Sussex walks

Discovering Sussex (Inquiries 01903 813381/01342 315786) Sunday June 10, 10am: Meet at car park on B2123, Falmer road, Woodingdean, SW of Newmarket Hill (GR: TQ356063). “Remote Rottingdean Downland” A great walk over coastal downland of East Sussex passing through ancient Ovingdean and historic Rottingdean before venturing into what must be one of the remotest stretches of rolling downland. After passing the site of a lost village the walk returns via Castle Hill Nature Reserve. Gets a bit hilly. Dogs welcome on a lead and please bring a snack. Leader: Terry Owen, Per-Rambulations.

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

Saturday June 9, 10am: Meet at Eridge Station (£1 parking fee). (TQ542345) The Rock Island Line. Eridge – Rock’s Wood – Sherlock’s Farm – Groombridge (picnic lunch) – High Rocks – Friezland Wood – Royal Tunbridge Wells – return by Spa Valley Steam train single fare £5 at 14.55hrs. 8 mile linear walk. Please bring picnic lunch. No dogs please. Leader John C. 01444 483860.

Sunday June 10, 11am: Meet at West Hoathly. Finches Field car park (200 yards east of the church and the Cat Inn). (GR135/TQ366326). West Hoathly Circular walk. West Hoathly – Gravetye Lower Lake – Bushy Wood – High Weald Landscape Trail – Gravetye Manor – Selsfield Common – Old House – Chiddinglye Farm – West Hoathly. 6¼ miles. Leader Jill (mobile on the day 0774 5833795), 01273 480167.

Tuesday June 12, 10.30am: Meet at the green in front of the White Horse pub (roped off area) on B2141 Chichester to Harting road, Chilgrove (SU828144). Chilgrove Circular walk. East Marden – Up Marden – Apple Down – North Marden – Hooksway – Chilgrove. 7½ miles. Please bring picnic lunch. A fairly strenuous walk over rolling downland. Leader Richard B. 07909 177529.

Wednesday June 13, 7.30pm: Meet at Hassocks Station East Side. (TQ304155) Evening Circular from Hassocks. Misty’s Bridge – Talbot Field – Clayton Wickham – Hassocks Station. 3 miles. Leader Celia 01273 843715.

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 June 9, 10.30am: Meet at north corner of Lord’s Piece Car Park, one mile along Coates Lane, south of Fittleworth (GR990174). 5 mile circular walk through Bignor and Sutton villages. Contact 01903 606904.

Horsham District Council Health Walks (Inquiries 01403 215269)

Wednesday June 6, 10.30am: Meet 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. John 01403 263661.

Thursday June 7, 10am: Warnham, free, just turn-up at the Sussex Oak car park (TQ 158337). 6¼ mile, fairly flat, circular walk towards Broadbridge Heath and Strood Green. No dogs. Tony 01403 269232.

Tuesday June 12, 10am: Meet at the Holmbush Inn car park, Faygate (TQ 218344). Mostly flat (some stiles) circular walk through woods and farmland almost to Rusper back via Lambs Green. Free, just turn-up. No dogs. 5½ miles. Bill 01403 256248 and Geoff 258180. Wednesday June 13, 7pm: Meet opposite the Frankland Arms pub, Washington. Circular walk over difficult terrain at a good pace for the more experienced walker Some hills and stiles. Free, just turn-up. No dogs. 5½ miles. Ron 01403 265925.