing to enjoy the marvellous views. After walking through a herd of beef cows and their calves, we dropped down Itford Hill, over the A26 footbridge and enjoyed a well-earned cup of coffee at the YHA café before walking on down to Southease station for the 13.05 train back to Lewes.

The walk was led by Rosemary Norris & Sandra Ellis.




Spider Orchid Walk – Wednesday 8 May 2019


On May 8th, when  the weather would have put most people off going for a walk a quartet of intrepid botanists braved the elements and caught the bus from Lewes bus station to the Newmarket pub and set off up towards Newmarket Hill en route to Castle Hill National Nature Reserve. Hopes were raised that the weather forecast was correct when the heaviest rain had eased off by 9:30am, but the rain wasn’t quite done with us and we were subjected to intermittent showers for a while thereafter. Undaunted we carried on through the reserve to reach the area where the orchids are known to be. It was immediately obvious they were nearly at the end of their flowering period but fortunately there were still enough blooms left to have made the walk worthwhile. These are quite small plants, only about 10cm tall, so the best way to appreciate them is to get down on hands and knees and view them with the aid of a lens or magnifying glass and then you can see how they got their name

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Then we returned to Lewes by climbing the downs overlooking Kingston. Spurred on by the prospect of a stop for hot chocolate at the Juggs pub, we descended to the village via the more direct but precipitous path that emerges at the top of the main street. Once fortified by warming drinks and cheesy chips, one of us caught a bus back to Lewes leaving the remaining trio to walk back, now in glorious sunshine, past Spring Barn Farm and along the banks of the Cockshut stream where we were regaled by the distinctive call of a marsh frog.  The walk was led by Wendy.



Balsdean Valley – Tuesday 16 April 2019

Twenty of us set off from the car park near Woodingdean cross roads and followed a track which climbs gradually towards a radio mast. Then our track bears left through a gate to follow a lovely path which descends gently round the contours of the downs into Standean Bottom.  Continuing through trees along the valley, we took care to avoid the deep holes of old badger setts.  We found the plaque which marks the site of the old Norman church and learned a little of the history of the area where the manor house and farm cottages were evacuated in the 2nd world war and used as target practice.  Norton Farm was used as a lunatic asylum in the 19th century. 


Our coffee break was taken by the old farm buildings which are used for sheep shearing later in the year. Sheep, with their delightful lambs, were curious to look at us.  We carried on across several fields, past cows and young calves before tackling the steep climb up to the South Downs Way. Here we were rewarded with a spectacular view over Kingston towards Lewes and the Ouse valley.  We followed the South Downs Way for a mile or so, leaving it to make our gentle descent, past another radio mast and back to the car park. The walk was led by Janet and Gill and is Number 4 from our “Favourite Walks” booklet.



Seaside Walk to Peacehaven – Sunday 7 April 2019

When the last member joined us at Brighton Marina, the group numbered fifteen.  The chalk cliffs there are full of geological interest, the details of which were elaborated on by one of the group who has knowledge of such matters.  Once pointed out, it is possible to see where a lot of sandy stuff had been shoved over the chalk cliff by glaciers way back in the Ice Age.  Glaciers only extended down to about 60 or 70 miles north of Brighton so they must have shoveled up a huge amount of stuff for it to have reached this far south. 


The cloud cover failed to stop the sunshine heating up the under cliff path and layers were shed as the temperature rose.  At Ovingdean we stopped for refreshments at the kiosk and at Rottingdean we stopped for a picnic looking out over the flat calm, glistening sea.  Some of the group chose to leave at that point but the remaining eleven carried along the top of the cliffs by the busy A259.  Approaching Telscombe Cliffs, we came across an obelisk with a weather vane on top.  The structure had been erected fifty years after the end of the Second World War.  Playfully, somebody had moved the direction indicators through 180 degrees so that south was north and east was west.  For a moment it was just a little disconcerting.  After following the re-instated path through the sewage works we joined the Greenwich Meridian Trail which took us to the Meridian Monument to George V, erected in 1936.  Our return to Lewes was facilitated by Brighton and Hove’s efficient bus service.  Hilda and Graham ensured that nobody got lost.



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Stanmer Park – Sunday 24 March 2019

The Lewes Footpaths Group walk on Sunday 24 March took place in Stanmer Park. We set off from the parking area near Stanmer Church and turned up the village street, in the company of crowds of other walkers enjoying the spring sunshine. We walked past the café and the picturesque flint and brick cottages, turning right after the final cottage up a moderately steep hillside to a gateway into the woods, leaving the crowds behind.  Turning left after a short distance, we followed a broad woodland track along the top of the ridge.


Signs of approaching spring were everywhere, with new green showing on hawthorn and sycamore, and clumps of anemones, violets and primroses. We went on steadily to reach High Park Farm, the highest part of the walk. Following the track, we passed through a gateway and continued along a path running parallel to the Ditchling Road. The woodland gave way to two open fields, where we stopped for our coffee break, before entering Upper Lodge Wood.  More tracks brought us to a car parking area popular with dog walkers and their badly trained charges, where we struck downhill, eventually passing behind the nurseries and Stanmer House to emerge a short distance from our starting point. The walk was led by Anne.



Seaford Head – Tuesday 19 March 2019

The 12 walkers assembled at Splash Point felt they had struck lucky. After days of heavy rain, gales or just anticyclonic gloom, the sky was blue, the sun was shining and the wind had dropped. What a difference from this time last year when we were in the grip of ‘the Beast from the East’.


We set off on the steep climb to the top of Seaford Head – a good way to blow off the cobwebs. Then a pause to look back and take in the stunning views across Seaford and the coast beyond – and to regain our breath. We were on the lookout for signs of Spring – and the first hit us loud and clear – the song of the skylarks as they soared upwards and then wheeled earthwards to their nesting areas, sounds that accompanied us throughout the walk.   We continued along the clifftop for a while, then turned inland. Further signs of Spring greeted us: male chaffinches in their fine new breeding plumage singing loudly from the tops of bushes. We were then treated to the delightful spectacle of a field-full of ewes and their lambs being rounded up by a very enthusiastic sheepdog in order to be driven down to the barn for their foot baths.


Turning eastwards to join the Vanguard Way, we found the path partially flooded, now that the Cuckmere River is allowed to flow freely.  At the Coastguard Cottages, we turned westwards back along the clifftop, stopping from time to time to look back at the Seven Sisters, one of the most iconic views along the south coast which never fails to amaze and delight.


And so back down to the promenade, all feeling the benefit of the fresh air, exercise and good company – and the undeniable evidence that winter is over.


The walk was led by Vivien.











Lewes Circular  - Sunday 10 March 2019

Nineteen of us set off on a breezy but bright morning from North Street Car Park, past the Pells into Landport, from where we climbed up to the Offham Road, continuing our ascent along Hill Road and then up to the Racecourse. On the exposed stretches, we were subjected to extremely strong, bracing or exhilarating winds, depending on your point of view. Making progress in the face of this headwind and remaining vertical were something of a struggle, but we made it and paused for welcome refuge by a hedge.


We next descended by the side of the race track and took our coffee break on a bank sheltered from the winds by a large tree. The contrast between the temperature in exposed and sheltered areas was remarkable. Suitably refreshed, we continued our descent, now with the wind behind us, almost being carried along and again trying to stay vertical! We emerged via Houndean Rise onto the Brighton Road, which we crossed at Hope-in-the-Valley, from where we had another ascent up to Juggs Road, and down again to Southover. We went behind Southover to Cockshut Lane. At this point, the wind had dropped but the heavens opened briefly, and we decided to omit the last mile or so of the planned walk and returned via the Priory and the station. The walk was led by Alan.



The Sloop to Danehill – Wednesday 6 March 2019

The promised rain failed to materialise so when ten of us, led by Graham with Hilda back marking, set off from The Sloop Inn we did so with hope in our hearts that we would enjoy a good walk and so it turned out to be.  This part of the Weald shares most of the characteristics of the rest of the Weald, lovely undulating countryside and the promise of some mud after the rain of the last few days.  We certainly enjoyed the countryside and coped with the relatively modest amount of mud. 


Heading north we soon crossed the Bluebell Railway, continued northwards to Heaven Farm, after a brief detour around Kidborough Farm (the leader got a bit lost) and so to the outskirts of Danehill where we turned south and followed the Greenwich Meridian Trail back to the starting point where some of us consumed The Sloop Inn’s excellent ham, egg and chips, with the eggs having been laid that very day by the pub’s own chickens.



Alfriston / Litlington – Sunday 24 Feb 2019

Under a cloudless sky and brilliant unseasonably warm sunshine, nineteen of us set off from Alfriston to tackle the climb up Windover Hill. After several dry days prior to the walk the footpath had dried and firmed up considerably so we reached the summit in record time and thankfully mud-free. This allowed us time to cool down after the rigours of the climb and take a refreshment stop sitting on top of a conveniently placed long barrow (burial mound) that offered us panoramic views.


The return route took us down hill past Lullington Heath Nature Reserve then on into Litlington, emerging into the village through what is now Long Man Brewery (regretfully their shop and tasting room is closed on Sundays). The walk then finished with a very pleasant amble along the Cuckmere river bank back into Alfriston. The walk was led by Wendy.



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Downs North of Brighton – Sunday 10 February 2019

The scheduled walk round Buxted turned out to be far too muddy for the delicate soles of the walking group so we took ourselves to the Downs north of Brighton for a fairly brief and breezy walk taking in the Chattri on the way.  Setting off from the carpark just off the A27 twelve of us, led by Hilda and Graham, followed the bridleway that rises very gently to the Chattri where we stopped for the always welcome coffee break.  Carrying on we encountered slight muddiness before turning right down a chalky track leading to Lower Standean, a tiny enclave nestling right in the middle of The Downs.  From there we followed the road that passes Alpha and Beta Cottages and the rifle range back to our starting point.  Bracing but not raining sums up the morning’s activities. The walk was led by Hilda and Graham.



Lancing Hill – Sunday 27 January 2019

The morning was overcast and blustery when nine walkers left the Lancing Ring Nature Reserve car park for a four and a quarter mile walk, led by Anita.  It started with a long steady, uphill climb on a very well-walked and muddy path.  This made the walking more difficult than some may have hoped for.  By the time we reached the summit, the sky brightened, giving us distant views towards the Rampion Wind Farm.


Turning right towards Coombe Head the path improved.  What a joy to be able to walk on the green and grassy Downs!  Continuing to battle with the blustery wind, we arrived at Coombehead Wood.  This provided welcome shelter from the wind and proved an ideal spot for our morning break. We basked in glorious sunshine, admiring the spectacular Lancing College and wondering what the future holds for the Shoreham Cement Works.


Suitably refreshed, we headed down to Cow Bottom, passing Cowbottom Hovel - originally an open shelter for cattle. Then we took the steeply sloping, and relatively short uphill climb to the top for the final stretch, up Lancing Hill and back to the car park.



Glynde to Lewes – Sunday 13 January 2019

Twenty members gathered at Lewes Rail station to catch the 9.21 train to Glynde. After a short walk along the road, we climbed the first stile onto the main field path leading to Mount Caburn.


The ascent was a long slope but not steep. We climbed a stile into a field of turnips where sheep were grazing and alas saw a dead fox! The view got better and better towards the top. Fifteen walkers managed to climb to the summit and see the almost 360 degree view of Lewes and surrounding areas. Five members preferred to walk around the lower edge and not risk the short but steep climb to the top of the hill.


We descended via Oxteddle Bottom and through Bible Bottom.  As the weather had been dry, it was not too muddy and we passed many young calves. Then we enjoyed a gentle walk up towards Lewes golf course. We descended the rather steep Chapel Hill with many walkers finishing the walk in a cafe. The weather was dry throughout and was led by Amanda.




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Boxing Day Stroll round Lewes – Wednesday 26 December 2018

We enjoyed a 3 mile walk around the Southover area of Lewes on Boxing Day.  18 of us started from Lewes High Street where a large group of people had already gathered to see The Hunt.  We then walked past Lewes Station, completely closed, to the dismay of a traveller hauling a heavy case, and were soon walking through the Convent Field and then into the Priory Ruins.  Great interest was shown in the Remains of the Priory and the interpretation displays, especially by some who had never walked there before.


From the Cockshut Road we went into Cluny Street, in the estate built in the grounds of the old Manor School, and called in to see our President, John Vokins, who wished us all a Happy New Year.  We soon emerged onto the Kingston road, crossing over to Juggs Lane.  Just before Jubilee Park we took the path named locally as Love Lane and walked high above the Winterbourne estate  before crossing the Winterbourne Stream, now beginning to flow, round the allotments and out to Hope-in –the- Valley where we stopped for coffee and mince pies.


We took another path, a bit muddy, which led us back to the Winterbourne estate and then walked through the St. Pancras recreation ground out to Southover High Street and then through Grange Gardens.  We finished walking up the steep St. Martin’s Lane where we were all invited for drinks and snacks in Janet’s delightful cottage.  Jeannette led the walk.



Winter Solstice Sunrise Stroll – Friday 21 December 2018

The plan was to watch the sunrise on the shortest day of the year.  This involved catching the bus to Ringmer at ten to seven in the morning outside Waitrose.  One other walker joined Hilda and Graham, whose mad idea this was, and a fourth was waiting at Ringmer.  We set off in the lightening gloom to climb the hill to the wind turbine, all the time battling against the gale force winds that had been so accurately predicted in the shipping forecast. 


The turbine was stationary which we put down to the fact that turbines are “switched off” in high winds (which may or may not be true) but in this case it was stopped because it was broken, information that we learned from the workman who was getting stuff out of his van at the base of the turbine.  His colleague had just begun the climb to the top up the decidedly basic looking ladder inside the tower.  We left them to it and carried on up the track towards Saxon Cross, stopping briefly to look at the slightly brighter looking bit of cloud to the east where the sun, unseen, had just risen.  On the top we had to lean hard into the wind, sometimes being almost stopped in our tracks, as we crossed the golf course.  Having descended Chapel Hill we enjoyed a well-earned breakfast at the Trading Post Coffee Roaster.  Not too long after that the sun came out but it was too late then.



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Brighton Cemetery and Racecourse – Wednesday 12 December 2018

This walk led by Janet and Gill, started off at the Woodvale Cemetery.  We wound our way gradually uphill pausing to read the names on tombstones ranging from a cavalryman for General Custer to the impressive mausoleum built to resemble a train turntable in memory of the chief engineer of London Brighton and South Coast Railways.  It was a surprisingly green area with some spooky overgrown wooded sections. 


We took our coffee break in bright sunshine on two benches in the remembrance garden.  Leaving the cemetery we headed down Tenantry Down Road and then through the tunnel under Brighton racecourse and followed the grassy track to the grandstand and the ancient site of Neolithic Whitehawk Camp from where we had fine views of the sea.  We continued along this track gradually descending into Eastern Road by Brighton College.  Some of us took the bus back to Lewes while others enjoyed a snack while watching the skaters at the Royal Pavilion.



Falmer to Lewes – Sunday 2 December 2018

There were no trains running to or from Lewes and the much loved rail replacement bus service times were all over the place so instead of walking over the Downs between Bishopstone and Southease we walked over the Downs between Falmer and Lewes. 


At the beginning the low clouds so obscured the view that we could have been walking anywhere on the Downs, however the advantage of this route was that the wind was behind us and the occasional spots of rain were much less unpleasant as a consequence.  The wind was warm and as the clouds lifted the views improved.  At the racecourse the group of fourteen began to go their separate ways at the end of a most pleasant walk filled with much conversation, including much gently heated debate about Brexit where the participants managed to strongly disagree without falling out. Graham and Hilda were the leaders.



Upper Dicker Stroll – Tuesday 27th November 2018

On a damp and murky, although relatively mild, November morning 12 walkers left from the village pub of Upper Dicker and were soon strolling alongside St Bede’s Golf Course.  Poor visibility made it difficult to see anyone playing. A recently mended stile was much easier to climb over. We walked alongside the River Cuckmere, before crossing it to make our return journey.  The fog lifted a little to give us a glimpse of the surrounding countryside.  After stopping for coffee at two very conveniently placed benches, we continued on our way.  Again, we strolled alongside the River Cuckmere, heading towards Michelham Priory.


Shortly after passing Michelham Priory, the group crossed the St Bede’s playing fields, passing the village store and café at Upper Dicker to return to the village pub.  Here the temptation of a cosy countryside fire was too much.  Half the group staying for lunch, coffee or something stronger.


It was particularly encouraging to welcome long standing members of the walking group who felt the short, three and half miles was as much as they now wanted to walk and also good to welcome new walkers to the group.  Anita led the stroll.



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Danehill – Sunday 18 November 2018

The autumn colours are past their best but the golden leaves on the paths that we walked along round Danehill were often still quite fresh and crisp in spite of the recent rain. Walking through a thick layer of rustling leaves is a particular pleasure at this time of the year. Coupled with the bright sunshine and the good company of fellow walkers, there were all the ingredients for a perfect ramble round the High Weald.  From Danehill we followed the Greenwich Meridian Trail and soon entered the well-kept grounds of Birch Grove Estate, once the home of Harold Macmillan of “never had it so good” and “winds of change” fame.  The track through the woods led us eventually to Birchgrove Road and after a short walk along that we plunged into more woods where the track ran along the side of a valley with many, presumably, old hammer ponds in the valley floor below.  The route back to Danehill was through more woodland and across the fairways of a golf course with no players, somewhat unusual on a lovely Sunday morning.  We came to the conclusion that the course has to be “private” and this was confirmed by subsequent research by our chairman.  Twelve of us were led by Hilda and Graham



North Chailey – Tuesday 30 October 2018

On a fine, windy day, 15 of us parked off the A275 crossroads with the A272 in North Chailey close to “the Forget-me-not” cafe. We made our way through Chailey Common which was declared a local Nature Reserve in 1966. It has also been designated a Site of Special Scientific Interest because it is the last surviving fragment of lowland heath in the Low Weald.


We explored the common and some of the heavily wooded surrounding countryside, passing a few farms and fields of sheep and some marshy areas. There were some spectacular views of the surrounding countryside with not a house in sight. At one stage, we caught up with another walking group from Brighton who seemed to be going a different way. 


We found a sheltered area in the woods for our coffee break and then continued walking through fields and woods. We passed a prominent building which had once belonged to Chailey Heritage. Close by is a smock mill dating from about 1830 which is supposed to stand at the centre of Sussex. It may be visited on the last Sunday of each month from April to September between 3pm and 5pm. 


After completing our 4 and a half mile walk, we arrived back at the attractive cafe, where most of us  stopped for a coffee or light lunch before returning home. The walk was led by Margaret and Jeannette.



East Chiltington – Sunday 21 October 2018

Twenty six of us set out on a cool, but beautifully sunny autumn morning from St Michael’s Church in the grounds of Plumpton College. We headed north past Lambert Farm, where luckily for those with bovine phobia, there was no sign of the docile bull that had been on the track when the leader did his reconnoitre a couple of weeks previously! We traversed a couple of fields, scaring a large brood of pheasants as we passed. Then we entered Grannies Wood and followed a rough path, which emerged from the wood, crossing a small stream by a “bridge”, which consisted of a single, rather wobbly plank of wood. Having successfully manoeuvred our way across, albeit with a certain amount of trepidation and assistance, the going became easier, through another couple of small woods and intervening fields. Eventually we reached the track leading from Streat to Plumpton and turned right towards Plumpton, taking in magnificent views of the Downs in the morning sunshine. We took our coffee break on a grassy bank just by Plumpton Racecourse and enjoyed a bit of basking in the sun as the temperature slowly increased and we shed our outer garments. Suitably refreshed, we continued to the lovely church of East Chiltington. Here we turned southwards through ancient woodlands and past the mysterious-looking grounds of Novington Manor, then by the side of the Plumpton Stream until we emerged at Plumpton College. From here it was a short walk past the front of the college to return to the car park. The walk was led by Alan and Vivien took the pictures.







Rodmell – Wednesday 17 October 2018

It was a promising morning – blue sky, not a trace of wind and very mild.  Thirteen walkers set off from the car park in Rodmell, the picturesque village at the foot of the Downs. Rodmell is particularly associated with the Bloomsbury Group as we were reminded when we walked through the village and passed Monk’s house, Virginia Woolf’s home.  We soon began the steady ascent out of the village and up onto the South Downs Way, stopping to admire the long views across to Newhaven and the glittering, completely flat sea.


Our route took us past Breaky Bottom, the vineyard where the grape harvest was in progress. Unfortunately a little too early in the day to stop for some wine tasting. Then continuing across fields over the open down land, with sheep as far as the eye could see and stunning views in all directions. And with the sun shining and the temperature rising, jackets and top layers were being shed – could this really be mid-October?  Our half-way break, sitting on a grassy bank, proved an opportunity for a late top-up of that suntan before the cold, dark months kick in. 


Our return route – uphill and down dale – provided further unexpected late season delights - skylarks singing and soaring above us and a cloud of red admirals taking advantage of the profusion of ivy flowers alongside the path leading back to Rodmell.


We ended our walk in the way all the best walks end – in the welcoming arms of the village pub.  Sitting out on the terrace in the sun, contented after our exertions, quenching our thirst and wondering if this might be the last day of this wonderful Indian summer. The walk was led by Vivien.





















Index of Walk Reports
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·         Danehill – Sunday 18 November 2018

·         North Chailey – Tuesday 30 October 2018

·         East Chiltington – Sunday 21 October 2018

·         Rodmell – Wednesday 17 October 2018

·         Wilmington – Sunday 7 October 2018

·         Newhaven to Southease Stroll – Tuesday 2 October 2018

·         Bourton-on-the-Water Holiday Weekend  Friday 28 September to Monday 1 October 2018

·         Wivelsfield – Wednesday 19 September 2018

·         Saturday Afternoon Tea Stroll – Saturday 1 September 2018

·         Duddleswell – Sunday 26 August 2018

·         Stroll Round Wild Park – Wednesday 22 August 2018

·         Burgess Hill -  Sunday 12 August 2018

·         Cissbury Ring Circular – Tuesday 7 August 2018

·         Slater’s Trail -  Sunday 5 August 2018

·         Mark Cross – Wednesday 25 July 2018

·         Charleston Farmhouse – Sunday 1 July 2018

·         Piltdown – Wednesday 27 June 2018

·         Summer Solstice Stroll - Thursday 21 June 2018

·         Walking the High Weald – Between 8 and 11 June 2018

·         Isfield – Sunday 3 June 2018

·         Fletching – Sunday 20 May 2018

·         Castle Hill Nature Reserve  – Wednesday 16 May 2018

·         Horsted Keynes – Sunday 6 May 2018

·         Tenth Anniversary Greenwich Meridian Trail Blizzard Walk Peacehaven to Lewes – Sunday 8th April 2018

·         Upper Adur – Wednesday 4 April 2018 

·         Lewes to Rottingdean – Sunday 25 March 2018

·         Seaford Head – Tuesday 20 March 2018

·         Steyning – Sunday 11 March 2018

·         Plumpton – Wednesday 7 March 2018

·         Blackboys – Sunday 25 February 2018

·         Nutley to Sheffield Forest – Sunday 11 February 2018

·         Peacehaven – Sunday 28 January 2018

·         Lewes, Offham Circular  - Sunday 14 January 2018

·         Newhaven to Seaford Stroll – Wednesday 10 January 2018

·         Selmeston – Monday 1 January 2018



·         Winter Solstice Stroll – Thursday 21 December  2017

·         Eridge - Sunday 17 December 2017

·         Patcham to Falmer – Sunday 3 December 2017

·         Greenway near Sidley – Wednesday 15 November 2017

·         Friston Forest – Sunday 5 November 2017

·         East Brighton - Tuesday 31 October 2017

·         Ardingly – Sunday 22 October 2017

·         Alfriston – Wednesday 18 October 2017

·         Berwick Station circular - Sunday 8 October 2017

·         Lewes Loop Four: Plumpton to Barcombe Cross – Tuesday 26 September 2017

·         In the 'Paw Prints of Winnie the Pooh' – Sunday 17 September 2017

·         Shortgate – Wednesday 13 September 2017

·         Lewes to Kingston Evening Walk – Tuesday 29 August 2017

·         To the Half Moon and Back – Sunday 20 August 2017

·         Devil’s Dyke – Wednesday 16 August 2017

·         A Walk by the Middle Adur – Sunday 6 August 2017

·         Littlington – Sunday 23 July

·         Barcombe to South Chailey – Wednesday 19 July 2017

·         Coach Trip to Scotney Castle - Tuesday 11 July 2017

·         Hellingly Circular – Tuesday 4 July 2017

·         Orchid Walk, Castle Hill Nature Reserve - Sunday 25 June 2017

·         Summer Solstice Sunset Stroll - Wednesday 21 June 2017

·         Wild Flower Walk – Sunday 11 June 2017

·         Lewes Loop Three – Tuesday 6 June 2017

·         The Downs above Firle – Sunday May 28, 2017

·         Pycombe Stroll – Wednesday 24 May 2017

·         The Medway in Sussex – Sunday 14 May 2017

·         Lewes Loop 2 – Sunday 30 April 2017

·         Upper Dicker and Arlington – Wednesday 26 April 2017

·         Lewes Loop One B – Tuesday 18 April 2017

·         Scandalous Eastbourne – Tuesday 11 April 2017

·         Lewes Loop One – Sunday 2 April 2017

·         Seaford Head – Sunday 26 March 2017

·         Newick to Little Horsted – Wednesday 8 March 2017

·         Mark Cross – Sunday 26 February

·         Lewes Stroll – Tuesday 21 February 2017

·         Ashdown Forest - Sunday 12 February 2017

·         Moulescoomb to Falmer - Sunday 29 January 2017

·         Kingston Stroll – Wednesday 25 January 2017

·         Firle – Sunday 15 January 2017

·         New Year Lunch – Wednesday 11 January 2017

·         Wilmington – Monday 2 January 2017



·         Boreham Street – Sunday 18 December 2016

·         Sunrise Stroll – Wednesday 13 December 2016

·         Southease –Sunday 4 December 2016

·         Housedean to Lewes – Wednesday 30 Nov 2016

·         Polegate Circular – Sunday 20 November 2016

·         Lancing - Tuesday 15 Nov 2016

·         Isfield – Tuesday 8 Nov 2016

·         Clapham – Wednesday 2 Nov 2016

·         Hurstpierpoint – Sunday 23 October 2016

·         Crow and Gate to Five Ashdown– Tuesday 18 October 2016

·         Chelwood Vachery - Wednesday 12 Oct 2016

·         Peacehaven Circular – Sunday 9 Oct 2016

·         High Hurstwood – Wednesday 28 September 2016

·         Newick to North Chailey to Isfield – Tuesday 20 September 2016

·         Stroll Cuckmere Haven – Wednesday 14 September 2016

·         Evening walk with Supper Fulking – Wednesday 7 September 2016

·         Barcombe.  Favourite Walk 9 – Monday 29 August 2016

·         Goring by Sea (Change from Binstead Woods) – Tuesday 23 August 2016

·         Firle  - Alciston Favourite Walk 5– Sunday 14 August 2016

·         Laughton Circular – Tuesday 26 July 2016

·         Ripe – Wednesday 20 July 2016

·         Pyecombe – Sunday 17 July 2016

·         Ightham Mote Coach Trip – Wednesday 13 July 2016

·         Breakfast Walk Newmarket to Spring Barn – Saturday 9 July

·         Stonegate – Sunday 3 July

·         Bexhill to Hastings – Tuesday 28 June 2016

·         Rushlake Green - Sunday 19 June 2016

·         Castle Hill Nature Reserve - 12 June 2016

·         Danehill Stroll - 8 June 2016

·         Pevensey – Sunday 5 June 2016

·         Ashdown Forest Spring Hill – Sunday 22 May 2016

·         Mystery Evening Walk with Supper – Wednesday 18 May 2016

·         Southease to Lewes Stroll – Wednesday 11 May 2016

·         Uckfield Rocks & Rivers - Sunday 24 April 2016

·         Cuckoo Trail Stroll –Wednesday 20 April 2016

·         Polegate – Sunday 10  April 2016

·         Balsdean Valley – Easter Sunday 27 March 2016

·         Newick to Sheffield Park - Tuesday 22 March 2016

·         Stroll Newhaven to Seaford – Tuesday 15 March 2016

·         Punnetts Town – Sunday 13 March 2016

·         East Dean Circular - Sunday 28 February 2016

·         Stroll in Stanmer Park – Tuesday 16 February 2016

·         Wilmington Circular via Alfriston - Wednesday 10 February 2016

·         Plumpton Sunday - 26 January 2016

·         Portslade  - Sunday 31 January 2016

·         Ashdown Forest (Changed to Lewes Walk) - Sunday 17 January 2016



·         Seaford Slater Trail – Sunday 20 December 2015

·         Lancing – 6 December 2015

·         Plumpton – Sunday 22 November 2015

·         Alciston – Sunday 8 November 2015

·         Upper Beeding & Bramber Down – Sunday 25 October 2015

·         Lewes to Stanmer – Tuesday 20 October 2015

·         Jevington – Sunday 11 October 2015

·         Berwick Selmeston Ripe Chalvington – Tuesday 22 September 2015

·         Littleworth – Wednesday 9 September 2015

·         Seven Sisters & Friston Forest – Monday 31 August 2015

·         Rodmell Stroll – Tuesday 25 August 2015

·         Fulking - Wednesday 12 August 2015

·         Offham Combe – Sunday 2 August 2015

·         Hastings - Tuesday 28 July 2015

·         Ringmer to Barcombe – Saturday 18 July 2015

·         Stroll at Barcombe – Wednesday 8 July 2015

·         Hassocks - Sunday 5 July 2015

·         Arlington  – Wednesday 1 July 2015

·         Crowborough – Sunday 21 June 2015

·         Breakfast Walk Glynde to YHA South Downs – Saturday 6 June 2015

·         Battle – Wednesday 3 June 2015

·         Peacehaven to Lewes – Sunday 31 May 2015

·         Falmer to Lewes – Tuesday 19 May 2015

·         Fishersgate to Shoreham to Lancing - Sunday 10 May 2015

·         Bolney – Sunday 26 April 2015

·         Chiddingly- Monday 6 April 2015

·         Fletching – Wednesday 18 March 2015

·         Littlehampton Circular – Tuesday 3 March 2015

·         Bishopstone to Southease Youth Hostel – Sunday 8 March 2015

·         Around Clayton – Sunday 22 February 2015

·         Folkington to Jevington - Wednesday 18 February 2015

·         Stroll Newhaven to Seaford – Wednesday 11 February 2015

·         Plumpton – Sunday 8 February 2015

·         Steyning – Tuesday 3 February 2015

·         East Dean Circular – Sunday 25 January 2015

·         Pre-prandial Stroll.  Buxted – Wednesday 14 January 2015

·         Downs North of Lewes – Sunday 11 January 2015




·         St Leonards – Tuesday 16 December 2014

·         Firle to  Charleston – Wednesday 10 December 2014

·         Coleman’s Hatch -  Sunday 7 December 2014

·         Lewes Racecourse & Mount Harry – Tuesday 25 November 2014

·         Balsdean Valley – Tuesday 18 November 2014

·         Blackboys – Sunday 9 November

·         Ardingly Reservoir – Sunday 26 October

·         Plumpton – Tuesday 21 October 2014

·         Arundel to Goring - Wednesday 15 October 2014

·         North Chailey - Tuesday 16 September 2014

·         Fletching - Sunday 7 September 2014

·         Bishopstone to Alfriston - Tuesday 2 September 2014

·         Glynde - Sunday 24 August 2014

·         Ditchling Stroll - Tuesday 19 August 2014

·         Lewes to Spain (aka Saltdean) - Tuesday 19 August 2014

·         50th Anniversary Walks - Tuesday 12 August 2014

·         Ardingly - Wednesday 6 August 2014

·         Polesden Lacey - Wednesday 23 July 2014

·         Plumpton - Sunday 13 July 2014

·         Rodmell - Sunday 9 July 2014

·         Burgess Hill - Sunday 29 June 2014

·         Ovingdean & Undercliffe - Tuesday 24 June 2014

·         Stroll - Tuesday 17 June 2014

·         High Hurstwood - Sunday 15 June 2014

·         Horsted Keynes - Tuesday 27 May 2014

·         Battle of Lewes Celebration - Saturday 10 May 2014

·         1st Stroll Bramber - Tuesday 22 April 2014

·         Polegate to Berwick Station - Wednesday 16 April 2014

·         Ringmer to Barcombe Circular - Sunday 23 March 2014

·         Uckfield to Little Horstead - Wednesday 19 March 2014

·         Hadlow Down - Sunday 9 March 2014

·         Plumpton Green - Tuesday 4 March 2014

·         Horam - Sunday 23 February 2014

·         Ashdown Forest - Wednesday 19 February 2014

·         Fletching - Tuesday 4 February 2014

·         Chailey Common - Sunday 26 January 2014

·         Shortgate - Wednesday 22 January 2014

·         Pre-Prandial Stroll Stanmer - Wednesday 15 January 2014

·         Housedean to Lewes - Tuesday 7 January 2014

·         Falmer - Wednesday 1 January 2014


·         A Seaford Stroll - Sunday 15 December 2013

·         Rodmell Iford South Downs Way - Sunday 1 December 2013

·         Ashurst Wood - Tuesday 26 November 2013

·         Crowlink - Sunday 17 November 2013

·         Cooksbridge to Chailey - Wednesday 13 November 2013

·         Chiddingly - Sunday 3 November 2013

·         Rushlake Green - Tuesday 29 October 2013

·         Ipswich, Suffolk - 4 to 7 October 2013

·         High Hurstwood - Tuesday 1 October 2013

·         Lewes Circular Sunday 22 September 2013

·         Woodmancote - Wednesday 18 September 2013

·         Puttenham or Shalford to Shere - Sunday 8 September 2013

·         South Chailey to Isfield or lewes - Tuesday 3 September 2013

·         Fletching - Monday 26 August 2013

·         Rushlake Green, Warbleton, Vines Cross - Tuesday 20 August 2013

·         Rottingdean - Wednesday 11 August 2013

·         East Hoathly - Wednesday 7 August 2013

·         Jevington and Lullington Heath - Sunday 28 July 2013

·         Arundel - Wednesday 24 July 2013

·         Bury Hill or Slindon Common to East Dean - Wednesday 10 July 2013

·         Hassocks - Sunday 30 June 2013

·         Patcham to Lewes - Wednesday 26 June 2013

·         Evening Walk Lewes & Kingston - Saturday 15 June 2013

·         Buxted - Monday 27 May 2013

·         Five ash Down and Little Horsted - Sunday 19 May 2013

·         Newhaven & Piddinghoe - Wednesday 1 May 2013

·         Burwash - Monday 21 April 2013

·         Blackboys - Monday 1 April 2013

·         Lewes to Glynde or Berwick Station - Sunday 24 March 2013

·         Springtime at Wakehurst - Tuesday 19 March 2013

·         Holtye - Sunday 10 March 2013

·         Cuckfield - Wednesday 6 March 2013

·         Rushlake Green - Sunday 24 February 2013

·         Cuckmere Valley - Tuesday 19 February 2013

·         Firle - Sunday 10 February 2013

·         Lewes - Wednesday 6 February 2013

·         Ashdown Forest - Sunday 27 January 2013

·         Stanmer Park - Tuesday 16 January 2013

·         Brighton-Rottingdean-Lewes - Sunday 13 January 2013

·         Withyham - Wednesday 9 January 2013


·         Malling Hill & The Combe - Wednesday 26 December 2012

·         Ardingly & Balcombe - Wednesday 12 December 2012

·         Laughton - Sunday 2 December 2012

·         Chelwood Gate - Wednesday 27 November 2012

·         Ditchling - Wednesday 18 November 2012

·         Findon and Chanctonbury Ring - Wednesday 14 November 2012

·         Hartfield & Pooh Bridge - Sunday 4 November 2012

·         Waldron - Sunday 21 October 2012

·         Alfriston & Wilmington - Sunday 7 October 2012

·         The Weald around Newick - Tuesday 2 October 2012

·         Lewes to A27, Housedean - Sunday 23 September 2012

·         Broad Oak, Heathfield - Wednesday 19 September 2012

·         Sandwich to St Margaret's Bay and Walmer Castle - Sunday 9 September 2012

·         Bishopstone - Tuesday 4 September 2012

·         Firle - Monday 27 August 2012

·         The Plumpton Path - Wednesday 22 August 2012

·         East Hoathly - Sunday 19 August 2012

·         Evening Walk Arlington Resevoir & Supper - Tuesday 7 August 2012

·         Ditchling Beacon - Sunday 29 July 2012

·         Three Oaks to Winchelsea - Wednesday 25 July 2012

·         Around Beachy Head - Sunday 14 July 2012

·         Sissinghurst Castle - Tuesday 10 July 2012

·         Figure of 8: Steyning am Bramber pm - Sunday 1 July 2012

·         Evening Walk Lewes to Mount Caburn to Lewes - Tuesday 26 June 2012

·         Eridge - Sunday 17 June 2012

·         Amberley - Wednesday 13 June 2012

·         Chailey Breakfast Walk - Saturday 2 June 2012

·         Devils Dyke - Sunday 20 May 2012

·         Gun Hill - Wednesday 16 May 2012

·         Isfield - Monday 7 May 2012

·         Pevensey Castle & Rickney - Tuesday 1 May 2012

·         Hadlow Down - Sunday 22 April 2012

·         Upper Dicker - Wednesday 18 April 2012

·         Horndean to East or West Meon - Sunday 15 April 2012

·         Wivelsfield Green - Monday 9 April 2012

·         Falmer to Rottingdean - Tuesday 3 April 2012

·         Vines Cross - Sunday 25 March 2012

·         Crowborough to Eridge Station - Wednesday 21 March 2012

·         Berwick Figure of Eight - Sunday 11 March 2012

·         Alfriston - Tuesday 6 March 2012

·         Hellingly - Sunday 26 February 2012

·         Newhaven to Peacehaven to Piddinghoe to Newhaven - Wednesday 22 February 2012

·         Horam - Sunday 12 February 2012

·         Crosspost/Bolney - Tuesday 7 February 2012

·         Balsdean (Walk 4) - Sunday 29 January 2012

·         Horstead Keynes - Sunday 15 January 2012

·         Around Ditchling Beacon - Sunday 1 January 2012


·         Plumpton - Wednesday 7 December 2011

·         Steyning - Sunday 27 November 2011

·         Berwick to Polegate (Changed to Southease) - Tuesday 22 November 2011

·         Kingston - Sunday 13 November 2011

·         Fletching - Wednesday 18 November 2011

·         Fulking - Sunday 30 October 2011

·         Wicklands, Shortgate, Roes Hill, Isfield - Tuesday 25 October 2011

·         Harvest Moon Walk - Saturday 15 October 2011

·         Christ's Hospital and Itchingfield - Wednesday 12 October 2011

·         Nutley & Sheffield Forest - Sunday 2 October 2011

·         Newhaven to Alfriston - Wednesday 28 September 2011

·         Wivelsfield - Sunday 18 September 2011

·         Groombridge - Tuesday 13 September 2011

·         Cranbrook & Iden Green to Tenterden - Sunday 4 September 2011

·         Etchingham - Monday 29 August 2011

·         Ashdown Forest - Sunday 21 August 2011

·         Pulborough to Amberley - Tuesday 16 August 2011

·         Laughton - Sunday 7 August 2011

·         Litlington - Wednesday 3 August 2011

·         Barcombe - Tuesday 19 July 2011

·         Petworth and Canal Cruise - Wednesday 13 July 2011

·         Berwick - Saturday 9 July 2011

·         West St Leonards to Crowhurst - Wednesday 6 July 2011

·         Chailey Common with Supper - Tuesday 21 June 2011

·         West Hoathly - Sunday 12 June 2011

·         Early Morning Walk Around Ditchling - Wednesday 8 June 2011

·         Magham Down and Pevensey Levels - Wednesday 25 May 2011

·         Danehill - Sunday 15 May 2011

·         Patching - Tuesday 10 May 2011

·         Clayton - Monday 2 May 2011

·         Rodmell, Northease & Southese - Sunday 22 April 2011

·         Holmbury St Mary to Winkworth - Sunday 17 April 2011

·         Barcombe Cross, South Chailey Circular - Tuesday 12 April 2011

·         Gun Hill, Chiddingly - Sunday 3 April 2011

·         Bramber & Steyning - Wednesday 30 March 2011

·         Wineham - Sunday 20 March 2011

·         Hever to Cowden - Tuesday 15 March 2011

·         Newick to Isfield Half Way House - Wednesday 2 March 2011

·         Ringmer to Lewes - Sunday 20 February 2011

·         Ouse Valley Viaduct - Tuesday 15 February 2011

·         Asdown Forest - Sunday 6 February 2011

·         Jevington - Sunday 23 January 2011

·         Plumpton - Tuesday 18 January 2011

·         Crowlink - Sunday 9 January 2011

·         Wintry Walks - Christmas to New Year



·         Lewes to Ringmer in the Snow - Tuesday 21 December 2010

·         Around Ditchling - Wednesday 8 December 2010

·         Devil's Dyke - Sunday 28 November 2010

·         South Chailey to Ditchling - Tuesday 23 November 2010

·         East of Alfriston - Sunday 14 November 2010

·         Firle Beacon - Wednesday 10 November 2010

·         Waldron Woodland Wander - Sunday 31 October 2010

·         Horsham Riverside Walk - Tuesday 26 October 2010

·         Going Cuckoo in Hailsham - Sunday 17 October 2010

·         North of Mile Oak - Wednesday 13 October 2010

·         Folkington - Tuesday 28 September 2010

·         Uckfield - Sunday 19 September 2010

·         Norman's Bay - Wednesday 15 September 2010

·         Titchfield to Swanwick and Sarisbury - Sunday 5 September 2010

·         Ripe - Wednesday 18 August 2010

·         Lancing - Sunday 8 August 2010

·         Hellingly - Tueday 3 August 2010

·         Lanes & Twittens of Lewes - Sunday 25 July 2010

·         Around Rye - Tuesday 20 July 2010

·         Ditchling Common - Saturday 10 July 2010

·         Kingston - Wednesday 27 June 2010

·         Lewes to Stanmer Park - Wednesday 23 June 2010

·         Clayton - Sunday 13 June 2010

·         Mount Harry Circular and Supper - Tueday 8 June 2010

·         Breakfast Walk - Saturday 29 May 2010

·         Fletching - Sunday 16 May 2010

·         Charleston Circular - Tuesday 11 May 2010

·         Caterham to Limpsfield Chart and Crockham Hill - Sunday 18 April 2010

·         East Hoathly - Tuesday 13 April 2010

·         Low Weald between Burgess Hill and Hassocks - Easter Monday 5 April 2010

·         Jevington to Wannock Circular - Wednesday 24 March 2010

·         Fernhurst (All Day) - Sunday 21 March 2010

·         Alfriston - Wednesday 10 March 2010

·         Weir Wood Reservoir - Sunday 7 March 2010

·         Barcombe Cross - Wednesday 24 February 2010

·         Warninglid - Sunday 21 February 2010

·         Newhaven - Tuesday 9 February 2010

·         Arlington Reservoir - Wednesday 27 January 2010

·         Shoreham - Sunday 24 January 2010

·         Lewes - Wednesday 13 January 2010


·         River & Downs North of Lewes - Saturday 26 December 2009

·         Ashdown Forest - Sunday 13 December 2009

·         Seaford to Exceat - Tuesday 8 December 2009

·         Kingston - Sunday 29 November 2009

·         Tidebrook, Mayfield - Wednesday 25 November 2009

·         Catsfield and Battle - Sunday 15 November 2009

·         East of Nutley - Wednesday 11 November 2009

·         Balcombe to Haywards Heath - Tuesday 27 October 2009

·         Crowlink and Belle Toute - Sunday 18 October 2009

·         Autumn Tints: Burwash Common - Wednesday 14 October 2009

·         Harvest Moon Walk: Housedean to Black Cap to Lewes - Sunday 3 October 2009

·         Lewes, Ashcombe, and Blackcap - Sunday 20 September 2009

·         River Thames Marlow and Maidenhead to Windsor - Sunday 6 September 2009

·         Horstead to Five Ash Down - Sunday 23 August 2009

·         Devil's Dyke to Mile Oak - Wednesday 19 August 2009

·         Ansty - Sunday 9 August 2009

·         Barcombe Walk & Supper - Tuesday 4 August 2009

·         Berwick to Glynde - Sunday 26 July 2009

·         Fairwarp - Wednesday 22 July 2009

·         Coach Outing Cartwell & Emmetts Garden - Wednesday 8 July 2009

·         Stonegate - Wednesday 24 June 2009

·         Breakfast Walk: Housedean to Lewes - Saturday 13 June 2009

·         Nutley to Sheffield Forest - Monday 25 May 2009

·         Waldron - Sunday 17 May 2009

·         Chailey to Isfield - Wednesday 13 May 2009

·         Stour Valley Walks - Sunday 3 May 2009

·         Blackboys - Sunday 19 April 2009

·         Plumpton - Sunday 5 April 2009

·         Balcombe to Haywards Heath AKA: Lewes, Southease, South Downs, Glynde - Tuesday 31 March 2009

·         Hadlow Down - Woods and Pastures - Sunday 22 March 2009

·         Pycombe - Wednesday 18 March 2009

·         High Hurstwood - Sunday 8 March 2009

·         Around Cuckfield - Sunday 22 February 2009

·         Uckfield to Newick - Wednesday 18 February 2009

·         Lewes and Kingston Circular: Walk 5 - Sunday 25 January 2009

·         Devils Dyke - Wednesday 21 January 2009

·         Ashdown Forest followed by New Year Lunch - Wednesday 14 January 2009

·         Ringmer to Mt Caburn back to Lewes - Sunday 11 January 2009


·         Around Henfield - Sunday 14 December 2008

·         Autumn Tints Woolbeding - Sunday 2 November 2008

·         Wivelsfield to Plumpton Green - Tuesday 28th October 2008

·         Horstead Keynes - Sunday 19 October 2008

·         Chiddingly - Wednesday 15 October 2008

·         Around Scaynes Hill - Wednesday 17 September 2008

·         Test Valley Coach Ounting - Sunday 7 September 2008

·         Rodmell Bank Hoiliday - Monday 25 August 2008

·         Arlington Including Reservoir - Wednesday 20 August 2008

·         Ashdown Forest - Sunday 10 August 2008

·         Balsdean Valley - Tuesday 5 August July 2008

·         Firle Evening Walk - Saturday 26 July 2008

·         Forest Row to Hartfield - Wednesday 23 July 2008

·         Wiston - Sunday 13 July 2008

·         Alfriston - Sunday 29 June 2008

·         The Breakfast Walk - Wednesday 25 June 2008

·         Bolney - Sunday 15 June 2008

·         Kings Standing and Ashdown Forest - Sunday 1 June 2008

·         Bishopstone to Lewes - Sunday 18 May 2008

·         Small Dole and Fulking - Wednesday 14 May 2008

·         Medway Valley - Sunday 4 May 2008

·         Ringmer Circular - Wednesday 30 April 2008

·         Partridge Green - Sunday 20 April 2008

·         Lewes to Falmer - Wednesday 16 April 2008

·         Greenwich Meridian Trail. - 6th to 12th April, 2008

·         Ditchling and Lower Standean - Tuesday 1 April 2008

·         West of Steyning - Monday 24 March 2008

·         Albourne Meander - Sunday 9 March 2008

·         Newick Circular - Tuesday 4 March 2008

·         Tilgate Forest - Wednesday 20 February 2008

·         Chiddingley - Wednesday 23 January 2008

·         Ditchling - wednesday 16 January 2008

WALK REPORTS for 2007 and before

·         Stanmer - Wednesday 26 December 2007

·         Rodmell - Wednesday 12 December 2007

·         Kingston - Tuesday 27 November 2007

·         Walks in 2007 and before. Individual reports are not indexed.


·         Ouse Valley in 2006.

·         Vanguard Way from Croydon to Newhaven in 2005.

·         South Downs Way from Eastbourne to Winchester in 2003 and 2004




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