Discovering Sussex (Inquiries 01903 813381/01342 315786)
Sunday January 27, 10am: Meet at the car park in Stanmer Park off A27 west of Sussex University (TQ 337097). “Just Plain, Downs and Bottoms”. A bracing winter walk on downland above Falmer that will briefly touch upon the South Downs Way at Plumpton Plain and reach the heights of Blackcap. 9½ miles. Dogs welcome on a lead. Please bring a snack. Gets a bit hilly. Public transport to the start point. Leaders Terry Owen and Peter Anderson, Per-Rambulations.
Ramblers’ Association Mid-Sussex Group (Inquiries 01273 833556)
Saturday January 26, 10am: Meet at Furnace Green Community Hall, Ashburnham Road, Furnace Green, Crawley RH10 6QZ (TQ 285357). Area AGM Walk – Tilgate Park and Forest Circular. The walk will end in time for lunch before Sussex Area AGM. 6 miles. Leader Peter from Crawley and North Sussex Group, 01293 407244, mobile on the day 07909 770767.
Sunday January 27, 11am: Meet at Mayfield car park in South Street (TQ 587268). Mayfield Circular. Mayfield village crossing and re-crossing the tiny River Rother. 4½ miles. Leader Jill, 01273 480167, mobile on the day 07745 833795.
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.
Horsham District Council Health Walks (Inquiries 01403 215269)
Thursday January 24, 10am: Meet at West Chiltington Village Hall (TQ 083179). Various circular walks, some stiles and moderate slopes, incorporating windmills, vineyards, llamas and good views of the South Downs. Free, just turn-up. No dogs. 4 to 5 miles. Sue 01403 255710.
Sunday January 27, 10am: Meet at RSPB Wiggonholt Overflow car park (TQ 061164). Hilly circular walk through Wiggonholt Common, past Parham Glider Field and through the spectacular Parham Park. Free, just turn-up. Dogs allowed on a lead. 5¼ miles. Mick 01903 745971.
Monday January 28, 10am: Park at the Owl Public House, Kingsfold (TQ 168364, RH12 3SA). 5 mile circular walk, mostly flat but one short steep hill and some stiles, through fields and woodland. Good views in all directions. Good beer and food available. No dogs. 2¼ hours. Mike Powell 01403 242564.