Country walks

WALKS for the week beginning Saturday July 24.

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

Saturday, July 24: Meet at 10am in Firle Village car park - Little Dene - The Lay - Red Lion Pond - South Downs Way - Preston Court Farm - Firle. No dogs. Optional pub lunch after walk. 6 miles.

Sunday, July 25: Meet at 10am in Broad Street car park, Cuckfield - Cuckfield Grammar School - Lower Sparkes Farm - Sidnye Farm - Spicer's Farm - Staplefield - Little Ashfold - Hammerhill Copse - Bigges Farm - Cuckfield. Dogs on leads. Pub or picnic lunch. 11 miles.

Sunday, July 25: Meet at 10am at Hassocks Railway Station (east side) - Butcher's Wood - Clayton - Wolstonbury Hill - Coldharbour Farm - Hassocks. Optional lunch at Hassocks Hotel after walk. 5 miles.

Tuesday, July 27: Meet at 10.30am in small lay-by on A264 east of White Horse Inn, Holtye - Hartfield - St Ives - Holtye. No dogs. Picnic lunch. 8 miles.

Wednesday, July 28: Meet at 7.30pm in Little London lay-by opposite Ardingly showground - Wakehurst - Fulling Mill Farm - Withyland - Ardingly. Hilly. No dogs. 4 miles.

Ramblers' Association (Sussex area) Arun-Adur Group (Inquiries 01903 695865)

Sunday, July 25: Meet at 10.30am in Burpham car park - South/North Stoke - The Burgh. Dogs on leads. Picnic lunch. 7-7.5 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)

Saturday, July 24: Meet at 10.15am outside Arun View Hotel, Littlehampton - circular to Atherington returning via sand dunes. Leader Margo 01903 606904. 5 miles.

Wednesday, July 28: Meet at 10.20am at Cricketers Arms Inn, Wisborough Green - circular - Wey and Arun canal - Fishers Farm - Rowner Lock - New Bridge - Lordings Lock. Leaders Jilly 01903 240046 and John 01903 746247. Picnic lunch. 6 miles.

Sussex Pathfinders Rambling Club (Inquiries 0870 777 2307)

Saturday, July 24: Meet at 10am in Ditchling Village car park - Ditchling Beacon - SDW - Plumpton Bostall - Agricultural College - Streat. One steep ascent and descent. No dogs. 7 miles.

Sunday, July 25: Meet at 10am in Devil's Dyke National Trust car park (2 charge, free for NT members) - Devil's Dyke - Fulking escarpment - Edburton Hill - Southwick Hill - Fulking Hill. Two steep climbs. Muddy if wet. Pub lunch. 9 miles.

Horsham District Council Health Walks (Inquiries 01403 215269)

Saturday, July 24: Meet at 10am at the Countryman Inn, Shipley (TQ 135214) - flat circular walk through farmland, along an ancient droving road and into Knepp Park. Could see Tamworth Pigs, Fallow Deer, Exmoor Ponies and Old English Long-horn Cattle. Free, just turn up. No dogs. 5 miles.

Sunday, July 25: Meet at 10am at Chantry Post car park (TQ 087119) - circular walk - Windlesham School - Barnsfarm Hill - South Downs Way. Hilly. Free, just turn up. Dogs allowed on a lead. 4.6 miles.

Wednesday, July 28: Meet at 7pm at the Black Horse, Findon (TQ 122085) - circular walk over difficult terrain at a good pace for the more experienced walker. Some hills and stiles. Free, just turn up. No dogs. 6 to 7 miles.

Thursday, July 29: Meet at 10am in Half Moon car park, Warninglid - circular walk through woods and farmland, past furnace lakes, no stiles, few hills, superb views. Free, just turn up. No dogs. 5 miles.

Friday, July 30: Meet at 11am in Cripplegate Lane car park, Southwater Country Park - flat easy circular walk along bridleways, lanes and the Downs Link. Free, just turn up. Dogs on leads. 2 miles.