West Sussex weekly walks

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

Saturday February 23, 10.45am: Meet at Horsted Keynes Bluebell Railway Station RH17 7BB. Train departs Horsted Keynes 11.15 arrives Kingscote 11.32. Horsted Keynes, Vintage Train Ride and Linear Walk. Walk – Fen Place – Imberhorne – Dunnings – Standen – Kingscote Station. Train departs 15.55 arrives HK 16.15. (Return fare £11). Please bring picnic lunch. No dogs please. Metrobus 270 Saturdays Haywards Heath Perrymount Road departs 10.16 arrives Horsted Keynes Station 10.32. Return Horsted Keynes 16.51 arrives Haywards Heath 17.05. 7 miles. Leader William, 01444 831098 (mobile on the day 07801 711401).

Sunday February 24, 10am: Meet at Pulborough Brook car park (TQ 058165). Passing Parham – Circular from Pulborough Brooks Car Park. Wiggonholt Common – Parham Park – Parham Airfield – Pulborough Brooks car park. No dogs please. Beautiful Snowdrops if we are lucky. 5 miles. Leader Alison G, 01723 833794.

Tuesday February 26, 10.30am: Meet at Hever car park (behind the King Henry VIII pub) (TQ 475448). Hever Circular. Hever – Newhouse Farm – How Green – Gravelpits – Somerden Green – Chiddingstone – (pub lunch at Castle Inn) – Hill Hoath – Hever. 7.2 miles. Leader Tony, 01444 469470 (mobile on the day 07597 199768).

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 February 20, 11am: Meet at The Pilot, Shoreham (700 bus at 10.24am from Marine Parade) for linear walk across the Pontoon Bridge and walk to Brighton Pier (4 miles) with option to continue to Brighton Marina (5½ miles). Picnic lunch. Leaders Liz 01903 268656 and Jean 01903 245287.

Horsham District Council Health Walks (Inquiries 01403 215269)

Wednesday February 20, 10am: Meet in the car park of the Queens Head pub, Barns Green. If the car park is too busy, please park near the Village Club (RH13 0PT, 100 yards away). A lovely new 5 mile walk through fields and woodland south of the village, taking 2½ hours. Some stiles and can be muddy. No dogs, please, as we may encounter livestock. Tony 01403 269232.

Thursday February 21, 10am: Meet in the Half Moon car park, Warninglid (TQ 236206). Circular, guided, free sociable walk through woods and farmland into Wykehurst Park along High Weald Landscape Trail past the “Hammer House of Horror”, some stiles, few hills, superb views. All welcome. No dogs, 4½ miles, 2¼ hours. Geoff 01403 258180 and Pat 240654.SS

Saturday February 23, 2pm: Meet at Kithurst Hill car park (off the Amberley to Storrington road), (TQ 070125). Lee farm, 4½ mile circular walk into the heart of the rolling downs up above Storrington. Dogs allowed on a lead. 2 hours. Mick 01903 745971.

Sunday February 24, 10am: Meet in Kithurst Hill car park (off the Amberley to Storrington road), (TQ 070125). 6 mile circular walk, some hills, off the beaten track along footpaths towards Downs Farm high above Amberley, giving excellent views of a dry, unimproved, chalk downland valley where we may see deer resting. Dogs allowed on a lead. 2½ hours. Mick 01903 745971.

Tuesday February 26, 10am: Park and meet in the car park of the Red Lyon, Slinfold (TQ 118315, RH13 0RR). New 5½ mile circular walk, mostly flat (some slopes and stiles), over farmland and through woods. No dogs. 2½ hours. Geoff 01403 258180 and Pat 240654.