Country walks

Walks for the week

beginning Saturday include

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

Sunday January 1 at 11am: Festival of Winter Walks - New Year’s Day Circular from Ditchling. Ditchling Village Hall car park. Mostly flat circular walk in and around Ditchling. Leaders: Bernard and Barbara. Optional refreshments in the White Horse after the walk; 3 miles, 01273 844840 TQ 326151.

Tuesday January 3 at 10.30am: Pulborough Brooks Circular Pulborough Brooks Nature Reserve car park. Circular walk via Wiggonholt Common – Rackham – Parham Park – and back through Storrington Glider Airfield. Leader Brenda, 6 miles; 01273 463891 TQ 060165.

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

Sunday January 1: New Year’s Day Walk - meet Washington near Frankland Arms. Map Exp: 121 GR: 123.129 @ 10.30am via Sullington Common, 6 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 December 31 at 10am: Ardingly Reservoir, 5 miles, shoreline and woods. Explorer Map 135/TQ335287. Meet in the car park at Ardingly Reservoir. Walk via Townhouse Farm, Tilgate Wood, West Hill, Ardingly Reservoir. Notes: Could be muddy towards the end.

Monday January 2 at 10am: Slindon Common 10 miles fields & woods, some climbs. Explorer Map 121/SU960077. Meet at Slindon Common car park, off Park Lane. Walk via Slindon Wood, Nore Wood, Slindon (L), Chichester Lodge, New Barn Farm. Notes: You can join this walk for either a 5 mile morning walk or an all day 10 mile walk.

Horsham District Council Health Walks (Inquiries 01403 215269).

Saturday, December 31: Meet at 2pm at Washington South Downs Way car park (TQ 120119). Circular walk to Chanctonbury Ring. Extensive views. Free, just turn-up. Well-behaved dogs welcome. 3 miles.

Wednesday, January 4: Meet at 10.30am 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, January 5: Meet at 10am at the White Horse PH car park, Maplehurst (TQ 190246). Mostly flat (some stiles), Wealden circular walk through fields and woodland almost to Cowfold. Free, just turn-up. No dogs. 5½ miles.