Country walks

Walks for the week beginning Saturday include

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

Sunday July 17: Meet 11.10am. Circular from Horsted Keynes Horsted Keynes British Legion car park Bluebell Railway – Great Lywood Farm – Ardingly (pub lunch or picnic) – Brook House Farm – Little Oddynes Farm – Horsted Keynes Church. Leader Chris Bus route 270 from Haywards Heath Station 10.50am, 7 miles; 0798 4247882 TQ 383282.

Tuesday July 19: Meet at 10am East Dean - Seaford (kittiwakes) – East Dean. Meet at East Dean car park for bus to Seaford – Splashpoint (RSPB may be there with telescopes) Seaford Head – Cuckmere Haven – Brass Point – Gayles – East Dean. 514m of ascent and 483m of descent on good downland paths with breathtaking views of Kittiwakes and the Seven Sisters. Leader Peter L. No dogs please, linear walk. Please bring picnic lunch and perhaps plastic shoes should we wade the Cuckmere river; 9 miles; 01444 415367 TV557977.

Wednesday July 20: Meet at 7.30pm Lindfield Circular. Lindfield Post Office Circular stroll around Lindfield. Leader Diane 2.75 miles; 01444 450493 TQ347254.

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

Sunday July 24: Day walk, meet long lay-by on A283 (3.5 miles north of Petworth). Map Exp: 133 GR: 961.266 @ 11am via Colhook Common/Burrells Wood/Ebernoe/Ebernoe Common. Picnic; 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.

Sussex Pathfinders Rambling Club (Inquiries 0870 777 2307)

Saturday July 23: at 2pm, Fletching Common, 5 miles mainly level. Explorer Map 135/TQ404222. Meet in Lane End Common car park. Walk via Warr’s Farm, Lindfield Farm, Massetts, Wapsbourne Farm, Sheffield Park Station.Notes: Riverside, woods and farmland.

Sunday July 24: 10.30am; The Haven near Rudgwick, 9.5 miles, mainly level, canal, woodland, fields. Explorer Map 134/TQ083305. Meet at the Blue Ship pub, The Haven, between Five Oaks & Rudgwick. Turn left off the A29, 500m north of Five Oaks roundabout; then next left, after 1.3 miles. Park on LHS verge beyond the pub. Walk via Gibbons Mill, Malham, Newpound Common (L), Rowner Lock, Okehurst. Notes: postcode RH14 9BS.

Horsham District Council Health Walks (Inquiries 01403 215269)

Monday July 25: 10am. Shermanbury – Henfield, free, park and meet in The Bull Inn car park, Mockbridge, on the A281, TQ 210181; 5½ miles circular walk along the banks of the River Adur and the Downs Link, fairly flat (some stiles). No dogs.

Thursday, July 28: meet at West Chiltington Village Hall (TQ 083179) at 10am: 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.

Friday, July 29: Meet at 10am in Cowfold sports ground car park off the A272 (TQ 214226). Circular 5¼ mile walk along field paths and lanes towards Maplehurst. Some inclines. Free, just turn-up.

Friday, July 29: Meet at 11am in Cripplegate Lane car park, Southwater Country Park. Flat easy circular walk along bridleways, lanes and the Downs Link. Free, just turn-up. Dogs on leads. 2½ miles.