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.  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 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      CANCELLED Due to fuel shortage and forecasted bad weather                                                        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  Leaders:    NEW WALK    Due to the ongoing fuel situation and the unpredictable weather forecast.                                                           Leaders:   Doris & Gavin. Tel: 07552 763683. Meet/start  Eastbourne Youth Hostel, East Dean Road 10:00am.  Exact route will be weather dependent and decided at the time.

 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).