Programme


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.  PLEASE CHECK BUS AND TRAIN TIMES.

 Due to the Coronavirus pandemic and Government directives, all remaining walks in this programme are now cancelled until further notice

 SATURDAY 21st March  –  (L)  –  TOO MANY BOTTOMS   CANCELLED   Leader: Bob J. Tel: 485643 or 07593 856500 on day. Meet YHA, East Dean Rd. 10.00. Bus 12A 09.43 Gildredge Rd. Stop G1. Finish 12.45. 5 miles. Hilly downland.

 SATURDAY 21st March  –  BRISK PACE – VILLAGES, MEADOWS & WOODLAND   CANCELLED                                                                                       Leader: Sue T. Tel: 365158 or 07833 938903. Walk starts East Hoathly  village CP 09.45. GR 520161. Finish 13.15. 8 miles. PH option.

SUNDAY 22nd March  –  TWO TAPSELLS      CANCELLED                                          Leader: Bob J. Tel: 485643 or 07953 856500 Meet East Dean CP 10.00. Bus 12 09.36 Gildredge Rd. Stop G1. Dry lunch Jevington. Finish 14.30. 8 miles. Downland and forest.

SATURDAY 28th March  –  STROLL –  DAFFODIL TIME IN HAMPDEN PARK (WE HOPE)   CANCELLED                                                                                                         Leader:  Marjorie W.  Tel: 502825. Meet Hampden Park café 10:15. Bus 1A 09:42 or Loop 09:51 Gildredge Road to Park Avenue.  Finish 12:15.  2.25 miles.  Coffee at St Wilfrid’s Hospice.  Meet Leader at start.

 SATURDAY 28th  March  –  (L) – SPRINGTIME IN OLD WILLINGDON       CANCELLED   Leader: Graham T. Tel: 501467. Meet Church St., Willingdon 10.15. Bus 1 09.32 or Bus 51 09.53 Gildredge Rd. Stops G1 & G2. Parking near start. Refreshments Hampden Park cafe or nearby.  Finish 13.15. 4.75 miles. No hills or stiles, town walk.

SUNDAY 29th  March –  TO THE GAP IN THE DOWNS     CANCELLED                   Leaders: Paul & Barbara. Tel: 504908 or 07790 708616 on day. Meet St. Bede’s School 09.45. Walk starts by tea chalet 09.45. GR 600971. Dry lunch Birling Gap. Finish 14.30. 8.25 miles. Fields, paths over the Downs.

MONDAY 30th March  –  ANNUAL  GENERAL MEETING  –  POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

WEDNESDAY 1st April  –  COACH OUTING – KENTISH CURIOS                                                               PLEASE  CONTACT LEADER                                                                  Leader: Graham. Tel: 501467. Meet The Avenue 09.00. Full payment £42.50 if 40 go. See Spring Footnotes.

 SATURDAY 4th April (L)  –  HEAD UP & DON’T LOSE HOPE   CANCELLED          Leader: Colin W. Tel: 07446 458138. Meet Seaford library 10.00. Bus 12X 09.33 Gildredge Rd, Stop G1. Finish 13.00. 5 miles. Hilly.

SATURDAY 4th April   BRISK PACE  –  ROUNDABOUT SEAFORD  CANCELLED                                                                                                                     Leader: Doris & Gavin. Tel: 07552 763683. Walk starts Buckle CP, Seaford Esplanade, BN252QR  09.45. GR 468998. Finish 13.00. 8 miles. PH option.

SUNDAY 5th April  –  AROUND THE DOWNS   CANCELLED                                       Leaders: Tracey & Andy. Tel: 07955 789408. Meet The Avenue 09.45. Walk starts Youth Hostel CP 10.15. Dry lunch. Finish 14.30. 8 miles. Undulating.

 SATURDAY 11TH April  (STROLLS)  –  FIVE MARINAS & A GOLF CLUB (BAY VIEW PARK)   CANCELLED                                                                                                      Leaders:  Pam & Frank. Tel: 670109.  Meet 4 Seasons at the Harbour 10:15. Bus 99  09:40 Cornfield Road to ASDA bus stop (Harbour). Finish 12:05. 202.5 miles. Flat interesting  walk. Coffee at golf club.  Meet Leaders at start.

 SATURDAY 11th April (L)  –  RETURN TO WILMINGTON   CANCELLED               Leader: Greta W. Tel: 870381. Meet Wilmington CP 09.45. GR545042. Cuckmere bus 125 09.00 Gildredge Rd, Stop G2 to Wilmington Xroads/walk to start. Refreshments Alfriston. Finish 12.30. 4.5 miles. Lifts appreciated to Eastbourne – no bus until 14.11.

SUNDAY 12th April  –  NO LEADER, NO WALK

 SATURDAY 18th April (L)  –  BELLE TOUT & BACK   CANCELLED                           Leaders: Dympna & Chris D. Tel: 740562 or 07860 669638. Meet kiosk nr. Bede’s school 10.15. GR 600972. Bus 3 09.55 Terminus Rd, Stop R1. Finish 13.15. 5 miles. 1 medium climb/undulations.

SATURDAY 18th April   BRISK PACE  –  DOWNLAND & COASTAL VIEWS  CANCELLED                                                                                                                    Leader: Julia & Colin. Tel: 07446 458138. Walk starts Eastbourne YHA on A259 09.45. GR 588990. Finish 13.15. 8.5 miles. No. 12 buses to start.

 SUNDAY 19th April  –  NEWHAVEN FORT  CANCELLED                                              Leader: Jacqui W. Tel: 470371 or 07951 700121 Meet The Avenue 09.30. Bus 12 09.13 Gildredge Rd. to Marine Parade/Hawth Hill 09.45. Walk starts Bishopstone CP (free), Marine Parade 10.00. GR469029. Dry lunch. Finish 14.30. 8 miles approx. Undulating. Call leader if lift required. SVC: £1.90.

SATURDAY 25th April  (STROLLS)  –  POLEGATE WINDMILL & TWITTENS  CANCELLED                                                                                                                  Leaders:  Jean & Jim.  Tel: 301871  Meet British Queen, Willingdon  10:00. Bus 98  09:38 Gildredge Road, Stop G2 to Willingdon Triangle.  2.5 miles.  Bring drink.

 SATURDAY 25th April (L)  –  SOME OLD SOME NEW  CANCELLED                       Leader: Bob J. Tel: 485643 or 07593 856500 on day. Meet Sidley CP opp. LIDL 10.00. Bus 98 08.38 Gildredge Rd, Stop G2. Finish 12.45. 5 miles. Refreshments en route/finish.

SUNDAY 26th April  –  THE ONION PIE MURDER   CANCELLED                             Leader: Peter D. Tel: 01424 844219 or 07835 922357. Meet The Avenue 09.30. Walk starts Chiddingly CP 10.15. GR544142. Dry lunch. Finish 15.15. 9.5 miles. Undulating. Leader at start.  SVC: £2.40.

 SATURDAY 2nd May (L)  LINEAR  –  DESTROYED BY ALLIED TROOPS   CANCELLED                                                                                                                   Leader: John R. Tel: 648532. Meet Saltdean Lido CP 10.00. Bus 12X 08.53 Gildredge Rd, Stop G1.  Visit Balsdean village. Finish 12.45 Rottingdean. 5 miles.

SATURDAY 2nd May  BRISK PACE  –  BLUEBELL RESERVOIR   CANCELLED   Leader: Mary O. Tel: 733473. Walk starts Arlington Reservoir CP. (fee) 09.45. GR 528074. Finish 13.15. 8.5 miles. Note. Limited parking is available in layby opposite CP entrance.

 SUNDAY 3rd May  –  AROUND GUN HILL    CANCELLED                                              Leader: Bob J. Tel: 485643 or 07593 856500 on day. Meet London Rd/Upper Horsebridge Rd, 10.15. GR582113. Bus 51 09.40 Gildredge Rd, Stop G2. Dry lunch Gun Hill/PH nearby. Finish 15.00.   8.5 miles. Some stiles/mainly level. Return buses half hourly. Street parking.

WEDNESDAY 6th May   EVENING  –  BIT OF A MYSTERY   CANCELLED             Leader: Bob J. Tel: 485643 or 07593 856500 on day. Meet Triangle, Lower Willingdon 18.30. GR585033. Finish 20.15. 4.5 miles. Pub stop-end.

 THURSDAY 7th May  –  COACH OUTING – SPRING COLOURS OF            LEONARDSLEE LAKES & GARDENS                                                                                                                         PLEASE CONTACT LEADER                                                                Leader: Graham. Tel: 501467. Meet The Avenue 10.15. Full payment £25.00. Booking opens 25th March (day of AGM). See Spring Footnotes.

SATURDAY 9th May  (STROLLS)  –  CUCKMERE TO THE SEA  CANCELLED        Leader:  Marjorie B.  Tel:  648623. Meet bus stop Seven Sisters Park Centre 10:00. Bus 12A  09:43 Gildredge Road to Seven sisters Parki Centre bus stop.  Finish 12:15. 2.5 miles. CP fee. Bring drink.  Meet Leader at start.                                                  

SATURDAY 9th May (L)  –  THROUGH THE ORCHARD  CANCELLED                     Leader: Sylvia P. Tel: 832243 or 07703 281593. Meet CP behind Woolpack PH, Herstmonceux 10.25. Bus 98 09.38 Gildredge Rd, Stop G2. Finish 13.20. 5 miles. Return bus 13.37. Undulating.

SUNDAY 10th May  –  OLD HEATHFIELD CIRCULAR  CANCELLED                        Leader: Judith L. Tel: 07526 458100 on day. Meet The Avenue 09.30. Walk starts Heathfield Leisure Centre 10.15. GR219592 Road parking. Dry lunch. Finish 14.30. 8 miles. 2 inclines/few stiles. Call leader if lift required. SVC: £3.30.

 WEDNESDAY 13th May   EVENING –  A BEACON TO AMERICA  CANCELLED   Leader: Irenee H. Tel: 471263. Meet Firle Beacon CP 18.30. GR468059. Finish 20.30. 5 miles. 1 long hill. Pub stop-end.

SATURDAY 16th May (L)  –  DOWNS & RIVER  CANCELLED                                      Leader: Margaret D. Tel: 304921 or 07807 528298. Meet Cuckmere Inn 10.00. GR513994. Bus 12X 09.33 Gildredge Rd, Stop G1. Finish 12.30. 4.5 miles. 2 steep climbs. Refreshments en route/end.

 SATURDAY 16th May   BRISK PACE  –  SAY ‘CHEESE’  CANCELLED                       Leader: Bob B. Tel: 652234 or 07808 290538. Walk starts Cuckoo Trail CP, Hellingly 09.45. GR 585121. Finish 13.15. 7.5 miles. PH option. Some stiles.

 SUNDAY 17th May  –  MAYFIELD   CANCELLED                                                               Leaders: John & Marion. Tel: 724972 or 07732 971557. Meet The Avenue 09.30. Walk starts Recreation Ground CP (free) Tunbridge Wells Rd, Mayfield 10.15. GR588271. Dry lunch. Finish 15.30. 9 miles. SVC: £4.20.              

WEDNESDAY 20th May   EVENING  –  NEWHAVEN CIRCULAR  CANCELLED  Leader: Gill M. Tel: 722256 or 07900 860861 on day. Meet Buckle CP, Marine Parade, Seaford. 18.30. GR468996. Bus 12 17.55 or Bus 12a 18.03 Gildredge Rd to Hill Rise. Finish 20.30. 5 miles. Pub stop-end.

SATURDAY 23rd May  (STROLLS)  –  CHYNGTON FARM STROLL  CANCELLED                                                                                                                   Leader:  Catherine R.  Tel: 728570.  Meet Chyngton Farm bus stop. 10:10. Bus 12A  09:43 Gildredge Road to Chyngton Lane bus stop.  Finish 12:15. 2-2.5 miles. Car parking in side roads.  Bring drink.

SATURDAY 23rd May (L)  –  LET’S EXPLORE UCKFIELD   CANCELLED              Leader: Mary B. Tel: 505339 or 07982 039157. Meet Uckfield bus station 10.20. Bus 54 09.08 Gildredge Rd, Stop G2. Finish 13.00 approx. 5 miles. Return bus 13.37. Leader at Church St.

SUNDAY 24th May  –  UPS & DOWNS!    CANCELLED                                                    Leader: Jacqui W. Tel: 470371 or 07951 700121. Meet The Avenue 09.00. Walk starts Firle Bostal CP 10.10. GR468058. Dry lunch. Finish 15.30. 10 miles. Undulating. SVC: £2.70.

 WEDNESDAY 27th May   EVENING  –  ROUND THE  RESERVOIR  CANCELLED                                                                                                                    Leader: Mary B. Tel: 505339 or 07982 039157 on day. Meet Arlington Reservoir lay-by 18.30. GR528074. Finish 20.30. 4 miles. Pub stop-end.

SATURDAY 30th May  (L) –  HAILSHAM EXPLORER  CANCELLED                        Leader: Bob J. Tel: 485643 or 07593 856500 on day. Meet WDC CP 10.10. GR592096. Bus 51 09.23  Gildredge Rd, Stop G2 to Tesco/walk to start. Finish 13.00. 5 miles. Gently undulating.

SATURDAY 30th May   BRISK PACE  –  THE KINGS STANDING ON CAMP HILL    CANCELLED                                                                                                                    Leader: Naomi & Pete. Tel: 485005. Walk starts Kings Standing CP, Ashdown Forest 10.00. GR473301. Finish 13.15. 7.5 miles. PH option. CP is just south of  junction of B2026 & B2188.

 SUNDAY 31st May  –  SEAFORD HEAD RETURN VIA WHITE HORSE  CANCELLED                                                                                                                    Leader: Lesley K. Tel: 501906 or 07933 237300. Meet The Avenue 09.30. Walk starts Seaford Museum Martello Tower 10.00. Bus 12 09.24 Gildredge Rd to Seaford Library 09.40. Dry lunch. Finish 15.30. 9 miles. 2 climbs. SVC: £1.80.

 WEDNESDAY 3rd June   EVENING  –  BIRLING GAP CIRCULAR  CANCELLED                                                                                                                    Leader: Sue W. Tel: 728963 or 07835 948602 on day. Meet East Dean CP 18.30. GR557978. Finish 20.30. 4.5 miles. Pub stop-end.

SATURDAY 6th June  (STROLLS)  –  OLD TOWN WOOD CIRCULAR      CANCELLED                                                                                                                   Leader:  Barbara S.  Tel:  725509.  Meet Old Town, Sainsbury’s Corner 10:00. Bus 1 or 1A. Finish 12-12.30. 2.25 miles. Bring own drink. Sensible shoes, please – tree roots at the start.

SATURDAY 6th June  (L)  –  ROEDEAN CIRCULAR  CANCELLED                            Leader: Heather R. Tel: 506137 or 07745 229274. Meet Roedean bus stop 10.20. Bus 12A 08.53 Gildredge Rd, Stop G1. Finish 13.30. 5 miles. 1 steep hill.

SUNDAY 7th June  –  LITLINGTON RETURN   CANCELLED                                       Leaders: Esther & John. Tel: 503239. Meet The Avenue 09.30. Walk starts Chalk Farm, Coopers Hill, Willingdon 10.00. GR586025. Buses to Church St, Willingdon.10 min walk to start. Dry lunch Litlington Church. Finish 15.30 approx. 9 miles. 2 steep down hills. Leaders at start.

WEDNESDAY 10th June   EVENING  – LONG MAN RETURNS   CANCELLED       Leaders: Esther & John W. Tel: 503239 or 07761 615671 on day. Meet Wannock village hall 18.30. GR575034. Finish 20.30. 5 miles. Low walk. Pub stop-end.

SATURDAY 13th June (L)  –  MIND THE GAP  CANCELLED                                        Leader: Sue W. Tel: 728963 or 07835 948602. Meet East Dean CP 10.00. Bus 12X 09.33 Gildredge Rd, Stop G1. Finish 12.45. 4.5 miles.

SATURDAY 13th June   BRISK PACE  –  SEDLESCOMBE SHUFFLE  CANCELLED                                                                                                                  Leaders: Jane & Martyn. Tel: 07719 017963. Walk starts Sedlescombe village CP, Brede Lane 09.45. GR 782181.  Finish 13.30. 8.5 miles. PH option.

SUNDAY 14th June  –  THE LONG WINDING ROAD  CANCELLED                          Leaders: Mark & Dawn. Tel: 07522 868684 Meet The Avenue 09.30. Walk starts CP just off Peelings Lane, Westham 10.10. GR639046. Dry lunch. Finish 15.30. 10.5 miles. Call leader if lift required. Some stiles/no steep climbs. Leaders at start. SVC: £1.10.

WEDNESDAY 17th June   EVENING  –  DOWN & FOREST  CANCELLED              Leader: Tony W. Tel: 721637 or 07535 353899 on day. Meet East Dean CP 18.30. Finish 20.30. 4.5 miles. Undulating. Pub stop-end.

THURSDAY 18th June  –  COACH OUTING – HIDDEN TREASURES OF WILTON HOUSE      PLEASE CONTACT LEADER                                                            Leader: Graham. Tel: 501467. Meet The Avenue 08.15. Deposit £10.00. Booking opens 25th March (day of AGM). See Spring Footnotes.

SATURDAY 20th June   (STROLLS)  –  PEVENSEY TO PEVENSEY CASTLE & BACK         CANCELLED                                                                                                              Leader:  Joy.  Tel: 07498 918666.  Meet Richmond Road bus stop, Pevensey Bay 10:05. Bus 99 09:40 Cornfield Road  to Richmond Road bus stop, Pevensey Bay 10:01. Finish 12:15 approx. 2.5-3 miles. Bring drink and wear good footwear.  Maybe maddy in places.  Leader at start.

 SATURDAY 20th June (L)  –  LITLINGTON FLOWER FESTIVAL  CANCELLED                                                                                                                    Leader: Graham T. Tel: 501467 or 07743 762671 on day. Meet Cuckmere Inn 10.00. Bus 12X 09.33 Gildredge Rd, Stop G1. Finish 14.15. 5 miles. Riverside walk to Festival in aid of church spire. Free, donations welcome. Refreshments. 4 stiles. See Spring Footnotes.

SUNDAY 21st June  –  AROUND THE LONG MAN  CANCELLED                                Leader: Sheila B. Tel: 844177 or 07554 971910. Meet The Avenue 09.30. Walk starts The Priory CP (free) 10.00. Coffee/cake Litlington Flower Festival. Dry lunch. Finish 15.30. 10 miles. Steep climb at start/hilly. Call leader if lift required. SVC: £2.60.

WEDNESDAY 24th June   EVENING  –  DOWNLAND DELIGHTS & AMERICAN SUPPER        CANCELLED                                                                                                          Leader: Graham T. Tel: 501467 or 07743 762671. Meet The Avenue 18.30. Walk starts Beachy Head CP (by toilets) 18.45. GR589957. Finish 20.00. 3 miles. 1 hill. Bring food. See Spring Footnotes.

 SATURDAY 27th June (L)  –  SUMMER SAUNTER    CANCELLED                             Leader: Jan S. Tel: 01435 864889 or 07881 988943. Meet Maynards Green bus stop 10.25. GR582186. Bus 51 09.23 Gildredge Rd. Stop G2. Finish 13.00 approx. 5 miles. Park in lay-by Sicklehatch Lane. Undulating, 8 stiles. Return buses half hourly. Leader at start.                                                                                             

SATURDAY 27th June  BRISK PACE  –    NO LEADER , NO WALK AT THIS TIME. 

 SUNDAY 28th  June  –  UCKFIELD-NEWICK-FLETCHING CIRCULAR  CANCELLED                                                                                                                   Leaders: John & Marion. Tel: 724972 or 07732 971557. Meet The Avenue 09.30. Walk starts Luxfords Field long stay CP, Uckfield 10.15. GR471213. Dry lunch. Finish 15.30. 9.75 miles. About 25 stiles. SVC: £1.95.

 SATURDAY 4th July   (STROLLS)  –  EAST DEAN MEANDER  CANCELLED           Leader:  Marjorie W.  Tel: 502825  Meet East Dean CP 10:00. Bus 12A 09:43 Gildredge Road to East Dean. Finish 12 noon. 2 miles. Bring drink.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                                                       

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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