Country walks

Walks for the week beginning Saturday include:

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

Saturday November 5 at 10am Haywards Heath Circular.Haywards Heath, Beec Hurst car park. Blunts Wood – Gravelye Farm – Horsgate – Cuckfield Church – Chownes Mead – Beech Hurst car park.Leader Steve. Haywards Heath rail station is 10 minutes walk from start. 5.5 miles 077099 61039 TQ 322238.

Sunday November 6 at 10am Plumpton Circular. Plumpton Playing Field car park (opposite Plumpton Railway Station).Plumpton Green – East Chiltington – Plumpton Place – Plumpton Racecourse – return to car park. Leader Sue.5.5 miles 01825 722135TQ 364161

Tuesday November 8 at 10am, Circular via Stanmer Park.

November 8 at 10am Circular via Stanmer Park. Upper Lodges car park on Ditchling to Brighton road, above Stanmer Park. High Park – Millbank Wood – Richmond Hill – Stanmer Park – Great Wood – Upper Lodges car park. Leaders Bernard and Barbara 6 miles 01273 844840 TQ 324098

Ramblers’ Association (Sussex area) Arun-Adur Group (Inquiries 01903 695865) Saturday November 5 – Walk before AGM – meet Ferring Village Hall Map Exp: 121 GR: 094.029 @ 11am via Kingston Gorse/Beach/Goring Gap (time for picnic/pub) 5 miles – Grade 1

Sunday November 6- Day walk – meet The Green, Lurgashall Map Exp:133 GR: 936.273 @ 11am via Blackdown Hill/Lurgashall Winery (shop and tastings) Picnic 8 miles – Grade 2/3 (one steep climb)

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 November 5 Meet 10 am at Sandhills Lane, Washington GR 120120; for easy parking just off A 283 near the roundabout. (No 1 bus from Worthing South Street at 9 am.) 6.5 mile circular via Ashington and Warminghurst, some quiet lanes without pavements. Leader Margo 01903 606904

Wednesday November 9. Meet 10.30 am at Patching Pond, GR055086. 4 mile circular via Michelgrove Park. Leaders Brian and Sheila 01903 606810.

Sussex Pathfinders Rambling Club (Inquiries 0870 777 2307)

Saturday November 5 at 10am, Seaford 5 miles short climb at start, coast views Explorer Map 123/TV485985 Meet at Martello Tower, park on promenade nearby. Walk via Seaford Head, Cuckmere Haven, South Hill, Cliff Gardens.

Sunday November 6 at 10am, Patcham near Brighton 10 miles hilly Explorer Map 122/TQ302095 Meet in Braypool Lane layby off A27. Walk via Sweet Hill, Pyecombe, Wolstonbury Hill, Clayton (L), Jack & Jill, Ditchling Beacon, Lower Standean Farm, Chattri.Notes: Could be muddy.

Horsham District Council Health Walks (Inquiries 01403 215269)

Sunday, November 6: Meet at 10am in the Jack & Jill Windmills car park, Hassocks (TQ 303135). Hilly circular walk on the South Downs to the Chattri Indian war memorial. Superb views. Free, just turn-up. Well behaved dogs welcome. 5 miles.

Sunday, November 6: Meet at 10am at Kithurst Hill car park (TQ 070125), off Storrington to Amberley road). Circular walk into the heart of the South Downs besides Wepham Down to Lee Farm up above Storrington. Free, just turn-up. Well behaved dogs welcome. 5 ¼ miles.

Tuesday, November 8: Meet at 10am in Royal Oak car park, Wineham (TQ 236206). Flat (some stiles) circular walk in lovely rural countryside towards Cowfold. Free, just turn-up. No dogs. 5 miles.

Thursday, November 10: 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.