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.
PLEASE BE AWARE AND ABIDE BY ANY CURRENT GOVERNMENT PANDEMIC RESTRICTIONS
SUNDAY 12th September NEW WALK MAYFIELD Leaders: John & Marion. Tel: 724972 or 07732 971557. Walk starts at 10:15am from Recreation Ground CP (free), Tunbridge Wells Road, Mayfield TN20 6TA. Directions: Go along the High Street. At the junction by Mayfield Garage on the right, bear left into Tunbridge Wells Road. Just past a terrace of residential properties and a roundhouse on the right, turn right into the car park. We usually park in the bottom car park, so from the top car park, turn left past the Memorial Hall on the right. GR TQ588271. Field and woodland paths and some roads. Some hills and several stiles. Picnic lunch. Finish approx. 15:30.
SATURDAY, 18th September (STROLLS) EAST DEAN MEANDER Leader: Marjorie B. Tel: 648623. Meet East Dean CP 10:00. Bus 12A 09:43ish from Gildredge Road to East Dean. Finish 12 noon. 2 miles. Bring drink.
SATURDAY 18th September (L) AUTUMN IN OLD WILLINGDON Leader: Bob J. Tel: 485643. Meet Church St. Willingdon 10.15. Bus 1 09.32 Stop G1 or bus 51 09.53 Stop G2 Gildredge Rd to Church Street. Finish 13.15. 4.75 miles. No hills/no stiles/town and park walk. Limited parking near start. Refreshments en route.
SATURDAY 18th September BRISK PACE VANGUARD & WEALDWAY Leader: Bob B. Tel: 652234 or 07808 290538. Walk starts Chiddingly village CP (free) 09.45. GR 545142. Finish 13.15. 8.3 miles. Some stiles but mainly flat.
SUNDAY 19th September AROUND THE LONG MAN Leader: Sheila B. Tel: 844177 or 07554 971910. Meet The Avenue (if allowed) 09.30. Walk starts The Priory CP, Wilmington (free) 10.00. GR 543041. Dry lunch. Finish 15.30. 10 miles. Steep climb at start/hilly downland/some road walking. SVC: £2.60.
SATURDAY 25th September (L) ARLINGTON, BERWICK, SELMESTON Leader: Margaret. Tel: 304921 or 07807 528298. Meet Arlington Reservoir lay-by or CP (£2.00) 10.30. GR 528074. Finish 13.00. 4 miles. Flat walk. Refreshments available at end.
SUNDAY 26th September BATTLE & BEYOND Leader: Peter D. Tel: 01424 844219. Walk starts Sedlescombe CP (free) 10.00. GR 782181. Dry lunch. Finish 15.00. 10 miles. Easy pace/gently undulating walk.
SATURDAY 2nd October (STROLLS) THERE & BACK AGAIN
Leader: Linda S. Tel: 720683 or 07927 417668 (m). Meet Seven Sisters Country Park bus stop 10.10. Bus 12A 09.43 Gildredge Road to Seven Sisters Country Park. Finish 12.30. 3.25 miles. Bring drink. Easy, flat walk, one short incline. Leader at start.
SATURDAY 2nd October (L) BEDE’S CIRCULAR Leader: Heather R. Tel: 506137 or 07745 229274. Meet St. Bede’s School 10.00. Bus. 3 09.40. Stop R1 opp. Station to Bede’s School. Coffee stop Holywell. Finish 13.00. 4.5 miles. Cliffs/seafront/drop off points along seafront or go further.
SATURDAY 2nd October BRISK PACE FIRLE IN REVERSE Leader: Caroline. Tel: 506957. Walk starts Firle Beacon CP (free) 09.45. GR 468058. Finish 13.15. 8 miles. Note. Start is NOT in village CP.
SUNDAY 3rd October TWO HOSTELS & A MONKS HOUSE Leaders: Doris & Gavin. Tel: 07552 763683. Meet/start Youth Hostel, Southease BN8 6JS 10.00. GR 433055. Dry lunch. Finish 15.30. 10.5 miles. Tea available in Youth Hostel after walk.
SATURDAY 9th October (L) TO THE BIG PARK Leader: Pauline S. Tel: 895150. Meet Elim Church bus stop, Newhaven (after South Way stop) 10.00. Bus 12 09.13 Gildredge Rd. Finish 13.00. 5 miles approx. Mostly flat/cafe and comfort stop available.
SUNDAY 10th October WILMINGTON-ARLINGTON CIRCULAR Leaders: Marion & John. Tel: 724972 or 07732 971557. Meet/start Wilmington Priory CP 09.50. GR 543041. Dry lunch. Finish 15.30. 9 miles. Mostly flat/lots of stiles/could be muddy in places.
SATURDAY 16th October (STROLLS) ALONG THE CYCLE PATH
Leader: Catherine R. Tel: 728570. Meet Ringwood Road bus stop 10.20. Bus 5A 10.05
Cornfield Road (2C) to Ringwood Road bus stop. Finish 12.30. 2 miles. Bring drink. If wet come anyway for a chat and drink at my house. Meet bus stop. Leader at start.
SATURDAY 16th October (L) CLIFFS & FOREST Leader: Bob J. Tel: 485643 or 07593 856500 on day. Meet Seven Sisters CP 10.00. Bus 12X 09.33 Gildredge Rd to Seven Sisters CP. Finish 12.45. 5 miles. Undulating downland/forest paths. Bring own drinks.
SATURDAY 16th October BRISK PACE MODIFIED CUCKMERE PILGRIM PATH PART 3 Leaders: Doris & Gavin. Tel: 07552 763683. Walk starts North Rd., Alfriston (outside school) 09.45. GR 518034. Finish 13.15. 8 miles. Completing the Pilgrim Path visiting the smallest & tallest churches.
SUNDAY 17th October FOLKINGTON, WILMINGTON, JEVINGTON Leader: Jacqui. Tel: 470371 or 07951 700121. Meet/start outside Chalk Farm, Willingdon 10.00. GR 586025. Dry lunch. Finish 14.30. 9 miles. 2 steep inclines.
SATURDAY 23rd October (L) A VISIT TO COODEN BEACH Leader: Sally M. Tel: 01424 212144. Meet Cooden Dr. by Collington Station (south side) Bexhill 10.10. Bus 99 09.21 Cornfield Rd to Richmond Rd (by Station). Finish 12.30 approx. 4.5-5 miles. Park Terminus Ave north of Station and cross footbridge. Residential/beach walk.
SUNDAY 24th October PERMITTED TO CLIMB Leaders: John & Esther. Tel: 503239. Meet/start Chalk Farm, Willingdon 10.00. GR 586025. Buses to Church St. Willingdon. 10 mins. walk to start – west through Church St/right into Coopers Hill/Chalk Farm is 100m on left. 8 miles. Note. Walk has l,000ft of elevation.
SATURDAY 30th October (L) HARBOUR CIRCULAR Leader: Gill M. Tel: 722256 or 07900 860861. Meet 4 Seasons coffee shop, Sovereign Harbour 10.00. Bus 99 09.23 or 09.43 Cornfield Rd to ASDA. Finish 13.00 approx. 5 miles approx. Paths/roads/fields/flat/could be muddy/drop off points for 99 bus.
SATURDAY 30th October (STROLLS) A PARK & TWO GARDENS
Leaders: Jean & Jim. Tel: 301871. Meet Gildredge Park CP (Goffs entrance) 10.00. Finish
12.00. 2 miles. Bring drink.
SATURDAY 30th October BRISK PACE CASTLE, RIVER & DOWNS Leaders: Naomi & Pete. Tel: 485005. Walk starts County council office CP, Lewes (east side) (fee) 09.45. GR 409099. Finish 13.30. 9 miles.
SUNDAY 31st October NO WALK – NO LEADER
SATURDAY 6th November (L) LOOK OUT FOR THE WHITE HORSE Leader: Sally Ann M. Tel: 482664 or 07745 599004. Meet Exceat Visitor Centre 10.00. Buses 12/12X/12A 09.33 Gildredge Rd to Seven Sisters park. Finish 12.30. 5 miles. Forest/some gradients/route may vary if muddy.
SUNDAY 7th November SEAFORD & DENTON Leaders: Marion & John. Tel: 724972 & 07732 971557. Meet/start Seaford Library 10.00. GR 484992. Dry lunch. Finish 15.30. 9 miles. Steady uphill to Downs/good downland paths/some minor road walking/2 stiles.
SATURDAY 13th November (STROLLS) EAST DEAN MEANDER
Leader: Marjorie B. Tel: 648623. Meet East Dean CP 10.00. Bus 12A 09.43 Gildredge Road to East Dean. Finish 12.00. 2 miles. Bring drink.
SATURDAY 13th November (L) OVER TO CROWLINK Leader: Mary B. Tel: 505339 or 07982 039157. Meet Friston Pond 10.00. Bus 12A or 12X 09.33. Finish 12.45 approx. 5 miles approx.
SATURDAY 13th November BRISK PACE A MAN, PONIES & A HORSE Leader: Geraldine. Tel: 502450 or on day 07986 073567. Walk starts North Rd., Alfriston (opposite school) 09.45. GR 518034. Finish13.00. 7.5 miles. One long climb at beginning, then undulating with no steep gradients.
SUNDAY 14th November FOLLY SPOTTING Leaders: Barbara & Paul. Tel: 504908 or 07790 708616 on day. Meet/start Brightling Triangle 10.00. GR 671210. Dry lunch Brightling Church. Finish 15.00. 9.5 miles. Tracks and field paths.
SATURDAY 20th November (L) THE GLORIOUS COLOURS OF AUTUMN Leader: Greta. Tel: 870381 or 07952 392333. Meet Wilmington CP (free) 10.00. Cuckmere Comm. Bus 09.00 Gildredge Rd, Stop G2 to Wilmington Crossroads then walk to CP. (bus can only seat 16). Finish 12.30-1.00. 4-5 miles approx. Fairly easy walk/slight med. hill. Return bus infrequent so could drivers please offer lifts back to those on bus.
SUNDAY 21st November DETAILS TO FOLLOW Leader: Lesley. Tel: 07933 237300.
SATURDAY 27th November (STROLLS) AUTUMN IN HAMPDEN PARK
Leader: Marjorie W. Tel: 502825. Meet near park cafe 10.00. Bus 1A 09.22 Stop G1 or Loop 09.21 Stop G2 Gildredge Road to Park Avenue bus stop. Finish 12.00 2 miles. Bring drink. Could be muddy. Leader at start.
SATURDAY 27th November (L) WOODLAND TO DOWNLAND Leader: Brenda K. Tel: 726165. Meet Cherry Garden Rd (junc. with Sancroft Rd) 10.00. Buses 12/12X/12A every 10 mins Gildredge Rd. to Cherry Garden Rd. Finish 12.30-13.00. 5 miles approx. Park Cherry Garden Rd or Youth Hostel. 1 steepish hill/poss. slippery if wet.
SATURDAY 27th November BRISK PACE NO LEADER AT THIS TIME. SEE WEBSITE NEARER DATE FOR POSSIBLE ADDITION
SUNDAY 28th November SOMETHING OLD, SOMETHING NEW Leader: Peter. Tel: 01424 844219 or 07835 922357. Meet/start Sidley CP (opp. LIDL) 10.00. GR 739093. Dry lunch. Finish 14.45. 9 miles. Easy pace gently undulating walk.
SATURDAY 4th December (L) HOPEFULLY NO BULLOCKS! Leader: Irenee H. Tel: 471263. Meet St. Bede’s School 10.00. GR 600972. Bus. 3 09.40. Stop R1 opp. Station. Finish 13.00. 5 miles. Hilly/a few stiles.
SUNDAY 5th December A CAT’S TRAIL WITH BREAD Leaders: Dawn & Mark. Tel: 07522 868684. Meet Catsfield CP (free) 09.50. Walk starts 10.00. Dry lunch Ashburnham Place. Finish 15.00. 9 miles. Few stiles/fields/paths/country lanes.
THURSDAY 9th December CHRISTMAS LUNCH HYDRO HOTEL
SATURDAY 11th December (STROLLS) CHRISTMAS CHEER
Leader: Marjorie B. Tel: 648623. Meet Eastbourne Pier 10.45 to do a short stroll to Langham Hotel to join Graham for coffee and biscuit (£3.20) downstairs in the West Dean Suite at approx. 11.15. Lift available. See main programme for further details.
SATURDAY 11th December (L) CHRISTMAS CHEER Leader: Graham T. Tel: 501467. Meet Bus 3 09.40 Stop R1 opp.Eastbourne Station then to Darley Rd. Meads 09.57. Walk to start at Tesco in Meads Street 10.00. Level seafront to Langham Hotel, West Dean Suite downstairs for coffee/biscuit (£3.25). Can join en route or extend so optional distance and finish times.
SATURDAY 11th December BRISK PACE SPARKLING VIEWS ? Leaders: Naomi & Pete. Tel: 485005. Walk starts Buckle CP, Seaford Esplanade (free) 09.45. GR 469996.Finish 13.15. 8 miles.
SUNDAY 12th December CUCKMERE PILGRIMS WALK Leader: Judith. Tel: 07526 458100 on day. Meet/start Arlington Reservoir CP (fee) 10.00. GR 528074. Dry lunch. Finish 15.45. 11 miles approx. Mostly flat/few stiles/2 crossings of A27.
SATURDAY 18th December (L) BERWICK/SELMESTON Leader: Margaret D. Tel: 304921 or 07807 528298. Meet Arlington Reservoir CP 10.30 (fee £2.00) or layby. GR 528074. Train 09.40 Eastbourne to Berwick (1 an hour stops at Berwick) then walk to start (approx. 20 mins). Finish 13.00. 4.5 miles. Option to extend to take in Arlington church. Return train 13.56. Refreshments available at end of walk.
SUNDAY 19th December NO WALK
SUNDAY 26th December BOXING DAY REFRESHER Leader: Alan. Tel: 07976 083766. Meet/start Bedes School, Dukes Drive 10.00. GR 600971. Dry lunch. Finish 15.30. 10 miles. Coastal downland/hilly.
SATURDAY 1st January 2022 (L) ALFRISTON NEW YEAR WANDER Leader: Sue W. Tel: 728963. Meet The Avenue 09.45. Walk starts Alfriston long stay CP (fee) 10.15. GR 521032. Finish 12.30. 4 miles. Lunch in Memorial Hall. Bring own picnic but soup, sweets, tea and coffee supplied. No charge, no booking.
SATURDAY 1st January 2022 (L) ALFRISTON WALK Leaders: Marion & John. 724972 or 07732 971557. Meet The Avenue 09.45 if lift required. Walk starts Willow CP Alfriston BN26 5UQ (fee £3 for 4hrs) 10.15. GR 521032. Finish 12.45. 5 miles. Muddy. SVC: £1.60 (if applicable).