Sussex walks

Discovering Sussex (Inquiries 01903 813381/01342 315786) Sunday June 3, 10am: Meet at Southwater Country Park (GR TQ161259). A linear walk along the central section of the Sussex Diamond Way. With cream teas in Cuckfield and a coach back to the start. 12 miles. Bring a picnic lunch. Toilets near the start. Pub en-route/at end. Booking essential.

Sunday June 3, 6pm: Meet at Falmer Station forecourt (parking at Sussex University). Two parishes undergoing much change with a stadium, universities, record office developments and the National Park. Leader Geoffrey Mead, Sussex University.

Ramblers’ Association Mid-Sussex Group (Inquiries 01273 833556) Friday June 1, 10am: Meet in lay-by in Plumpton Lane near the Half Moon pub. Up the downs and west to descend into Westmeston, east to Streat Church for a snack and then on and back to start point. 6 ½ miles. No dogs please. Leader Frances 01273 842628.

Saturday June 2, 10.30am: Meet outside the Bent Arms pub at the top of Lindfield High Street. High Weald walking to Ardingly reservoir (picnic lunch) – Ardingly College – Standgrove Wood – farmland paths – Lindfield. 7 miles. Optional refreshments in Lindfield, various tea rooms after the walk. Please bring picnic lunch. Leader Paula 07787 577090.

Sunday June 3, 11.30am: Meet at Haywards Heath Station for the 09.00 train or Burgess Hill Station for the 09.06 train. Isle of Wight Shanklin Circular. Walk is from Shanklin Station 11.30 along the old track bed to Wroxall – Upper Bonchurch and back to Shanklin. Time after walk for late pub lunch or picnic before returning. Depart Haywards Heath on train direct to Portsmouth 09.00 (Burgess Hill 09.06), Catamaran to Ryde and tube stock to Shanklin, Return 15.38 or 16.38 from Shanklin arrive back Haywards Heath 18.09 or 19.09. Full fare train-boat-train £36.20 (£23.90 with Railcard). 8 miles. Leader Dave L 07887 508350.

Monday June 4, 10.15am: Meet at Steyning Fletchers Croft car park, opposite the church.Steyning circular. Staplefields - Nash Farm – Wyckham Farm – River Adur – Steyning. 5½ miles. Leader Phil 01273 835931.

Tuesday June 5, 10.30am: Meet at Wilmington Priory car park off The Street at southern end of Wilmington village. Circular from Wilmington Priory The Long Man – Lullington Heath – Jevington Church (picnic lunch) - Filching – Folkington – The Holt – Wilmington. 8.3 miles. No dogs please. Please bring picnic lunch. In memory of Paul Berry. Leader William 01444 831098/07801 711401.

Wednesday June 6, 7pm: Meet at Seaford Buckle car park (to the south of Bishopstone railway station). Bishopstone – Ouse Estuary Nature Reserve – Tide Mills – Bishopstone. 5 miles. Leader Jill 01273 480167 (mobile on the day 07745 833795).

Wednesday June 6, 7.30pm: Meet at Henfield Library car park (west of High Street). Henfield circular. Circular walk via Downs Link path. 4 miles. Leaders Gary and Sarah 07714 161512.

Ashington Ramblers (inquiries 01903 892998) Meet at 10am Red Lion, Ashington on the second Monday of every month. Holiday Fellowship (For further information contact walk leader as given.)

Wednesday June 6, 10.30am: Meet at Chichester Station (9.55am train from Worthing Central Station). 4.5 mile linear walk down the canal to Chichester Harbour. Buses back to Chichester, Nos 52 and 53 at 10-minute intervals. Optional picnic lunch. Contact Liz 01903 268656 or Jean 01903 245287.

Horsham District Council Health Walks (Inquiries 01403 215269)

Thursday May 31, 10am: Park and meet 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. Bill 01403 256248 and Pat 240654.

Sunday June 3, 10am: Meet at Whiteways roundabout car park (A29/B2139/A284, TQ 001108). Hilly circular walk to Houghton along parts of South Downs Way, Monarch’s Way and River Arun providing superb views of Arundel Park and the Arun Valley. Free, just turn-up. Well-behaved dogs welcome. 4½ miles. Mick 01903 745971.

Wednesday June 6, 10.30am: Meet 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. John 01403 263661.