Country Walks

Walks for the week beginning Saturday include

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

Tuesday May 3 at 10.15am-Bluebell Woods from Blackboys Meet atBlackboys, School Lane (north end)

Pounsley – Crowpits – Hole Wood – Waste Farm – Waste Wood – The Hundred House – Vanguard Way.

Leader William DOGS OK ON LEADRefreshments available at nearby pub.

6 miles 01444 831098/07801711401 TQ522206

Wednesday May 4 at 7pm Fairwarp Circular.Ashdown Forest, Meet at Hollies car park on Nutley to Duddleswell Road.Hollies – Duddleswell – Fairwarp – Airman’s Grave – Hollies. Leaders Paul and Sue

Mobile on the day only 07896 238098 3.5 miles 01825 722135 TQ462287

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

Saturday April 30– Day walk – meet Arlington Reservoir car park (charge) & toilet Map Exp: 123 GR: 528.074 @ 11am via Upper Dicker & Abbots Wood

Picnic 8 miles – Grade 1 / 2

-Holiday Fellowship (for further information contact walk leader as given)Wednesday 4 May Meet 10.30 am Canal Car Park, near “Onslow Arms”, Loxwood.

(GR042312 ) Circular via Spy Lane, Merry Hills, Oakhurst Lake, Canal Walk.

Picnic lunch. Leaders Jilly 01903 240046 and John 01903 764247. 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.

Sussex Pathfinders Rambling Club (Inquiries 0870 777 2307)

Saturday April 30 at 2pm 5.5 miles undulating Explorer Map 121/TQ032183

Meet in the lay-by opposite the garden centre on A283, 1 mile west of Pulborough. No dogs please.

Walk via Stopham Bridge (14th Cent), Wey South Path, Codmore Hill and Broomershill Farm.

Sunday May 1 at 10am in north car park at Berwick Station- Sussex Pathfinders’ 80th Anniversary walk from 1955

11 miles undulating fields, woods & lanes

Explorer Map 123/TQ526068 No dogs please.

Walk via Sessingham, Upper Dicker (L), Michelham Priory, Bates Green (T), Arlington, Berwick.

Notes: Trains arrive from Brighton at 9:43 and from Eastbourne at 9:48. In the grand tradition of the Pathfinders, we are stopping at Bates Green for afternoon tea, cost £3.50 per head; money will be collected at start of walk.

Horsham District Council Health Walks (Inquiries 01403 215269) Saturday, April 30: Meet at Glebe Surgery car park, Storrington (TQ 084144) at 2.00 pm. Circular walk across farmland to Chantry and Sullington Church. Free, just turn-up. Dogs allowed on a lead. 3 ¼ miles

Sunday, May 1: Meet at 10am at Kithurst Hill car park (off Storrington to Amberley road). Circular walk into the heart of the South Downs to Lee Farm up above Storrington. Free, just turn-up. Well behaved dogs welcome. 4 ½ miles.

Tuesday, May 3: Meet at 10am in Kings Head car park, Rudgwick. Flat circular walk including Sussex Border Path. Bluebells galore. Free, just turn-up. No dogs. 5 ½ miles.

Wednesday, May 4: Meet at 10.30 am at the Bax Castle, Two Mile Ash Road (near Christ’s Hospital School). Circular walk, some stiles and modest climbs, over farmland and through woods. Free, just turn-up. No dogs. 4 miles.

Thursday, May 5: Meet at 10am in National Trust car park, Ranmore Common Road, (TQ 141503) £2.50 parking for non-NT members. Circular walk, some hills, on woodland and farm tracks around Polesden Lacey Estate, good views, superb bluebells. Free, just turn-up. 4 ¾ miles.

Friday, May 6: 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 ½ miles.