Country walks

Footprints of Steyning (Inquiries 01903 813381.

Monday December 27: Annual Christmas walk, six miles, 10.30am start. Meet at Fletchers Croft car park opposite St Andrews Church, Steyning. Cost £2. Contact Footprints on 01903 813381.

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

Saturday December 25, 10.30am Christmas Day Stroll from Newick. Meet Newick Village Hall Car Park. Off A272 west of green.Newick – Fletching Common – Great Rough – Cornwell’s Bank – Tilehouse Farm – Newick. Leader Paul. Refreshments at pub at end of walk. 4.5 miles 01825 722135 TQ416215

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

Sunday December 26– Boxing Day – Morning ramble - meet Washington near Frankland Arms Map Exp: 121 GR: 123.129 @ 10.30am via Sullington Common 6 miles – Grade 1 / 2

Monday December 27– Bank holiday – Day ramble – meet East Preston village green (towards the seafront) Map Exp: 121 GR: 071.016 @ 10.30am via East Preston/Ferring Rife/Highdown Picnic 8 miles – Grade 1 / 2

Sussex Pathfinders Rambling Club (Inquiries 0870 777 2307)

Sunday December 19 10am -9 miles downland, one short climb, Explorer Map 122/TQ400122. Meet at Offham church off the A275. Park in the road behind the church. Walk via Landport Bottom, Lewes racecourse, Juggs Road, Lewes (L), South Malling. Downland and riverside. Two thirds will be before lunch.

South Downs Society (Inquiries 01798 875073)

Wednesday December 29: Post Christmas Stroll with South Downs Society. 5.5 miles 11am to 3pm approx. Meet at Seaford Martello Tower. Taking in the cliffs to Exceat, a visit to The Golden Galleon pub en route. Cost: free. Contact South Downs Society on 01798 875073

Horsham District Council Health Walks (Inquiries 01403 215269)

Sunday, December 26: Meet at 10.00 am in Kithurst Hill car park (TQ 070125). Circular walk into the heart of the South Downs, The Burgh, magnificent views of Arundel, returning along South Downs Way. Free, just turn-up. Well behaved dogs welcome. 4 ½ miles.

Monday, December 27: Meet at 10.00am at St Mary’s Church, Causeway, Horsham. Fairly flat circular walk through churchyard of St Mary the Virgin, over Denne Park to outskirts of Southwater back along Pedlar’s Way via Chesworth Farm. Free, just turn-up. Well-behaved dogs welcome. 5 miles.