Walking Program

Coronavirus: Although restrictions have now been lifted please refer to the LDWA's national website for any further information relating to how future walks may be managed.

This shows our forthcoming walks. Details can also be found on the main LDWA website.  

Also checkout other walks listed on our Useful Links page -

Dog policy. Dogs are welcome, but you are ENTIRELY responsible for its actions and should not allow it to worry farm animals or other walkers in the group.

09:00 Saturday, December 16th, 2023 . Last of the year - A Two Forest Circular
Distance: c17 miles
Start Details: Horsted Keynes Public Car Park, Chapel Lane, off Lewes Road/Station Road, Horsted Keynes, West Sussex, RH17 7AE what3words: boarded.fallback.puts
GridRef: TQ384281 MAP   
Car Parking: As above
Route: Circular taking in sections of Ashdown and Sheffield Forrest
Lunch stop: PICNIC en-route
Leader: Chris Kennedy Phone: 07596794611 . Contact by Email

09:00 SUNDAY, January 7th, 2024 . 7 Sisters & Bottoms
Distance: c16 miles
Start Details: East Dean and Friston Village Hall Car Park, Village Green Lane, off Gilberts Drive, off the A259 Eastbourne Road, East Dean, East Sussex, BN20 0DR
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Car Parking: As above
Route: Morning: East Dean, Friston Forest, West Dean, Cuckmere Haven, Seven Sisters. East Dean.
Afternoon: Birling Sheep Farm, through several "bottoms" to Eastbourne Golf Club then return to East Dean.
This walk will be in the form of a figure of 8 so options for morning, afternoon and/or both.
Lunch stop: East Dean: Pub, Cafe or Picnic
Leader: Steve Hewitt Phone: 07753432989 . Contact by Email

09:00 Saturday, January 13th, 2024 . Groombridge Circular
Distance: c17+ miles
Start Details: Groombridge Village Hall Car Park, Station Road, Groombridge, East Sussex. TN3 9QX. what3words: cool.eggshell.dripped
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Car Parking: As above or if full on local nearby streets.
Route: Groombridge, Ashurst, Perryhill Farm, Hartfield, Fishers Gate, Summersales Farm, Little Wigsell, Motts Mill, Groombridge
Lunch stop: Hartfield: Pun, Cafe or Picnic
Leader: Chris Kennedy Phone: 07596 794611 . Contact by Email

09:00 Saturday, January 20th, 2024 . Whiteways Wander
Distance: c18+ miles
Start Details: Whiteways Lodge Car Park, off the A29, Bury Hill, Houghton, nr Arundel, West Sussex. BN18 9FD. what3words: yelled.roaming.grounded
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Car Parking: As above
Route: South Downs Way, West Sussex Literary Trail, Denture, Glatting, Great Down, Little Down, Madehurst, Whiteways
Lunch stop: Duncton: Pub (The Cricketers) or picnic
Leader: Wesley McCullough Phone: 07789 995567 . Contact by Email

09:00 Sunday, January 28th, 2024 . The Weald in Winter (almost without MUD!!)
Distance: c15 miles
Start Details: Lamberhurst Green, High Street, Lamberhurst, Kent. TN3 8EE. what3words: clocking.apron.backup
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Car Parking: Please park on street either in the High Street (B2100) or on Spray Hill (B2162). Do not use The Chequers CP as this facility is only available when the pub is not open
Route: Out from Lamberhurst to Bewl and Bedgebury Pinetum, Return via Kilndown and Scotney.
Route mostly on tracks to avoid the worst of the Wealden Mud.
Should you wish to bring a dog on the walk please contact the walk leader but be aware that dogs would have to be on a lead for the majority of the walk.
Lunch stop: Lunch will be at Bedgebury Pinetum visitor centre where there is a cafe and outside seating
Leader: Jane Bates Phone: 07483 857757 . Contact by Email

09:00 Saturday, February 17th, 2024 . In search of Dragons Teeth
Distance: c17 miles
Start Details: Footlands Wood Car Park, Entrance via a turning off the B2089 (off the A21 between Vinehall Street and Woodmans Green) Whatlington, nr Battle, East Sussex, TN33 0NT. what3words: rock.spoon.upholding
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Car Parking: As above. Please note there is a vehicle height restriction at the CP entrance but there is nearby Lay-by parking available.
Route: Circular via Mountfield, Netherfield, Battle and Seddlescombe.

PICNIC lunch en-route. Opportunity for a short break in Battle.
Leader: Katie Vos Phone: 07950 599703 . Contact by Email

09:00 Saturday, March 16th, 2024 . A Three and a Half Counties Round Trip
Distance: c18+ miles
Start Details: Lower Road Car Park, Lower Road, off the B2110 Hartfield Road, Forest Row, East Sussex, RH18 5HE. what3words: sublime.sailor.bulbs Alternative parking is located at Hartfield Road Car park, RH18 5JZ approx 150yds from start
GridRef: TQ426350 MAP   
Car Parking: As above
Route: Circular visiting the counties of Kent, Surrey and West Sussex. Outbound via Hammerwood, Marsh Green and Dormansland. Return via East Grinstead and Ashurst Wood
Lunch stop: Dormansland: Pub or picnic
Leader: Manfred Engler Phone: 07754 833904 . Contact by Email