Category Archives: Walks

Latest Walk: Chailey Commons North & Sheffield Parkland

Today’s walk “Chailey Commons North & Sheffield Parkland” was Aharon’s first for the group and was an enjoyable ramble in warm conditions. It was a circular starting at Red House Common, heading north through Waspbourne “Wowo” Woods and Sheffield Parkland. We returned alongside the River Ouse and Lane End Common.

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

Latest Walk: Up the Brighton Downs

There was excellent sunny weather for today’s walk on the South Downs to the north east of Brighton. We walked up from Woodingdean to the Downs, the back down to the beach. After a walk west along the sea front into Brighton, we stopped for fish and chips on the beach. After lunch, we returned to the start in Woodingdean.

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

Latest Walk: Woolbeding Common and the Temple of the Winds

Andrew stepped in at short notice to lead today’s walk in an unfamiliar area for the group, which took us up Blackdown, from where he had some excellent views of Sussex. Although we had a picnic lunch, we were able to pop into the Noah’s Ark pub in Lurgashall for a drink on the way. Walking weather was excellent and I think the walk was greatly enjoyed by all who attended.

Many thanks to everyone who came on the walk. If you attended it and would like to comment, feel free to do so.

Latest Walk: The Blue Ship

Today’s walk benefited from excellent walking weather and from some unexpected entertainment both at lunchtime and also on the way back.

The first half of the walk took us from outside the King’s Head pub in Rudgwick to the Blue Ship pub in the Haven, via the Downs Link.

The pub was busy – though we were able to get served fairly promptly – because of a vintage car rally held nearby. In addition, there were Morris Dancers performing (along with some Clog Dancers) as part of the St.George’s Day celebrations. The group were entertained by these and also a more permanent attracting, the pub pig “Miss Marple”. This giant sow was taking it rather easy in the hot weather.

The second half of the walk saw us return to Rudgwick from the other side. We were forced to take a detour because of a rather unusual obstruction. Our way up the hill to the Sussex Border Path – a farm road fenced on both sides – was obstructed by a long procession of cows  walking down in what seemed like a slow march. We presumed that they were coming in for milking; in any case, there was no way we could walk up past them. Fortunately, there was at that point an alternative route that took us back to the start point.

Many thanks to everyone who came on the walk. If you attended it and would like to comment, feel free to do so.

Latest Walk: Wandering Around Wisborough Green

The weather was superb for today’s walk, possibly the hottest of the year. The mud has most dried out, so conditions under foot were good. Also, the bluebells were out in force. The walk took us south from Wisborough Green, before swinging round to the west and then north to the village of Kirdford. As the Half Moon is currently closed, we went instead to the Foresters Arms, which, despite appearances due to the ongoing work on the outside of the building, is currently open. Lunch was very good in the pub garden. In the afternoon, we made our way back to Wisborough Green.

Many thanks to everyone who came on the walk. If you attended and would like to comment, feel free to do so.