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
Printable versions of the Walks Programme are available on the Downloads page.
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
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
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
CHANGE TO PROGRAMME
Ted Rendell cannot lead the short walk on 27th October so Roger L will step in with an alternative one over the Downs from Butts Brow (car park free with Eastbourne resident’s card). SVP 50p.
Roger L 723268 or 07929115916.
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
LEISURELY. AUTUMN WALK. 2 miles
Meet Medical Centre for 56 bus 10.15am to Stone Cross. Refreshments at The Mill, Langney.
John 489228 or 07792 516202.
TAKE A BUTCHER’S AT FRISTON FOREST. 5 miles
From the Forest to Seven Sisters Country Park cafe (comfort break) and circular return. 1 stile.
Roger C. 351108 or 07596 953120. 50p + c.p. charge
2 CHURCHES AND A GIANT. 9½ miles
Downland walk, starting from the rec to Wannock, Folkington, Wilmington and back.
Fields, tracks and some roads. 2 stiles. Picnic.
Mick & Judy 07484 104460.
THREE HAVENS FOR MAN AND BEAST. 4½ – 5 miles
From South Hill Barn, tracks through chalk downland. Stunning views. 2 steepish hills,
some beach/river bank and fields. 2 stiles.
Mary 07846 097877. SVP £2
UPS AND DOWNS. 9¼ miles
An undulating figure of 8 walk between Willingdon, Jevington and East Dean. Picnic. 3 stiles.
Gill M. 733155 or 07963 930941. SVP 50p + c.p. charge but free with E/b residents’ card
LEISURELY. TO THE LOOM MILL AND BACK. 2½ miles
Meet at Polegate Primary School Entrance 10am. Coffee stop.
HERSTMONCEUX AND TROLLILOES. 5 miles
Fields, tracks and some lanes. A couple of climbs.
Howard 472174 or 07766 116052. SVP £1.80
CUCKMERE VALLEY. 9½ miles
From South Barn Seaford to Camp Hill, Littlington and Exceat. Mainly gentle terrain.
One steep down and one up. Picnic. 7 stiles.
Aled 484723 or 07858 070497. SVP £2
GLIMPSES OF THE WHITE HORSE. 5½ miles
Forest, Downs and riverside. 5 stiles.
John & Theresa 726685 or 07719 437464. SVP £1.40 + c.p. charge
1066 AND ALL THAT. 9 miles
Catsfield and Ninfield area. Tracks, paths, fields and roads. Small hills. Good views.
One short section of main road, otherwise quiet lanes. Picnic. About 20 stiles, some
John R 724972 or 07732 971557. SVP £2.60
LEISURELY. WALKING THE CUCKOO LINE. 3 miles
Meet Medical Centre 9.47am for 51 bus to Hailsham. Walk to Polegate. Refreshments.
John 489228 or 07792 516202.
BLACKBOYS WALK. 4½ miles
An easy walk along country lanes and across fields with a few stiles. Lunch available in
pub at end.
Brenda 470114 and Pat 471359 or 07946 401281. SVP £2.80
CLOSEST VIEWS OF THE LONG MAN. 8 miles
Hilly. Folkington to Alfriston. Picnic. 1 stile.
Sue 365158 or 07833 938903. SVP 50p
DECEMBER 8th – Christmas Gathering at Westham Village Hall –
See form on Downloads page for details of meal booking.
PRE CHRISTMAS GATHERING WALK. 4 miles
Start Westham Village Hall 10am. No stiles. Refreshments at The Red Lion, Stone Cross.
Make your own arrangements for travel to Westham.
Leader Roger S. 741167 or 07803 722534.
LEISURELY. POLEGATE CIRCULAR. 2 miles
Meet 10am Medical Centre. Flat walk. Hard surface. Coffee.
HELLINGLY CIRCULAR. 5 miles
Gently rolling hills. Few stiles.
Eric 845569. SVP £1.20
LINEAR SEAFRONT WALK. 8 miles
Little Common to Hastings. Coffee at De la Warr. Picnic at Hastings shelters. Return by bus.
Angela 504280 or 07765 465444. SVP £2.20 + bus pass
A LAST MINUTE CHRISTMAS RAMBLE;
over the Downs we intend to amble; may be a hilly 4 to 5 miles; interspersed with a
number of stiles.
Roger L 723268 or 07929 115916. SVP £1
THE HOLLY AND THE IVY. 8.2 miles
From Jevington to Littlington. Cuckmere River to the Sussex Ox Milton Street for lunch.
Returning on SDW. Only one major climb. Pub or picnic. 2 stiles.
David R. 763316 or 07796 316980. SVP 50p
BOXING DAY BASH. 4½ miles
Meet 10am at East Dean c.p. for the traditional annual ramble to Birling Gap and back.
No Polegate Rec transport. Go directly to East Dean. No stiles.
Dave & Sheila 500877.
LEISURELY. PEELINGS LANE TO PEVENSEY. 2½ miles
Meet Medical Centre 10.15am for 56 bus to Stone Cross. Lane walk to Westham then on
to Pevensey. Refreshments towards the end of walk.
Sue & Derek 482441.
DAVE’S & HOWARD’S NEARLY 70TH BIRTHDAY WALK. 4 miles
Flat seafront walk. Join us for tea/coffee/birthday cake at Langham Hotel approx. 11am.
(If not walking let me know if you will be at hotel.)
Dave / Howard 726427 or 07909 970315. SVP £1.10
SHE MARCHED THEM UP TO THE TOP OF THE HILL AND…. 9 miles
Glynde, Alciston, Firle. One steep hill and one down. Picnic.
Angela 504280 or 07765 465444. SVP £2
A HARBOUR TOUR. 4½ to 5 miles
Sovereign Harbour or Harbour-Pevensey Castle depending on weather. Flat. Possible
beach walking. Bring refreshments. 5 stiles if walking to Pevensey.
Maureen 765725 or 07976 879585. SVP £1.40
FIRST STEPS OF THE YEAR. 9 miles
Hilly. Downland. Picnic. 10 stiles.
Colin 07817 521122. SVP £1
LEISURELY. HAILSHAM FOOTPATHS. 2 miles
Meet Medical Centre 9.47am for 51 bus to Cacklebury at shop. Flat walk.
FRISTON POND – OVER THE DOWNS INLAND. 4½ – 5 miles
Crowlink c.p. Millionaires Row. Not too hilly. Few stiles.
Chris 890258. SVP 80p + c.p. charge
AROUND THE BROOKS. 9½ miles
Field, paths, some roads and river banks. Rodmell. Picnic. 12 stiles.
Paul & Barbara 504908 or 07790 708616 or 07812 822879. SVP £2.40
TIGER NEARLY SNAPS IN FOREST. 4¾ miles
Some road walking but mainly Friston forest paths with a few steps. Ups and downs. 2 stiles.
John & Theresa 726685 or 07719 437464. SVP £1
PASTURES NEW. 8½ miles
Plumpton Green. Wivelsfield. Flat circular walk. Picnic. 10 stiles.
Mike 739722 or 07729 813126. SVP £4
LEISURELY. TO MEADS VILLAGE. 2 miles
Meet 9.47am for 51 bus at Polegate Taxi Office then bus 3. From Meads walk back along
the Prom weather permitting. Flat easy walk. Refreshments.
BIRTHDAY BASH – AND DASH (SLOWLY). 4½ miles
Whitbread Hollow and the seafront. Undulating. Holywell Cafe. No stiles.
Roger L 723268 or 07929 115916. SVP £1.10
WE HAVE BEEN HERE BEFORE. 9 miles
Downland walk from the Brow to East Dean, Friston and return to Jayne’s for tea. Picnic.
Jayne 500855 or 07775 631499. SVP 50p + c.p. charge. Bring Eastbourne residents’ permit.
LAUGHTON VILLAGE & COMMON WALK. 4 ½ miles
Vert and Brickhurst. Woods and fields on footpaths and byways, mainly flat. 5 stiles.
Nic R. 484205 or 07733 546925. SVP £1.80
THE LONG WALK HOME. 10 miles
Downland walk. Long descent and ascents. Picnic. 2 stiles.
Lucy T. 01825 840779 or 07928 666078. SVP £1.70
LEISURELY. POLEGATE TWITTENS. 2½ miles
Meet Medical Centre. 10am. Flat walk. Hard surface. Coffee.
OVER THE HILLS AND FAR AWAY. 5 miles
Friston Church. Two Seven Sisters. Coffee Birling Gap. Way back passed the red roof
barn. 1 stile.
Sheila & David 500877. SVP £1
THE EYE OF THE TIGER. 10 miles
Downlands. Jevington – East Dean. Only two hills. Toilets at lunch stop. Picnic. 2 stiles.
Jan 763700 or 07840 955458. SVP 50p + c.p. charge but free with E/b residents’ card.
SEAFORD TO NEWHAVEN AND BACK. 5 miles
A bit of road, Downs and Nature Reserve. Mostly flat. 3 stiles.
Ted 484923. SVP £2
BACKWARDS UP THE CUCKOO TRAIL. 8 ish miles
Gentle climb to Heathfield. Picnic or cafe. Bring bus passes for return journey. No stiles.
Walk starts 10am from Hailsham c.p.South Road at start of Cuckoo Trail.
Jill 737073 or 07759 719844. SVP 70p
ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING. St. John’s Church. 2pm. See separate details.
LEISURELY. SEAFRONT STROLL. 2 miles
Eastbourne walk to the Pier. 51 bus 9.47am Polegate Station. Pier 10.30am. Coffee stop.
IN SEARCH OF CAKE! 5 miles
Birling Gap to East Dean village Hall via the Red Barn, return across the fields – weather
permitting. 3 stiles.
Betty 640663 or 07780 688842. SVP £1 + N.T. c.p. charge
SEAFORD CIRCULAR. 10ish miles
Mixture of seaside, cliffs, river and Downs. Generally easy walking with few ascents.
Picnic. 8 stiles
Liz 01424 732242 or 07904 504915. SVP £1.80
MARCH 15th 2017 Langham Lunch. See separate details. Form to be returned by 2nd March 2017.
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.