Walking Program

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

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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, October 26th, 2019 . Sussex Border path 8 on 1
Distance: c18ml.
GridRef: TQ366326 MAP   MAP xl
Route: Finche Field c.p. Church Hill, West Hoathly ( RH19 4PN) Morning circular out by Weir Wood reservoir almost to East Grinstead , then SBP via lunch stop to Horsted Keynes and return First of a series based on Sussex Border path. Lunch pub or cafe West Hoathly
Leader: Jane Bates Phone: 07483 857757 . Contact by Email


09.00 Saturday, November 9th, 2019 . Around Arundel
Distance: c19ml.
GridRef: TQ002108 MAP   MAP xl
Route: Whiteways c.p. (closest for Satnav BN18 9FD) Circular via Halnaker and Boxgrove, brisk pace Lunch stop probably pub in Cockerhill but exact details to be confirmed nearer date of walk
Leader: Anthony Mitchell


09.00 Saturday, November 23rd, 2019 . Rye Circular
Distance: c15ml.
GridRef: TQ919205 MAP   MAP xl
Route: Rye train station (TN31 7AB) Through Rye, then follow Rother to sea, across Romney Marsh, back up Rother Valley Lunch at Jempsons supermarket cafe Peasmarsh
Leader: Tim Jury


Start 9.00 Sunday, December 8th, 2019 . Christmas Rodmell circular
Distance: 14ml.
GridRef: TQ417060 MAP   MAP xl
Route: Abergavenny Arms Rodmell, BN7 3EZ. Pub has given permission for us to park in their c.p A completely different Christmas walk from previous years, starting and finishing at Abergavenny Arms Rodmell, Do join us for some or all of it. Please book for lunch at pub by contacting leader
Leader: Joan WortleyTel: 07957 330455


10.00 Saturday, January 11th, 2020 . First of the Year
Distance: c12ml.
GridRef: TQ468058 MAP   MAP xl
Route: C.p. on Downs above Firle village Eastwards along Downs to Bo Peep c.p. then long descent via Rathfinny and Litlington to lunch in Alfriston. Back via SDW Choice of pubs and cafes for lunch in Alfriston
Leader: Chris Baines-HolmesTel: 07977 810964


09.00 Saturday, January 25th, 2020 . Martin’s Marvel
Distance: c15ml.
GridRef: TQ356063 MAP   MAP xl
Route: Norton Drive c.p. Woodingdean Brighton. Postcode BN26 NT Ovingdean, Rottingdean, Pickers Hill Farm, Rodmell, Swanborough Hill, Standean Bottom Lunch Abergavenny Arms Rodmell
Leader: Martin Greenwood. Telephone number in Strider


09.00 Saturday, February 8th, 2020 . Steve’s South Downs Sights
Distance: c20ml.
GridRef: TV557977 MAP   MAP xl
Route: East Dean Village Hall c.p. BN20 0DL Out 12 miles via Crowlink, Exceat, High and Over, Bo Peep and Alfriston.. Return 8 miles via Jevington and East Dean Lunch Alfriston, pub, tea shop or picnic. There will be c2800ft of ascent
Leader: Steve HewittTel: 07753 432989


09.30 Saturday, February 22nd, 2020 . Walk and 2020 AGM
Distance: c10ml.
GridRef: TQ533039 MAP   MAP xl
Route: Start from the c.p. of the Sussex Ox PH, Milton Street, Polegate BN26 5RL Morning walk via The Long Man, Folkington, Jevington, Friston Forest, Lullington Heath and Litlington before returning to the Opportunity to stop for lunch and stay for the AGM at 2pm
Leader: Trevor Beeston. Telephone number in Strider


09.00 Saturday, March 7th, 2020 . A Wadhurst Wander
Distance: c18ml.
GridRef: TQ621329 MAP   MAP xl
Route: Wadhurst station Postcode TN5 6RZ Parking £3.50 for day Route includes Wadhurst park and Bewl water Late lunch Wadhurst; Greyhound ph/picnic/coffee shop
Leader: Jerome RippTel: 07470 196890


09.00 Sunday, March 22nd, 2020 . Ouse Valley, Low Weald and Downs
Distance: 20.25ml.
GridRef: TQ415104 MAP   MAP xl
Route: Brook Street c.p. Lewes. (free on Sunday) Postcode BN7 2BA Train station 0.5 miles, Bus station 2 mins walk North to Barcombe Church, west to Streat, South to Falmer, then back to Lewes via Kingsto Lunch at Falmer, either The Swan PH or picnic
Leader: Mary Motley. Telephone number in Strider


09.00 Saturday, April 4th, 2020 . Sussex Border path 2 circular
Distance: c18ml.
GridRef: TQ371236 MAP   MAP xl
Route: Meet c.p. Church Street Scaynes Hill or park on road 2nd walk based on Sussex Border Path, SBP one way, alternative route to complete loop Lunch stop Horsted Keynes pubs
Leader: Jane BatesTel: 07483 857757


09.00 Saturday, April 18th, 2020 . Burwash Circular
Distance: c20ml.
GridRef: TQ673247 MAP   MAP xl
Route: Burwash c.p. next to Bear PH (Postcode TN19 7ET) A circular around Burwash! Lunch at Bodiam, either Castle Inn PH or NT Cafe
Leader: Cath Offord. Telephone number in Strider


08.30 Sunday, April 26th, 2020 . Long Man Stride 2 - Kent Group walk in Sussex
Distance: 23ml.
GridRef: TV556978 MAP   MAP xl
Route: East Dean c.p. Gilbert Drive A Kent Group walk in Sussex. Pub stop for lunch
Leader: Neal O'Rourke. Telephone number in Strider