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, March 23rd, 2019 . The Secret Sisters
Distance: c21 miles
Start Details: from East Dean village c.p. (free). BN20 0DR
GridRef: TV557977 MAP   MAP xl
Route: A figure of 8 walk heading west initially, over the Sisters via a less well used route to Exceat, Litlington and returning to East Dean for lunch stop (pub, café or deli) via Jevington. Then east through Birling Gap, Beachy Head and return.
Lunch stop: East Dean. Pub, cafe, deli or picnic
Leader: Jane Giles


09.00 Saturday, April 13th, 2019 . From the Top - Take 2
Distance: c22 miles
Start Details: NT c.p. at Ditchling Beacon
GridRef: TQ334130 MAP   MAP xl
Car Parking: Note - small charge for non-members)
Route: Downland walk via Stanmer park before dropping down to Ditchling for lunch, then Sussex Border Path and South Downs Way to Clayton and Wolstonbury Hill before returning to car park.
Lunch stop: Ditchling (pub or tea room)
Leader: Paul Collis


09.00 Sunday, April 28th, 2019 . One Loop or Two
Distance: c18 miles
Start Details: from Robertsbridge Northbridge St. c.p. (free)
GridRef: TQ737235 MAP   MAP xl
Car Parking: or roadside parking or in the Station Road c.p.
Route: Eastward loop through gentle terrain via Bodiam Castle to Salehurst (ca. 10 miles). Return to Robertsbridge directly (1 mile) or by westward loop via Mountfield (ca. 8 miles).
Lunch stop: Salehurst (pub or picnic).
Leader: David Weatherley


09.00 Saturday, May 25th, 2019 . Wadhurst Loops 1 & 3
Distance: 20 miles
Start Details: Public c.p. behind the Greyhound pub TN5 6AP
GridRef: TQ641318 MAP   MAP xl
Route: Two loops from Wadhurst, am 12 mls going north via Sussex Border Path and Bewl Water, pm 8 mls west of Wadhurst.
Lunch stop: Wadhurst, cafes and pubs
Leader: Jane Bates


09.00 Saturday, June 8th, 2019 . Low Weald and The Downs from Nth Chailey
Distance: c21 miles
Start Details: Warrs Hill Lane, North Chailey (off the A275) BN8 4JF.
GridRef: TQ392219 MAP   MAP xl
Car Parking: from c.p.at Red House Common,
Route: Circular through the Low Weald towards the Downs. Ascending near Plumpton. Then South Downs Way to Ditchling Beacon and descending into Ditchling. Returning on the Sussex Border Path via Wivelsfield
Lunch stop: Ditchling, tea rooms and pubs
Leader: Manfred Engler


09.00 Saturday, June 8th, 2019 . Low Weald and The Downs from Nth Chailey
Distance: c21 miles
Start Details: Warrs Hill Lane, North Chailey (off the A275) BN8 4JF.
GridRef: TQ392219 MAP   MAP xl
Car Parking: from c.p.at Red House Common,
Route: Circular through the Low Weald towards the Downs. Ascending near Plumpton. Then South Downs Way to Ditchling Beacon and descending into Ditchling. Returning on the Sussex Border Path via Wivelsfield
Lunch stop: Ditchling, tea rooms and pubs.
Leader: Manfred Engler