Weekly walks

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

Wednesday July 18, 7.30pm: Meet at Hassocks Railway Station - West side. Circular to north west of Hassocks, 4½ miles, TQ304155. Hassocks Golf Course – Clayton Wickham Farm – Hammonds Mill Farm – Friars Oak – Woodside – Hassocks Station. Park at Station car park (fee payable) or in surrounding roads. Leader Ann P, 01273 843850.

Saturday July 21, 10am: Meet at Billingshurst Library car park. Billingshurst Circular – 13 miles, TQ086259. Guildenhurst Farm – Gibbons Mill – The Haven (pub lunch) – Blue Anchor – Furze Field – Five Oaks – Billingshurst. Leader Richard P, 01273 395749.

Sunday July 22, 9.30am: Meet at Balcombe Railway Station car park. Balcombe Circular, 8 miles, TQ306300. Around Ardingly Reservoir to Showground, via Little London, to Wakehurst Place and on to Balcombe. Bring sandwich for refreshment stops – pub at walk’s end. Leader Chris, 07984 247882.

Wednesday July 25, 7.30pm: Meet at North Chailey Sports ground car park. Chailey Circular, 4½ miles, TQ389210. Chailey Common – Pelling Bridge – Vale Farm – Chailey Common – North Chailey. Leader Diane, 01444 450493.

Wednesday July 25, 7.30pm: Meet at Haywards Heath, Beech Hurst car park. Haywards Heath, Beech Hurst, Evening Circular, 4½ miles, TQ322238. Isaacs Lane – Heaslands – Upper Ridges – Mackrell’s – Laines Farm – Newbury Pond – Chownes Mead Lane – Beech Hurst. Optional refreshments in local public house after walk. Leader David B, 077714 640461.

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

Sunday 22, 11am: 7 miles (Grade - easy+) Meet Burton Mill Pond (2 miles north of Bignor). Map ref: SU 979 180 via Burton Mill, Nature Trail, Sutton, Barlavington.

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 July 21, 10:30am: Meet in Cowfold car park, parking in car park or on road. Walk via Aglands Yard, Long House, Bushy Platts, Cowfold. No dogs please. Cowfold 5 miles stiles, fields, some woods, undulating. Explorer Map 134/TQ214226.

Sunday July 22, 10am: Meet in Kithurst Hill car park – turn S off B2139, 1 mile SW of Storrington, and ascend narrow lane to car park on top of Downs. Walk via Wepham Down, Barpham Hill, Tenantry Copse, Wepham, Burpham (L), The Burgh, Rackham Hill. No dogs please. Kithurst Hill, Storrington 10 miles Downland. Explorer Map 121/TQ070125.

Horsham District Council Health Walks (Inquiries 01403 215269)

Wednesday July 18, 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. Daniella 07729 509092 and Alex 273751.

Saturday July 21, 2pm: Meet 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.

Sunday July 22, 10am: Meet at Kithurst Hill car park (off Storrington to Amberley road, TQ 070125). Hilly circular walk to Amberley via the South Downs Way then along the banks of the River Arun to South Stoke. Free, just turn-up. Well-behaved dogs welcome. 7.4 miles. Mick 01903 745971.

Tuesday July 24, 10am: Meet at the Star Inn, Rusper (TQ 206372). Circular walk, some inclines and stiles, along the Sussex Border Path through woods and farmland to Friday Street. Expect mud. Free, just turn-up. No dogs. 5¼ miles. Geoff 01403 258180 and Pat 240654.