Today’s walk was blessed with excellent weather and good conditions under foot. It was a pleasant stroll through the countryside around Petworth and Lurgashall. The walk started from the car park for Petworth Park. We proceeded south through the park before exiting it to the west; we then made our way through the fields and woods all the way up to Lurgashall. On the way we passed some clay pigeon shooters who seemed not to be the most accurate shots around. In Lurgshall we stopped at the Noah’s Ark Inn for lunch, which was excellent. The afternoon saw a shorter stroll back to the start.
Many thanks to all who came on the walk. If you were on it, feel free to leave a comment.
The Barcombe Walk to be lead by Steve K has been moved from Saturday to Sunday 14th February.
We have decided to postpone our walk on Sunday 17th January (“Blackboys Loop”) due to poor conditions under foot. We hope to run the walk towards the end of February.
Unfortunately, we have had to cancel tomorrow’s (Sunday 30th March) “Shepherd and Dog” walk as the walk leader has a bad foot and can’t walk.
We will attempt to run the walk at a later date.
Tomorrow’s walk (Burpham Circular) has been postponed due to concerns about flooding. We hope to run the walk successfully later in the year.
Bill’s Duncton walk has been moved back a week to Sunday 16th February. It is otherwise unchanged.
Unfortunately, because of the bad weather, Bill’s “Duncton and the Downs” walk this weekend has been postponed until the 9th February.
Unfortunately, the Four Villages Walk today has been cancelled because of bad weather. Hopefully, Steve will be able to run it at a later date.
Steve asked the following message to be passed on regarding parking at the start/end of the next walk:
Parking may be a problem at Slaugham Church and unfortunately for us there is a service on. I suggest you get there early. I have contacted a local in the village for guidance. She said you can also park responsibly in Park Road near the pub. There is also parking a short walk away at Furnace Pond in Coos Lane, west of the village and also around the pond on Hampshire Hill.
Please please please can you book Sunday 7 July to attend Sussex Young Walkers 11th Anniversary Walk and Open Day for new members. As existing members, we need all of you to turn out to welcome potential new members and for the club to grow.
I have issued the following press release (NEWS-RELEASE-SYW-Final) and as you will see we made Page 1 of the Mid Sussex leader (The-Argus-2013-05-30) amongst other publications in the Argus group. Note, that they said we start at 11am, We Don’t, We will leave soon after 10.30am!
I would like to see as many (no, all!) of you there as possible so put this in your diary now. Can I ask that you also bring along anyone else you want as being an Open Day they do not need to be members or even potential – it is a taster day so encourage anyone even if they have never considered walking (it is how I first got interested and now look at me!).
Before the event, can you indicate to me how many are coming in your party (I say so positively).
Many thanks and pray for good weather and a huge turnout.
Ramblers Sussex Area Publicity Officer (volunteer)
Member of Sussex Young Walkers
Local Footpath Secretary for Hamsey
and St John Without Parishes
Telephone: 07958 036927