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 10th September : 1066 COUNTRY WALK TO HERSTMONCEUX CASTLE
Leaders: John & Marion. Tel: 724972 or 07732 971557. Meet The Avenue 09:45. Walk starts CP behind Woolpack Pub, Herstmonceux 10:10. GR 634125. Dry lunch. Finish 15:30. 9.5 miles. Mostly footpaths, easy walking, 16 stiles. SVC £2.30.
SATURDAY 16TH September (L) : OLD & NEW FOR THE LINK
Leader: Pat B. Tel: 01424 213950 or 07743 642496. Meet Sidley CP, opp. LIDL 10:15. Bus no. 98 09:38 Terminus Rd, Stand H. Finish 13:15. 5 miles Refreshments stops en-route and at finish.
SUNDAY 17th September: ARIELS & A BRIDGE
Leader: Jan S. Tel: 01435 864889 or 07881 988943. Meet ill Rd CP behind Fire Stn. Heathfield 10:45. GR 578213. But No. 51 09:40 Terminus Rd. Stand H to Heathfield High St. Bus stop. Dry lunch. Finish 15:30. 8 iles approx. Return bus 15:50. Undulating . Leader at start.
SATURDAY 23rd September (L) : UP & DOWN BEYOND THE GAP
Leaders: Janet & Ted. Tel: 504459. Meet East Dean CP 10:00. Bus No. 12X 09:33 Terminus Rd. Stand J. Refreshment break Birling Gap. Finish 12:45. 5 miles. Downland walking with two moderate climbs. No stiles.
SATURDAY 23rd September – BRISK PACE : PUNNETTS TOWN CIRCULAR
Leader: Jim B. Tel: 01435 830991. Meet Punnetts Town village CP (free) 09:45. GR 619205. Finish 13:15. 8 miles.
SUNDAY 24th September : THE BARCOMBES TO LAVENDER LINE (CIRCULAR)
Leader: Pat B. : 01424 213950 or 07743 642496. Meet The Avenue 09:30. Walk starts Barcombe Mills CP (free) 10:15. GR 433146. Lunch Isfield Station (cafe on site). Finish 15:45. 9.25 miles. Inform Leader if lift required. SVC: £4.40.
SATURDAY 30th September (L) : LOOKING DOWN ON HASTINGS
Leader: Mary B. Tel: 505339 or 07982 039157. Meet Hastings Rail Stn. 10:45. Bus no. 99 09:23 Cornfield Rd. Can use train if preferred. Picnic lunch. Finish 14:00. 5 miles.
SUNDAY 1st October : A WEALDEN WALK TO BEWL YOU OVER
Leader: Pat B. Tel: 01424 213950 or 07743 642496. Meet in CP next to Greyhound Pub, Wadhurst, free Sundays. Alternative parking Washwell Lane. Walk starts 10.15. Dry lunch by the water. Finish 15.15. 7.75 miles approx. Good paths, moderate undulation. If lift required contact leader.
MONDAY 2nd October SOCIAL EVENING The Story Behind Fairtrade Bags and Jazzy Hats from Madagascar by Jane Muddle
SATURDAY 7th October (L) : IT’S BLACKBERRY TIME AGAIN
Leader: Graham T. Tel: 501467. Meet Rectory Close, East Hoathly CP 10.05. GR 519161. Bus No.54 09.08 Terminus Rd, Stand H. Finish 12.45. 4.5 miles. Refreshments at Blackberry Farm, mainly level fields and woods but 11 stiles. Leader joins bus Church Street.
SATURDAY 7th October – BRISK PACE : BUBBLING AROUND RATHFINNY
Leaders: Doris & Gavin. Tel: 07552 763683. Walk starts High & Over CP nr. Alfriston (free) 09.45. GR 509011. Finish 13.15. 8 miles. PH option.
SUNDAY 8th October : 1066 & ALL THAT
Leader: Peter D. Tel: 01424 844219. Meet The Avenue 09.30. Walk starts Catsfield village CP (free) 10.15. GR 725136. Dry Lunch. 10.5 miles. Fields and woods, undulating, easy pace. Leader at start. SVC: £2.60.
SATURDAY 14th October (L) LINEAR : BUCKLE TO CUCKMERE
Leaders: Dympna & Chris D. Tel: 740562. Meet Buckle CP, Seaford 10.15. GR 469997. Bus No.12A 09.03 Terminus Rd, Stand J to Hill Rise and walk to start. Finish Cuckmere Inn 13.00. 5 miles. Via Seaford Head and Hope Gap.
SATURDAY 14th October – STROLL : HAMPDEN PARK
Leader: Marjorie W. Tel: 502825. Meet park cafe 10.15. Bus No.1A 09.42 Terminus Road, Stand K or Loop 09.55 Stand L to Park Avenue. Finish 12.15/12.30. 2.25 miles. Coffee at St. Wilfrids Hospice. Leader at Hampden Park cafe.
SUNDAY 15th October : AROUND ALFRISTON
Leader: Bob J. Tel: 485643 or 07593 856500 on day. Meet Cuckmere Inn CP 10.00. Bus No.12 or 12A 09.16 Terminus Rd, Stand J to Cuckmere Inn. Dry Lunch Alfriston. Finish 14.30. 8.5 miles.
SATURDAY 21st October (L) : AUTUMN TRAILS & DOWNLAND VIEWS
Leader: Colin W. Tel: 07446 458138. Meet Exceat Visitor Centre 10.00. Bus No.12X 09.33 Terminus Rd, Stand J. Finish 13.00. 5 miles. Undulating.
SATURDAY 21st October – BRISK PACE : FINDING EGYPT
Leaders: Jenny & Barry. Tel: 01424 752757 or 07399 199696. Walk starts Herstmonceux village CP adj. Woolpack pub (free) 09.45. GR 634125. Finish 13.30. 8.5 miles. PH option. Note. 10+ stiles, fields, woods & lanes.
SUNDAY 22nd October : EAST HOATHLY TO FRAMFIELD
Leaders: John & Marion. Tel: 724972 or 07732 971557. Meet The Avenue 09.30. Walk starts East Hoathly CP 10.00. GR 519161. Dry Lunch. Finish 15.00. 8.5 miles. Undulating field and woodland paths, stiles. SVC: £2.80.
SATURDAY 28th October (L) : CHARLESTON & FIRLE BEACON
Leaders: Bob J. & Sally M. Tel: 485643 or 07593 856500 on day. Meet Firle Post Office 10.00. GR 470071. Bus No.125 09.00 Terminus Rd, Stand M. Car users must use village CP. Finish 13.00. 5 miles. One fairly steep hill, PH at end. Return bus 13.51 – limited capacity.
SATURDAY 28th OCTOBER – STROLL : OLD TOWN WOODS SAUNTER
Leader: Barbara S. Tel: 725509. Meet Victoria Drive at Sainsbury’s corner (Old Town). Bus No.1 or 1A 09.40 Terminus Road, Stand K to Victoria Drive Sainsbury’s bus stop. Finish 12.15 approx. 2.5 miles. Take drink and something to sit on.
SUNDAY 29th October LINEAR : LOOKING TOWARDS FRANCE
Leader: Graham T. Tel: 501467. Meet Terminus Rd, Stand J. Bus No.12 10.16. Walk starts South Downs Way/Downs Golf Club 10.22. GR 584985. Cars can park at Youth Hostel then walk uphill to South Downs Way. Dry Lunch, cafe nearby, Birling Gap. Finish 14.15 East Dean. 7.75 miles. No hills, no stiles, no mud, easy downland tracks. Good views.
SATURDAY 4th November (L) : COAST & COUNTRYSIDE
Leader: Pauline S. Tel: 895150 or 07563 381601. Meet South Way, Newhaven 10.00. Bus No.12 09.13 Terminus Rd, Stand J. Finish 12.45. 5 miles. One fairly steep climb and 3 stiles.
SATURDAY 4th November – BRISK PACE : BACK TO THE CAFE
Leader: Lucie. Tel: 01825 840779. Walk starts from Roedean Café CP nr. mini golf course (by kind permission) 10.00. GR 344032 Map 122. Finish 13.15. 8 miles. Café lunch option. Note. Regular No 12 bus along sea front stops nearby. Post code is BN2 5RL.
SUNDAY 5th November : NO FIREWORKS – MUD MAYBE – FIGURE OF EIGHT
Leader: Graham T. Tel: 501467. Meet Terminus Rd, Stand H. Bus No.51 09.30 to Cherry Tree Court, Horam. Morning walk starts 10.45 from Horam CP. Finish 13.00. 4 miles. Dry lunch or cafe nearby. Afternoon walk starts 13.30 from Horam CP. Finish 15.15. 3.5 miles. Lot of level walking, some undulation and many stiles. Leader joining bus Church St, Willingdon.
MONDAY 6th NOVEMBER SOCIAL EVENING (New York the Big Apple by Bob Jeffery)
SATURDAY 11th November (L) : HANKHAM CIRCULAR
Leaders: Pat & Richard W. Tel: 351223 or 07594 487086. Meet Pevensey Castle CP 10.00. GR 646049. Bus No.99 09.23 Cornfield Rd to north end of Wallsend Rd and walk to start. Finish 13.00. 5 miles. Level walk with refreshments at Chilley Farm.
SATURDAY 11th NOVEMBER – STROLL : EAST DEAN CIRCULAR
Leader: Jennie C. Tel: 728619. Meet East Dean CP 10.00. Bus No.12A 09.43 Terminus Road, Stand J to East Dean. Finish 12.15. 2.5 miles. One medium hill at own pace. Bring drink. Leader at start.
SUNDAY 12th November : RED, WHITE OR ROSE
Leader: Bob B. Tel: 652234 or 07808 290538. Meet Saltdean Lido CP (free). GR 381021. Bus No.12. Walk starts 10.00. Dry Lunch. Finish 15.15. 10 miles. Hills and a few stiles. Call leader if lift needed. SVC: £3.20.
SATURDAY 18th November (L) : 1066 AND ALL THAT – AGAIN
Leader: Sue C. Tel: 643130 or 07774 584438. Meet Pevensey Market CP 10.00. GR 646049. Bus No.99 09.23 Cornfield Rd. to Wallsend Road and walk to start. Finish 13.15. 5.5 miles. Refreshments at Chilley Farm. Level walking on minor roads, fields, paths, some stiles.
SATURDAY 18th November – BRISK PACE : CABURN
Leader: Clare. Tel: 07920 110105. Walk starts Glynde village rec CP (free) 10.00. GR 457088. Finish 13.15. 7.5 miles. PH option. Note. Train from Eastbourne dep. 09.34 arr. Glynde 09.53.
SUNDAY 19th November : A THREE DEANS WALK
Leaders: John & Marion. Tel: 724972 or 07732 971557. Meet The Avenue 09.30. Walk starts 10.10 at CP by Saltdean Lido, Saltdean Rd off A259. GR 381020. Dry lunch. 10.75 miles. Finish 15.30. Mostly Downland paths, no stiles. SVC: £3.20.
SATURDAY 25th November (L) : A VISIT TO THE OLD MAN
Leader: Greta W. Tel: 870381. Meet Alfriston long stay CP 09.45. Bus No.125 09.00 Terminus Road, Stand M. Limited bus capacity. Finish 12.30. 5 miles. No stiles, one hill. Return transport options on the day.
SATURDAY 25th NOVEMBER – STROLL : WHITBREAD HOLLOW
Leader: Marjorie B. Tel: 648623. Meet foot of Beachy Head/Bede’s School 09.50. Bus No.3A 09.40 Terminus Road, Stand M to Bede’s School. Finish 12.15. 2.5 miles. Bring drink and something to sit on. Leader at start.
SUNDAY 26th November : OVER & UNDER THE BLUEBELL
Leaders: Paul & Barbara. Tel: 504908 or 07790 708616 on day. Meet The Avenue 9.30. Walk starts Chailey Common CP, Warrs Hill Lane 10.15. GR 392218. Dry Lunch. Finish 14.30. 9 miles. Field paths and small amount of road walking. SVC: £5.00.
SATURDAY 2nd December (L) : LOOMING AROUND THE CUCKOO TRAIL
Leader: Bridget T. Tel: 768482 or 07963 479399. Meet Cuckoo trail, Oakleaf Drive, Polegate 10.00. GR 584052. Bus No.51 09.23 Terminus Rd, Stand H to High St. Finish 13.00. 5 miles. Refreshments at Loom Mill.
SATURDAY 2nd December – BRISK PACE : BEACON, BLACKCAP AND BLOOMSBURY
Leader: Bob B. Tel: 652234 or 07808 290538. Walk starts from CP at top of Firle Bostal road (free) 09.45. GR 468058. Finish 13.30. 8 miles. PH option. Note. Two steep climbs.
SUNDAY 3rd December : AROUND AMERICA
Leader: Peter D. Tel: 01424 844219. Meet Terminus Rd. Bus No.12. 09.46. Walk starts Hill Rise bus stop 10.20. Dry lunch. Finish 15.15. 10.5 miles. Easy pace, gentle hills.
MONDAY 4TH DECEMBER SOCIAL EVENING: NT Ranger Mike Jordan from Birling Gap
SATURDAY 9th December (L) LINEAR : CHRISTMAS CHEER
Leader: Graham T. Tel: 501467. Meet Tesco, Meads St. 10.15. Bus No.3 09.55 Terminus Rd, Stand M. Level seafront walk to Langham Hotel, West Dean suite for coffee and biscuits – £2.40. Can join en route or extend walk. Optional mileage and finish time.
SATURDAY 9th DECEMBER – STROLL : MORE CHRISTMAS CHEER
Leader: Marjorie B. Tel: 648623. Meet The Pier 10.45 to do a short stroll to Langham Hotel to join Graham for coffee and shortbread (£2.40) downstairs in the West Dean suite at approx. 11.15. Lift available. See main programme for further details.
SUNDAY 10th December : OFFHAM & MOUNT HARRY
Leader: Angela F. Tel: 504280 or 07765 465444. Meet The Avenue 09.30 (as daylight short). Walk starts Corner of Highdown Rd, Lewes off Nevill Rd, A275 10.15. GR 40108. Dry lunch on the Downs. Finish 14.30. 7 miles. One steep climb up, several stiles and tarmac lanes. SVC: £3.80.
WEDNESDAY 13th December – COACH OUTING
CHRISTMAS TRADITIONS AT IGHTHAM MOTE
Leader: Graham T. Tel: 501467. Meet The Avenue 09.00. Booking opens on Monday, 25th September. Full payment £12.75 if 40 go. See Autumn Footnotes.
SATURDAY 16th December (L) : A LOT OF BOTTOMS
Leader: Diana G. Tel: 07769 754241. Meet Friston Pond 10.00. Bus No.12X 09.33 Terminus Rd, Stand J. Finish 13.00. 5 miles. Quite hilly on downs and forest.
SATURDAY 16th December – BRISK PACE : CHILLED MINCE PIES
Leader: Sue T. Tel: 365158 or 07833 938903. Walk starts Abergavenny Arms pub CP Rodmell (by kind permission) 10.00. GR 418060. Finish 13.15. 8 miles. PH option. Note. Post code is BN7 3EZ.
SATURDAY 16th DECEMBER (DECEMBER EXTRA) – STROLL : LOOM MILL AND RETURN
Leader: Marjorie B. Tel: 648623. Meet South Road CP, Hailsham 10.10. Bus No.98 09.38 Terminus Road, Stand H to Tesco, Hailsham. Finish 12.15. 2.5 miles. Coffee at Loom Mill. Leader at start.
SUNDAY 17th December NO WALK
SATURDAY 23rd December (L) : MIXED BAG CIRCULAR
Leader: Richard P. Tel: 07530 856157. Meet Lamb Inn, Old Town 10.00. GR 559995. Buses Nos.1 & 12 frequent service. Finish 12.45. 4 miles. Town and rural paths, 1 steep climb, some steps, no stiles. Leader at start.
SUNDAY 24th December LINEAR : WALK HOME
Leader: Clare K. Tel: 07920 110105. Meet Terminus Rd 09.00. Bus No.12/12A tbc. Walk starts 09.30 bus stop for Seven Sister Visitor Centre. GR 518996. Picnic lunch near YHA. Finish 14.00. 12 miles. Drop out points at 5 miles ca. 11.15 (East Dean, bus 12/12A), 7.5 miles ca. 12.00 (YHA bus stop, bus 12/12A), 10 miles ca.13.15 (Holywell bus 3/3A). *If walk cancelled, leader at Terminus Rd only*
SATURDAY 30th December (L) : LAST ORDERS PLEASE
Leaders: Bob J & Sally M. Tel: 485643 or 07593 856500 on day. Meet Terminus Rd Stand H 10.00. Finish 13.00. 5 miles. Town, parks, downland and seafront walk, many drop out points.
SATURDAY 30th December – BRISK PACE : COLD CROUCH AND CLAY BOTTOM
Leaders: Naomi & Pete. Tel: 485005. Walk starts Butts Brow CP Willingdon (free with Eastbourne residents card) 09.30. GR 579017. Finish 13.15. 8.5 miles. PH option.
MONDAY 1st January : ALFRISTON NEW YEAR’S DAY WANDER
Leader: Graham T. Tel: 501467. Meet The Avenue 09.45 for drive 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, see Autumn 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. Lunch at Memorial Hall as above. Leader needs lift.
SATURDAY 13th JANUARY 2018 – STROLL : SEAFRONT STROLL
Leaders: Joan & John. Tel: 738663. Meet Bede’s School 09.50. Bus No.3A 09.40 Terminus Road, Stand M to Bede’s School. Finish 12.15. 2 miles. Bede’s to Western View (Wish Tower) and return. Leaders at start.