All posts by James Mansson

Latest Walk: Storrington to Amberley and back

Today’s walk, “Storrington to Amberley and back”, was led by Sarah, and was an enjoyable circular in the Storrington and Amberley area. The first half of the walk saw a steep climb up onto the downs, but the rest of the walk was easier. The weather was good but it was very muddy. As the two pubs on the route are currently closed, we had a picnic lunch instead (with the option of visiting a local tea room).

Many thanks to Sarah for running the walk. If you attended and would like to comment, feel free to do so.

Latest Walk: Ditchling Common Country Park

The New Year got off to a great start with an excellent turn out for Steve D’s walk “Ditchling Common Country Park”. This was a 6 mile circular starting from/ending at the Ditchling Common Country Park car park to the east of Burgess Hill. The weather was good although it was muddy under foot. We have an enjoyable lunch at the Cock Inn in Wivelsfield Green.

Many thanks to Steve D for running the walk. If you attended and would like to comment, feel free to do so.

 

Latest Walk: Firle Beacon/Glynde

Today’s walk, “Firle Beacon/Glynde” was the last one for the group before Christmas. Led by Sarah, there was an excellent turnout. We started at 10 am, earlier than usual, in order to make sure we got back before dark. Unfortunately, delays at our lunch stop meant that we left the pub at 3 pm, and so the light was not exactly good as we finished the walk! None the less, it was an enjoyable walk and the pub lunch was good.

Many thanks to Sarah for leading the walk. If you attended and would like to comment, feel free to do so.

Latest Walk: Staplefield Circular

Today’s walk saw Steve D return to lead an enjoyable walk, the “Staplefield Circular”.  It was a circular walk with Balcombe Station car park as the start/end point. Although muddy under foot, the weather was otherwise good, so it was an enjoyable walk through the woods and fields in the area. We had lunch at the Victory Inn in Staplefield, which was excellent.

Many thanks to Steve D for leading the walk. If you were there and would like to comment, feel free to do so.

Latest Walk: Pagham & Medmerry

Today’s walk took us to a different part of Sussex. Starting from and ending up at the Pagham RSPB visitor centre, it was a circular walk taking in the western shore of Pagham Harbour and RSPB Medmerry. The weather was pretty good, although it was fairly muddy under foot; fortunately we avoided the high tide at a crucial point.

Many thanks to Rob for leading the walk. If you attended and would like to comment, feel free to do so.

Latest Walk: The Bedham Hills

Today’s walk featured some pleasant weather, although it was muddy under foot. It was an enjoyable walk through the Mens nature reserve, with lunch at the Swan in Fittleworth. We passed Edward Elgar’s temporary residence, where he wrote some of his most celebrated works, on the way back.

If you were on the walk and would like to comment, feel free to do so.

Latest Walk: Clayton Windmills, Ditchling Beacon & The Chattri

Today’s walk took in some well-known sights and locations on the South Downs. It was windy but generally sunny, with only a few showers. We started from and ended at the car park of the Clayton “Jack and Jill” Windmills. We made our way to the Chattri war memorial for Indian troops that died in World War One. At one point we encounted a cyclist who had a problem with a tyre. Fortunately, our team of experts were able to help him fix it!

Many thanks to Aharon for leading another nice walk. If you attended and would like to comment, feel free to do so.

Latest Walk: Goodwood Country Park

Last Sunday’s walk, “Goodwood Country Park”, was a long but enjoyable ramble in the warm weather. It took in a number of things around the Goodwood area: the house, racecourse, racing circuit and airfield, and the ‘Trundle’ Neolithic Hill fort.

Many thanks to Simon for leading this enjoyable walk. If you attended and would like to comment, feel free to do so.