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.
MONDAY 1st January – NEW YEAR’S DAY WANDER Leader: Graham T. Tel: 501467. Meet The Avenue 09.45. Then to Alfriston Long Stay CP (fee) 10.15. GR 521032. Finish 12.30. 4 miles. Lunch at Memorial Hall – bring own picnic but soup, sweets, tea and coffee supplied. No charge, no booking, no buses today. See Winter Footnotes.
MONDAY 1st January – NEW YEARS DAY BRISK PACE ALTERNATIVE Leader: Clare K. Tel: 07920 110105. Meet The Avenue 09.45. Walk starts Alfriston Long Stay CP (fee) 10.15. GR 521032. Finish 12.45. 5.5 miles. Leader needs lift.
SATURDAY 6th January (L) LINEAR : NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTION Leaders: Pat & Richard. Tel: 351223 or 07594 487086 on day. Meet Little Common roundabout 10.00. GR 715078. Bus No.99 09.23 Cornfield Rd. Finish Glyne Gap. 12.00. 4.5 miles. Refreshments at Sovereign Light cafe. Return buses every 20 mins. No stiles or mud.
SUNDAY 7th January LINEAR : 80th ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION Leader: Graham T. Tel: 501467. Meet Terminus Rd, Stand J, Bus No.12 10.13 to South Downs Way/Downs Golf Club. Walk starts 10.20. GR 584985. Dry lunch/cafe nearby, Birling Gap. Finish 14.15. 7.75 miles. Cars park at Youth Hostel then walk uphill to South Downs Way. No hills, no stiles, easy downland tracks, good views.
MONDAY 8th January SOCIAL EVENING
SATURDAY 13th January (Strolls) : SEAFRONT STROLL Leaders: Joan & John. Tel: 738663. Meet Bede’s School 09:50. Bus No. 3A 09:40 Terminus Rd (area). Stand M to Bede’s School. Finish 12:15. 2 miles. Bede’s to Western View (Wish Tower) and return. Meet Leader at start.
SATURDAY 13th January (L) : STREETS & A LAKE Leader: Jacqui W. Tel: 470371 or 07951 700121. Meet Langney shopping centre outside Barclays Bank 10.00. Bus Nos.1, 1A, Loop, Stands B & C. Check times. Finish 12.00. 4.5 miles. Flat walking. Optional cafe at end.
SATURDAY 13th January BRISK PACE : ROUNDABOUT RATHFINNEY Leaders: Doris & Gavin. Tel: 07552 763683. Walk starts nr. school in North Street, Alfriston 09.45. GR 517034. Finish 13.00. 8.5 miles. PH option.
SUNDAY 14th January LINEAR : DOWNHILL ALL THE WAY Leader: Peter D. Tel: 01424 844219. Meet Terminus Road Bus No.12 09.43. Walk starts Friston Pond 10.00. GR 552983. Dry Lunch. Finish 15.00. 11 miles. Easy pace. Downland walk.
SATURDAY 20th January (L) : BEACH, BAY & BRUNCH Leader: Sue C. Tel: 643130 or 07774 584438. Meet Pier entrance 10.00. Many bus choices. Finish 12.45. 5 miles. No stiles or mud, level walk. Leader offers refreshments after walk.
SUNDAY 21st January : DEANS & HILLY DOWNS Leader: Clare K. Tel: 07920 110105. Meet Terminus Rd. 09.20. Bus No.12 09.33. Walk starts 10.40 Roedean CP miniature golf & cafe. GR 345033. Dry lunch. Finish 16.00. 12 miles.
WEDNESDAY 24th January : VISIT TO EASTBOURNE TOWN HALL Leader: Graham T. Tel: 501467. Booking opens on Monday, 18th December when full payment of £5.00 is required. See Winter Footnotes.
SATURDAY 27th January (Strolls) : EAST DEAN MEANDER Leader: Marjorie W. Tel: 502825. Meet East Dean CP 10:00. Bus No. 12A 09:43 Terminus Rd (area), Stand J to East Dean 09:55. Finish 12:00. 2-2.5 miles. Bring drink.
SATURDAY 27th January (L) : BIRLING GAP CIRCULAR Leader: Sue W. Tel: 728963 or 07835 948602. Meet East Dean CP 10.00. Bus No.12X 09.33 Terminus Rd, Stand J. Finish 13.00. 5 miles. Refreshments at Birling Gap.
SATURDAY 27th January BRISK PACE LINEAR : LINEAR UPS & DOWNS Leader: Clare. Tel: 07920 110105. Walk starts Seven Sisters Visitor Centre 09.30. GR 519995. Finish 13.00 at Eastbourne YHA. 9 miles. PH option. Note. Frequent No 12 buses to start & from finish. Car parking possible near youth hostel.
SUNDAY 28th January TO THE BEACON & BACK Leader: Bob B. Tel: 652234 or 07808 290538. Walk starts Plumpton Station CP 10.00. GR 364162. Train 08.59 Eastbourne to Plumpton arr. 09.28. Dry lunch. Finish 15.30. 9.5 miles. Call leader if lift required. Leader at start. SVC: £4.80. THIS WALK HAS BEEN CANCELLED
SATURDAY 3rd February (L) : A TOUCH OF THE TROLLILOES Leaders: Jenny & Barry C. Tel: 01424 752757 or 07399 199696. Meet Herstmonceux CP behind Woolpack 09.30. Bus No.98 08.38 Terminus Rd, Stand H. Bring refreshments. Finish 12.30. 4.75 miles. 10+ stiles but mainly level walking. Return bus 12.37.
SUNDAY 4th February : ROUND THE TOWN Leaders: John & Marion. Tel: 724972 or 07732 971557. Meet The Avenue 09.45. Walk starts The Avenue 09.45. GR 608992. Dry Lunch. Finish 15.30. 9-10 miles. Pavement walk. Several drop off points by bus stops.
MONDAY 5th February SOCIAL EVENING
SATURDAY 10th February (Strolls) : HARBOUR STROLL Leader: Thelma. Tel: 648623. Meet Cineworld cinema Crumbles Retail Park 10:15. Bus No. 99 09:43 outside NatWest Bank, Cornfield Rd to ASDA bus stop. 2-2.5 miles. Meet Leader at start.
SATURDAY 10th February (L) : VALENTINES TIME AGAIN Leader: Diana W. Tel: 733524. Meet Co-op, Albert Parade, Old Town 10.00. Frequent buses Nos.1 & 1A. Finish 12.30. 4.5 miles. Hilly. Leader offers refreshments after walk.
SATURDAY 10th February BRISK PACE : FINDING EGYPT Leaders: Jenny & Barry. Tel: 01424 752757 or 07399 199696. Walk starts Herstmonceux village CP, nr. Woolpack pub 09.45. GR 634125. Finish 13.30. 8.5 miles. PH option. Note.10+ stiles, fields, woods & lanes.
SUNDAY 11th February : A FIRLE WHIRL Leader: Liz W. Tel: 01424 732242 or 07904 504915. Meet Alfriston 10.00. Walk starts Kings Ride 10.00. GR 519032. Dry Lunch. Finish approx.15.00. 9 miles approx. Downland and fields.
SATURDAY 17th February (L) LINEAR : PEBBLES TO PIER Leaders: Janet & Ted. Tel: 504459. Meet Castle Inn, Pevensey Bay 10.00. Bus No.99 09.23 Cornfield Rd. Finish 12.30. 4.5 miles. Flat walk but some beach walking at start. Many drop out points.
SUNDAY 18th February : ARLINGTON NORTH Leader: Angela F. Tel: 504280 or 07765 465444. Meet The Avenue 09.30. Walk starts CP Arlington Reservoir 09.50. GR 528075. Train arr. Berwick 09.30 then walk to Arlington Reservoir. Dry lunch/tea room Lower Dicker. Finish 15.00. 8.5 miles. Farms, fields and some road walking. Fairly flat. Return train 15.37 arr. Eastbourne 16.09. Car park charge at reservoir or use lay-by outside. SVC: £1.90.
WEDNESDAY 21st February : VISIT TO BLIND VETERANS UK (FORMERLY ST. DUNSTANS) Leader: Graham T. Tel: 501467. Booking opens on Monday, 18th December when full payment of £5.00 is required. See Winter Footnotes.
SATURDAY 24th February (Strolls) : TO THE SEA AND BACK Leader: Marjorie B. Tel: 648623 or 07933 232866. Meet Crowlink NT CP (fee) 10:05. Bus No. 12A 09:43 Terminus Rd (area), Stand J to Friston Pond. Finish 12:15. 2-2.5 miles. Bring drink. Meet Leader at start.
SATURDAY 24th February (L) : VIEWS OF A WHITE HORSE Leader: Diana G. Tel: 07769 754241. Meet Exceat Vis. Centre 10.00. Bus No.12X 09.33 Terminus Rd, Stand J. Finish 12.45. 5 miles. Undulating forest and downs.
SATURDAY 24th February BRISK PACE : FIVE TONS Leaders: Naomi & Pete. Tel: 485005. Walk starts Wilmington Priory CP 09.30. GR 543041. Finish 13.00. 7.5 miles. PH option.
SUNDAY 25th February : A WINTER’S STROLL Leader: Glynn R. Tel: 482416 or 07985 338843. Meet The Avenue 09.30. Walk starts East Dean 10.00. Dry Lunch. Finish 15.00. 10 miles. Ascents/descents, chalk/Downland paths. Frequent buses from Terminus Rd to East Dean or ring leader if a lift is required.
SATURDAY 3rd March (L) : LONG WAY ROUND TO THE LONG MAN Leader: Irenee. Tel: 471263. Meet Giant’s Rest PH, Wilmington 09.45. GR 548047. Bus No.125 09.00 Terminus Rd, Stand M. Finish 12.30. 5 miles. One long hill and a few stiles. Limited bus capacity and on return could car drivers offer lifts to bus passengers. Parking in road.
SUNDAY 4th March : COUNTING & NAMING THE BOTTOMS Leaders: John & Marion. Tel: 724972 or 07732 971557. No Avenue pick-up unless requested. Walk starts Youth Hostel, East Dean Rd. 09.55. GR 587990. Bus No.12A 09.46 Terminus Rd to Youth Hostel or wait at South Downs Way arr. 09.50. Dry Lunch. Finish 15.30. 9.5 miles. Several ups and downs.
MONDAY 5th March SOCIAL EVENING
SATURDAY, 10th March (Strolls) : LANGNEY POINT Leader: Joy. Tel: 07760 188262. Meet Columbus Drive bus stop, Ramsey Way 10:20. Bus No. 5A 09:58 Cornfield Rd, Stand D to Columbus Drive bus stop, Ramsey Way arrive 10:20. Finish 12:30. 2.5 miles approx. Coffee at Pavilion. Meet Leader at start.
SATURDAY 10th March (L) : EAST HOATHLY DAFFS?? Leader: Mary B. Tel: 505339 or 07982 039157. Meet East Hoathly CP 10.15. Bus No.54 09.08 Terminus Rd, Stand H. Finish 12.45. 5 miles. Return bus 12.54. Leader joins bus Church St.
SATURDAY 10th March BRISK PACE : SWAN UPPING & DOWNING Leaders: Naomi & Pete. Tel: 485005. Walk starts Woodingdean CP 09.45. GR 356063. Finish 13.15. 7.5 miles. PH option. Note. CP is north of Woodingdean just off B2123.
SUNDAY 11th March : A “STILE-ISH” WALK AROUND HORAM Leader: Graham T. Tel: 501467. Meet Terminus Rd, Stand H, 09.40 Bus No.51 to Cherry Tree Court, Horam 10.22. Walk starts Horam CP. GR 578174. Dry Lunch. Finish 15.15. 7.5 miles. Lots of level walking, some undulation, several stiles, cafe at end. Leader joining bus Church St, Willingdon.
SATURDAY 17th March (L) : CLIFFS & FOREST Leader: Bob J. Tel: 485643 or 07593 856500 on day. Meet Exceat Vis. Centre 10.00. Bus No.12X 09.33 Terminus Rd, Stand J. Finish 12.45. 4.5 miles. Undulating downland and forest.
SUNDAY 18th March : POND TO POND Leader: Bob J. Tel: 485643 or 07593 856500 on day. Meet East Dean CP 10.00. Bus No.12A 09.23 Gildredge Rd or Terminus Rd. – please check – to East Dean. Dry Lunch Jevington. Finish 14.30. 7.5 miles. Downland and forest.
SATURDAY 24th March (Strolls) : AROUND THE HOLLOW Leader: Mary S. Tel: 642877 or 07910 492041. Meet foot Beachy Head/Bede’s School 09:50. Bus No. 3A 09:40 Terminus Rd (area), Stand M to Bede’s School. Finish 12:15. 2.5 miles. One short hill at start – own pace. Bring drink, something to sit on. Meet Leader at start.
SATURDAY 24th March (L) : HEADING FOR COFFEE Leader: Graham T. Tel: 501467. Meet Eastbourne rail station 10.03 for train to Berwick 10.20. Finish 13.10 for 13.20 train. 5 miles. Refreshments at Arlington tea gardens. Some stiles, mainly level walking. Car parking in surrounding area.
SATURDAY 24th March BRISK PACE : VIEWS ALL AROUND Leader: Bob B. Tel: 01323 652234 or 07808 290538. Walk starts Glynde village CP 09.45. GR 457088. Finish 13.15. 8 miles. PH option. Note. Some steep hills.
SATURDAY, 7TH April (Strolls) : SHINEWATER PARK Leader: Jennie C. Tel: 728619. Meet Shinewater Park entrance 10:00. Bus No. 1 09:38 Terminus Rd (area), Stand C to Larkspur Drive 10:04. Finish 12:15. 2.5 miles. Bring own drink. Meet Leader at start.