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 any current COVID guidelines.          PLEASE CHECK BUS AND TRAIN TIMES.

PLEASE BE AWARE AND ABIDE BY ANY CURRENT GOVERNMENT PANDEMIC RESTRICTIONS

 SATURDAY 5th March   BRISK PACE    SPRING IS IN THE AIR                 Leader:  Bob. B. Tel: 07808 290538. Walk starts East Dean village CP 09.45. GR558978. Finish 13.30. 7.7 miles. Some steep climbs.

SUNDAY 6th March   HASTINGS TOWN WALK                                             Leaders: John & Marion. Tel: 724972 or 07732 971557. Meet The Avenue 09.30. Walk starts 10.30.  Park St.Margarets Rd. Hastings TN37 6EH behind White Rock Theatre. Pay & Display east, free west end. GR 809091. Dry lunch. Finish 15.00. 9 miles. Hastings Old Town/parks hilly/steps/mostly tarmac/gravel paths.

SATURDAY 12th March  (L)  BACK TO THE GAP                                              Leader: Sue W. Tel: 728963 or 07835 948602. Meet East Dean CP 10.00. Bus 12X 09.33 Gildredge Rd. to East Dean. Coffee stop Birling gap cafe. Finish 13.00 approx. 5 miles. 1 steep ascent/no stiles.

SUNDAY 13th March   A HORSE WALK FROM THE BEACH                     Leaders:  Mark & Dawn. Tel: 07522 868684. Meet/start the Gorses CP Cooden Beach 10.00. Turn left before toilets opp. Cooden Beach Station. Dry lunch. Finish 15.20. 10.5 miles.  Levels/lane/beach/ some stiles.

SATURDAY 19th March   (Strolls)   SHINEWATER PARK                                       Leader:  Jennie C.  Tel:  728619.  Meet Larkspur Drive bus stop, Shinewater Park  10:00.  Bus 1A  09:28 Cornfield Road Stop 2C to Larkspur Drive bus stop.  Finish 12:15.  2 miles.  Please bring drink.  Leader at start.

SATURDAY 19th March  (L)   POVERTY & NORTON BOTTOMS                   Leader: Pauline S. Tel: 895150. Meet Hill Rise bus stop, Seaford 10.00. Finish 12.30-13.00. 5 miles approx. 1/2 climbs dependent on time on day. 

SATURDAY 19th March   BRISK PACE   WALKING TOWARDS SPRING   Leaders: Doris & Gavin. Tel: 07552 763683. Walk starts North Road, Alfriston (outside school). 10.00. GR518034. Finish 13.00. 8 miles. Some hills !

 SUNDAY 20th March   CUCKMERE & BACK                                                     Leader: Chris. Tel: 07762 082871. Meet/start East Dean CP 10.00. Dry lunch. Finish 15.00. 9.5 miles. Undulating.

 SATURDAY 26th March  (L)  LINEAR   RATHFINNY BUT NO TIPPLE   Leader: Bob J. Tel: 485643 or 07593 856500 on day. Meet Chyngton Lane, Seaford 10.00. Bus 12A/12X Gildredge Rd. Finish 13.15. 5.5 miles. Gentle slopes/couple of stiles/returning along river to Cuckmere Inn.

 SUNDAY 27th March     DON’T FORGET TO ALTER THE CLOCK           Leaders: Esther & John. Tel: 503239. Meet/start Chalk Farm, Coopers Hill, Willingdon 10.00. GR 586025. Dry lunch. Finish 15.45. 10 miles. 2 steep hills.

MONDAY, 28th March         ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

 SATURDAY 2nd APRIL   (STROLL)                                                                             WITCHES  HAUNTS                                                                                                           Leader: Win. Tel: 735362 or 07789 257692 (m). Meet corner Sutton Road and Highlands Road, outside St. Thomas More Catholic church 10.00. Bus 12X 09.23 Gildredge Road to Memorial bus stop, Seaford. Finish 12.15. 2.5 miles. Bring drink.                                                                       

SATURDAY 2nd April  (L)                                                                                             SPRING INTO STEPS FOR EARLY SPRING                                                       Leader: Greta. Tel: 870381 or 07952 392333. Meet/start Wilmington CP (free) 10.00. Finish 12.30-13.00. 4-5 miles. Easy walk/medium hill. If lift required to Wilmington contact Sue on 07835 948602 before day.

 SATURDAY 2nd April   BRISK PACE                                                                       HARRY & JILL                                                                                                                         Leader: Naomi & Pete. Tel: 485005. Walk starts Lewes council office CP (East side)(fee) 09.45. GR 409099. Finish 13.30. 9 miles.

SUNDAY 3rd April                                                                                                               VAN OUT, WHEELED BACK                                                                                    Leader: Peter D. Tel: 01424 844219 or 07835 922357. Meet/start Chiddingly CP 10.00. GR 544143.  Dry lunch. Finish 15.30. 11.5 miles. Easy paced/undulating walk.

 SATURDAY 9th April  (L)                                                                                             HOPING FOR A DRY DAY                                                                                                     Leader: Gill M. Tel: 722256 or 07900 860861. Walk starts Downs Golf Club behind clubhouse 10.00. Buses 12X/12A  09.33/09.43 Gildredge Rd to South Downs Way. Finish 12.45. 5 miles approx. Some slopes/mainly flat/some road/maybe muddy.

SUNDAY 10th April                                                                                                                    2 HOSTELS & A MONKS HOUSE                                                                                   Leaders: Doris & Gavin. Tel: 07552 763683. Meet/start Youth Hostel, Southease 10.00. GR 433055.  Dry lunch. Finish 15.00. 10.5 miles. Tea available at Hostel after walk.

SATURDAY 16th APRIL    (STROLL)                                                                                   A PARK AND TWO GARDENS                                                                                       Leaders: Jean & Jim. Tel: 301871. Meet Gildredge Park CP (Goffs entrance) 10.00. Finish 12.00. 2-2.5 miles. Bring drink.

SATURDAY 16th April  (L)                                                                                                 SEE THE SEA  AT SEAFORD                                                                                             Leader: Bridget. Tel: 768482 or 07963 479399. Walk starts Martello Tower (by toilets) 10.00. Bus 12X 08.53/09.13 Gildredge Rd to Seaford Library. Finish 13.00. 5 miles.

SATURDAY 16th April   BRISK PACE                                                                     BLACKBOYS CIRCULAR                                                                                                    Leader: Peter S. Tel: 07827 360784. Walk starts Blackboys village hall CP, off Gun Road 09.45. GR 522208. Finish 13.00. 8 miles. Start post code TH22 5JY.

 SUNDAY 17th April                                                                                                       NEWHAVEN TELSCOMBE CIRCULAR                                                               Leaders: John & Esther. Tel: 503239 or 07579 780999. Meet/start Newhaven Fort/Castle Hill Nature Reserve CP 10.00. GR 447003. Finish 15.45. 10.5 miles. River/Downs/cliff top. Could walk 6.5 miles – bus from Telscombe Tye to Newhaven/Eastbourne.

 SATURDAY 23rd April  (L)                                                                                  SEAFORD HEAD NATURE RESERVE                                                                Leaders: Colin & Julia. Tel: 07446 458138. Walk starts Martello Tower, Seaford 10.00. Bus 12X 09.13 Gildredge Rd to Seaford Library 09.39 – walk to start. Finish 13.00. 5 miles. Parking near Tower.

SUNDAY 24th April                                                                                                      HAILSHAM, HERSTMONCEUX, FLOWERS GREEN                                      Leader: Judith. Tel: 07526 458100. Meet/start Hailsham Leisure Centre bottom CP 10.00. Dry lunch.  Finish 15.15. 9 miles. Fields/lanes/some stiles.

SATURDAY 30th APRIL    (STROLL)                                                               PARAGON AND DIAMOND JUBILEE STROLL                                                 Leader: Jennie C. Tel: 728619 or 07891 285419 (m). Meet bus stop Willingdon Church Street 10.10. Cars can park Chalk Farm area, will walk that way. Bus 1 09.52 Gildredge Road to Willingdon church bus stop. Finish 12.15. 2.5 miles. Bring drink. Leader at start.

SATURDAY 30th April  (L)  LINEAR                                                                                AS THE CROW FLIES TO THE DESERTED VILLAGE                                   Leader: Irenee. Tel: 471263. Walk starts Crowlink CP (free to NT members) 10.00. GR 548979. Bus 12X/12A 09.33 Gildredge Rd to Friston Pond – walk to CP. Finish 13.00 Exceat centre bus stop. 5 miles. Hilly/4 Sisters/no stiles. Leader at start.

 SATURDAY 30th April   BRISK PACE                                                               ARLINGTON TO UPPER DICKER                                                                          Leader: Doris & Gavin. Tel: 07552 763683. Walk starts Arlington reservoir CP (fee) 09.45. GR 528074. Finish 13.15. 8 miles. Start post code BN26 6TF. Note. Contactless payment only.

 SUNDAY 1st May    NO LEADER –  NO WALK

 THURSDAY 5th May                                                                                                            COACH OUTING – SPRINGTIME AT AMBERLEY MUSEUM                                  Leader: Graham. Tel: 501467. Meet Seaside (opp Lidl) 09.30, The Avenue 09.45. Full payment of £28.25 if 35 go. Booking opens 28th March (day of Club’s AGM). See Spring Footnotes.                             

SATURDAY 7th May  (L)                                                                                               WOODLAND TO DOWNLAND                                                                                           Leader: Brenda. Tel: 726165. Walk starts junc. Sancroft Rd/Cherry Garden Rd 10.00. Buses 12/12A/12X Gildredge Rd to Cherry Garden Rd. Finish 12.30-12.45. 4.5-5 miles. No stiles.

SUNDAY 8th May                                                                                                                       A WOODLAND BLUBELL WALK TO LAUGHTON                                         Leaders: John & Marion. Tel: 724972 or 07732 971557. Meet/start Rectory Rd free CP or nearby lay-by East Hoathly 10.00. GR 520161. Dry lunch. Finish 15.30. 9.25 miles. Field paths/woodland/easy walking/12 stiles.

WEDNESDAY 11th May   EVENING                                                                               SEE SOME SHEEP FROM BO PEEP                                                                        Leader: Irenee H. Tel: 471263. Meet Bo Peep CP (free) 18.30. GR 494051. Finish 20.30. 4.5 miles. One long hill/no stiles. Pub stop at end.

SATURDAY 14th MAY    (STROLL)                                                                                   UP THE HILL AT EAST DEAN                                                                                     Leader: Linda S. Tel: 720683 or 07927 417668 (m) on day. Meet East Dean car park* 10.15. Bus 12A 09.55 Gildredge Road Stop G1 to East Dean bus shelter* 10.06. Finish 12.00. 2.4 miles.*To avoid hill at start, walkers can meet at Friston churchyard. Please phone leader. Leader at start.

SATURDAY 14th May  (L)                                                                                              ROUNDABOUT SEAFORD                                                                                          Leader: Bridget. Tel: 768482 or 07963 479399. Walk starts Chyngton Lane 10.00. Buses 12X/12A 09.13/09.33 Gildredge Rd to Chyngton Lane. Finish 13.00. 5 miles.

SATURDAY 14th May  BRISK PACE                                                                        LEVELLING UP ?                                                                                                           Leader: Jane & Martyn. Tel: 07719 017963. Walk starts East Gate, Pevensey Castle 09.45. GR 646048. Finish 13.30. 8 miles. CP adj East Gate (fee). Free parking available in lane on west side of castle.

SUNDAY 15th May                                                                                                              DOWNLAND WALK                                                                                                          Leader: Jacqui. Tel: 470371 or 07951 700121. Meet/start Firle Bostal CP 10.00. GR 468058. Dry lunch. Finish 15.15. 9 miles. Undulating.

 WEDNESDAY 18th May   EVENING                                                                     WOODLAND TO DOWNLAND                                                                                              Leader: Brenda K. Tel: 726165 or 07907 678148 on day. Meet Cherry Garden Rd at junc. with Sancroft Rd 18.30. Finish 20.30. 5 miles. Buses 12/12A to Cherry Garden Rd. Pub stop at end.

 SATURDAY 21st May  (L)                                                                                       MAYNARDS GREEN CIRCULAR                                                                                   Leader: Jan. Tel: 01435 864889 or 07881 988943. Walk starts Maynards Green School bus stop 09.50. GR 582186. Bus 51 08.50 Gildredge Rd. Finish time 12.45 approx. 5 miles. Undulating/lots of stiles!!. Return buses half hourly. Park in Sicklehatch Lane opp bus stop. Leader at start..

 SUNDAY 22nd May                                                                                                 COOKSBRIDGE CIRCULAR                                                                                             Leader: Lesley. Tel: 07933 23700. Meet/start Cooksbridge Station CP (free Sundays) or park in road opp. (Chandlers Mead) 10.00. GR 400134. Dry lunch. Finish 15.30. 10 miles. Undulating/downland, riverside views. Car share if possible. SVC: £4.00.

 SATURDAY 28th MAY      (STROLL)    NO LEADER – NO WALK 

SATURDAY 28th May  (L)                                                                                  HELLINGLY LOOP                                                                                                              Leader: Bob J. Tel: 485643 or 07593 856500 on day. Walk starts London Rd/Upper Horsebridge Rd 10.00. GR 582113. Bus 51 09.23 Gildredge Rd. Finish 13.00. 5 miles. Level walking. Choice of return buses. Lots of street parking.

 SATURDAY 28th May  BRISK PACE                                                                           AROUND THE CASTLE                                                                                                Leader: Bob B. Tel: 07808 290538. Walk starts Herstmonceux village CP (behind former pub nr mini-roundabout) 09.45. GR 634126. Finish 13.30. 8 miles. Expect stiles.

SUNDAY 29th May                                                                                                                        UCKFIELD ROUND VIA BLACKBOYS                                                                                  Leaders:  Reg & Gill. Tel: 07743 337176. Meet and start top/northern end of main (Free) Uckfield Car Park 10:00.  GR TQ472212 OS  Map OL.25. Dry lunch. Finish 15:30.  Mostly field paths/some minor road walking. Gentle undulations. Approx. 10 miles.

 MONDAY 30th May – FRIDAY 3rd June                                                                 CLUB HOLIDAY

 SATURDAY 4th June  (L)                                                                                                 VISIT TO BULVERHYTHE                                                                                        Leader: Sally M. Tel: 01424 212144. Walk starts bus shelter De La Warr Rd (opp Penland Rd southern end Bexhill) 10.20. Bus 99 09.21 Cornfield Rd to Penland Rd 10.17. Finish 12.00. 4-4.5 miles. Park eastern end Links Drive or adj. part of College Rd.

SUNDAY 5th June                                                                                                        HORAM TO RUSHLAKE GREEN CIRCULAR                                                 Leaders: John & Marion. Tel: 724972 or 07732 971557. Meet/start Cuckoo Trail CP. Hillside Drive Horam, TN21 0HL 10.00. GR 579174. Dry lunch. Finish 15.00. 9.25 miles. Starts on Cuckoo Trail. Mostly field paths/some minor road walking/undulating/17 stiles.

WEDNESDAY 8th June   EVENING                                                                  ANOTHER WANDER AROUND HERSTMONCEUX                                         Leader: Sylvia P. Tel: 832243 or 07703 281593. Meet Herstmonceux CP (free) behind Woolpack PH 18.30. Finish 20.15. 5 miles. Few stiles/some lane walking. Pub stop at end.

SATURDAY 11th JUNE   (STROLL)                                                                                      5 MARINAS                                                                                                                       Leader:  Pam O. Tel: 07702 812160 (m). Meet 4 Seasons restaurant in the harbour 10.00. Bus 99 09.40 Cornfield Road to ASDA bus stop (harbour). Finish 12.00. 2 miles. Flat walk around harbour. Coffee at golf club cafe. Leader at start.

 SATURDAY 11th June  (L)                                                                                             PONY EXPRESS TO SELMESTON                                                                                 Leader: Margaret. Tel: 304921 or 07807 528298. Walk starts junc. North Rd/West Street Alfriston 10.00. 2 CP’s or street parking. Finish 13.00. 5 miles. One steep hill. Refreshments available at end.   If lift required to Alfriston contact Sue on 07835 948602 before day.

SATURDAY 11th June   BRISK PACE                                                                      DALLINGTON CIRCULAR                                                                                          Leader: Peter S. Tel: 07827 360784. Walk starts Dallington village hall (nr school) 09.45. GR 658192. Finish 13.15. 8 miles. Limited parking in village. Parking at top of lane at junc with B2096 is available. Walk to start. Start post code TN21 9NH.

 SUNDAY 12th June                                                                                                             NOT QUITE A FOUL RIDE FROM THE CROSS                                               Leaders: Mark & Dawn. Tel: 07522 868684. Meet Stone Cross CP (nr Tesco), Mimram Rd. 10.00.  Walk starts 10.10. GR 615045. Dry lunch. Finish 15.30. 9+ miles. Country lanes/paths/ some stiles.

 WEDNESDAY 15th June   EVENING                                                                                  A WALK IN THE WOODS                                                                                                 Leader: Bob J. Tel: 485643 or 07593 856500 on day. Meet The Triangle Lower Willingdon 18.00 (Earlier start time). Finish 20.15. 4.5 miles. 3 stiles/no steep hills. Return bus 51 20.49. Pub stop at end.

SATURDAY 18th June  (L)    LINEAR                                                                       GLYNDE TO LEWES COUNTRY WALK                                                               Leader: John C. Tel: 726334 or 07788 749610. Meet Eastbourne Station. Details of train times to be advised nearer date – see website. Walk starts Glynde Station – walk to Lewes, train back to Eastbourne. 5 miles.

SUNDAY 19th June                                                                                                   BEYOND. RIPE                                                                                                              Leader: Alan. Tel: 07976 083766. Meet/start Arlington Reservoir CP (£2.50 fee) 10.00. GR 528075. Dry lunch. Finish 15.30. 10.5 miles. Fairly level walking/farms and villages. Note. Contactless payment only.

 WEDNESDAY 22nd June   EVENING                                                                  DOWNLAND DELIGHTS & AMERICAN SUPPER                                               Leader: Graham T. Tel: 501467. Meet The Avenue 18.30. Walk starts Beachy Head CP (by toilets) 18.45. GR 589957. Finish 20.00. 3 miles. 1 hill. Bring food. See Spring Footnotes.

SATURDAY 25th JUNE   (STROLL)     NO LEADER  – NO WALK

 SATURDAY 25th June  (L)                                                                                   MEANDERING ALONG THE RIVER                                                                     Leader: Pauline. Tel: 895150. Walk starts Exceat Visitor Centre bus stop 10.00. Buses 12X/12A 09.13/09.33 Gildredge Rd to Visitor Centre.  Finish 13.00. 5 miles.

SATURDAY 25th June   BRISK PACE                                                                        MUTTON, RABBIT, HERRING & HOG                                                                  Leader: Naomi & Pete. Tel: 485005. Walk starts Mill Rd CP, Heathfield (behind fire station) 09.45. GR 578213. Finish 13.15. 7.5 miles. Start post code TN21 0XD

 SUNDAY 26th June                                                                                                   AROUND THE RESERVOIR & OVER THE FIELDS                                         Leader: Sheila. Tel: 844177 or 07554 971910. Meet/start Arlington Reservoir CP (fee £2.50) 09.50. Dry lunch. Finish 15.15. 10 miles. Note. Contactless payment only.

WEDNESDAY 29th June   EVENING                                                                   NEARLY OVER THE HILL TO FOLKINGTON                                                   Leader: Geraldine B. Tel: 502450 or 07986 073567 on day. Meet outside Chalk Farm, Willingdon 18.30.  GR 586025. Finish 20.30. 4.6 miles. May be muddy. Pub stop at end.