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Ramblers’ Association Mid-Sussex Group (Inquiries 01273 833556) Saturday January 14 at 10am: Eric’s 80th from the Friars Oak Hassocks. Please park in nearby streets if not using the pub. Meet at the Friars Oak PH London Road Hassocks. Circular walk via Ruckford Mill – Cobb’s Mill and Hurstpierpoint College. Buses 40 nearby. Optional refreshments in the Friars Oak after the walk; 6 miles. Leader Eric, 01273 843715 GR122/TQ 303165.

Holiday Fellowship (For further information contact walk leader as given): Saturday January 14 at 10am: Goring Street junction at 700 bus stop or 10.05am at Goring Station crossing. (GR 105029) Park on South side of Goring Way. 5 mile circular walk via Northbrook College, Durrington and Tarring along footpaths and pavements. Flat except for two footbridges. Contact Margo 01903 606904.

Sunday January 15 at 10.15am: Ardingly. Little London lay-by opposite Ardingly Showground. (Mobile on the day only: 07711 773787.) Ardingly – Hapstead Farm – Withyland – Berry Farm – Great Lywood Farm – Ardingly College – Ardingly Reservoir – Ardingly Showground – Little London. Optional pub lunch after the walk; 5.5 miles. No dogs please. Leaders Ray and Alison 01342 311632 GR135/TQ 344303.

Tuesday January 17 at 10.30am: Winter Walk to Woodmancote. Meet at southern end of Albourne Village on B2118, park on verge. Albourne – Blackstone – Wick Farm – Albourne. Please bring picnic lunch. 6.5 miles. No dogs please. Leaders Geoff and Linda 01444 440622 GR122/TQ 267159.

Ramblers’ Association (Sussex area) Arun-Adur Group (Inquiries 01903 695865): Saturday January 14 at 11am: Day walk – meet Lords Piece “south” car park. Map Exp: 121 GR: 992.169 via Burton Park/Duncton/Barlavington/ Sutton. Picnic 6.5 miles – Grade 1/ 2.

Sunday January 15 at 10.30am: Day walk – meet Wisborough Green village hall. Map Exp: 134 GR: 050.259 via Kirdford/Lutmans and Lee Place. Picnic. 10 miles – Grade 2/ 3.

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 January 14 at 10.30am: Barlavington, 7.5 miles one moderate ascent. Explorer Map 121/SU979181. Meet at Burton Mill Pond Car Park. Walk via Burton Park, Barlavington Down, Sutton (L), Coates, Burton Mill. No dogs please.

Sunday January 15 at 10am: Findon Valley, 10.5 miles Downland, some steep climbs. Explorer Map 121/TQ129077. Meet in the car park at the junction of Storrington Rise and Long Meadow, Findon Valley. Walk via Cissbury Ring, Stump Barn, Chanctonbury Hill, Washington (L), Highden Barn, New Plantation. No dogs please.

Horsham District Council Health Walks (Inquiries 01403 215269) Thursday January 12 at 10am: Meet at Sports Pavilion, Jubilee Fields, Billingshurst. Various circular walks over farmland along the River Arun and Wey Canal. Free, just turn-up. No dogs. 4 to 6 miles.

Friday January 13 at 11am: Meet 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.

Tuesday January 17 at 10am: Meet at the Bax Castle, Two Mile Ash Road, TQ 147272 (near Christ’s Hospital School). Circular walk, some stiles and modest climbs, going south over farmland and through woods. Free, just turn-up. No dogs. 5 ¼ miles.