Weekly walks

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Walks for the week beginning Saturday include

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

Saturday October 8 at 10am- Clayton Circular. Clayton Recreation Ground car park. (down near the church). Up on to the Downs and east on South Downs Way, then descend to Plumpton - drink only at the Half Moon pub - picnic lunch - Streat Church - Westmeston Church and return over fields via Ditchling and Hassocks to Clayton. Please bring picnic lunch. Leader Frances. No dogs please.

Sunday October 9 at 9.30am. Circular from Haywards Heath Meet at Clair Hall car park at 9.30am. Haywards Heath Golf course - Ardingly Reservoir - Balcombe (pub lunch or picnic) - Pilstye Wood - Ouse Valley Viaduct - Haywards Heath.Leader Chris. Rail and bus connections at Haywards Heath; 11 miles 07984 247882 TQ 332245.

Tuesday October 11 at 10.30am. Whiteways Lodge circular. Whiteways Lodge car park. Houghton Forest - Great Down - Slindon (Picnic Lunch) Dale Park - Madehurst - Whiteways. Leader John C. To view the annual pumpkin display. Hilly.Please bring picnic lunch. No dogs please; 9 miles. 01444 483860 TQ 002107.

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

Saturday October 8 - Morning walk. Meet top of Nepcote Green Map Exp: 121. GR: 128.084 @ 10am via Monarchs Way/Boddington Bottom Picnic. 6 miles – Grade 2.

Sunday October 9 - Day walk - meet Swanbourne Lake, Arundel. Map Exp: 121 GR: 019.079 @ 11am via South and North Stoke Picnic. Sorry dogs not allowed in park 8 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.

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

Saturday October 8. Meet 10am at Burgess Hill next to Football Club in the Bedelands Nature Reserve Car Park in Maple Drive (GR 317203). Train arrives at Wivelsfield Station 9.53am but costs dear, so please advise leader if coming by train so that we can meet up with you. Leader Margot 01903 606904. 5 miles

Wednesday October 12. Meet 11 am at RSPB Pulborough Brooks. (GR 063164). (Metro Bus No 23 to Washington plus Compass No 100 to Pulborough Brooks). Circular via Parham Park, Cootham Glider Field. Easy walking with picnic lunch; Leader Pam 001903 207375; 5 miles.

Sussex Pathfinders Rambling Club (Inquiries 0870 777 2307)

Saturday October 8 at 10am at Warninglid; 5.5 miles gently undulating. Explorer. Map 134/TQ250261. Meet and park in The Street, Warninglid adjacent to the Half Moon pub. Walk via Rout Farm, Nailards Wood, Wykehurst Park, Playdells Farm, Warninglid.

Horsham District Council Health Walks (Inquiries 01403 215269)

Monday, October 10 at 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, October 11: Meet at 10am at the White Horse car park, Maplehurst (TQ 190246). Mostly flat circular walk across farmland around the village. Free, just turn-up. No dogs. 4 ¾ miles.