Weekly walks

WALKS for the week beginning Saturday December 3.

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

Saturday December 3 at 10am, Ashdown Forest Circular. Meet at Black Hill car park Ashdown Forest. Black Hill – Old Mill Farm – Sand Holes – Forest Lodge – Five Hundred Acre Wood – Black Hill car park. Leader Tony. Optional pub visit after walk.5.3 miles 01444 469470 TQ 474307

Sunday December 4 at 10.30am Barcombe Circular.Barcombe Cross car park (behind the shops). Circular via Mills, reservoir and old railway.Leaders Bernard and Barbara

5½ miles 01273 844840 TQ 421158

Tuesday December 6 at 10am Cuckfield High Weald Circular.Cuckfield Broad Street car park. High Weald Landscape Trail westwards – Long Wood – Buncton Lane – Lovell’s Farm – Legh Manor – Moonhill Place – Court House Farm (farm shop) – Cuckfield. Please bring picnic lunch.Leader Peter.NO DOGS PLEASE 7.5 miles 01444 415367 TQ 305246

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

Sunday December 4, Day walk – meet Amberley (park nr Sportsman pub – just up road from Black Horse) Map Exp:121GR: 041.134 @ 10.30am via Rackham/Parham Park/Cootham Airfield/Northpark Wood Picnic 7.5 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.

Sussex Pathfinders Rambling Club (Inquiries 0870 777 2307)

Sunday December 4 at 10:15am Exceat 8 miles hilly, lots of climbs Explorer Map 123/TV518994 Meet at entrance to car park at Exceat (south side of A259).

Walk via SDW, Seven Sisters, Crowlink, East Dean (L), Friston Forest, New Barn, Exceat.

Notes: There is a charge for parking at the Exceat Centre and also the Seven Sisters Country Park. You should allow £5 - will probably be less.

Horsham District Council Health Walks (Inquiries 01403 215269)

Saturday December 3: Meet at 2pm 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. 4 ½ miles.

Sunday, December 4 Meet at 10am in Kithurst Hill car park (TQ 070125).Circular walk into the heart of the South Downs, The Burgh, magnificent views of Arundel, returning along the South Downs Way. Free, just turn-up. Well behaved dogs welcome. 4 ½ miles.

Monday, December 5, 10am: Henfield – Albourne. Free, park and meet at Henfield Cricket Ground off the A281 (TQ 223156) for a 6 mile circular walk to Albourne green, good views, back through Woodmancote Place Deer Park. No dogs.

Tuesday, December 6: Meet at 10am in Countryman Inn car park, Shipley (TQ135214). Flat circular walk through Knepp Park, past King’s Windmill and Knepp Castle. Hope to see Tamworth Pigs, Fallow Deer, Exmoor Ponies and Old English Long-horn Cattle. Free, just turn-up. No dogs. 5 ½ miles.

Wednesday, December 7: Meet at the Sussex Oak car park, Warnham (TQ 158337) at 10.00 am. 6 ½ mile, fairly flat, figure of eight walk towards Rowhook. Free, just turn-up. No dogs.

Wednesday, December 7: Meet at 10.30 am 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.

Thursday, December 8: Meet at 10am 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.