Sussex country walks
Ramblers’ Association Mid-Sussex Group (Inquiries 01273 833556)
Saturday January 19, 10am: Meet at Kithurst Hill car park on the SDW off the B2139 south of Storrington, RH20 4HW (TQ 070125). South Downs Circular. Walk via Kithurst Hill car park, Wepham Down, Amberley Mount, SDW, Kithurst Hill car park. A moderate 6 mile walk. Leader Ray, 01403 783797 or 07981 764766 on the day only.
Sunday January 20, 10am: Meet at Henfield Library West side of the High Street, BN5
9NS (TQ 214161). Henfield Circular to the
East. Walk via Henfield Library, Blackstone, Woodmancote Place, Nep Town. A moderate 5 mile walk. Leader John, 01444 483860 or 07817 032135 on the day.
Tuesday January 22, 10am: Meet at Crossways Lane at the A23 and the A272 junction, Bolney, RH17 5RN (TQ 266224). Bolney, Ansty and Cuckfield. Walk through Ansty to Cuckfield for a picnic lunch and a pub stop, returning along the High Weald Landscape Trail through Cuckfield Park, Black Forest and Bolney Village. A moderate 9 mile walk with 250m of ascent. Leader Frazer, 07939 078650.
Ramblers’ Association Arun-Adur Group (Inquiries 01903 695865)
Sunday January 20, 10.30am: Meet in Henfield Library car park, Bishop’s Close, Henfield, BN5 9DG (map 122, TQ 214160). Walk via Downs Link and Ashurst. Riverside walk with several stiles. A leisurely 8½ mile circular walk. Registered Assistance Dogs only. Please bring a picnic. Leader Sue, 07858 425698.
Ashington Ramblers (Inquiries 01903 891493)
Meet at 10am Red Lion, Ashington on the second Monday of every month. For further information please ring the inquiry number above.
Sussex Pathfinders Rambling Club (Inquiries 07842 792962/www.sussexpathfinders.co.uk/walks.html)
Saturday January 19, 10.30am: Meet at the Downs Link car park in Bar Lane, Copsale (OL34, TQ 170249). Walk via Pollardshill Farm, Woodgetters, Hartsgravel Bridge, Haven Bridge, Furzefield Wood, Copsale. A 7 mile undulating walk.
Sunday January 20, 10am: Meet in the National Trust car park at Nymans Gardens, Handcross (OL34, TQ 263297). (Note: Free to NT members, don’t forget your membership card.) Walk via Ditton Place, Sidnye Farm, Staplefield (L), Handcross. A 9½ mile walk with 6 miles before lunch and one short steep hill.
Horsham Health and Leisure Walks (Inquiries 07720 714306/www.horsham. gov.uk/leisurepages/Leisure/sports/ walking)
Thursday January 17, 10am: Meet in the The Royal Oak car park, Wineham Lane, BN5 9AY (TQ 236206). Flat 5 miles, mostly on lanes and firm tracks within the countryside, between Wineham and Cowfold. Could be wet and muddy in places. Some stiles. No dogs. 2½ hours. Geoff 01403 258180.
Saturday January 19, 2pm: Meet at Storrington Recreation Ground car park, RH20 4BG. 3.6 miles exploring the country paths to Parham Glider Field. A flat and easy route. Dogs welcome. Refreshments provided. 1¾ hours. Mick 01903 745971. Sunday January 20, 10am: Meet in Kithurst Hill car park (TQ 070124). 7.4 miles exploring the South Downs, above Amberley before dropping down to North Stoke. Includes a steep hill. The car park is off the Storrington to Amberley Road (B2139) at the very top of the hill. Dogs welcome. 3 hours. Mick 01903 745971.
Wednesday January 23, 10am: Park and meet at Pitch Hill car park near the quarry, GU6 7NN (TQ 079426), 300 yards on the right beyond the Windmill Public House north of Ewhurst village. 6½ miles, includes some climbs. Refreshment break at the Peaslake. Magnificent views south from Pitch Hill. Dogs welcome. 3 hours. Mike 07855 502023.