Weekly walks

Discovering Sussex (Inquiries 01903 813381/01342 315786)

Sunday 18 March, 10am: Meet at Cocking Down car park on the A286 (SU 875166). “The daffodils of West Dean”. A downland walk following part of the Chalk Stones Trail into Westdean Forest to see the famous woodland daffodil display. 6 miles. Leaders Keith McKenna and Sally Dench, Footprints of Sussex.

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

Saturday March 17, 10.30am: Meet at Buxted Station car park (£1). River Uck Valley Explorer. Vanguard Way-Holders Farm-Hastingford-Hugget’s Furnace-Howbourne Farm-Buxted. 8.12 miles. Please bring a picnic lunch. No dogs please. (GR135/TQ 497234). Leader William 01444 831098/07801 711401. Car share.

Sunday March 18, 10.30am: Meet at Partridge Green recycling car park. Partridge Green Circular. Partridge Green-Lock Bridge-Clothalls Farm-West Grinstead-River Adur-Hatterell Bridge-Downslink-Partridge Green. 4.5 miles. Optional refreshments at the Partridge after the walk. No dogs please. (GR122/TQ 190192). Leader John 01444 483860.

Tuesday March 20, 10am: Meet at Ditchling Beacon NT car park (charge to non NT members). Ups and Downs. Hilly walk via Lower Standean, Jack and Jill Windmills and Clayton – return over lower slopes of Wolstonbury Hill and South Downs Way. Please bring a picnic lunch. Quick drink stop at Jack and Jill pub. 8 miles. (GR122/TQ 333130). Leader Brenda 01273 463891. Mobile on the day 07960 694156.

Wednesday March 21, 8pm: Pub Social. The Horns Lodge, South Street, Chailey, BN8 4BD. (GR122/TQ 391181). 01273 400422.

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.)

Wednesday 21 March, 10.30am: Meet at Ferring Green 700 bus stop. (GR 095028)Four and a half mile circular walk via Ferring, East Preston, Kingston Gorse, Rife River. Bring snack. Leader Martin 01903 500367.

Horsham District Council Health Walks (Inquiries 01403 215269)

Thursday 15 March 10am: Meet/park in car park on Horsham side of Ockley Village cricket field (TQ 146399). Flat (some stiles) circular walk on the Sussex/Surrey border. Superb views of Leith Hill Tower and the North Downs. Free, just turn-up. No dogs. 5 miles. Bill 01403 256248.

Monday 19 March, 10am: Meet at RSPB Reserve, Wiggonholt, Pulborough on the A283. Mostly flat (some stiles) circular, interesting, walk through woodland, fields and part of the Bird Reserve. Free, just turn-up. 5 miles. Irene 01403 783637.

Tuesday 20 March, 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.

Wednesday 21 March, 10am: Meet/park in Orchard Restaurant car park, West Grinstead, on A272, (TQ 183225). Various, mostly flat, (some stiles) 4 to 5 mile circular walks through farmland, woods and along the Downs Link. Free, just turn-up. No dogs. Michael 07719 467861.