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.                                                                   

SUNDAY 1st July  :  TO THE BEACON & BACK                                                            Leader: Bob B. Tel: 652234/07808 290538. Meet/start Plumpton Stn. CP 10.00. GR364162. Train 08.59 Eastbourne to Plumpton arr. 09.28. Dry lunch. Finish 15.30. 9.5 miles. Call leader if lift req. Leader at start. SVC: £4.00.

WEDNESDAY 4th July   EVENING  :  INDEPENDENCE DAY                       Leader: Margaret D. Tel: 304921/07807 528298 on day. Meet Berwick Inn CP (by kind permission) 18.30. GR525066. Finish 20.30. 5 miles

 SATURDAY 7th July (L)  :  NO ZOO HERE                                                           Leader: Sally M. Tel: 07745 599004. Meet CP rear Woolpack, Herstmonceux 10.25. GR634126.  Bus 98 09.38 Gildredge Rd, Stand H. Finish 12.30. 4.5 miles. Return bus hourly.

SUNDAY 8TH July  :  80th BIRTHDAY CELEBRATIONS                                       Leader:  Marjorie B. Tel: 648623 or 07933 232866. Meet East Dean CP 10:10. Bus No. 12A 09:53 Gildredge Rd to East Dean. Finish: 12:15 approx. 2.5 miles. American lunch with all sections at East Dean Village Hall 12:30. Full details in Footnotes.  Meet Leader at start.

SUNDAY 8th July  ANNIVERSARY  :  CLOCKWISE TO LUNCH                     Leader: Bob J. Tel: 485643. Meet East Dean CP 10.00. Bus 12A 09.23 Gildredge Rd, Stand J. Finish 12.30. 4.5 miles. Enjoy celebrations in Village Hall.

SUNDAY 8th July  :  80th ANNIVERSARY WALK                                            Leader: Jacqui W. Tel: 470371/07951 700121. Meet The Avenue 09.00. Walk starts East Dean CP 09.30. Bus 12 09.13, Stand J to East Dean 09.24. Dry lunch East Dean Village Hall 12.30. Finish 12.00. 5.5 miles. 1 steep ascent at start, grassy paths, 2 stiles.

WEDNESDAY 11th July   EVENING  :  ARLINGTON CIRCULAR                 Leader: Mary B. Tel: 505339/07982 039157 on day. Meet Arlington Reservoir layby 18.30. GR528075. Finish 20.30. 4 miles.

SATURDAY 14th July   (Strolls)  :  PEVENSEY BAY TO CASTLE                  Leader: Joy. Tel: 07760 188262. Meet Pevensey Bay Richmond Rd bus stop 10:00. Possible CP fee. Bus No. 99 09:43 Cornfield Rd to Richmond Rd bus stop, Pevensey Bay. 10:01. Finish: 12:15 approx. 2.5-3 miles. Meet Leader at start.

 SATURDAY 14th July (L)   LINEAR  :  PARADE TO PIER                           Leaders: Dympna & Chris. Tel: 740562. Meet De La Warr CP, Bexhill 10.15. GR742072. Bus 99 09.23 Cornfield Rd. Walk to Hastings Pier. Mostly seafront, some unmade paths/beach. Finish 13.00. 4.5 miles. Return buses every 20 mins.

SATURDAY 14th July  BRISK PACE   :  NOT QUITE STORMING THE BASTILLE                                                                                                                         Leader: Doris & Gavin. Tel. 07552 763683. Meet outside Juggs pub, Kingston 09.45. GR393083. Finish 13.15. 8 miles. PH option. Hilly walk. Please park with consideration to residents. Don’t park in pub CP.

SUNDAY 15th July  :  HORAM TO RUSHLAKE GREEN CIRCULAR            Leaders: John & Marion. Tel: 724972/07732 971557. Meet The Avenue 09.30. Walk starts Cuckoo Trail CP, Hillside Drive, Horam 10.00. GR579174. Dry lunch. Finish 15.00. 9.25 miles. Cuckoo Trail, mostly field paths, minor road walking, undulating, 17 stiles. SVC: £2.50.

WEDNESDAY 18th July   EVENING  :  HAS ANYONE SEEN POLLY?        Leader: Bob J. Tel: 485643/07593 856500 on day. Meet The Triangle, Willingdon 17.45. Bus 51 17.28 Gildredge Rd, Stand H to Triangle. Finish 20.00. 4.5 miles. A few stiles, no hills. Pub at end.

 SATURDAY 21st July (L)  :  MAYNARDS GREEN CIRCULAR                     Leader: Jan S. Tel: 01435 864889/07881 988943. Meet Maynards Green School 09.50. GR582186. Bus 51 08.50 Gildredge Rd, Stand H. Finish 12.45. 5 miles. Undulating, about 18 stiles. Return buses half hourly. Park Sicklehatch Lane by bus stop. Leader at start.  THIS WALK IS CANCELLED

 

 SUNDAY 22nd July  :  DITCHLING CIRCULAR                                                   Leader: Pat B. Tel: 01424 213950/07743642496 on day. Meet The Avenue 09.30. Walk starts behind DITCHLING Village Hall CP located south side B2116 Lewes/Hassocks Rd 10.20. Dry lunch. Finish 15.30. 10.5 miles. 1 steep hill, good downland paths, great views. Ring leader if lift req. SVC: £4.00.

WEDNESDAY 25th July   EVENING  :  UPS & DOWNS                                   Leader: Tony W. Tel: 721637. Meet East Dean CP (free) 18.30. GR557978. Bus 12 Gildredge Rd. Finish 20.30. 4.5 miles. Undulating downland, forest bits. Pub at end.

SATURDAY 28th July  (Strolls)  :  AROUND WILLINGDON                       Leaders:  Jim & Jean. Tel: 301871. Meeting Willingdon Church Street bus stop 09:50. Bus No. 1 09:32 Gildredge Rd to Willingdon Church Street bus stop. Finish: 11:45.  2.25 miles. Steps with handrail near end.

 SATURDAY 28th July (L)  :  AROUND THE PARISH                                       Leader: Bob J. Tel: 485643/07593 856500 on day. Meet The Triangle, L/Willingdon 09.45. Bus 51 09.23 Gildredge Rd, Stand H. Finish 12.45. 5 miles. Hilly downland, 6 stiles.

SATURDAY 28th July  BRISK PACE  :  DOWNLAND VIEWS & RIVER  WALKS  Leader: Colin. Tel. 07446 458138. Meet Wilmington Priory CP 10.00. GR 543041. Finish 13.15. 8.5 miles.

 SUNDAY 29th July  :  HISTORY AROUNDS                                                       Leader: Glyn R. Tel: 482416/07985 338843. Meet The Avenue 09.30. Walk starts Cockshut Rd. CP (free) Lewes 10.15. Dry lunch. Finish 15.30. 10 miles. Ascents/descents, downland chalk paths, river walking. Tea Castle gardens. SVC: £3.40.

WEDNESDAY 1st  August   EVENING  :  RED BARN & BEYOND                Leader: Graham T. Tel: 501467/07743 762671 on day. Meet East Dean CP (free) 18.30. GR557978. Bus 12/12A. Finish 20.00. 4 miles. Downland paths, no stiles, 1 hill.

SATURDAY 4th August (L)  :  STILES, VINES & WHITE CHIMNEYS       Leader: Graham T. Tel: 501467. Meet Sandy Cross, Nr. Heathfield 10.15. GR583203. Bus 51 09.23 Gildredge Rd, Stand H. Finish 13.30. 5 miles. Cars park Ghyl Rd. Coffee Horam. About 12 stiles. Return buses half hourly. Leader joining bus Church St.

SUNDAY 5th August  :  GUN, BUT NO AMMO                                                    Leader: Bob J. Tel 485643/07593 856500. Meet London Rd./Upper Horsebridge Rd, Hailsham 10.15. GR582113. Bus 51 09.40 Gildredge Rd. Stand H. Dry lunch. Finish 15.00. 8.5 miles. Some stiles, mainly level ground. Return bus half hourly. Street parking.

WEDNESDAY 8th August  :  COACH OUTING – SCENIC SURREY & POLESDEN LACEY                                                                                                         Leader: Graham T. Tel: 501467. Meet The Avenue 08.00. Booking opens Monday, 18th June.  £18.00 full payment. See Summer Footnotes.

WEDNESDAY 8th August   EVENING  :  VIEWS OVER THE CUCKMERE   Leader: Colin W. Tel: 07763 962425 on day. Meet Exeat Bridge CP (free) 18.30. GR513993. Frequent buses. Finish 20.30. 5 miles. Poss. good views of sunset. Pub at end.

SATURDAY 11th August  (Strolls)  :  PEVENSEY & POND                               Leader:  Marjorie B. Tel: 648623 or 07933 232866. Meet Pevensey CP (fee) 10:05. Bus No. 99 09:43 Cornfield Rd, Stand E to Church Lane bus stop Pevensey 10:05. Finish 12:15. 2 miles. Four squeezy stiles. Meet Leader at start.

SATURDAY 11th August (L)  :  WALK & OPEN GARDEN                             Leaders: Esther & John. Tel: 503239. Meet Hackhurst Lane/Lower Dicker Stores 10.00. GR560115.  Bus 54 09.08 Gildredge Rd Stand H. Inc. visit to Camberlot Hall Gardens in aid of St. Wilfrids Hospice, entry by donation. Refreshments in garden. Limited parking nr. start, 30 mins walk to bus stop after garden. Finish 14.00. 4 miles. Leaders at start.

SATURDAY 11th August   BRISK PACE  :  DUCK OR GROUSE TOMORROW  Leader: Clare. Tel. 07920 110105. Meet Martello Tower CP , Seaford 09.45. GR 484984. Finish 13.30. 8 miles. PH option.

SUNDAY 12th August  :  CASTLE IN VIEW – TEA AROUND THE CORNER   Leader: Graham T. Tel: 501467. Meet The Avenue 10.45. Walk starts Herstmonceux Public CP 11.15. GR634126. Dry lunch. Finish 16.30. 6.5 miles. Cars to CP behind Woolpack PH. Visit Butlers Farmhouse Gardens, entrance £6.00 in aid of NGS. Live Jazz, tea and cakes to buy. Good views, some stiles. See Footnotes.

WEDNESDAY 15th August   EVENING  :  UP, UP & AWAY                          Leaders: Esther & John W. Tel: 503239/07761 615671 on day. Meet The Pilot PH, Meads 18.30. GR601973. Finish 20.30. 5 miles. Pub at end.

SATURDAY 18th August (L)  :  BIRLING GAP CIRCULAR                             Leader: Sue W. Tel: 728963/07835 948602. Meet East Dean CP 10.00. Bus 12X 09.33 Gildredge Rd, Stand J. Refreshments Birling Gap. Finish 13.00. 5 miles.

SUNDAY 19th August  :  SEAFORD CIRCULAR                                                 Leader: Liz W. Tel: 01424 846437/07904 504915. Meet The Avenue 09.30. Walk starts Seaford Martello Tower 10.00. GR485984. No.12 buses go to Seaford Ctr., 10 min walk to start. Dry lunch. Finish 15.00 approx. 10 miles. Downs/seaside, some ascents, few stiles. Leader at start.

 WEDNESDAY 22nd August   EVENING  :  IT’S A SHORT ONE                   Leader: Irenee H. Tel: 471263. Meet Exceat Bridge CP (free) 18.30. GR513993. Frequent buses. Finish 20.00. 3 miles. Level walking, no stiles. Pub at end.

SATURDAY 25th August  (Strolls)  :  A GARDEN OR TWO                             Leader: Pam Snowling. Tel: 760144. Meet bus stop opp. Manor Gardens, Bexhill 10:20. Bus No. 99 09:23 Cornfield Rd, Stand E to Bexhill Manor Gardens bus stop 10:20. Finish 11:45 approx. Coffee at end of walk.  Leader joining bus en route.

 SATURDAY 25th August (L)  :  ARLINGTON & SELMESTON                     Leader: Margaret D. Tel: 304921/07807 528298. Meet Berwick Stn. 10.20. GR526068. Train 10.03 Eastbourne Stn. to Berwick. Finish 13.20. 5 miles. Cars park in area, rail CP charges £3.75. Ask permission if parking PH – option at end.

SATURDAY 25th August   BRISK PACE  :  A WALK OF MYSTERIES        Leader. Sue T. Tel. 07833 938903 or 01323 365158. Meet Luxford Fields CP, Uckfield 09.45. GR 471213. Finish 13.30. 8 miles. PH option. Use 10 hour long stay area in CP.

 SUNDAY 26th August  :  TOP MARKS FOR SCENERY                                   Leader: Lucie T. Tel: 01825 840779/07928 666078 (text pref.). Meet The Avenue 09.15.  Walk starts Rodmell NT CP (past Monks House.) 10.00. GR422064. Park Mill Rd. Dry lunch. Finish 15.00. 11.5 miles. Steep hill at start then undulating.

 WEDNESDAY, 29th August   EVENING  :  REVERSE BIRLING GAP CIRCULAR                                                                                                                        Leader: Sue W. Tel: 728963/07835 948602 on day. Meet East Dean CP 18.30. GR557978. Finish 21.00. 5 miles. Pub at end.

 SATURDAY 1st September  (L)  :  HIGH DOWNLAND CIRCULAR           Leader: Richard P. Tel: 07530 856157. Meet Downs Golf club/ South Downs Way 10.00. Bus 12A 09.43 Gildredge Rd, Stand J. Finish 13.00. 5 miles. 2 stiles. No cafe. Park YHA CP or nearby Rd.

 SUNDAY 2nd September  :  TWO HILLS & ALL BETWEEN                         Leader: Glyn R. Tel: 482416/07985 338843. Meet The Avenue 09.30. Walk starts Jack & Jill windmills CP (free) Clayton, off A273 10.15. Dry lunch. Finish 15.30. 10.5 miles. Ascents/descents downland, chalk paths.  SVC: £4.00.

WEDNESDAY 5th September :  COACH OUTING – RUNNYMEDE, SAVILL GARDENS WALK & VISIT                                                                                          Leader: Graham T. Tel: 501467. Meet The Avenue 08.00. Booking opens Monday, 18th June. £17.50 full payment. See Summer Footnotes.

 SATURDAY 8th September  (Strolls)  :  SEAFRONT STROLL                    Leaders: Joan & John. Tel: 738663.  Meet Bedes bus stop 09:50 bus No. 3A  09:40 Gildredge Rd to Bedes School bus stop. Drink at Wish Tower or bring own. Finish 12:15.  Meet Leaders at start.

 SATURDAY 8th September  (L)  :  AROUND THE GOLF COURSE            Leader: Bob J. Tel: 485643. Meet YHA, East Dean Rd. 10.00. GR588991. Bus 12A 09.43 Gildredge Rd, Stand J. Finish 12.45. 5 miles. Hilly downland.

SATURDAY 8th September   BRISK PACE  :  DON’T ME  I’M LOST #2    Leader: Martyn. Tel. 07719 017963. Meet Firle village CP. 09.45. GR 468074.  Finish 13.30. 8 miles. PH option.

SUNDAY 9th September  :  THROUGH THE BATTLEFIELDS                   Leaders: John & Marion. Tel: 724972/07732 971557. Meet The Avenue 09.30. Walk starts Asten Fields nr Playgroup, Battle 10.15. GR740159. Dry lunch. Finish 15.30. 9.5 miles. New walk. Mostly good field/ woodland paths, 1066 Country Path, fairly flat. SVC: £3.60.

SATURDAY 15th September  (L) :  RIVER, VILLAGE, MANOR, FOREST   Leader: Pauline S. Tel: 895150. Meet Cuckmere Inn CP 10.00. Bus 12X 09.33 Gildredge Rd, Stand J. Finish 13.00. 5 miles. 1 hill, several stiles, 1 steep steps.

SUNDAY 16th September  :  IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF JACK FULLER     Leaders: Paul & Barbara. Tel: 504908/07790 708616 on day. Meet The Avenue 09.30. Walk starts Bateman’s NT CP 10.15. GR670239. Dry lunch. Finish 15.00. 9.5 miles. Fields, paths, woods. Tea  Bateman’s at end. SVC: £4.00.

SATURDAY 22nd September  (Strolls)  :  TIDE MILLS                                     Leader:  Marjorie W.  Tel: 502825. Meet Gildredge Rd bus stop for bus no. 12A 09:43 to Tide Mills bus stop 10:20.  Car Park GR 4630005.  Finish 12:15. 2 miles.

SATURDAY 22nd September (L)   :  AROUND LITLINGTON                       Leader: Mary B. Tel: 505339/07982 039157. Meet Exceat Visitor Centre 10.00. Bus 12X 09.33 Gildredge Rd. Stand J. Finish 12.45. 5 miles.

SATURDAY 22nd September   BRISK PACE  :  MUTTON, RABBIT, HERRING & HOG                                                                                                                               Leaders. Naomi & Pete. Tel 485005. Meet Mill Rd. CP, Heathfield (behind fire station) 09.45. GR 578213. Finish 13.15. 7.5 miles. PH option.

SUNDAY 23rd September  :  FINDING EGYPT                                                 Leaders: Jenny & Barry. Tel: 01424 752757/07399 199696. Meet Hertmonceux CP 10.00. Dry lunch. Finish 14.30. 8 miles. Mainly level walking, many stiles. Leaders at start.

SATURDAY 29th September (L)  :  AUTUMN GLADES & DOWNLAND VIEWS   Leader: Colin W. Tel: 07446 458138. Meet YHA, East Dean Rd. 10.00. Bus 12X 09.33 Gildredge Rd, Stand J. Finish 13.00. 5 miles. Undulating downland.

SUNDAY 30th September :  SOMETHING OLD, SOMETHING NEW        Leader: Peter D. Tel: 01424 844219. Meet The Avenue 09.30. Starts Sidley CP (opp. Lidl) off Ninfield Rd. 10.00. GR740092. Dry lunch. Finish 15.00 approx. 9.5 miles. Gently undulating, easy pace walk, fields, paths, woods. Leader at start. SVC: £3.00.

 SATURDAY 6th October  (Strolls)  :  HARBOUR STROLL                             Leader: Thelma. Tel: 648623.  Meet Cinema, Crumbles Retail Park 10:15. Bus No. 99 09:43 Cornfield Rd, Stand E to ASDA bus stop.  2-2.5 miles. Drinks at Harbour.  Meet Leader at start.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                                                       

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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