Country walks

Walks for the week beginning Saturday include

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

Saturday March 26 at 1.45pm Circular walk from Hassocks, Grand Avenue. Meet in Hassocks, corner of Keymer Road and Grand Avenue. Parking nearby roads. Oldland Mill – Ditchling Pond - Roman Road - Hassocks. Leader Celia. Bus 33 from Haywards Heath and Burgess Hill. 3 miles 01273 843715 TQ314158

Sunday March 27- 10am Devils Dyke Circular via Fulking. Meet at Devil’s Dyke NT Car Park, by view point / stone seat (charge for non NT)

Fulking – Brook House – Poynings. Leaders Gary and Sarah. Note: stiff ascent of Devil’s Dyke. 5 miles 07714161512 TQ258110

Tuesday March 29 at 10.45am Seaford and Downland Circular. Meet at Seaford Martello Tower, eastern end of Seaford Promenade. Seaford Town – East Blatchington – Seaford Golf Club – Chyngton – South Hill Barn – Seaford Head – Seaford. Leader William. NO DOGS PLEASE. Bring picnic lunch.

Trains to Seaford from Lewes / Brighton & Hove bus No. 12 Brighton to Eastbourne route, alight Town Centre.7 miles 01444 831098 TV485984

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

Saturday March 26 – Morning ramble – meet at 10.30am at Gun Inn, Findon Map Exp:121 GR: 121.089 Via Highden Barn and Pest House Park Snack 5 miles – Grade 1 /2

Ashington Ramblers (inquiries 01903 892998) Meet at 10am Red Lion, Ashington on the second Monday of every month.

Holiday Fellowship: Wednesday March 23 Meet 10.30 am Amberley Station. (9.25 train from Worthing Central to Barnham, 10.03 Barnham to Amberley, arrives 10.17. Car Park at Amberley Station). Linear walk Houghton Bridge to Arundel along the river. (Many stiles). Leaders Liz 01903 268656 and Jean 01903 245287. 6.5 miles

Sussex Pathfinders Rambling Club (Inquiries 0870 777 2307)

Saturday March 26 10am 7 miles Downland Explorer Map 123/TQ469075 Meet in Firle village car park. No dogs please.

Walk via Charleston Farm, Alciston, SDW, Firle.Notes: One steep ascent and descent.

Sunday March 27 10:30am 10 miles mainly level, some undulations Explorer Map 122/TQ434147 Meet in car park by bridge at Barcombe Mills. If car park is closed, park in the small road (cul-de-sac) 200 yards further north at TQ432149. No dogs please.

Walk via Barcombe, Handlye Farm, Balneath Farm, Barcombe Cross (L), Red Bridge, White Bridge, Anchor Inn. Notes: Fields, woods and riverside. Could be muddy.

Horsham District Council Health Walks (Inquiries 01403 215269

Saturday, March 26: Meet/park at 10am in car park on Horsham side of Ockley Village cricket field (TQ 146399). Flat (some stiles) circular walk on the Sussex/Surrey border. Superb views of Leith Hill Tower and the North Downs. Free, just turn-up. No dogs. 5 miles.

Sunday, March 27: Meet 10am at Whiteways roundabout car park (A29/B2139/A284, TQ 001108). Hilly circular walk to Houghton along parts of South Downs Way, Monarch’s Way. Free, Well-behaved dogs welcome. 4 ½ miles.