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.

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


09.00 Saturday, February 9th, 2019 . Wander from Washington
Distance: c19 miles
Start Details: from the SDW car park Washington
GridRef: TQ120120 MAP   MAP xl
Route:
Lunch stop: the Queens Head in West Chiltington
Leader: Anthony Mitchell


09.30 Saturday, February 23rd, 2019 . Walk and AGM
Distance: c10 miles
Start Details: Sussex Ox PH cp, Milton Street, BN26 5RL.
GridRef: TQ533039 MAP   MAP xl
Route: Morning walk via Windover Hill, Litlington, Cradle Hill, Winton Street and back towards Milton Street and the Sussex Ox. Return time will be approx. 1pm. Opportunity to stop for lunch and stay for the AGM at 2pm. Check website for updates.
Leader: Trevor Beeston


09.00 Saturday, March 9th, 2019 . Pett Circular
Distance: c17 miles
Start Details: Pett Village Hall near Hastings TN35 4HD
GridRef: TQ869139 MAP   MAP xl
Route: A circular undulating walk taking in views of cliff top and shoreline plus inland paths over this historic part of East Sussex.
Lunch stop: the New Inn, Winchelsea.
Leader: Tim Jury


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