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WALKS for the week beginning Saturday:

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

Saturday December 17 at 10am River Adur and Henfield Circular Meet at Picnic site on A281 (between Henfield and Shermanbury) about 500 metres north of junction with B2116. Bottings Farm – Little Betley – Chates – Brighthams Farm – Shermanbury Place – Firtree Wood – Henfield picnic site. Leader Steve 6.25 miles 07709 961039 TQ 212179

Sunday December 18 at 10am Hurstpierpoint Circular. Hurstpierpoint, Trinity Road car park.Hurstpierpoint College – Cobb’s Mill – Langton Lane – Hurstpierpoint.Leader Alison G.NO DOGS PLEASE 5 miles 01273 833794 TQ 281165

Tuesday December 20 at 10am Eridge Rocks Meet at Broadwater Warren Nature Reserve car park (not shown on OS map)(from A26 turn left before Tunbridge Wells, signed Groombridge, car park is just under one mile on the left).Broadwater Warren – Park Corner – Rocks Farm – Sussex Border Path – Eridge (Pub lunch – The Huntsman) – Eridge Rocks – Broadwater Warren.Leader John. NO DOGS PLEASE 7.5 miles 01444 483860 TQ 555373

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

Saturday December 17 ‘Mince Pie Walk’ meet Sea Lane Cafe, Goring Map Exp: 121 GR: 112.027 at 1.45pm via Beach/Rife/ Kingston Gorse/Ilex 4. 5 miles – Grade 1

Sunday December 18 Day walk – meet West Chiltington Village Hall Map Exp:121 GR: 084.179 at 10am via Nutbourne (toilets at lunch break) Picnic 10 miles – Grade 2

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)

Sunday December 18 at 10am Offham 9 miles Downland, one short climb Explorer Map 122/TQ400122 Meet at Offham church off the A275. Park in the road behind the church.

Walk via Landport Bottom, Lewes racecourse, Juggs Road, Lewes (L), South Malling. Notes: Downland and riverside. Two thirds will be before lunch.

Horsham District Council Health Walks (Inquiries 01403 215269)

Monday, December 19, 10am: Partridge Green going West, Free, park and meet at the Village Hall car park, Partridge Green, TQ190191. 6 ½ mile circular, fairly flat (some stiles), country walk. No dogs.

Tuesday, December 20: 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.

Thursday, December 22: Meet at West Chiltington Village Hall (TQ 083179) at 10am: Various circular walks, some stiles and moderate slopes, incorporating windmills, vineyards, llamas and good views of the South Downs. Free, just turn-up. No dogs. 4 to 5 miles.