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 current COVID guidelines.          PLEASE CHECK BUS AND TRAIN TIMES.

PLEASE BE AWARE AND ABIDE BY ANY CURRENT GOVERNMENT PANDEMIC RESTRICTIONS

 WEDNESDAY 2nd June   EVENING  –  FOREST, DENCHER & DUTTLE                Leader: Irenee H. Tel: 471263. Meet East Dean CP 18.30. Finish 20.30. 4.5 miles. One hill/no stiles. Pub stop at end.

SATURDAY 5th June  (L)   LINEAR  –  BESIDE THE SEA                               Leader: Graham. Tel: 501467. Meet Roderick Ave, Peacehaven 10.30. Bus 12X 09.33. arr. 10.20. CP/toilets at start. Finish 13.15 Brighton Marina. 5 miles. Toilets/refreshments en route. Easy walking/no hills or stiles.

SUNDAY 6th June  –  THE LONG & WINDING ROAD                                    Leaders: Dawn & Mark. Tel: 07522 868684. Walk starts Westham Village Hall CP  just off Peelings Lane 10.00. GR 639046. Dry lunch Pevensey Haven. Finish 15.20. 10.5 miles. Country lanes/meadows/some stiles/no steep climbs.

WEDNESDAY 9th June   EVENING  –  WOODLAND TO DOWNLAND                    Leader: Brenda K. Tel: 726165 or 07907 678148 on day. Meet Cherry Garden Rd. at junction with Sancroft Rd 18.30. Buses 12/12A to Cherry Garden Rd. Finish 20.30. 5 miles. Pub stop at end.

SATURDAY 12th June (L) –  EIGHT BELLS FOR THE END OF LOCKDOWN   Leader: Irenee. Tel: 471263. Meet The Avenue 10.00. Walk starts Butts Brow CP (fee – free with Eastbourne Leisure card) 10.20. Bring own refreshments. Finish 12.45. 4 miles. 1 long hill/a few stiles.

SATURDAY 12th June   BRISK PACE  –  MODIFIED CUCKMERE PILGRIMS PATH PART 1                                                                                                                                  Leaders: Gavin & Doris Boyd.  Tel: 07552763683. Meet Arlington Reservoir CP (free) nr Berwick Station or layby if space available. GR 528074. Walk starts 09:45.  finish 13:00. 8 miles.

SUNDAY 13th June  –  ARLINGTON WALK                                                           Leader: Judith. Tel: 07526 458100 on day. Meet and walk starts Arlington Reservoir CP (fee) 10.00. Dry lunch. Finish 15.30. 9 miles.  Fields/lanes/woods/some stiles.

 WEDNESDAY 16th June   EVENING  –  OVER TO THE LAKES                           Leader: Mary B. Tel: 07982 039157. Meet junc. Hazelwood Ave/Seven Sisters Rd. 18.30. Buses Loop, 1, 1A . Finish 20.00. 4 miles. Pub stop at end.

SATURDAY 19th June (L)  –  UP, UP & AWAY                                                    Leader: Mary B. Tel: 505339 or 07982 039157. Meet Church St. Willingdon bus stop 10.00. Various buses. Finish 13.00 approx. 5 miles approx. Climb to Butts Brow.

SUNDAY 20th June  –  RATHFINNY VINEYARD                                             Leaders: John & Marion. Tel: 724972 or 07732 971557. Meet and start North Road, Alfriston  (outside school) 10.00. GR 517034. Dry lunch. Finish 15.30. 10 miles. Uphill to Bo Peep/ downland/river/9 stiles.

WEDNESDAY 23rd 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 26th June (L)  –  SEE THE WINDMILL                                         Leader: Pauline S. Tel: 895150. Meet Lewes Train Station (outside) 10.00. Back via Kingston. Finish 13.00. 5 miles. Mostly flat.                                                                                                                                                                                                                         SATURDAY 26th June   BRISK PACE  –  ROUNDABOUT SEAFORD             Leaders: Doris & Gavin. Tel: 07552 763683. Walk starts Buckle CP, Seaford Esplanade (free) 09.45. GR 469996. Finish 13.00. 8 miles. Post code of start is BN25 2QR.

 SUNDAY 27th  June  –  EAST DEAN & BACK                                                           Leader: Sheila. Tel: 844177 or 07554 971910. Meet and start East Dean CP (free) 10.00 GR 558977. Dry lunch. Finish 15.30. 10.5 miles. Hilly downland/some road walking.

 WEDNESDAY 30th 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. A few stiles/some lane walking. Pub stop at end.

SATURDAY 3rd July  (L)   FROM PEBBLES TO PIER                                         Leaders: Janet & Ted. Tel: 504459. Meet Meet Castle Inn, Pevensey Bay 10.00. Bus 99 09.21 Cornfield Rd. Stop C1 to Castle Inn. Finish 12.15. 4 miles. Flat/some beach walking.

SUNDAY 4th July    ACROSS THE ROAD AND INTO THE TREES                              Leaders:  Doris & Gavin.  Tel: 07552763683. Meet East Dean CP (free) GR558997 at 10:00.  Finish 15:00.   10 miles.  Some climbs/forest/paths.

WEDNESDAY 7th July   EVENING

JUBILEE JAUNT ON THE SOUTH DOWNS                                                         Leader: John R. Tel: 648532 or 07548 705996 on day. Meet intersection of Denton Road/Gaudick Rd 18.30. GR 600982. Bus 3 stops in Denton Road (Hillbrow). Finish 20.30. 5 miles.

SATURDAY 10th July  (STROLLS)   FIELD, SEA & PARK                                             Leader: Catherine R.  Tel: 728570Meet Seaside Dental Surgery bus stop nr Tesco roundabout 10:30.  Buses 1, 1A, Loop pass by.  Finish 12:30. 2 miles. Bring drink.

 SATURDAY 10th July  (L)   LINEAR   POVERTY & NORTON BOTTOMS   Leader: Pauline S. Tel: 895150. Meet Denton Corner bus stop 10.00. Finish Bishopstone/or Hill Rise 12.30-13.00. 4.5-5 miles. Undulating.

SATURDAY 10th July   BRISK PACE     COFFEE ON THE EDGE !               Leader: Caroline. Tel: 506957. Walk starts outside Chalk Farm, Willingdon 09.30. GR 586025. Finish 13.30. 8 miles. Hilly before coffee.

 SUNDAY 11th July   NO WALK, NO LEADER

WEDNESDAY 14th July   EVENING  FIND SOME SHEEP AT 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 17th July  (L)    SEE THE SEA  AT SEAFORD!          LEADER:  Bridget T. Tel: 768482 or 07963 479399. Meet by toilets Martello Tower, Seaford 10.00 Bus 12X 09.10 Gildredge Rd to Seaford Library. Finish 13.00. 5 miles approx. Park at Martello Tower. Bring own refreshments.

SUNDAY 18th July   MAYFIELD                                                                             Leaders: John & Marion. Tel: 724972 or  07732 971557. Meet The Avenue (provided can car share) 9.30. Walk starts Rec. Ground CP (free), Tunbridge Wells Rd, Mayfield TN20 6TA 10.15. GR 588271. Dry Lunch. Finish 15.30. 9 miles. Field and woodland paths/some roads. SVC: £4.20.

 WEDNESDAY 21st July   EVENING   DOWNS GOLF CLUB CIRCULAR   Leader: Gill M. Tel: 722256 or 07900 860861 on day. Meet Downs Golf Club, East Dean Rd 18.30. GR 585988. Buses 12/12A/12X to South Downs Way stop. Parking behind clubhouse. 4 miles. One steep slope/4 stiles. Pub stop at end.

SATURDAY, 24th July   (STROLLS)   ASDA TO TESCO VIA CYCLE PATH             Leaders:  John & Joan W.  Tel: 738663.  Meet bus stop opposite ASDA (Harbour)  10:00.  Buses 99 or Loop from Cornfield Road to  ASDA (Sovereign Harbour).  Elevenses at Tesco (all being well) then return to ASDA. Finish: 1220.  2 miles._

SATURDAY 24th July  (L)    WOODLAND TO DOWNLAND                          Leader: Brenda. Tel: 726165 or 07907 678148. Meet Cherry Garden Rd  junc. with Sancroft Rd 10.00. Buses 12/12X/12A Gildredge Rd to Cherry Garden Rd. Finish 12.30-13.00. 5 miles. Parking nearby. 1 steepish hill/poss. slippery if wet.

SATURDAY 24th July   BRISK PACE   A WALK OF MYSTERIES               Leaders: Gill & Reg. Tel: 07743 337176. Walk starts Luxford CP, Uckfield (free) 09.45. GR 472212. Finish 13.15. 8 miles. Note; Please park at top/long stay end of CP.

 SUNDAY 25th July    PERMITTED TO CLIMB                                                 Leaders: John & Esther. Tel: 503239. Meet/start Chalk Farm, Willingdon 10.00. GR 586025. Buses to Church St. Willingdon. 10 mins. walk to start – west through Church St/right into Coopers Hill/Chalk Farm is 100m on left. Walk has l,00ft of elevation & is 8 miles.

WEDNESDAY 28th July   EVENING   RIVER RAMBLE FOR SUNSET BY THE SEA                                                                                                                                        Leader: Colin W.Tel: 07446 458138.  Meet Exceat Visitor Centre 18.30pm. GR 518996. Bus 12. Parking at Visitor Centre (fee payable). Finish 20.30. 5 miles.

SATURDAY 31st July  (L)   A HOLE IN ONE WITH HOPE!                           Leader:  Irenee H. Tel: 471263. Meet Seaford Martello Tower 10.00. Bus 12 Gildredge Rd to Seaford Library – walk to start approx.15 mins. Finish 13.00 approx. 5 miles. Hilly/no stiles.

SUNDAY 1st August   UPHILL & DOWN GHYLL                                               Leader: Lesley. Tel: 07933 237300. Meet/start Crow & Gate pub CP on A26 10.15 (with permission park in pub CP). GR 494288. Dry lunch. Finish 15.30. 9.5 miles. 

WEDNESDAY 4th August   EVENING   WANNOCK TO WILMINGTON   Leaders: Esther & John W. Tel: 503239 or 07579 780999 on day. Meet Wannock Village Hall 18.30. GR 575034. Finish 20.30. 5 miles.   

SATURDAY, 7th August  (STROLLS)    LEAFY HAMPDEN PARK                               Leader: Marjorie W.  Tel: 502825.  Meet Hampden Park near cafe 10:15.  Buses 1A and Lop to Park Avenue from Gildredge Road.  Finish 12:30.  2 miles.

SATURDAY 7th August  (L)   EAST DEAN CIRCULAR                                         Leader: Gill. Tel: 722256 or 07900 860861. Meet East Dean CP 10.00. Buses12/12A/12X (09.33 12X or 09.43 12A) Gildredge Rd to East Dean. Finish 13.00 approx. 5 miles. Parking East Dean CP. Downland/1 steep slope

 SATURDAY 7th August  BRISK PACE   VANGUARD & WEALDWAY       Leader: Bob B. Tel: 652234 or 07808 290538. Walk starts Chiddingly village CP (free) 09.45. GR 545142. Finish 13.15. 8.3 miles. Some stiles but mainly flat.

SUNDAY 8th August   NO WALK, NO LEADER

WEDNESDAY 11th August   EVENING   SEE THE SEA AT SEAFORD        Leader: Bridget T. Tel: 768482 or 07963 479399 on day. Meet Martello Tower, Seaford 18.30. GR 484984. Bus 12X Gildredge Rd to Seaford Library. Finish 20.30. 4.5 miles.

SATURDAY 14th August  (L)   HEAD SOUTH & HOPE                                    Leader: Richard P. Tel: 07530 856157. Meet opp. Seaford Library 10.05. Bus 12X 09.33 Gildredge Rd to Seaford Library. Finish 12.45. 5 miles. Undulating/1 stile. Bring own refreshment. Leader at start.

SUNDAY 15th August   DOWNS & WOODS                                                         Leaders: Tracey & Andy. Tel: 07955 789408. Meet/start East Dean CP 10.00.  Bus 12 Gildredge Rd.  Dry lunch. Finish 15.00. 9 miles.    

WEDNESDAY 18th August   EVENING   LET’S CHARLESTON AT SUNSET          Leader: Irenee H Tel: 471263. Meet Firle Village CP (behind Ram Inn) 20.30. GR 467074. Finish 20.15. 4 miles. Mostly flat/1 hill/a few stiles. Pub stop at end.

THURSDAY 19th AUGUST  –   COACH OUTING:                                    SUMMERTIME GLORY AT BORDE HILL GARDENS                                      Leader: Graham T. Tel: 501467. Meet Seaside (opp Lidl) 10.00 and The Avenue 10.15. Full payment of £25.50 if 30 go. Booking opens 28th June. See Summer Footnotes

SATURDAY, 21st August  (STROLLS)      WITCHES HAUNTS                                      Leader:  Win.  Tel: 735362 or 07789 257692.  Meet corner Sutton Road and Highlands Road, outside St Thomas More Catholic Church 10:00.  Bus 12X  09:23ish from Gildredge Road to War Memorial bus stop, Seaford.  finish 12:15.  2.5 miles.  Bring drink.

SATURDAY 21st August  (L)   BEACHY HEAD CIRCULAR                          Leaders: John & Esther. Tel: 503239. Meet The Pilot, Meads 10.00. GR 600973. Finish 12.30. 5 miles. Steep ascent/descent.

SATURDAY 21st August   BRISK PACE  DON’T ASK ME, I’M LOST           Leaders: Jane & Martyn. Tel: 07719 017963. Walk starts Firle village CP (free) 09.45. GR 467074 finish 13.30. 8.5 miles.

 SUNDAY 22nd August   CHATTRI MEMORIAL                                                Leader: Jacqui. Tel:  470371 or 07951 700121. Meet/walk starts 10.15 Ditchling Village CP (free). GR 326151. Dry lunch. Finish 15.00. 9.5 miles.1 steep climb.

WEDNESDAY 25th August   EVENING  SUNSET OVER PEVENSEY CASTLE      Leader: Margaret D. Tel: 304921 or 07807 528298 on day only.  Meet Pevensey Castle CP (fee may be payable) 18.30. GR 649050. Finish 20.30. 4 miles. Flat walk/a few stiles. Pub stop at end.

SATURDAY 28th August  (L)    BIRLING GAP CIRCULAR                            Leader: Sue W. Tel: 728963 or 07835 948602. Meet East Dean CP 10.00. Bus 12X 09.33 Gildredge Rd to East Dean. Bring own refreshment or Birling Gap (could be busy). Finish 13.00 approx. 5 miles approx.

SUNDAY 29th August   NO WALK, NO LEADER

SATURDAY, 4th September  (STROLLS)   AROUND WILLINGDON                        Leaders:  Jean & Jim.  Tel: 301871.  Meet bus stop Willingdon Church Street 09:50.  Bus 1  09:32 approx. from Gildredge Road Stop G1 to Willingdon Church Street bus stop.  Finish  11:45 approx.  2.25 miles. Short hill at own pace.  Bring drink.

SATURDAY 4th September  (L)   SOME OLD, SOME NEW                           Leader: Bob J. Tel: 485643 or 07593 856500 on day. Meet Sidley CP (free) opp.Lidl 10.00. Bus 98 08.38 Gildredge Rd, Stop G2. Finish 12.45. 5 miles. Bring own refreshments. Return bus 13.15.

SATURDAY 4th September   BRISK PACE  MODIFIED CUCKMERE PILGRIM PATH PART 2                                                                                                                     Leaders: Doris & Gavin. Tel: 07552 763683. Walk starts North Rd., Alfriston (outside school) 09.45. GR 517034. Finish 13.00. 8 miles.

 SUNDAY 5th September   A RIPE OLD WANDER                                           Leaders: Mark & Dawn. Tel: 07522 868684. Meet Arlington reservoir 09.50. Walk starts 10.00. Dry lunch Ripe Church. Finish 15.00. 9 miles. Fields/paths/country lanes/some stiles.

SATURDAY 11th September  (L)  LINEAR   JUNE IN SEPTEMBER                 Leader: June. Tel: 01273 679846 or 07769 747719. Meet Longridge Ave, Saltdean 10.30. Finish 13.00 approx. 4.5-5 miles. Mostly flat/couple medium climbs/no stiles.

SUNDAY 12th September   BUXTED PARK                                                         Leaders: John & Marion. Tel: 724972 or  07732 971557. Meet The Avenue (if allowed) 09.30. Walk starts CP near Church in drive to BUXTED Park, south side of A272 10.15. GR 486231. Dry Lunch. Finish 15.30. 9.5 miles. Meadows/parkland/woodland/views/some road/stiles. SVC: £4.60.

SATURDAY, 18th September  (STROLLS)    EAST DEAN MEANDER                       Leader:  Marjorie B.  Tel: 648623.  Meet East Dean CP  10:00.  Bus 12A  09:43ish from Gildredge Road to East Dean.  Finish 12 noon.  2 miles.  Bring drink.

SATURDAY 18th September (L)   AUTUMN IN OLD WILLINGDON         Leader: Graham. Tel: 501467. Meet Church St. Willingdon 10.15. Bus 1 09.32 Stop G1 or bus 51 09.53 Stop G2 Gildredge Rd to Church Street. Finish 13.15. 4.75 miles. No hills/no stiles/town and park walk. Limited parking near start. Refreshments en route.

SATURDAY 18th September   BRISK PACE   NO WALK AT THIS TIME. CHECK WEBSITE NEARER DATE.   

SUNDAY 19th September   AROUND THE LONG MAN                                   Leader: Sheila B. Tel: 844177 or 07554 971910. Meet The Avenue (if allowed) 09.30. Walk starts The Priory CP, Wilmington (free) 10.00. GR 543041. Dry lunch. Finish 15.30. 10 miles. Steep climb at start/hilly downland/some road walking. SVC: £2.60.

 SATURDAY 25th September  (L)   ARLINGTON, BERWICK, SELMESTON   Leader: Margaret. Tel: 304921 or 07807 528298. Meet Arlington Reservoir lay-by or CP (£2.00) 10.30. GR 528074. Finish 13.00. 4 miles. Flat walk. Refreshments available at end.

SUNDAY 26th  September   BATTLE & BEYOND                                               Leader: Peter D. Tel: 01424 844219. Walk starts Sedlescombe CP (free) 10.00. GR 782181. Dry lunch. Finish 15.00. 10 miles. Easy pace/gently undulating walk.