Weekly walks

Walks for the week beginning Saturday include

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

Saturday February 5 at 10.15am, Circular from Ardingly - Little London. Meer at Little London lay-by opposite Ardingly showground.

Long Shaw – Withyland – Berry Farm – Great Lywood Farm – Horse Wood – Standgrove Wood – Ardingly College – Ardingly Reservoir – Ardingly Showground – Little London. Leaders Ray and Alison. NO DOGS PLEASE.

Optional lunch at the Gardeners Arms pub after the walk. 5.5 miles 01342 311632 TQ343304.

Sunday February 6 at 10.30am. Pulborough Brooks circular via Parham. Pulborough Brooks Car Park. Wiggonholt Common (by RSPB reserve). Parham Park – Parham Airfield – Wiggonholt Common.

Leader Alison. NO DOGS PLEASE 5 miles, 01273 833794,TQ058165

Tuesday February 8 at 10am Pyecombe – Chattri Circular. Meet at Pyecombe old A23 (southern end, near Plough Pub).

Pyecombe – Middle Brow – Chattri – Sweet Hill – Haresdean – Pyecombe. Leaders Bernard and Barbara. Please bring something for brief snack.7 miles, 01273 844840 TQ291124

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

Sunday February 5– Afternoon ramble – meet Lavington Common (free NT car park) Map: Exp 121 GR 949.186 @ 1.30 pm Snowdrop Walk via Graffham Village 5 miles – Grade 1

Sunday February 6 – Day ramble – meet Frankland Arms, Washington. Map Exp: 121 GR: 122.128 @ 10.30am via South Downs way/Steyning Picnic -8 miles – Grade 2 (one steep up and one steep down)

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 February 5 at 2pm- 5.5 miles very undulating, Meet in Roosthole Car Park near Mannings Heath.

Woodland Explorer Map 134/TQ208298 View map: OS Get-a-map Streetmap Google Maps.

Walk via Greenslade Wood, High Weald Landscape Trail, Newstead Farm, Barsnap, Race Hill. Possibly muddy after rain.

Sunday February 6 at 10am- Meet in the Dover Car Park. 9 miles undulating, 3 short steep descents

Explorer Map 121/TQ061064 View map: OS Get-a-map Streetmap Google Maps

Walk via Lower Wepham Wood, New Down, Coombe Lane, Burpham (L), The Woodleighs, Monarch’s Way, Clay Lane & Sailor’s Copse.

Notes: No access to Dover Lane when heading west along A27. Continue towards Arundel & turn back eastwards along A27. Parts of this walk could be very muddy.

Horsham District Council Health Walks (Inquiries 01403 215269)

Saturday February 5 10am: Southwater, 3 ½ mile flat circular walk along the Downs Link on to Marlpost Wood and The Chase Farm. Meet in the Country Park car park (off Cripplegate Lane) TQ 161258. Dogs allowed on a lead. 1 ½ hours. Leaders Liz 01403 263920 or Simon 01403 260599

Tuesday, February 8, 10am: The Countryman Inn, Shipley going south, 5½ mile, flat (only 4 stiles), circular walk through farmland, now left to grow wild, to Pen Bridge, along an ancient droving road to Bentons Place farm and back north to Knepp Castle and the village. The Knepp Estate Manager, if available, will give us a ten minute talk. Could be wet and muddy in places. Could see Tamworth Pigs, Old English Longhorn Cattle, Exmoor Ponies and Fallow Deer. No better way to finish than a drink, snack or meal in The Countryman. Meet in the pub car park (TQ 135214 RH13 8PZ). No dogs. 2¾ hours. Leaders Bill 01403 256248 & Geoff 01403 258180

Friday, February 11, 11am: Southwater, 2 ½ mile flat circular walk along bridleways, country lanes and the Downs Link. May be muddy in places. Meet in the Country Park car park (off Cripplegate Lane) TQ 161258. Dogs allowed on a lead. 1 hour. The Park café will be open for refreshments at the end if you wish. Leader Pat 01403 240654.