Walking Program

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

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, October 27th, 2018 . Crowborough Circular
Distance: 18 miles
Start Details: Crowborough Leisure Centre CP (free)
GridRef: TQ520314 MAP   MAP xl
Car Parking: Eridge Rd, Crowborough TN6 2TN.
Route: Circular route from Crowborough outbound to Groombridge, then back via Withyham and the Ashdown Forest
Lunch stop: Withyham, pub lunch or picnic.
Leader: Manfred Engler


09.00 Saturday, November 10th, 2018 . River, Downs and Cliffs
Distance: 18 miles
Start Details: Newhaven Fort free cp (height limit)
GridRef: TQ449002 MAP   MAP xl
Car Parking: or 9.20am at west end Newhaven bdge.
Route: Circular walk along the river, over the Downs and over the sea cliffs between Newhaven and Rottingdean.
Lunch stop: TBC
Leader: Mary Motley


09.00 Saturday, November 24th, 2018 . A Clayton Circular
Distance: 18 miles
Start Details: cp east end of Braypool Lane, North Brighton.
GridRef: TQ302094 MAP   MAP xl
Car Parking: (BN1 8YF?) Access off the A23/A27 interchange
Route: Sussex Border Path to Poynings, Wolstenbury Hill then north of Clayton to Hassocks. Return via Ditchling to rejoin the SBP. Please bring torch.
Lunch stop: Hassocks
Leader: Rob Foster


0900 Sunday, December 9th, 2018 . Christmas Walk
Distance: 15
Start Details: Alfriston Long Term Car Park
GridRef: TQ521033 MAP   MAP xl
Car Parking: Charges Apply - bring pound coins
Route: Details to be confirmed
Lunch stop: Pub lunch at the Cricketers, Berwick.
Leader: Jane Bates Phone: 07483 857757 .


10.00 Saturday, January 12th, 2019 . First of the Year
Distance: c12 miles
Start Details: from the c.p. on the South Downs above Firle
GridRef: TQ467058 MAP   MAP xl
Car Parking: Firle c.p.
Route: To Alfriston and back.
Lunch stop: Lunch in Alfriston
Leader: Chris Baines-Holmes


09.00 Saturday, January 26th, 2019 . “Jerome’s Literal Appearance”
Distance: 18 miles
Start Details: Billingshurst Railway Station RH14 9SE
GridRef: TQ088251 MAP   MAP xl
Car Parking: In nearby streets or at station
Route: Exploring woodlands around the town and West Sussex Literary trail.
Lunch stop: Barns Green
Leader: Jerome Ripp