Weekly Walks

WALKS in and around the county starting on Saturday May 9.

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

Saturday, May 9: Meet at 10am in Ditchling Common Country Park car park '“ circular walk taking in the east side of the Burgess Hill Green circle network of footpaths. 5 miles.

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Wednesday, May 13: Meet at 7.30pm IN Trinity Road car park, Hurstpierpoint '“ circular via Tott Farm '“ Hautboyes. 3 miles.

Friday, May 15: Meet at 7.30pm in car park off B2110, 300m from junction with B2036 '“ Cowdray Forest '“ Burnt Place '“ Denches Copse. 2 miles.

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

Saturday, May 9: Meet at 2pm in Spithandle Lane, Wiston (west of Beggars Bush Kennels) '“ bluebell walk '“ Daylands Farm '“ Hook Farm '“ Capite Wood. May be muddy. Dogs on lead. 6 miles.

Sunday, May 10: Meet at 10am in Amberley Village (near school) '“ Bury '“ Amberley Brooks. Dogs on lead. 8 miles.

Wednesday, May 13: Meet at 10am North End of Downlands Drive, West Blatchington '“ Bramber '“ Mile Oak Farm '“ Monarch's Way '“ stage six Bramber to West Blatchington (two per car as linear walk). Travel to Bramber for 10.30am start. Please ring prior to day. Dogs on lead. Picnic lunch. 7 miles.

The Ramblers' Association Crawley & North Sussex (Inquiries 01293 522715) (The meeting point for rambles is Crawley Railway Station at the time shown below, unless otherwise stated.)

Sunday, May 10: Meet at 8.45am. Cars to Fyning layby on A272 (opposite St Peter's church) '“ Habin Bridge '“ Elsted '“ Dumpford '“ Trotton '“ Fyning. 9-10 miles.

Horsham & Billingshurst Ramblers' Group (Inquiries 01403 242916) (The meeting point for rambles is Horsham Railway Station at the time shown below, unless otherwise stated)

Saturday, May 9: Meet at 9.30am. Starting point Ryka's car park at foot of Box Hill '“ Norbury Park '“ Beechy Wood. 5 miles.

Sunday, May 10: Meet at 9am. Starting point Harting Down National Trust car park '“ SDW '“ Beacon Hill '“ Hooksway '“ The Mardens '“ Compton, Picnic lunch. 11 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.

Monday, May 11: Circular walk to Wiston. May be muddy. Lunch at the Wiston Tea Rooms. Leaders Pat and Alan Childs 01903 892341. 4 miles.

Holiday Fellowship (For further information contact walk leader as given)

Wednesday, May 13: Meet at 10.30am in Wey and Arun Canal car park (through Onslow Arms pub car park) '“ canal and woods. Contact Jill 01903 714174 or Hadley 01903 211118. 6 miles.

Sussex Pathfinders Rambling Club (Inquiries 0870 777 2307)

Saturday, May 9: Meet at 10am in The Half Moon Inn car park, near Plumpton College on B2116 east of Ditchling '“ Plumpton College '“ Streat '“ East Chiltington '“ Warningore Farm '“ Novington Manor. No dogs. Optional pub lunch at end of walk. 5.5 miles.

Sunday, May 10: Meet at 10am in Spring Gardens car park, Brook Street, Lewes '“ Balmer Down '“ Offham. Hilly. Picnic lunch. 10 miles.

Horsham District Council Health Walks (Inquiries 01403 215269)

Saturday, May 9: Meet at 10am in Countryman Inn car park, Shipley. Flat circular walk through Knepp Park, past King's Windmill and Knepp Castle. Hope to see Tamworth Pigs, Fallow Deer, Exmoor Ponies and Old English Long-horn Cattle. Free, just turn up. No dogs. 5 miles.

Tuesday, May 12: Meet at 2.30pm in the football field car park, Cowfold. Gentle flat circular walk (some stiles) through quiet lanes and footpaths. Free, just turn up. Dogs allowed on a lead. 4 miles.

Thursday, May 14: Meet at 10am at Sports Pavilion, Jubilee Fields, Billingshurst. Various circular walks over farmland along the River Arun and Wey Canal. Free, just turn up. No dogs. 4 to 6 miles.

Friday, May 15: 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.