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.  PLEASE CHECK BUS AND TRAIN TIMES.

SUNDAY 15th September  –  NEW WALK                                                             Leader: Jacqui W.  Tel: 470371 or 07951 700121. Meet at The Avenue 09:30.  Walk starts 10:10 at Firle Bostal CP (free) GR468058. Dry lunch at Bishopstone Church. Finish 15:30.  10 miles.  Undulating.  SVC £2.70.  Call leader if lift required, otherwise meet Leader at start.

 SATURDAY 21st September  (STROLLS)  –  TO THE RED BARN                Leader:  Marjorie B.  Tel: 648623. Meet Friston Pond bus stop 10:00.  Bus 12A 09:43 Gildredge Road to Friston Pond bus stop 10:00. Finish 12.15.  2 miles.  Easy undulations.  Meet Leader at start.

SATURDAY 21st September  (L)  –  BIRLING GAP CIRCULAR                    Leader: Sue W. Tel: 728963 or 07835 948602. Meet East Dean CP 10.00. Bus 12X 09.33 Gildredge Rd. Break at Birling Gap. Finish 12.45. 4.5 miles.

SATURDAY 21st September   BRISK PACE  –  CASTLE, RIVER & DOWNS   Leaders: Naomi & Pete. Tel: 485005. Walk starts Lewes county council office CP (East side) (fee) 09.45. GR 409099. Finish 13.30. 8.5 miles. PH option. Hilly walk.

SUNDAY 22nd September  –  AROUND THE LONG MAN                               Leader: Sheila B. Tel: 844177 or 07554 971910. Meet The Avenue 09.30. Walk starts The Priory CP (free) 10.00. GR 545545. Dry lunch. Finish 15.30. 10 miles. Steep climb at start, hilly downland, some road walking. SVC: £2.60.

SATURDAY 28th September (L)   LINEAR  –  TRIP TO THE MARINA      Leader: Heather R. Tel: 506137. Meet White Horse PH, Rottingdean 10.15. Bus 12X 09.13 Gildredge Rd. Undulating first half then undercliff to Saltdean. Finish 13.00. 5 miles.

SUNDAY 29th September  –  HERSTMONCEUX CIRCULAR                           Leader: Peter D. Tel: 01424 844219 or 07835 922357. Meet The Avenue 09.30. Walk starts Herstmonceux CP (free) 10.00. GR 635126. Dry lunch. Finish 15.00. 10 miles. Easy pace, undulating walk.  Call leader if lift required. Leader at start.  SVC: £2.20.

 SATURDAY 5th October  (Strolls)  –  HAMPDEN PARK                                 Leader:  Marjorie W.  Tel: 502825.  Meet Hampden Park cafe 10:15. Bus 1A 09:42 or Loop 0955 Gildredge Road to Park Avenue.  Finish 12:15.  2.25 miles.  Coffee at St. Wilfrid’s Hospice.  Meet Leader at start.

SATURDAY 5th October (L)  –  1066 & ALL THAT                                             Leader: Bob J. Tel: 485643 or 07593 856500 on day. Meet Pevensey Castle CP 10.00.  Bus 99 09.23 Cornfield Rd. to Wallsend Rd. – walk to start. Refreshments Chilley Farm. Finish 13.00. 5 miles. Flat walk on lanes and fields, some stiles.

 SATURDAY 5th October    BRISK PACE  –  FIELDS, FLOWERS, FOREST & VILLAGES                                                                                                                         Leader: Sue T. Tel: 365158 or 07833 938903 on day. Meet Chequers Inn CP, Maresfield (by kind permission) 09.45. GR 466240. Finish 13.15. 7.5 miles. PH option.

SUNDAY 6th October  –  MAYBE A TIPPLE                                                         Leader: Bob J. Tel: 485643 or 07593 856500 on day. Meet Cuckmere Inn 10.00. Bus 12 09.23  Gildredge Rd. Dry lunch Alfriston. Finish 15.00. 9 miles. Through Rathfinny Estate.

MONDAY 7th October   –   SOCIAL EVENING

 SATURDAY 12th October (L)   –  HILL & STEPS – TWICE!!                         Leader: Maureen F. Tel: 726364 or 07866 607762. Meet Seven Sisters Park centre 10.00. Bus 12X 09.33 Gildredge Rd. Finish 13.00. 5 miles. Refreshment stop half way.

 SUNDAY 13th October  –  GLYNDE & LEWES                                                   Leaders: John & Marion. Tel: 724972 or 07732 971557. Meet The Avenue 09.30. Walk starts Glynde CP (free) 10.00. GR 457087. Dry lunch. Finish 15.30. 8.5 miles. Hilly. SVC: £2.60.

 SATURDAY 19th October  (Strolls)  –  WITCHES HAUNTS SEAFORD     Leader:  Win.  Tel: 643934 or 07789 257692.  Meet corner Sutton Road and Highlands Road, Seaford (outside St Thomas More Catholic Church) 10:00.  But 12X 09:23 Gildredge Road to War Memorial bus stop, Seaford.  Finish 12:30.  2.5-3 miles.  Bring drink.

SATURDAY 19th October (L)  –  MALLING DOWN IN LEWES                     Leader: John R. Tel: 648532. Meet Lewes Rail Stn. 10.00. Train 09.23 Eastbourne to Lewes. Finish 12.30. 4 miles. Parking in rail stn. (fee) or nearby roads. Hilly walk around golf course and nature reserve.

 SATURDAY 19th October  BRISK PACE  –  ALMOST SKIING ON THE RESERVOIR                                                                                                                   Leaders: Naomi & Pete. Tel: 485005. Meet Arlington Reservoir CP (fee) 09.30. GR 528074. Finish 13.30. 8 miles. PH option. Note start time. Limited free parking in layby opposite.

SUNDAY 20th October  –  A WALK ON THE WILD SIDE                               Leader: Peter D. Tel: 01424 844219 or 07835 922357. Meet The Avenue 09.15. Walk starts Seddlescombe CP 10.00. GR 782181. Finish 15.00. 10 miles. Easy pace, undulating walk through unspoilt countryside. Call leader if lift required.

 SATURDAY 26th October (L)   –  OVER THE FIELDS                                     Leader: Sylvia P. Tel: 832243. Meet Herstmonceux CP 10.30. Bus 98 09.38 Gildredge Rd. Finish 13.00. 5 miles. Return bus 13.37. Some stiles.

 SUNDAY 27th October  –  SEAFORD HEAD RETURN VIA THE WHITE HORSE                                                                                                                               Leader: Lesley K. Tel: 501906 or 07933 237300. Meet The Avenue 09.30. Walks starts Seaford Museum Martello Tower 10.00. Bus 12 09.24 Gildredge Rd arr. Seaford Library 09.40. Dry lunch. Finish 15.30. 9 miles. 2 climbs but fantastic views!  SVC:  £1.80.

 SATURDAY 2nd November  (L)  –  A STILE WITH A DIFFERENCE           Leader: Bob J. Tel: 485643 or 07593 856500 on day. Meet Cuckmere Inn 10.00. Bus 12X 09.33 Gildredge Rd. Finish 13.15. 5.5 miles. Circling the Rathfinny vineyard and following river banks.

SATURDAY 2nd November   BRISK PACE  –  DOWNLAND & COASTAL VIEWS.                                                                                                                               Leader: Julia & Colin. Tel: 07446 458138. Walk starts East Dean village CP 10.00. GR 557978. Finish 13.15. 8 miles.

SUNDAY 3rd November  –  A FEW SISTERS & BOTTOMS!                           Leader: Jacqui W. Tel: 470371 or 07951 700121. Meet Bedes Sch. Eastbourne where walk starts 10.00. Dry lunch. Finish 15.30. 10 miles. Steep hills, good views.

MONDAY 4th November   –  SOCIAL EVENING

 SATURDAY 9th November (L)  –  GRAB YOUR BOOTS & GO TO THE HILLS!   Leader: Greta W. Tel: 870381. Meet Wilmington CP 09.45. GR 545042. Cuckmere Bus 125 09.00 Gildredge Rd. to Wilmington – walk to start. Finish 12.30. 4.5 miles. Downland walk, refreshments  Alfriston. Lifts appreciated for return to Eastbourne as no bus until 14.11.

SUNDAY 10th November  –  OLD HEATHFIELD CIRCULAR                        Leader: Judith L. Tel: 07526 458100 on day. Meet The Avenue 09.30.  Walk starts Heathfield Leisure Centre, TN21 8RJ 10.00. Park in road outside. Dry lunch. Finish 14.30.  8 miles.  Couple of inclines, several stiles, roads, tracks, meadows, woodland. Call leader if lift required. SVC: £3.70.

 MONDAY 11th – THURSDAY 14th November  –  THURSFORD HOLIDAY

 SATURDAY 16th November  (Strolls)   PARK, SEAFRONT, HARBOUR REACH & BACK                                                                                                                             Leader:  Joy.  Tel: 07498 918666.  Meet corner Seaside and Wartling Road 10:00 (parking Wartling Road). Bus 1A 09:48 Cornfield Road to Archery bus stop 10:00.  Finish 12:30.  2-3 miles.  Bring drink.  Meet Leader at start.

 SATURDAY 16th November (L)  –  CUCKOOS DELIGHT                               Leader: Graham T. Tel: 501467 or 07743 762671 on day.  Meet Sandy Cross, Nr. Heathfield 10.15. GR 583203. Bus 51 09.23 Gildredge Rd. Finish 13.30. 5 miles. Cars park in Ghyll Rd. A lot of level walking, about 12 stiles. Return buses half hourly. Leader joins bus Church St. 

SATURDAY 16th November   BRISK PACE  –  TWO LEGS GOOD, FOUR LEGS BAD                                                                                                                                     Leader: Geraldine. Tel: 502450 or 07986 073567 on day. Meet Chalk Farm, Willingdon 09.30. GR 586025. Finish 12.50. 8 miles. PH option. Woods, views, hilly and some mud. Note start time.

 SUNDAY 17th November  –  ROUND PICK HILL                                             Leaders: John & Marion. Tel: 724972 or 07732 971557. Meet The Avenue 09.30. Walk starts Wellshurst Golf Club CP (with permission) on A267 north of Hellingly 09.50. GR 581146. Dry lunch.  Finish 15.00. 9 miles. Easy walking, stiles, possible mud. SVC: £2.10.

SATURDAY 23rd November (L)  –  STILL A GAP AT BIRLING!!                 Leader: Sue W. Tel: 728963 or 07835 948602. Meet East Dean CP 10.00. Bus 12X 09.33 Gildredge Rd. Break at Birling Gap. Finish 12.45. 4.5 miles.

 SUNDAY 24th November  –  LEWES VIA ITFORD                                         Leaders: Paul & Barbara. Tel: 504908 or 07790 708616 on day. Meet The Avenue 09.30. Walk starts Itford Farm lay-by on A26 10.00. GR 433055. Dry lunch Grange Gardens Lewes. Finish 15.00. 10 miles. River paths, woodlands. Tea and cake at finish in Youth Hostel. SVC: £3.60.

SATURDAY 30th November  (Strolls)  SHINEWATER CIRCULAR            Leader:  Marjorie B. Tel: 648623.  Meet main entrance to Shinewater Park 10:05.  Bus 1 098 Cornfield Road to Bembridge Road bus stop, second bus stop Larkspur Drive.  Finish 12:00 – 12:15.  2.5 miles..  Meet Leader at start.

SATURDAY 30th November  (L)   JUNE IN NOVEMBER                                 Leader: June B. Tel: 01273 679846 or 07769 747719. Meet Longridge Ave, Saltdean 10.10. Bus 12X 09.13 Gildredge Rd. Finish 12.45. 4.5 miles. Three easy short climbs, no stiles. Leader at start.

SATURDAY 30th November   BRISK PACE  –  A HILLY WALK WITH BIG VIEWS                                                                                                                              Leaders: Doris & Gavin. Tel: 07552 763683. Walk starts Wilmington Priory CP 09.45. GR 543041. Finish 13.00. 8 miles. PH option.

SUNDAY 1st December  –  CIRCULAR EAST DEAN                                          Leader: Liz Wilkinson. Tel: 01424 846437 or 07904 504915. Meet The Avenue 09.30. Bus 12 09.43 Gildredge Rd arr. 09.54. Walk starts East Dean CP 10.00. Dry lunch. Finish 15.00. 10 miles approx.  Undulating.

MONDAY 2nd December   –   SOCIAL EVENING

 THURSDAY 5th December   –  CLUB CHRISTMAS LUNCH

 SATURDAY 7th December  (Strolls)   CHRISTMAS CHEER  (1)                 Leader:  Marjorie B,   Tel: 648623.  Meet Eastbourne Pier 10:45 for a short stroll to Langham Hotel to join Graham for coffee and biscuit (buy your own), downstairs in the West Dean Suite at approx. 11:15.  Lift available.

SATURDAY 7th December  (L)   CHRISTMAS CHEER  (2)                            Leader: Graham T. Tel: 501467 or 07743 762671 on day. Meet Tesco, Meads St. 10.15. Bus 3 09.55 Gildredge Rd. Level seafront walk to Langham Hotel, West Dean suite for coffee and biscuits approx. £2.90. Can join en route or extend, so optional distance and finish times.

SUNDAY 8th December  –  COODEN FIND EYE IF YOU WANTED TO!   Leaders: Dawn & Mark. Tel: 07522 868684. Walk starts Pevensey Castle CP 10.10. GR 647048.  Dry lunch. Finish 15.00. 10.5 miles. Easy level walking on field paths, roads, beach, tracks, some stiles.  Call leaders if lift required. Leaders at start. SVC: £1.10.

 SATURDAY 14th December  (L)  LINEAR  –  FRISTON TO WILLINGDON   Leader: Mary B. Tel: 505339 or 07982 039157. Meet Friston pond 10.00. Bus 12X 09.33 Gildredge Rd. Finish 12.30. 5 miles. Many return buses from Willingdon.

SATURDAY 14th December  (Strolls)   EAST DEAN MEANDER                   Leader:  Marjorie W.  Tel: 502825.  Meet East Dean CP 10:00.  Bus 12A 09:43 Gildredge Road to East Dean.  Finish 12 noon.  2 miles approx. Optional cafe in East Dean at finish.

 SATURDAY 14th December   BRISK PACE  –  DOWN ON THE FARM       Leader: Bob B. Tel: 652234 or 07808 290538. Meet East Dean CP 09.45. GR 557977. Finish 13.15. 8 miles. PH option. Some steep hills & a few stiles.

SUNDAY 15th December  –  CHIDDINGLY STREAM MILL                         Leaders: Jenny & Barry. Tel: 01424 752757 or 07399 199696 / 07429 528794. Meet The Avenue 09.30. Walk starts Chiddingly CP 10.00. Dry lunch. Finish 14.00. 6 miles. Slight hills, stiles, mud.  Call leader if lift required. SVC: £2.80.

SATURDAY 21st December (L)  –  SEAFORD SOUTH HILL CIRCULAR   Leader: Colin W. Tel: 07446 458138. Meet Seaford library 10.00. Bus 12X 09.33 Gildredge Rd. Finish 13.00. 5 miles.

SUNDAY 22nd December    NO WALK 

SATURDAY 28th December (L)   –  IT’S ALL OVER NOW                              Leader: Bob J. Tel: 485643 or 07593 856500 on day. Meet bus stop outside rail stn. 10.00. Many buses serve this start. Finish 13.00. 5 miles. Town walk on mainly surfaced paths, several drop out points.

SATURDAY 28th December   BRISK PACE  –  BLOW AWAY THE COBWEBS   Leader: Clare. Tel: 07920 110105. Walk starts Bedes Kiosk, end of Eastbourne seafront  09.30. GR 601972. Finish 13.30. 8.5 miles. PH option. Note start time.

SUNDAY 29th December   NO WALK

WEDNESDAY 1st January 2020   –   ALFRISTON NEW YEAR WANDER   Leader: Graham T. Tel: 501467. Meet The Avenue 09.45 for Alfriston long stay CP 10.15 (fee). GR 521032. Finish 12.30. 4 miles. Followed by lunch at Memorial Hall – bring own picnic but soup, sweets, tea & coffee supplied. No charge, no booking. See Autumn Footnotes.

 WEDNESDAY 1st January 2020   –  BRISK PACE ALFRISTON WALK   Leaders: John & Marion. Tel: 724972 or 07732 971557. Meet The Avenue 09.45. Walk starts The Willow CP Alfriston (fee) 10.15. GR 521032. Finish 12.45. 5.5 miles. One steep climb. SVC: £1.60.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                                                       

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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