This week’s walks ...

Ramblers’ Association Mid-Sussex Group (Inquiries 01273 833556) Wednesday January 18 at 8pm: Evening Indoor Meeting. From Closure to Top Tourist Attraction. A speaker from the Bluebell Railway will give us a presentation. Haywards Heath Town Hall. Evening Meeting

Saturday January 21 at 10am: Wood to Wood. Ashurst Wood Recreation Ground, Wall Hill Road CP. RH19 3TQ

Grove Farm – Owletts Farm – Hammerwood – Shovelstrode – Ashurst Wood. (Pub refreshments available after the walk.) Metrobus 270 HH Perrymount Road 09.12 – Ashurst Wood (alight War Memorial) 09.50, 300 yards to start. No dogs please, 6.2 miles; Leader William 01444 831098, mob: 07801711401 GR135/TQ 420364 Car Share.

Sunday January 22 at 10.30am: Plumpton Mud Free Walk. Plumpton Station or Playing Field CP opposite. Gentle paced, mud free and stile free walk, via East Chiltington and North Barnes Farm. 3 miles; Leaders Bernard and Barbara 01273 844840 GR122/TQ 365161.

Tuesday January 24 at 10am: Ashdown Forest Circular. Ashdown Forest Centre CP. Forest Row – Upper Parrock – Marsh Green – (L) The Hatch – Forest Visitor Centre. Pub Lunch – The Hatch Inn – Coleman’s Hatch. 7 miles; Leader Tony 01444 469470 GR135/TQ 432323 Car Share.

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

Sunday January 22 at 10.30am: Day walk – meet Kithurst Hill car park (off B2139 nr Storrington) Map Exp: 121 GR: 070.124 via Parham Park/Amberley/SDW. Picnic. Sorry no dogs. 8 miles – Grade 1/ 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.

Holiday Fellowship (For further information contact walk leader as given)

Tuesday January 24 at 10.30am: Shoreham High Street. (700 bus - cars can be parked at Adur Recreation Ground). 5 mile linear walk across the harbour footbridge and along the coast to Worthing Pier. Contact Jean 01903 245287

Sussex Pathfinders Rambling Club (Inquiries 0870 777 2307): Sunday January 22 at 10am: Lord’s Piece Car Park. 10.5 miles up and down. Explorer Map 121/SU992170. Meet at the Lord’s Piece Car park 2 miles north of West Burton village. No dogs please.

Horsham District Council Health Walks (Inquiries 01403 215269): Wednesday January 18 at 10am: Meet/park in Orchard Restaurant car park, West Grinstead, on A272, (TQ 183225). Various, mostly flat, (some stiles) 4 to 5 mile circular walks through farmland, woods and along the Downs Link. Free, just turn-up. No dogs.

Thursday January 19 at 10am: Meet in Half Moon car park, Warninglid. Circular walk through woods and farmland into Wykehurst Park along High Weald Landscape Trail, some stiles.. No dogs. 4 ½ miles.

Saturday January 21 at 8.30am: Meet 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. 6 ½ miles.

Saturday January 21 at 10am: Park and meet on the gravelled area at Hilliers Garden Centre, Brighton Road, Horsham (TQ 187296). Free, just turn-up. No dogs. 5¼ miles.

Tuesday January 24 at 10am: Meet at the Star Inn, Rusper (TQ 206372). Circular walk, some inclines and stiles, along the Sussex Border Path through woods and farmland to Friday Street. Free, just turn-up. No dogs. 4 ¾ miles.