NOTE:  It would be appreciated if as many car drivers as possible could go to The Avenue (junction with Upperton Gardens) where this is mentioned rather than direct to the start of the ramble.  However, please adhere to current COVID guidelines.          PLEASE CHECK BUS AND TRAIN TIMES.



SUNDAY 27th December   –  NO LEADER, NO WALK                                                                                                                                                                                                        FRIDAY 1st January  (L)   LINEAR   Change of walk details from Oct-Dec programme         Now BESIDE THE SEA                                                                 Leader: Graham T. Tel: 501467. Meet entrance to the Pier 10.30. 3.5 miles. A linear town walk along the sea front. Bring refreshments.    CANCELLED

FRIDAY 1st January  – Change of walk details from Oct-Dec programme                                               Now EAST DEAN CIRCULAR                                                        Leaders: John & Marion. Tel: 724972 or 07732 971557 on day. Meet East Dean CP 10.00. Walk starts East Dean 10.00. GR 557977. Dry lunch. Finish 15.00. 8.5 miles. Some hills. Booking essential as number limited to 20. Check bus times.     CANCELLED

SATURDAY 2nd January (L)  –  EIGHT BELLS FOR THE NEW YEAR      Leader: Irenee H. Tel: 471263. Meet The Avenue 10.00. Walk starts Butts Brow CP 10.20. Fee payable at CP but free with Eastbourne leisure card. Bring own refreshments. Finish 12.45. 4 miles. One long hill, a few stiles.      CANCELLED


SATURDAY 9th January (L)  –  BEXHILL PROMENADE                                 Leader: Margaret D. Tel: 304921 or 07807 528298. Meet Little Common roundabout bus stop 10.00. GR 714079. Bus 99 09.23 Cornfield Rd. Refreshments available en route. Finish 13.00. 5 miles. Return buses every 20 mins. Return from Glynde Gap/option to walk to Bexhill only.     CANCELLED

SATURDAY 9th January  BRISK PACE  –  DON’T ASK ME I’M LOST #3   Leaders: Jane & Martyn. Tel: 07719 017963.Walk starts Firle village CP 09.45 (free). GR 472074. Finish 13.30. 8 miles.    CANCELLED

SUNDAY 10th January  –  NEWHAVEN FORT                                                    Leader: Jacqui. Tel: 470371 or 07951 700121 Meet Martello Tower, Seaford 09.50. Walk starts Martello Tower 10.00. Dry lunch.  Finish 15.00. 10 miles. Mostly seafront walk.   CANCELLED

SATURDAY 16th January (L) –  BIRLING GAP CIRCULAR                           Leader: Bridget T. Tel: 768482 or 07963 479399. Meet East Dean CP 10.00. Bus 12X 09.33 Gildredge Road to East Dean. A stop at Birling Gap. Finish 12.45. 4-5 miles.   CANCELLED

 SUNDAY 17th January  –  DOWNS & WOODS                                                  Leaders: Tracey & Andy. Tel: 07955 789408. Meet and start East Dean CP 10.00. Bus 12 Gildredge Rd. 09.45. Dry lunch. Finish 15.00.  8 miles. Over the Downs to Jubilee Way, climb to top and back via Willingdon Hill.    CANCELLED

SATURDAY 23rd January (L)  –  NEWHAVEN CIRCULAR                             Leader: Gill M. Tel: 722256 or 07900 860861. Meet Buckle CP (free), Marine Parade, Seaford 10.15. GR 468996. Buses 12X 09.33 (to Seaford Library) or 12A 09.23 (to Hill Rise) from Gildredge Rd. Possible coffee at beach or in town. Finish 12.15 approx. 5 miles. Flat walk mostly on paved path.   CANCELLED

SATURDAY 23rd January  BRISK PACE  –  ROUNDABOUT SEAFORD  Leaders: Doris & Gavin. Tel: 07552 763683. Walk starts Buckle CP, Seaford Esplanade 09.45 (free). GR 469996. Finish 13.00. 8 miles. CP postcode is BN20 2QR.    CANCELLED

 SUNDAY 24th January  –  NO LEADER, NO WALK

 SATURDAY 30th January (L)  –  WALK WITH HOPE IN YOUR HEART   Leader: Sue W. Tel: 728963 or 07835 948602. Meet Martello Tower, Seaford 10.00. Bus 12X 09.10  Gildredge Rd. to Seaford Library then walk to start. Bring own refreshments. Finish 13.00. 5 miles. Usually ample parking on seafront. Leader on bus.   CANCELLED

 SUNDAY 31st January –  HELLINGLY CIRCULAR                                           Leader: Judith. Tel: 07526 458100 on day. Meet Hellingly Community Primary School, North St., Hailsham BN27 4DS 10.00. Walk starts 10.00. Dry lunch. Finish 15.15. 8.5 miles. Parking just outside or near church. Some uneven ground, roads, woods, may be muddy in places.   CANCELLED

 SATURDAY 6th February (L)  –  A WINTER LAKESIDE WANDER           Leader: John C. Tel: 726334. Meet Langney Shopping Centre (entrance closest to bus stops) 10.00. Buses 1 09.12 or 1A 09.22 Eastbourne Railway Station. Finish 12.00. 3 miles. Flat walk, no stiles, views of lake.

SATURDAY 6th February   BRISK PACE  –  WINTER WANDERER           Leader: Bob B. Tel: 652234 or 07808 290538. Walk starts East Dean village CP 09.45 (free). GR 558978. Finish 13.15. 8.5 miles.

 SUNDAY 7th February   –  NO LEADER, NO WALK

 SATURDAY 13th February (L)  –  BIRLING GAP CIRCULAR                       Leader: Sue W. Tel: 728963 or 07835 948602. Meet East Dean CP 10.00. Bus 12X 09.33 Gildredge Rd. Finish 13.00. 5 miles approx. Possible lunch Birling Gap Hotel or bring own refreshments.

 SUNDAY 14th February –  HAMPDEN PARK & SHINEWATER                Leaders: John & Marion. Tel:  724972 or 07732 971557. Meet and start outside Co-op, Albert Parade, Green Street 10.00. GR 591000. Buses 1 & 1A. Dry lunch. Finish 15.00. 9-10 miles. Bring face covering. Pavement and parks. Check bus times. On-road parking.   

SATURDAY 20th February (L) –  THE LONG WAY ROUND TO THE LONG MAN                                                                                                                                    Leader: Irenee H. Tel: 471263. Meet Wilmington CP (free) 10.00. GR 548047. Cuckmere Community Bus 09.00 Gildredge Rd, Stop G1 to Wilmingon crossroads, then walk to start. Bring own refreshments. Finish 13.00. 5 miles.1 hill, a few stiles. Lifts back would be appreciated as return bus is 14.11 from Wilmington.

SATURDAY 20th February   BRISK PACE  –  TEA AT THE BEGGAR’S ?   Leaders: Naomi & Pete. Tel: 485005. Walk starts High & Over CP, nr. Alfriston 09.45 (free). GR 543041. Finish 13.15. 8 miles.

 SUNDAY 21st  February  –  NO LEADER, NO WALK

 SATURDAY 27th February  (L)  –  WOODLAND TO DOWNLAND             Leader: Brenda K. Tel: 726165. Meet footpath at bottom of Cherry Garden Rd opp. Old Town recreation ground. Buses 12/12A/12X Gildredge Rd, Stop G to Cherry Garden Rd. Finish 12.45 approx. 5 miles approx. 1 longish, steepish hill, no stiles.

 SUNDAY 28th February  –  FLOWERS TO WARTLING                                 Leaders: Paul & Barbara. Tel: 504908 or 07790 708616 on day. Meet CP Herstmonceux behind Wool Pack PH 10.15. Walk starts Herstmonceux 10.15. GR 634126. Dry lunch. Finish 15.00. 9.5 miles. Field paths, small amount of road walking.

 SATURDAY 6th March  (L)   LINEAR  –  FROM PEBBLES TO PIER         Leaders: Janet & Ted. Tel: 504459. Meet Castle Inn, Pevensey Bay 10.00. Bus 99 09.21 Cornfield Rd, Stop C1 to Castle Inn. Finish 12.15. 4 miles. Flat, some beach walking.

SATURDAY 6th March   BRISK PACE  –  THE MAN’S LATE                         Leaders: Naomi & Pete. Tel: 485005. Walk starts Wilmington village CP  (free) 09.45. GR 509011. finish 13.15. 8.5 miles.

SUNDAY 7th March   –  HASTINGS TOWN WALK                                           Leaders: John & Marion. Tel: 724972 or 07732 971557. Meet and start Hastings Pier 10.30. Dry lunch. Finish 15.00. 9 miles. Parking St. Margarets Rd, Hastings, TN37 6EH behind White Rock Theatre. Pay-and-display East but free westerly end. GR 809091. Hastings Old Town and parks. Hilly, steps, mostly tarmac and gravel paths.

SATURDAY 13th March (L)   –  EXPLORE THE FOREST                                 Leader: Bob J. Tel: 485643 or 07593 856500 on day. Meet Friston Pond 10.00. Bus 12X Gildredge Rd. Finish 13.00. 5 miles. Plenty of ups and downs. 

SUNDAY 14th March  –  UPHILL & DOWN GHYLL                                          Leader: Lesley. Tel: 07933 237300. Meet and start The Crow & Gate pub CP on A26 10.00. GR 494288. Dry lunch. Finish 15.30. 9.5 miles. With permission, plenty of space to park at pub. Evidence of the iron ore industry.

SATURDAY 20th March (L)  –  ROUND ROBIN                                                   Leader: Pauline S. Tel: 895150. Meet Hill Rise bus stop, Seaford 10.00. Meet leader on opp. side of road. Finish 12.30. 4.75 miles. 1 hill, 1 stile, mostly flat. Cafe at end of walk.

 SATURDAY 20th March   BRISK PACE –  BUTTS BROW CIRCULAR       Leader: Suzie T. Tel: 365158 or 07833 938903. Walk starts Butts Brow CP, Willingdon 09.45 (fee or residents card). GR 579017. Finish 13.00. 7.5 miles.


 SATURDAY 27th March (L) –  SPRINGTIME IN OLD WILLINGDON       Leader: Graham T. Tel: 501467. Meet Gildredge Rd. Stop G1 for Bus 1 09.32 or 51 09.53 to Church St. Willingdon 10.15. Finish 13.15. 4.75 miles. No hills, stiles, town and park walk. Limited parking near start. Refreshments en route.

SUNDAY 28th  March  –  A RIPE OLD WALK                                                     Leaders: Dawn & Mark. Tel: 07522 868684. Meet Arlington Reservoir 09.50. Walk starts Arlington Reservoir 10.00. Dry lunch. Finish 15.00. 9 miles. Fields, paths, country lanes and some stiles.