Sus­sex coun­try walks

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Dis­cov­er­ing Sus­sex (In­quiries 01903 813381/01903-246339)

• Sun­day Fe­bru­ary 17, 10am: Meet at Hart­ing down Na­tional Trust car park (charge for non-mem­bers) (SU 780181). Didling and

Back. A fa­mil­iar start­ing point but a walk this time that ven­tures off the Downs to t he vil­lages of Didling and Trey­ford. Eight miles, gets a bit hilly. Dogs wel­come.

Please bring a snack. Leader Terry, PerRam­bu­la­tions.

Ram­blers’ As­so­ci­a­tion Mid-Sus­sex Group (In­quiries 01273 833556)

• Sat­ur­day Fe­bru­ary 16, 10am: Meet at Ditch­ling vil­lage hall car park, BN6 8TA

(TQ 326152). Ditch­ling to Streat. Walk via Ditch­ling, Hop Gar­den Shaw, Hayleigh Far, Streat, Mid­dle­ton Manor, Westmeston, Well­croft Shaw, Ditch­ling. A leisurely 4½ mile cir­cu­lar walk. Leader Jill, 01273 480167 or 07938 833868 on the day.

• Tues­day Fe­bru­ary 19, 10am: Af­ter turn­ing off the A285 onto the coun­try lane, the car park is about 2¾ miles along (be­fore Good­wood Coun­try Park, PO18 0QE, SU 897115). Glo­ri­ous Good­wood. Walk via the car park, Charl­ton Park, Charl­ton, Levin Down, Burnt Oak Gate, SDW, East Dean Wood, East Dean, car park. A mod­er­ate 10 mile walk. Please bring a pic­nic. Leader

Ray, 01403 783797 or 07981 764766 on the day.

• Tues­day Fe­bru­ary 19, 10am: Meet at Up­per Lodges car park, BN1 9QB (TQ 324099). Stan­mer and the Downs. Walk via The

Downs from Up­per Lodges Stan­mer Park. A mod­er­ate 6 mile walk. Leader Erica, 07885 595131 on the day.

Ram­blers’ As­so­ci­a­tion Arun-Adur Group (In­quiries 01903 695865)

• Sun­day Fe­bru­ary 17, 10.30am: Meet at Chich­ester Har­bour car park West Itchenor, PO20 7AH (charges ap­ply) (map 120, SU 798012). Walk via West Wit­ter­ing, East Head, West Itchenor. A leisurely 8½ mile cir­cu­lar walk. Dogs wel­come. Leader Erica, 07472 801194.

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.

Wor­thing Walk­ing and So­cial Club (for­merly Wor­thing HF Walk­ing Group) (For fur­ther in­for­ma­tion con­tact walk leader as given.)

• Wednes­day Fe­bru­ary 13, 10.30am:

Meet at Fer­ring Green to walk down Sea

Lane, Fer­ring along the coast to Splash

Point, Wor­thing. The 700 bus leaves

Marine Pa­rade, Wor­thing seafront at 10.05am. A five mile walk. Please bring a snack. Sus­sex Pathfind­ers Ram­bling Club (In­quiries 07842 792962/www. sus­sex-pathfind­ers.co.uk/walks. html)

• Sat­ur­day Fe­bru­ary 16, 10.30am: Meet at Wide­wa­ter car park (charge £1.50 per day), (OL11, TQ 204043). Shore­ham Beach and Wide­wa­ter La­goon. Walk via Wide­wa­ter La­goon, Beach Board­walk, Shore­ham

Fort, re­turn via the river­side. A level six mile walk. Re­fresh­ments avail­able en route. Some walk­ers may like to go for a win­ter pad­dle!

• Sun­day Fe­bru­ary 17, 10am: Meet at Stan­mer Park car park, Brighton, on the left of the park en­trance. (OL11, TQ 342086). Walk via Falmer Pond, New­mar­ket Plan­ta­tion, Ash­combe Farm, Balmer Down, Black Cap, Plump­ton (L), Streathill Farm, Mill­bank Wood, Stan­mer Vil­lage (café/wc). A 12 mile Down­land walk with seven miles be­fore lunch.

Hor­sham Health and Leisure Walks (In­quiries 07720 714306/www.hor­sham. gov.uk/leisurepag­es/Leisure/sports/ walk­ing)

• Wednes­day Fe­bru­ary 13, 10am: Meet in the car park of the Holm­bury St Mary Vil­lage Hall (at the end of Fel­day Glade in Holm­bury St Mary off the B2126 Hor­sham Road, the road runs be­side the Royal Oak pub­lic house)

RH5 6PG (TQ 107441). Hilly 5½ miles. One stile. Dogs wel­come. 2¾ hours. Mike 07855 502023.

• Sat­ur­day Fe­bru­ary 16, 2pm: Meet in Stor­ring­ton Recre­ation Ground car park, Stor­ring­ton, RH20 4BG. Four miles, vis­it­ing Sulling­ton Church, a pretty coun­try church which pre-dates the Domes­day Book.

Some stiles. Can be muddy. Dogs wel­come. Re­fresh­ments pro­vided. 1¾ hours. Mick 01903 745971.

• Sun­day Fe­bru­ary 17, 10am: Meet at Kithurst Hill car park (TQ 070124). 4½ miles into the very heart of the South Downs. In­cludes a long gen­tle in­cline. The car park is off the Stor­ring­ton to Am­ber­ley Road (B2139). Af­ter tak­ing the turn­ing, drive to the very top of the hill. Dogs wel­come. 1¾ hours. Mick 01903 745971.

• Tues­day Fe­bru­ary 19, 11am: Meet at

Steyn­ing Health Cen­tre, Tan­yard Lane,

BN44 3RJ (TQ 176113). A two mile health walk, some in­clines. One stile. Can be muddy across fields, please wear sen­si­ble footwear. 1¼ hours. Ann 01903 297553/Jacky 01903 815543.

• Wednes­day Fe­bru­ary 20, 10.30am: Meet at Stor­ring­ton Recre­ation Ground car park, RH20 4BG. A 2½ mile health walk for those who want an easy walk with pleas­ant views. Suit­able for chil­dren’s bug­gies. Dogs wel­come. No stiles or hills. Re­fresh­ments pro­vided. 1½ hours. Mick 01903 745971.

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