Discovering Sussex (Inquiries 01903 813381/01342 315786)
Sunday October 14, 10.30am: Meet at Petworth Park car park on A283, 1¼ miles north of Petworth (SU966239). “That Old Chestnut”. Rutting stags, roasting chestnuts, sparkling wine, a millionaire’s mansion and some fine views . . . and that’s before we leave the car park! 7 miles. Dogs welcome on a lead. Accompanied children welcome. Please bring a snack. Leaders: Keith McKenna and Sally Dench, Footprints of Sussex.
Ramblers’ Association Arun-Adur Group (Inquiries 01903 695865)
Wednesday October 10, 10am: Meet at Houghton viewpoint lay-by on B2139 (TQ009112) via West Burton/Bury. Houghton – 6 miles (Grade – moderate).
Saturday October 13, 10am: Meet at Highdown car park (TQ099041) via Patching. West Worthing – 6 miles (Grade – moderate).
Wednesday October 17, 10am: Meet at Mill Road car park, North, Lancing (TQ183063) via Coombes. Lancing – 7 miles (Grade – moderate).
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 October 13, 10:30am and 2pm: Meet in Firle village car park. Firle – 5+4 miles “figure of 8” one steep climb am, undulating pm. Explorer Map 123/TQ469074. Walk via (am) Little Dene, Beddingham Hill, Firle Plantation, Firle (L), (pm) Place Farm, Charleston Farmhouse. No dogs please.
Sunday October 14, 10am: Meet in the car park on Beeding Hill just before the sharp turn to the right going towards Truleigh Hill YHA. Beeding Hill nr Shoreham-by-Sea. 9 miles hilly, can be wet in the valley. Explorer Map 122/TQ208097. Walk via Thundersbarrow Hill, Summers Deane, Edburton Hill, Longlands wood (L picnic only), Tottington Mount. No dogs please.
Horsham District Council Health Walks (Inquiries 01403 215269)
Wednesday October 10, 10am: Warnham, free, just turn-up at the Sussex Oak car park (TQ158337). 6¼ mile, fairly flat, circular walk towards Broadbridge Heath and Strood Green. No dogs. Tony 01403 269232.
Thursday October 11, 10am: Meet at Sports Pavilion, Jubilee Fields, Billingshurst. Various circular walks over farmland along the River Arun and Wey Canal. Free, just turn-up. No dogs. 4 to 6 miles. Sue 01403 255710.
Monday October 15, 10am: Meet at Roosthole Forestry Commission car park, Hammerpond Road, Horsham (TQ208298). High Weald Landscape Trail. Various 4½ mile circular walks through forest and open heathland, some gentle slopes, no stiles. No dogs, 2 hours. Daniela 01403 276973 and Alex 273751.
Tuesday October 16, 10am: Park/meet at the Hen and Chicken car park, Southwater (TQ158276, RH13 9BH). Flat easy (only 3 stiles) 3¼ mile sociable circular walk through farmland to Christ’s Hospital playing fields, along the Downs Link and back via Great House Farm. No dogs. 2 hours. Good food in the pub including two mains or baguettes for £9. Bill 01403 256248 and Pat 240654.
Tuesday October 16, 1pm: Meet at Hazel Way/Cob Close junction, Crawley Down (RH10 4EX). Flat (some stiles) circular 4 mile walk to the east. Free, just turn-up. Pat B 01342 712591.
Wednesday October 17, 10am: Meet/park in Orchard Restaurant car park, West Grinstead, on A272 (TQ183225). 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. Daniela 01403 276973 and Alex 273751.