Country walks

Walks for the week beginning Saturday include

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

Saturday July 2. Meet at 10.32am Chilterns Challenge, Berkhampstead to Tring. Trains from Mid Sussex to Berkhamsted change at East Croydon. Return train Tring to Mid Sussex change at East Croydon. Walk starts at Berkhampstead Station. Walk via Grand Union Canal - Aldbury Common - Ashridge Estate and woods (Bridgewater Monument and Visitor Centre Lunch/ picnic stop - grid ref SP970130) Icknield Way - Ivinghoe Beacon - The Ridgeway - Tring Station. Leader William. No dogs please. Linear walk. Travel arrangements from Mid Sussex: First Capital Connect train depart Hassocks 08.17, Burgess Hill 08.21, Haywards Heath 08.32 and change East Croydon arr 09.02 Depart 09.10 arrives Berkhamsted 10.32. Return Dep Tring 16.24 arrives East Croydon 17.57 Dep 18.25. Arr Haywards Heath 18.55 Burgess Hill 19.01 Hassocks 19.04. Check website for any changes to times or phone leader.Please phone leader if not coming from Mid Sussex.

Tuesday July 5 Meet at 10am. Circular from Turners Hill.Meet in front of Red Lion.Turners Hill. Park in streets nearby. Alexander House - Selsfield Common – Vowells Lane – Gravetye Manor - Kingscote - Fen Place Mill - Burleigh House Farm - Sandhill Farm - Turners Hill. Leader David P. No dogs please. Please bring picnic lunch. Optional refreshments after the walk in the Red Lion.

Wednesday July 6 at 8.15pm Chailey Nightlife. Chailey Sports Club car park North Chailey off A272. Joint evening walk with Chailey Commons Society on a circular route around Chailey Common to see and hear the natural nightlife of the common, including glow-worms, bats, owls and nightjars. Leader William. No dogs please.

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 2 Meet 10.10am at Botolphs car park on A382 north of old cement works (GR 197096) for circular walk to Beeding via South Downs Way and return along the river bank. Contact Leader Margo 01903 606904, 5 miles.

Wednesday July 6. Meet 11am at car park past Spotted Cow Angmering (GR 077043) (No 9 bus from Worthing). Circular walk via Highdown, picnic lunch. Contact Leaders Jilly 01903 240046 or John 01903 764247. 4.5 miles

Sussex Pathfinders Rambling Club (Inquiries 0870 777 2307)

Saturday July 2 2pm. West Grinstead 6 miles gently undulating Explorer Map 134/TQ184226 Meet in Downs Link car park at West Grinstead on A272, 2 miles west of Cowfold. Walk via Newhouse Farm, West Grinstead church (coffee break), Well Land Farm. Notes: Light woods/fields, no steep climbs. Numerous stiles and can be very muddy after prolonged rain.

Sunday July 11am near Brightling 9.5 miles woods, meadows, quiet lanes Explorer Map 124/TQ671210. Meet at grid reference in the triangle of rural roads one mile west of Brightling, near 188 spot height marked on map. Ample verge parking. Walk via Cox’s Mill, Alms Wood, Priory, Kemp’s Wood, Glazier’s Forge. Picnic lunch only. Notes: Later start because distant for many members. Tea/coffee/drinks possible mid-afternoon at Three Cups Inn. Some mud possible after rain. Saturday 2 Jul 2pm.

Sunday July 3 11am near Brightling 9.5 miles woods, meadows, quiet lanes. Explorer Map 124/TQ671210. Meet at grid reference in the triangle of rural roads one mile west of Brightling, near 188 spot height marked on map. Ample verge parking. Walk via Cox’s Mill, Alms Wood, Priory, Kemp’s Wood, Glazier’s Forge. Picnic lunch only.Notes: Later start because distant for many members. Tea/coffee/drinks possible mid-afternoon at Three Cups Inn. Some mud possible after rain.

Horsham District Council Health Walks (Inquiries 01403 215269)

Saturday, July 2: Meet at 8.30am at Georges Lane National Trust car park (north off A283 between Storrington and Washington). Hilly circular walk through Washington Common past Windlesham School and Highden. Free, just turn-up. Dogs allowed on a lead. 6½ miles.

Monday, July 4: Meet at 10am: Henfield Western Route, Free, park & meet at Downslink Car park, TQ 205162, next to Cat & Canary PH. 5 ½ mile circular, fairly flat (some stiles) walk along the Downs Link and the banks of the River Adur. No dogs.

Tuesday, July 5: Meet at 10am: Warnham, free, just turn-up at the Sussex Oak car park (TQ 158337). 6 ¼ mile, fairly flat, circular walk towards Broadbridge Heath and Strood Green. No dogs.

Wednesday, July 6: Meet at 10.30am at the Bax Castle, Two Mile Ash Road, TQ 147272 (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, July 7: Meet at 10.00 am at the White Horse PH car park, Maplehurst (TQ 190246). Mostly flat (some stiles) Wealden circular walk through fields and woodland almost to Cowfold. Free, just turn-up. No dogs. 5 ½ miles.