Programme


Anyone wishing to join a Club walk for the first time should first contact the Leader of that walk.  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 direct to the start of the ramble.  PLEASE CHECK BUS AND TRAIN TIMES.                                                           

 SATURDAY 1st December  (Strolls)   –   AROUND THE HOLLOW             Leader:  Mary S.  Tel: 642877 or 07910 492014 (m). Meet Bede’s School 09:55.  Bus 3A 09:40 Gildredge Rd to Bede’s School, Dukes Drive.  Finish 12:30.  2.5 miles.  Gentle climb at beginning. – own pace.  Meet Leader at start.

SATURDAY 1st December (L)   –  ADVENT TO THE MONUMENT              Leader: Margaret D. Tel: 304921 or 07807 528298. Meet East Dean CP 10.00. Bus 12X 09.33 Gildredge Rd., Stand J. Finish 12.30. 4.5 miles. Couple of steep ascents/descents. Refreshments at end.

SATURDAY 1st December   (BRISK PACE)  –  BEACON, BLACKCAP & BLOOMSBURY                                                                                                               Leader: Bob B. Tel: 01323 652234 or 07808 290538. Meet Firle Bostal CP (not village CP) 09.45. GR 468058.  Finish 13.30. 8 miles. PH option. Note two steep climbs.

SUNDAY 2nd December   –   DOWNS, HEATH & FOREST                             Leader: Bob B. Tel: 652234 or 07808 290538. Walk starts Eastbourne YHA CP (free) 10.00. GR 588990. Dry Lunch East Dean. Finish 15.00. 9 miles. Call leader if lift required.   Meet Leader at start.

 MONDAY 3rd December  –  SOCIAL EVENING:  Kabbuku Kids – Volunteering with the Quicken Trust

 THURSDAY 6th December   –  CHRISTMAS LUNCH

 SATURDAY 8th December  (Strolls)   –   CHRISTMAS CHEER                     Leader:  Marjorie B.  Tel: 648623.  Meet at the Pier 10:45 for short stroll to Langham Hotel to join Graham for coffee and biscuit (£2.40) downstairs in the West Dean Suite at approx.. 11:15.  Life available.  See  Autumn Footnotes for further details.

 SATURDAY 8th December  (L)  –  CHRISTMAS CHEER                                Leader: Graham T. Tel: 501467. Meet Tesco, Meads St. 10.15. Bus 3 09.55 Gildredge Rd, Stand J. Level seafront walk to Langham Hotel, West Dean suite for coffee and biscuits £2.40. Can join en route or extend. Optional distance and finish time.

SUNDAY 9th December   LINEAR  –   SEAFORD TO EAST DEAN               Leader: Pat B. Tel: 01424 213950. Bus 12 09.13 Arndale/Gildredge Rd, Stand J, arr. opp. Seaford Library 09.38 or Bus 12A 09.23 arr. 09.56. Meet Seaford Library. Walk starts 10.00. Dry lunch. Finish approx. 15.30. 9.25 miles. Fairly strenuous walk, good paths, lovely views. Drop out point at lunch stop Exceat if necessary, approx. half way.

WEDNESDAY 12th December   –  COACH OUTING – CHRISTMAS AT HEVER CASTLE                                                                                                                              Leader: Graham T. Tel: 501467. Booking opens Monday, 24th September. £26.00 full payment if 40 go. See Autumn Footnotes.

SATURDAY 15th December   (Strolls)   –   EAST DEAN MEANDER             Leader:  Marjorie W.  Tel: 502825.  Meet East Dean CP 10:00.  Bus 12A  09:43 Gildredge Rd to East Dean. Finish 12 noon.  2 miles approx. Optional café in East Dean at finish.

SATURDAY 15th December  (L)  LINEAR  –  MEADS WITHOUT MUD!!     Leader: Bob J. Tel: 485643. Meet bus stop outside Railway station, Ref. ESUDMJAT, 10.00. GR 609991. Finish 12.30 Meads St. 4.5 miles. Some streets and downland.

SATURDAY 15th December   (BRISK PACE)   –   ALFRISTON UPS & DOWNS   Leaders: Doris & Gavin. Tel: 07552 763683. Meet North Road, Alfriston (adj school) 09.45. GR 518034. Finish 13.15. 7.5 miles. PH option. Rather hilly walk. Exact route is weather dependent.

SUNDAY 16th December   –   BOTTOMS & BANOFFEE PIE                           Leader: Jacqui W. Tel: 470371 or 07951 700121. Meet The Avenue 09.30. Walk starts East Dean CP 10.00. Dry lunch Jevington. Finish 14.15.  8 miles. Undulating terrain, 2 stiles.

SATURDAY 22nd December  (L)    –  SEAFORD & SOUTH HILL CIRCULAR   Leader: Colin W. Tel: 07446 458138. Meet Seaford library 10.00. Bus 12X 09.33 Gildredge Rd, Stand J. Finish 13.00. 5 miles.

SUNDAY 23rd December    NO WALK

 SATURDAY 29th December  (L)   –   STREETS & A LAKE                              Leader: Jacqui W. Tel: 470371 or 07951 700121. Meet Langney shopping centre near Barclays Bank 10.00. Buses Loop, 1, 1A, 1X, 55, 55A & 56 all serve – check Timetable/s. Finish 12.00. 4 miles. Flat easy walking, optional cafe at end.

SATURDAY 29th December   (BRISK PACE)   –   BLOW AWAY THE COBWEBS   Leader: Clare. Tel: 07920 110105. Meet St Bede’s kiosk at end of Eastbourne seafront 09.30. GR 607972. Finish 13.30. 8.5 miles  PH option.

SUNDAY 30th December   NO WALK

TUESDAY 1st January   –  ALFRISTON NEW YEAR’S DAY WANDER       Leader: Graham T. Tel: 501467. Meet The Avenue 09.45. No buses today. Gather at Alfriston long stay CP 10.15. GR 521032. Finish 12.30. 4 miles. Lunch at Memorial Hall – bring own picnic but soup, sweets, tea & coffee supplied. No charge, no booking. See Autumn Footnotes.

TUESDAY 1st January  –    (Brisk Pace)  ALFRISTON WALK                       Leaders: John & Marion. Tel: 724972 or 07732 971557. Meet The Avenue 09.45. Walk starts The Willow CP, Alfriston (charge) 10.15. GR 521032. Finish 12.45. 5.5 miles. One steep climb. No coffee stop. SVC: £1.60.

SATURDAY 5th January   (L)   WORK OFF THOSE CALORIES                   Leader: Greta W. Tel: 870381. Meet Alfriston long stay CP (fee) 09.45. Bus 125 09.00 Gildredge Rd., Stand H. Finish 12.30. 4.5 miles. Downland walk – exact route decided on the day. Return lifts appreciated for bus travellers.

SUNDAY 6th January   –   ALFRISTON TO FIRLE (and back)!                     Leader: Liz W. Tel: 01424 846437 or 07904 504915. Meet The Avenue 09.30. Walk starts Kings Ride, Alfriston 10.00. GR 519032. Dry lunch. Finish 15.00 approx. 9 miles. Downland and fields (could be muddy). Leader at start.

 MONDAY 7th January   –   SOCIAL EVENING

 SATURDAY 12th January  (Strolls)  –  “NEW CYCLEWAY”                           Leaders:  Joan & John.  Tel: 738663.  Meet ASDA bus stop (Harbour) 10:00.  Bus No. 99  09:43 Cornfield Rd to ASDA bus stop.  Finish 12:15 approx.  2.5-3 miles. ASDA bus stop to Tesco, Lotterbridge Drove and return.  Coffee Tesco cafe.  Leaders at start.

 SATURDAY 12th January (L)  –  BEACH, BAY & BRUNCH                           Leader: Sue C. Tel: 643130 or 07774 584438. Meet outside Pavilion Tea Rooms, Redoubt, 10.00. Bus 99 09.43 Cornfield Rd. Finish 12.30. 5 miles. Paved paths, no stiles but not a stroll. Leader offers refreshments after walk.

SATURDAY 12th January  (Brisk Pace)   –  BEETLING AROUND THE BROW  Leader: Mary O’B. Tel: 482068. Walk starts from Butts Brow CP, Willingdon (residents card or fee) 09.45. GR579017. Finish 13.15. 8 miles.

SUNDAY 13th January   –  CLANKING GHOST, WAR PHOTOGRAPHER AND CHEESE ROUNDS                                                                                                        Leaders: Andrew & Jane. Tel: 381203 or 07904 986952. Meet The Avenue 09.15. Walk starts Cuckoo Trail CP, South Rd, Hailsham 09.45. GR 589093. Bus 51 08.40 Gildredge Rd. to South St. Hailsham 09.02. Dry lunch. Finish 15.05. Return bus 15.20/15.56. 10.75 miles. Level walking on tracks, fields and woods with some short quiet lane walking. 14 stiles. Leader at start. SVC:  £1.50.

 SATURDAY 19th January (L)  –  OLD ROAD TO BRIGHTON                           Leader: Pauline S.  Tel: 895150 or 07523 649299. Meet Elim Church, Newhaven, 10.00. GR 444013. Bus 12X 09.13 Gildredge Rd., Stand F to South Way. Finish 12.45. 5 miles. Via Peacehaven and Piddinghoe. Undulating, cafe break optional.

 SUNDAY 20th January   LINEAR  –  DOWNLAND DELIGHT                       Leader: Graham T. Tel: 501467. Meet South Downs Way/Downs Golf Club 10.20. GR 584985. Bus 12 10.13 Gildredge Rd., Stand F to South Downs Way/Downs Golf Club 10.20. Dry lunch/cafe nearby, Birling Gap. Finish East Dean 13.45. 6.5 miles. Cars park Youth Hostel then walk uphill to South Downs Way. One hill, no stiles, easy downland tracks, good views.

SATURDAY 26th January  (Strolls)  –  LOOM MILL & RETURN                  Leader:  Marjorie B.  Tel: 648623.  Meet South Road (Cuckoo Trail) CP (free), Hailsham 10:10. Bus No. 98  09:38 Gildredge Road to Tesco, North Street, Hailsham.  Finish 12:15.  2.5 miles.  Coffee at Loom Mill.  Meet Leader at start.

SATURDAY 26th January  (L)    LINEAR  –   UP WE GO!!                               Leader: Mary B. Tel: 505339 or 07982 039157. Meet Chyngton Lane, Seaford 10.00. Bus 12X 09.33 Gildredge Rd., Stand F. Finish 12.30 Cuckmere Inn. 4.5 miles.

SATURDAY 26th January  (Brisk Pace)   –  A ‘FANCY FREE’ WALK.        Leader: Lucie T. Tel: 01825 840779. Walk starts East Hoathly village CP (adj church) 09.45. GR520162. Finish 13.00. 8 miles. PH option. Woodland trails & meadows, some stiles & a bit of mud !

 SUNDAY 27th January   –  WEST VILLAGE TO NORTH VILLAGE ROUND THE  EYE                                                                                                                                          Leaders : Mark & Dawn. Tel: 07522 868684. Meet The Avenue 09.45. Walk starts Westham Village CP  10.20, just off Peelings Lane (turn left off Westham High Street onto Peelings Lane and it is on the right hand side). GR 639046. Dry lunch. Finish 15.30. 10 miles. Pavement paths, meadow and river walks, some stiles and no steep hill climbs. Leader at start. SVC: £1.00.

 WEDNESDAY 30th January  –  VISIT TO EASTBOURNE TOWN HALL     Leader: Graham T. Tel: 501467. Booking opens Monday, 17th December. £5.00 full payment. See Winter Footnotes.

 SATURDAY 2nd February (L)  –  THE CUCKOO CROSSOVER                   Leaders: Jenny & Barry C. Tel: 01424 752757 or 07399 199696. Meet Horam, Cherry Tree Court, 10.15. Bus 51 09.23 Gildredge Rd., Stand H. Finish 13.00. 5 miles. Mainly level with some stiles. Optional refreshments at Lakeside Cafe at end.

 SUNDAY 3rd February  –  HAMPDEN PARK & SHINEWATER                      Leaders: John & Marion.  Tel: 724972 or 07732 971557. Meet The Avenue 09.30. Walk starts Co-op, Albert Parade 09.45. GR 591000. Bus 1A 09.32 Gildredge Road to Sainsbury’s Local, Victoria Drive 09.38. Dry lunch. Finish 15.00. 9.5 miles. On road parking. Mostly pavements. Lots of drop off points. SVC: 50p. 

MONDAY 4th February  –   SOCIAL EVENING

 SATURDAY 9th February  (Strolls)  –  PRINCES PARK, SEAFRONT, PAVILION & BACK                                                                                                                              Leader:  Joy.  Tel:  07760 188262.  Meet corner Seaside and Wartling Road  10:00. (parking Wartling Road)  Bus 1A  09:45 Cornfield Road,, Stand C to Archery bus stop, Seaside.  Finish 12:15. 2.5-3 miles. Coffee stop at Pavilion or own drink.  Meet Leader at start.

SATURDAY 9th February (L)   LINEAR  –  PARADE TO PIER                     Leaders: Dympna & Chris D. Tel: 740562 or 07860 669638. Meet De La Warr CP, Bexhill 10.15. Bus 99 09.23 Cornfield Rd., Stand E. Finish Glyne Gap 12.15. 4.5 miles. Level walking.

SATURDAY 9th February   (Brisk Pace)  –  WINCHESTER FOR TEA.          Leaders: Naomi & Pete. Tel : 485005. Walk starts Wilmington village CP 09.45. GR 543042. Finish 13.00. 8 miles. PH option.

SUNDAY 10th February  –  HISTORIC HASTINGS OLD TOWN ONTO ALEXANDRA PARK                                                                                                      Leader: Pat B. Tel: 01424 213950 or 07743 642496. Meet The Avenue 09.00. Walk starts Hastings Pier 10.00. Parking St. Margarets Rd. behind White Rock Pavillion. Pay & display east end but free westerly end. Dry lunch/cafes nearby. Finish 15.00. 7.50 miles. Mostly urban walking. Options to shorten walk if weather bad. Leader at start .SVC: £3.60.

SATURDAY 16th February (L)  –  OVER THE TOP                                            Leader: Diana W. Tel: 733524. Meet Co-op, Albert Parade, Old Town 10.00. Many buses 1 & 1A. Finish 12.30. 4.5 miles. Hilly Downland. Leader offers refreshments at her home after walk.

 SUNDAY 17th February  –  TWO BOTTOMS & A LONG DOWN                   Leader: Jacqui W. Tel: 470371 or 07951 700121. Meet The Avenue 09.30. Walk starts East Dean CP 10.00. Bus 12  09.43  Gildredge Rd to East Dean bus shelter 09.54. Dry lunch Birling Gap. Finish 14.30. 8.25 miles. 3 stiles and hilly. SVC: 70p.

 SATURDAY 23rd February  (Strolls)  –  CUCKMERE TO THE SEA             Leader:  Marjorie W.  Tel: 502825.  Meet Seven Sisters Park Centre bus stop 10:05.  Bus 12A  09:43 Gildredge Road to Seven Sisters Park Centre.  Finish 12:15.  2.5 miles  (CP fee)  Bring drink.              

SATURDAY 23rd 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., Stand F. Refreshments Birling Gap 4.5 miles. Finish 12.45.

SATURDAY 23rd February   (Brisk Pace)  –  WATER, WATER EVERYWHERE.  Leader: Bob B. Tel: 652234 or 07808 290538. Walk starts Berwick Inn CP, nr Berwick station (by kind permission) 09.45. GR525068. Finish 13.15. 8 miles. PH option.

SUNDAY 24th February   –  NO LEADER  However meet for tea/coffee at Hikers Rest, East Dean 10.00. Possible walk. Bus 12  09.43 Gildredge Road to East Dean 09.54. Dry lunch.

SATURDAY 2nd March  (L)  –  TO ALFRISTON FOR COFFEE                       Leader: Maureen F. Tel: 726364 or 07866 607762. Meet Wilmington Priory CP 09.45. GR 544042. Bus 125 09.00 Gildredge Rd., Stand H. Finish 12.30. 5 miles. Return lifts appreciated for bus travellers.

 SUNDAY 3rd March  –  COUNTING & NAMING THE BOTTOMS             Leaders: John. & Marion. Tel: 724972 or  07732 971557. Meet The Avenue 09.30. Walk starts South Downs Way bus stop, Downs Golf Club 10.00. GR 585985. Bus 12 09.43 Gildredge Rd. to SDW bus stop, Downs Golf Club 09.50. Dry lunch. Finish 15.30. 9.5 miles. Car drivers park at YHA or opp. in Pashley Rd. Hilly. SVC: 50p.

 MONDAY 4th March  –  SOCIAL EVENING

 SATURDAY 9TH March  (Strolls)  –  SHINEWATER CIRCULAR                 Leader:  Marjorie B.  Tel: 648623.  Meet main entrance to Shinewater Park 10:05.  Bus No. 1  09:38 Cornfield Road to Bembridge Road bus stop (second bus stop Larkspur Drive.)  Finish  12-12:15.  2.5 miles.  Meet Leader at start.

 SATURDAY 9th March  (L)  –  WALK & TALK WITH ANGIE                     Leaders: Angie & Roger. Tel: 01424 224474 or 07854 094936. Meet Schwerte Way, (Hastings Pier) 10.40. Bus 99 09.23 Cornfield Rd. Finish 13.30. 5.5 miles with optional drop out after 4 miles.

SATURDAY 9th March   (Brisk Pace)  –  ROUNDABOUT SEAFORD.        Leaders: Doris & Gavin. Tel: 07552 763683. Walk starts Martello Tower, Seaford esplanade 09.45. GR 484984. Finish 13.15. 7.5 miles. PH option. Partly hilly walking via Bishopstone to High & Over returning over Seaford Head.

SUNDAY 10th March    LINEAR  –  LOOKING TOWARDS FRANCE           Leader: Graham. Tel: 501467. Meet Gildredge Rd. Bus 12 10.13 to South Downs Way/Downs Golf Club 10.20. GR 584985. Dry lunch Birling Gap/cafe nearby. Finish 14.15 East Dean. 7.75 miles. Cars park at Youth Hostel then walk uphill to South Downs Way. No hills, no stiles, easy downland tracks, good views.

WEDNESDAY 13th March  –  TOUR OF THE ROYAL HIPPODROME THEATRE   Leader: Graham T. Tel: 501467. Booking opens Monday, 17th December. £5.00 full payment. See Winter Footnotes.

SATURDAY 16th March (L)  –  UPS & DOWNS                                                   Leader: Bridget W. Tel: 736542 or 07535 634818 on the day. Meet East Dean CP 10.00. Bus 12X 09.33 Gildredge Rd., Stand J. Own refreshments en route. Finish 13.30. 5.5 miles.

SUNDAY 17th March  –  THE LONG WAY ROUND                                            Leader: Peter D. Tel: 01424 844219 or 07835 922357. Meet The Avenue 09.30. Bus 12 09.43 Gildredge Rd. arr. East Dean 09.54. Walk starts East Dean CP 10.00. GR 557978. Dry lunch. Finish 15.00. 10 miles. Easy pace, moderately hilly walk. SVC: 70p.

 SATURDAY 23rd March  (Strolls)  –  HAMPDEN PARK                                 Leader:  Marjorie W.  Tel:  502825.  Meet Hampden Park cafe 10:15.  Bus 1A  09:42 Stand F or LOOP  09:55 Stand G, Gildredge Road to Park Avenue.  Finish 12:30. 2-2.5 miles.  Coffee at St Wilfrid’s Hospice.

SATURDAY 23rd March (L)  –  SPRINGTIME IN OLD WILLINGDON      Leader: Graham T. Tel: 501467. Meet Willingdon, Church St. bus stop 10.15. Bus 51 09.53 Gildredge Rd., Stand H or Bus 1 09.52 Stand F. Finish 13.15. 4.75 miles. No hills, no stiles, town walk. Limited parking near start. Refreshments at Lakeside cafe, Hampden Park.

 SATURDAY 23rd March   (B risk Pace)  –  A MAN, PONIES AND A HORSE.   Leader: Geraldine. Tel: 502450 or 07986 073567 on the day. Walk starts North Road (adj school) Alfriston 09.45. GR518034. Finish 13.00. 7.5 miles. PH option. Long climb at start. Expect mud.

SUNDAY 24th March  –  FINDING EGYPT                                                            Leaders: Jenny & Barry. Tel: 01424 752757 or 07399 199696.  Meet The Avenue 09.30. Walk starts Herstmonceux CP behind The Woolpack 10.00. Dry lunch. Finish 14.30. 8 miles. Mainly level walking, many stiles, some mud. Leaders at start.  SVC: £2.80.

 

MONDAY 25th March  –  ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

 

SATURDAY 30th  March (L)   –  GOLFING FOR SOME                                     Leader: Bob J. Tel: 485643 or 07593 856500. Meet YHA, East Dean Rd. 10.00. GR 588990. Bus 12A 09.43 Gildredge Rd., Stand F. Finish 12.45. 5 miles. Undulating downland.

SUNDAY 31st  March  –  BEATING THE BOUNDS                                              Leader: Bob J. Tel: 485643 or 07593 856500. Meet The Triangle, Lower Willingdon 10.00. Bus 51  09.40 Gildredge Rd., Stand  H. Dry lunch Jevington. Finish 14.30. 8 miles. Hilly downland.

SATURDAY 6th April  (Strolls)  –  CHASE THE TIGER TO THE RED BARN   Leader:  Irenee.  Tel:  471263.  Meet East Dean Village CP (free) 10:00. Bus 12A  09:43 Gildredge Road to East Dean.  Finish 12 noon.  2.5 miles.  One hill at start at own pace.  Meet Leader at start.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                                                       

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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