Weekly walks

Discovering Sussex (Inquiries 01903 813381/01342 315786)

Sunday May 6, 10.30am: Meet at Lurgashall Village Hall car park (GR SU937270). “Climb Every Mountain”. We have no mountains in Sussex, but this is as good as it gets with that amazing view of the South Downs – so loved by Alfred Lord Tennyson. 5½ miles. Gets a bit hilly. Dogs welcome on leads. Bring a snack. Pub en-route/at end. Leader Keith McKenna and Sally Dench, Footprints of Sussex.

Sunday May 6, 10am: Meet at Brighton Fire Station, Preston Cross (GR TQ312055). Car parking nearby at London road multi storey. “Circus-Circus”. An urban walk around the Brighton-Preston parish boundary looking for items of local history and historic landscape. Leader Geoffrey Mead, Sussex University.

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

Saturday May5, 10am: Meet at Crowlink car park off A259 at Friston (charge but free to NT members) (TV549977). Crowlink Circular via Seven Sisters. Crowlink – South Downs Way – Seven Sisters – Cuckmere Haven – Friston Forest – Jevington – Willingdon Hill – East Dean – Crowlink. Please bring picnic lunch. Coast for Most Weekend. 10 miles. Leader Sue 01825 722135.

Sunday May 6, 10am: Meet at Jack and Jill Windmills car park (TQ302134). Clayton. Clayton Mills Circular. Circular walk via the Chattri. 5½ miles. Leader Diane 01444 450493.

Tuesday May 8, 10.30am: Meet at Cuckfield Broad Street car park (TQ305246). Bluebells Circular from Cuckfield. Newbury Pond – Heaselands – Upper Ridges – Ansty – Deaks Lane – High Bridge – Oldmill Cottages – Furze Field – Broxmead Lane – High Weald Landscape Trail towards Cuckfield via New England Wood detour for more bluebells. 9 miles. Please bring picnic lunch. No dogs please. Leader Peter L 01444 415367.

Wednesday May 9, 7.30pm: Meet at Cuckfield Broad Street car park (TQ305246). Circular from Cuckfield. New England Wood with optional pint afterwards. No dogs please. 2 miles. Leader Peter L 01444 415367.

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

Sunday May 6, 10am: Meet on Wisborough Green (TQ 049 259) 10 miles via Arun Canal, The Mens. (No dogs).

Monday May 7, 10:30am: Meet at car park, Lavington Common (SU 949 187) 8 miles via Selham Common, Hoyle Farm, Graffham.

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.

Horsham District Council Health Walks (Inquiries 01403 215269)

Thursday May 3, 10am: Rudgwick going east. New Bluebell Walk. Excellent views. Meet in Kings Head car park (RH12 3EB, TQ091343). A mostly flat circular walk towards Rowhook through woods and fields along the southern slope of the border ridge between Sussex and Surrey and back via Hermongers to the pub where Guiseppe will make us most welcome with his array of £6.50 two-course specials. No dogs. 4 miles, 2 hours. Leaders Bill 01403 256248 and Geoff 258180.

Saturday May 5, 8.30am: Meet at Kithurst Hill car park (off Storrington to Amberley road). Hilly circular downland walk over Harrow Hill. Free, just turn-up. Dogs allowed on a lead. 6½ miles. Mick 01903 745971.

Sunday May 6 at 10am: Meet at RSPB Wiggonholt Overflow car park (TQ 061164). Hilly circular walk through Wiggonholt Common, past Parham Glider Field and through the spectacular Parham Park. Free, just turn-up. Dogs allowed on a lead. 5¼ miles. Mick 01903 745971.

Tuesday May 8, 10am: Meet 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. Bill 01403 256248 and Geoff 258180.