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.
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.
SATURDAY 6th April (L) LINEAR – HORSEY BUT NO HORSE Leader: Bob J. Tel. 485643 or 07593 856500 on day. Meet Eastbourne Rail Stn. bus stop 10.00. Finish 13.00 at Pier. 5 miles. Mainly paved paths, exploring shared cycle paths. No mud, no stiles. Bring own refreshments.
SATURDAY 6th April BRISK PACE – SWANNING UP TO BLACKCAP Leaders: Gill & Reg. Tel: 07743 337176. Walk starts Swan Inn CP, Falmer 09.45. GR 353089. Finish 13.15. 8 miles. PH option. Parking in CP & street.
SUNDAY 7th April – RESERVOIR CIRCULAR Leaders: John & Marion. Tel: 724972 or 07732 971557. Meet at The Avenue 09:30. Walk starts at Arlington Reservoir 10:00. 9 miles approx. Picnic lunch. SVC £1.10. Please note that the road through Berwick and over the level crossing has been closed. It is supposed to be night closures only now. However, please check the East Sussex Highways web site because if there is a problem there will be a diversion via The Dicker.
SATURDAY 13th April (L) – BIRLING GAP CIRCULAR Leader: Bridget T. Tel: 768482 or 07963 479399. Meet East Dean CP 10.00. Bus 12X 09.33 Gildredge Rd. Stand F. Finish 12.45. 5 miles.
SUNDAY 14th April – SEAFORD CIRCULAR Leader: Liz W. Tel: 01424 846437 or 07904 504915. Walk starts Seaford Martello Tower 10.00. GR 485984. All No.12 buses go to Seaford Centre. 10 min walk to start. Dry lunch. Finish 15.00 approx. 10 miles. Downs/seaside, some ascents, few stiles. Leader at start.
WEDNESDAY 17th April – COACH OUTING – SPRINGTIME AT UPPARK Leader: Graham. Tel: 501467. Meet The Avenue 09.00. Seats still available. Full payment £17.00. Entrance free to National Trust members or £10.50 payable on the day.
SATURDAY 20th April (L) LINEAR – BULLOCKDOWN, BUTTS & BRITISH Q Leader: Bob J. Tel: 485643 or 07593 856500 on day. Meet Bullockdown Farm Drive 10.45. Bus 13X 10.29 Gildredge Rd. Stand F. GR 593967. Finish 14.15. 5 miles. Bring refreshments for lunch on Downs. Mainly level walking. PH at end. Return buses from Triangle.
SATURDAY 20th April BRISK PACE – BLUEBELL RESERVOIR ? Leader: Mary O. Tel: 482068. Walk starts Arlington Reservoir CP (fee) 09.45. GR 528074. Finish 13.15. 8.5 miles. There is limited free parking in layby opposite near CP entrance.
SATURDAY 20th April (STROLLS) AROUND THE HOLLOW Leader: Mary S. Tel: 642877 or 07910 492041. Meet Bedes School – foot of Beachy Head 09:50. Bus 3A 09:40 Gildredge Road to Bede’s School, Dukes Drive. Finish 12:30., 2.5 miles. Gentle climb at beginning, own pace. Meet Leader at start.
SUNDAY 21st April – NO LEADER
SATURDAY 27th April (L) – HASTINGS OLD TOWN & COUNTRY PARK Leader: John C. Tel: 726334. Meet Hastings Pier 10.40. Bus 99 09.23 Cornfield Rd. Finish 13.00. 4 miles. One steep climb up steps.
SUNDAY 28th April – CATSFIELD-BROWNBREAD STREET-NINFIELD Leaders: John & Marion. Tel: 724972 or 07732 971557. Meet The Avenue 09.30. Walk starts Catsfield CP 10.00. GR 724136. Dry lunch. Finish 15.30. 10.5 miles. Undulating, footpaths and some roads. 22 stiles. SVC: £2.80.
WEDNESDAY 1st May – COACH OUTING – EXBURY GARDENS & STEAM RAILWAY Leader: Graham. Tel: 501467. Meet The Avenue 08.15. Booking opens 25th March (day of Club’s AGM). Full payment of £33.00 if 40 go. See Spring Footnotes.
WEDNESDAY 1st May EVENING – AROUND WANNOCK Leader: Bob J. Tel: 485643 or 07593 856500 on day only. Meet The Triangle, Lower Willingdon 17.45. GR 585033. Easy parking. Bus 51 17.28 Gildredge Road, Stand H. Finish 19.45. 4.5 miles. Lower downland. Return buses 19.47, 20.19.
SATURDAY 4th May (STROLLS) FRISTON FOREST Leader: Marjorie B. Tel: 648623. Meet Exceat Visitor Centre CP (fee) 10:05. Bus 12A 09:43 Gildredge Road to Seven Sisters Park Centre 10:01. Finish 12:15. 2.5 miles. Gentle climb at own pace. Bring Drink. Meet Leader at start.
SATURDAY 4th May (L) LINEAR – BESIDE THE SEASIDE Leader: Pauline S. Tel: 895150 or 07563 381601. Meet Chyngton Lane, Seaford bus stop 10.00. Bus 12A 09.23 Gildredge Rd. Stand F. Finish Hill Rise 12.30. 5 miles. Fairly flat walking around Bishopstone and Seaford.
SATURDAY 4th May BRISK PACE – ON THE LEVEL Leader: Jane & Martyn. Tel: 07719 017963. Walk starts East Gate Pevensey Castle 09.45. GR 646048. Finish 13.30. 8 miles. PH option. Note. CP near East Gate (fee) or some free parking just west of castle in old road. Buses are available to each end of village.
SUNDAY 5th May – 1066 & ALL THAT Leader: Peter D. Tel: 01424 844219 or 07835 922357. If lift required please contact the leader. Walk starts Catsfield village CP 10.15. GR 724136. Dry lunch. Finish 15.45. 11 miles. Undulating, easy pace walk. Leader at start. SVC: £2.40.
WEDNESDAY 8th May EVENING – FIFTY SHADES OF BLUE Leaders: Janet & Ted. Tel: 504459 or 07477 871815 on day only. Meet The Plough Inn, Upper Dicker next to St. Bedes Sch. 18.30. GR 552097 (off A22 or A27). Finish 20.30. 4.5 miles. Flat fields, woods, tracks, 12 stiles.
SATURDAY 11th May (L) – CIRCLE AROUND THE GAP Leader: Sue W. Tel: 728963 or 07835 948602. Meet East Dean CP 10.00. Bus 12X 09.33 Gildredge Rd. Stand F. Finish 12.45. 4.5 miles. Refreshments Birling Gap.
SUNDAY 12th May – ROUND THE DICKER Leaders: John & Marion Tel: 724972 or 07732 971557. Meet at The Avenue 09:30. Walk starts Arlington Reservoir. 9 miles Picnic lunch. SVP £1.80.
WEDNESDAY 15th May EVENING – A WALK IN THE PARK Leader: John C..Tel: 726334 or 07804 509765 on day only. Meet Hastings Railway Stn. 18.30. GR 814096. Finish 20.45. 4.5 miles. One steep climb/descent. Pub stop at end.
SATURDAY 18th May (STROLLS) PEVENSEY AND POND Leader: Marjorie B. Tel: 648623. Meet Pevensey Castle CP (fee) 10:05. Bus 99 09:43 Cornfield Road, Stand E to Church Lane bus stop, Pevensey 10:05. Finish 12:15. 2 miles. Four squeezy stiles. Bring drink. Meet Leader at start.
SATURDAY 18th May (L) – LET’S FIND BODLE STREET Leader: Mary B. Tel: 505339 or 07982 039157. Meet Herstmonceux CP 10.30. Bus 98 09.38 Gildredge Rd. Stand H. Finish 13.00. 5 miles. Return bus 13.37. Leader joining Church St.
SATURDAY 18th May BRISK PACE – CHIDDINGLY CUCKOO Leader: Caroline. Tel: 506957. Walk starts Cuckoo Line CP, Hellingly 09.30. GR 584121. Finish 13.15. 7 miles. PH option. Note start time.
SUNDAY 19th May – GUNNING FOR IT Leader: Bob J. Tel: 485643 or 07593 856500. Meet London Rd./Upper Horsebridge Rd. 10.15. GR 582113. Bus 51 09.40 Gildredge Rd, Stand H. Dry lunch Gun Hill. Finish 14.30. 8.5 miles. Some stiles, mainly level ground. Return buses half hourly. Street parking.
WEDNESDAY 22nd May EVENING – THROUGH THE ORCHARD Leader: Sylvia P. Tel: 832243 or 07703 281593 on day only. Meet CP behind Woolpack PH, Herstmonceux 18.30. GR 637126. Finish: 20.30. 5 miles. No buses. Pub stop at end.
SATURDAY 25h May (L) – DOWNLAND ELEVATION 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 26th May – WEALD & WOODLAND FIGURE OF EIGHT Leader: Graham T. Tel: 501467. Meet Gildredge Rd, Stand H Bus 51, 09.40 to Cherry Tree Court, Horam 10.22. Walk starts Horam CP 10.25. GR 578174. Finish 12.45. 4 miles. Dry lunch, Lakeside cafe nearby. Afternoon walk starts 13.30 Horam CP. Finish 15.15. 3.5 miles. Lots of level walking, several stiles. Leader joining bus Church St.
WEDNESDAY 29th May EVENING – BIRLING GAP CIRCULAR Leader: Sue W. Tel: 728963 or 07835 948602 on day only. Meet East Dean village CP (free) 18.30. GR 557978. Finish 20.45. 5 miles. 1 steep hill. Pub stop at end.
SATURDAY 1st June (STROLLS) CROWLINK CIRCULAR Leaders: Jean & Jim. Tel: 301871. Meet Crowlink NT CP (fee) 10:05. Bus 12A 09:43 Gildredge Road to Friston Pond. Finish 12:15 approx. 2.5 miles. Hill at own pace. Bring drink. Leaders on bus.
SATURDAY 1st June (L) – VILLAGE DESTROYED BY BOMBARDMENT Leader: John R. Tel: 648532. Meet Saltdean Lido 10.00. GR 381021. Bus 12X 08.53 Gildredge Rd. Stand F to Longridge Ave. Finish 12.30. 5 miles.
SATURDAY 1st June BRISK PACE – BLOW AWAY THE COBWEBS Leader: Clare. Tel: 07920 110105. Walk starts Bedes kiosk, at end of Eastbourne seafront 09.30. GR 601972. Finish 13.30. 8.5 miles. PH option. Note start time.
SUNDAY 2nd June – ROUND THE DEANS Leader: Bridget W. Tel: 736542 or on the day 07535 634811. Meet CP to the right of Saltdean pool 10.30. Bus 12 09.13 Gildredge Rd. to Longridge Ave, Saltdean 10.13. Dry lunch. Finish 15.00. 8.5 miles. Cafe nearby at end. Leader on bus.
WEDNESDAY 5th June EVENING – UNDER THE DOWNS Leader: Mary B. Tel: 07982 039157. Meet Cricketers PH, Berwick 18.30. GR 518052. Parking on road. Finish 20.30. 4 miles. Pub stop at end.
THURSDAY 6th June – COACH OUTING – WEY & ARUN CANAL WALK & CRUISE Leader: Graham. Tel: 501467. Meet The Avenue 08.00. Dry lunch. Finish 13.30. 6 miles. Booking opens 25th March (day of Club’s AGM). Full payment of £33.00 if 40 go. See Spring Footnotes.
SATURDAY 8th June (L) – FROM SEA TO THE DEANS Leader: Heather R. Tel: 506137. Meet Roedean School, Brighton 10.20. GR 350030. Bus 12A 09.03 Gildredge Rd. Stand F. Finish 13.00. 5 miles. Undulating downland, one steep climb.
SUNDAY 9th June – TURBINES, TURF & TARMAC TAKE 2 Leaders: Mark & Dawn. Tel: 07522 868684. Meet CP (Nr Tesco), Mimram Rd, Stone Cross 10.00. Walk starts 10.10. GR 615045. Please contact leader if lift required. Dry lunch Pevensey Haven, Nr. Rickney. Finish 15.30. 10 miles. Country lanes, meadows and river. Some stiles and no steep hill climbs. Leaders at start.
WEDNESDAY 12th June EVENING – A SUNSET SAUNTER Leaders: Janet & Ted. Tel: 504459 or 07477 891815 on day only. Meet Cuckmere Inn CP (free) 18.30. GR 513993. Finish 20.00. 4.5 miles. Fields, footpaths, 1 hill, no stiles.
SATURDAY 15TH June (STROLLS) TIDEMILLS Leader: Marjorie W. Tel: 502825. Meet Tidemills CP (free) 12:20 GR 463005. Bus 12A 09:43 Gildredge Road to Tidemills bus stop 10:20. Finish 12:15 approx. 2 miles. Bring drink but could possibly be a coffee stop.
SATURDAY 15th June (L) – MAYFIELD’S SECRET GARDENS Leader: Graham T. Tel: 501467. Meet Mayfield Post Office 10.40. Bus 51 09.23 Gildredge Rd. Stand H. Finish 13.45. 4.30 miles. Walk starts from car park/toilets 10.50. Later, visit gardens in aid of NGS, entrance £7. Refreshments available. Some stiles and undulation. Return buses half hourly. Leader joining Church St. See Spring Footnotes.
SATURDAY 15th June BRISK PACE – GLOVES IN JUNE ? Leader: Bob B. Tel: 652234 or 07808 290538. Walk starts Luxford Fields CP, Uckfield 09.45. GR 472212. Finish 13.15. 8 miles. PH option. Some steep climbs & stiles. Use long stay spaces in CP.
SUNDAY 16th June – BARCOMBE MILLS-SOUTH CHAILEY Leaders: John & Marion. Tel: 724972 or 07732 971557. Meet The Avenue 09.30. Walk starts Barcombe Mills CP 10.10. GR 433146. Dry lunch. Finish 15.30. 10.5 miles. Fields, woodland and river paths. 24 stiles. SVC: £3.80.
WEDNESDAY 19th June EVENING – 1066 TO RICKNEY Leader: Margaret D. Tel: 304921 or 07807 528298 on day only. Meet Pevensey castle CP 18.30. GR 646048. Finish 20.30. 4 miles. Flat, few stiles. Pub stop at end.
SATURDAY 22nd June (L) – RIVER & DOWNS Leader: Margaret D. Tel: 304921 or 07807 528298. Meet Cuckmere Inn 10.00. GR 513994. Bus 12X 09.33 Gildredge Rd. Stand F. Finish 12.30. 4 miles. Free parking. Refreshments available at end.
SUNDAY 23rd June – NO LEADER
MONDAY 24th June to MONDAY 1st July – CLUB HOLIDAY – PICTURESQUE DEVON Leader: Graham. Tel: 501467. Fully booked.
WEDNESDAY 26th June EVENING – NO WALK due to Club holiday
SATURDAY 29th June (STROLLS) HARBOUR STROLL Leader: Thelma. Tel: 648623. Meet at Cinema, Crumbles Retail Park 10:15. Bus 99 09:43 Cornfield Road, Stand E to ASDA bus stop. 2-2.5 miles. Drinks at harbour.
SATURDAY 29th June (L) – ROAMING THE LEVELS Leaders: Dympna & Chris D. Tel: 740562 or 07860 669638. Meet Bus stop Wallsend Rd. Pevensey, 10.00. Bus 99 09.23 Cornfield Rd. Finish 13.15. 5 miles. 12 stiles, level walking with some lanes. Refreshments Chilley Farm.
SATURDAY 29th June BRISK PACE – BLOW AWAY THE COBWEBS Leader: Clare. Tel: 07920 110105. Walk starts Bedes kiosk at end of Eastbourne seafront 09:30. GR 601972. Finish 13:30. 8.5 miles. Note Start Time.
SUNDAY 30th June – DOWNLAND WALK Leader: Pat B. Tel: 01424 213950 or 07743 642496. Call leader if lift required to meet at the Avenue at 09.30. Walk starts Firle Bostal CP 10.10. GR 468058. Dry lunch. Finish 15.30. 9 miles. Circular walk via Bishopstone Church/Bo Peep Bostal. Good paths. SVC: £2.70.