Walks Programme

 

ALL WALKS (except Leisurely Walks) depart from Wannock Rd. Recreation Ground at 9.30 a.m. prompt unless otherwise stated.See the panel on the left – ‘Where to meet’ – for a location map.

LEISURELY walks – 2 to 3 miles, generally avoiding hills and poor surfaces, taken at a leisurely pace.

SHORT walks – approx. 5 miles at a moderately brisk pace and finishing around 12:30

LONG walks – 8 to 11 miles at a moderately brisk pace, with a midday break and finishing mid-afternoon

VCoxButts

The new seat at Cold Crouch, Butts Brow.

The inscription reads “In memory of Valerie Cox, a Polegate Rambler”

 

 

 

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2016

AUGUST 4th

SEA, RIVER, WILDLIFE AND SUN (we hope). 4½ miles
A bit hilly towards Seaford Head. Good views. 2 stiles
Chris 890258. SVP £1.80

UP THE HILL TO FETCH A PAIL OF WATER. 10 miles
Gentle Downland walk starting at Stanmer Park. Picnic. 6 stiles.
Aled 484723 or 07858 070497. SVP £3.40

AUGUST 11th

LEISURELY. SUMMER TIME AT SOVEREIGN HARBOUR. 2 miles
51 bus 9.47am Polegate Station. Arrive Pacific Drive North Harbour to start
walk at 10.45am. Coffee or lunch by the water.
Roy 766342 or Sandra 483991.

HARBOUR TO CASTLE CIRCULAR. 4¾ miles
Flat with some beach walking. Bring refreshments. 5 stiles.
Pat & Geoff 471359 or 07946 401281. SVP £1.40

WAYS OUT OF BATTLE. 10 miles
Woods and fields. Picnic. Few stiles. Leader at start.
Lucy C. 07817 279241. SVP £3.50

AUGUST 18th

MERRIE FROM START TO FINISH
Cowbeech countryside. Flattish walk, 3 stiles, fields, wood, orchard and short bit of road. Pub at end
Approx 5 miles
Mary 365008

A FAIR WALK. 10 ish miles
From Fairwarp. Open countryside and woodland. Some hills. Picnic. 8 stiles.
Christine 841708 or text only 07980 575569. SVP £4

AUGUST 25th

LEISURELY. FROM EXCEAT TO THE SEA. 2½ miles
51 bus 9.47am Polegate Station, then 12 bus to Exceat. Level walking. Coffee at end.
Rick 482138

DITCHLING BEACON. 4½ miles Leave Polegate Rec 9.15am
Some gentle inclines. Easy walking. NT pass or phone using c/c at Ditchling Beacon CP.
Denise & Alex 487489. SVP £4

COME DANGLE YOUR TOOTSIES IN THE SEA! 12 miles
Circular from Bo Peep, Alfriston, Cuckmere river to coast and back via Seaford.
Picnic. 6 stiles.
Sue 365158 or 07833 938903. SVP £1.70

SEPTEMBER 1st

BATTLE & POWDERMILL WOOD. 5 miles approx
Undulating.
Nick 484205 or 07733 546925. SVP £3.20 plus cp charge

LAVENDER LINE COUNTRY. 8½ miles
Lot of level walking. Fields, golf course from Uckfield to Isfield.
Woods. Good views. Picnic. 21 stiles.
Graham 501467 or 07743 762671. SVP £3

SEPTEMBER 8th

LEISURELY. ALONG BOTTOM OF DOWNS. 2-3 miles
Willingdon to Polegate. Autumnal flat walk; fields and paths.
51 bus 9.47am Polegate Station to Triangle British Queen.
Margo text 07507 708512

CASTLE, RICKNEY AND CHILLEY FARM. 5 miles
Pevensey. Fields and small amount of road walking. Coffee available at Chilley Farm and
Marmite scones. 2 stiles.
David & Sheila Markham 500877. SVP £1.20

FOREST & DOWNLAND TRACKS WITH COASTAL VIEWS. 12 miles
Undulating. Friston Forest and Downs. Extensive views of Sussex Coastline
and surrounding Downland. Picnic. 6 stiles.
Colin 07817 521122. SVP £1

SEPTEMBER 15th

CRICKETERS START & FINISH. 5½ miles
Fields, paths and tracks. Berwick area. 3 stiles.
Dave 726427 or 07909 970315. SVP £1

GOING FOR A RIDE. 10 miles
Jevington. Downland. Hilly. Picnic. Few stiles.
Lucie T. 01825 840779. SVP 50p

SEPTEMBER 22nd

LEISURELY. FROM HELLINGLY TO HAILSHAM. 2 miles
Flat walk. Hopefully no mud! Cuckoo trail. 51 bus 09.47am Medical Centre
to Hellingly Village Hall. Coffee in Hailsham.
Carol 484621

AN AUTUMN WALK IN FRISTON FOREST. 5 miles
A forest walk into Friston Forest towards West Dean Church (picnic break)
and a circular return. No stiles but steps down.
Roger C. 351108 or 07596 953120. SVP 60p plus Butchers Hole cp charge

AROUND THE DOWNS TO THE SEA AND BACK. 10.3 miles
Downland to East Dean and Birling Gap. Some moderate climbs/descends.
Sea views. Picnic. 3 stiles.
David R. 763316 or 07796 316980.
SVP 50p plus cp charge or bring Eastbourne residents’ pass.

SEPTEMBER 29th
FESTIVAL OF WALKS

Half Day: A VIEW OF THE SEVEN SISTERS. 4½ miles
Hilly terrain on the Downs, supplemented by “poetic” views. Picnic. Afterwards in the
Cuckmere Inn for refreshments to cover free parking. Limited parking. No stiles.
Roger L. 723268 or 07929 115916. SVP £1.20

Whole Day: WILMINGTON – WEST DEAN – ALFRISTON CIRCULAR. 9½ miles
Long climb at start to top of The Long Man, then field paths and short
sections of road. Picnic. 9 stiles.
John 724972 or 07732 971557. SVP 50p

OCTOBER 6th

LEISURELY. CUCKMERE HAVEN WALK. 2 miles
51 bus 09.47am Polegate Station to Eastbourne, then 12 bus to Seven Sisters.
Flat walk. Refreshments.
John 489228 or 07792 516202.

TO WORLDS END AND BACK. 4½ miles
Hellingly circular. Part Cuckoo trail, part Wealdway. One medium hill. Picnic. 8 stiles.
Tony 487202 or 07901 996379. SVP £1.20

BRIDGE OVER TROUBLED WATERS. 10 miles
Fringing Selmeston, Berwick and Arlington. Flat walk with fields, woods and roads.
Picnic or pub. 8 stiles.
Jan 763700. SVP £1.10

OCTOBER 13th

GOING LOCAL. 4 miles
Wannock Glen & Jevington. From Willingdon. Undulation.
Jenny 722036 or 07840 406457. SVP 50p

BUXTED AND DOWN. 9 miles
Roads, tracks and paths. Picnic. 15 stiles.
Paul & Barbara 504908 or 07812 822879 or 07790 708616. SVP £4

OCTOBER 20th

LEISURELY. HILLIERS GARDEN CENTRE AND BACK. 2½ miles
Meet at top of Shepham Lane by the seat at 10am. Flat walk along country lanes.
Coffee at Horseye.
Sandra 483991. SVP 50p

CHRISTIAN’S RIVER. 5 miles
Near Bodle Street Green. Mainly fields and woodland.
Some poor paths but no steep hills. 6 stiles.
Howard 472174 or 07766 116052. SVP £2

INTO BATTLE….AND BACK! 12½ miles
Flattish terrain. Marshland, fields, woods. Picnic. 4 stiles.
Liz 01424 732242 or 07904 504915. SVP £3.40

OCTOBER 27th

TWO TOWNS. 5½ – 6 miles
Flat walk. Part Cuckoo Trail. 8 stiles. Start Polegate Rec.
Ted 484923

NOT A STILE IN SIGHT! 8¼ miles
A circular walk through forest and dale before brushing shoulders with
the Long Man. Picnic.
Gill 733155 or 07963 930941. SVP 50p

Date of Christmas Gathering at Westham Village Hall 8th December 2016.

PP indicates pub or picnic at lunchtime. Where a car is required to the
start of a walk our group encourages car sharing and it is appreciated when a voluntary
contribution is made by passengers. SVP (suggested voluntary payment) shown is
considered an amount which reasonably covers the costs incurred by the driver.

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