Sussex weekly walks

Discovering Sussex (Inquiries 01903 813381/01903-246339)

Sunday June 8, 10am: Meet at the rough parking area on A285 by St Mary’s Farm (at junction with Selhurstpark Road) (GR: SU 939120). “Not the SDW – just practising”. Lots of high level stuff including Crown Tegleaze, one of the highest points in Sussex, as we flirt with the South Downs Way in readiness for the annual walk. 8 miles. Gets a bit hilly. Dogs welcome on a lead. Please bring a snack. Leaders Keith McKenna and Sally Dench, Footprints of Sussex.

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

Wednesday June 4, 6pm: Meet at the Royal Oak pub, Poynings, BN45 7AQ (GR 122/TQ 262119). Poynings Village walk. One hour stroll around the village of Poynings: Zion Chapel – Dyke Farmhouse – Mill House – Cora’s Corner – Holy Trinity Church – Manor Farm – former school playground – Emile Littler Foundation benches – Royal Oak public house. Optional drink following the walk. Leader Jill, 01273 480167, mobile on the day 079388 33868.

Saturday June 7, 10am: Meet at Drove Avenue/Falmer Road car park, Woodingdean (Old Bakery site) (GR: 122/TQ 356063). Downland circular walk via Balsdean Bottom. 6 miles. Leader Jackie, 01444 892548, mobile on the day 07810 785681.

Sunday June 8, 10am: Meet at Albourne Village Hall car park (GR: 122/TQ 264168). Albourne Circular walk. Gallops – Church Lane – Yew Tree Farmhouse – Cutlers Brook – Singing Hills Golf Course – Albourne Farm – Wick Farm – Blackstone Village – Dingley Dell – Tony Barnard Lake – St Bartholomew’s Church – The Street Albourne – Albourne Village Hall. 4½ miles. Leader Jill, 01273 480167, mobile on the day 079388 33868.

Tuesday June 10, 10.30am: Meet at Seven Sisters Country Park Woodland car park (charges apply) (GR: 123/TV 518995). Over the Seven Sisters to Eastbourne Pier, linear walk. South Downs Way – Birling Gap – Belle Tout – Beachy Head – Eastbourne. A hilly walk with stunning views and a rewarding paddle in the sea at Eastbourne. Bus return from Eastbourne pier to Seven Sisters Country Park car park. 10 miles. Please bring a picnic lunch. No dogs please. Leader Yvonne, 01444 441926, mobile on the day 07843 566602.

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.

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

Sunday June 8, 10am: Washington via Buncton Church. 7½ 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.

Sussex Pathfinders Rambling Club (Inquiries 0870 777 2307)

Saturday June 7, 10am: Meet in the car park in Hill Barn Lane, Worthing. The car park has a striped entrance pole and is situated on the east side of the road, 50 yards north of the Grove Lodge Roundabout. The roundabout carries both the A24 and A27. (121/TQ 141051). Walk via Rotary recreation ground. Charmandean Lane, Tenants way Hill, Cissbury Ring, Worthing Golf Club, Hill Barn Golf Club. Downland with one short climb. Note: A walk past a gate with a surprising tale to tell. 7 miles.

Sunday June 8, 10am: Meet outside the Victoria pub, West Marden. Please park with care in the village. Some parking is available in Nore Down Way (120/SU 772136). Walk via Broadreed Farm, Lumley Seat, Stansted Park, Holm Farm, Rowlands Castle (L), Finchdean, South Holt Farm, Westmarden Copse, West Marden. Note: A West Sussex walk with lunch in Hampshire. 12 miles gently undulating.

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.

Horsham District Council Health Walks (Inquiries 01403 215269)

Saturday June 7, 2pm: Meet across the road from the Red Lion pub, Shoreham (BN43 5TE). 5 mile walk up past Lancing College to Coombes church. Parking around Shoreham church or near the airport. 2½ hours. Leader Ron 01403 265925.

Sunday June 8, 10am: Meet Kithurst Hill car park (off the Amberley to Storrington road, (TQ 070125). 6½ mile downland circular walk, some hills and stunning views. Dogs allowed on a lead. 3 hours. Leader Mick 01903 745971.

Tuesday June 10, 2pm: Meet High Trees car park, Upper Beeding at junction of A283/A2037. 5 mile circular walk with long climb. Magnificent views. 2 hours. Leader Ann 01903 297553.