Local History walks:bus/train
Local History Walks by Public Transport (New)
Mondays: times and dates vary
Convener: Chris Smith
This Group will undertake a series of short walks with the aim of encouraging use of local buses and trains and exploring local history, including the discovery of lost rights of way. Times given are the start and return to Lewes bus or railway station.
16th May: Rum Doings in Glynde
The dastardly doings of the Brand family. Leave on the 9.30 am 125 bus from the bus station (calls at stops on Malling Hill), return on foot about 12.15 pm. 4 mile, hilly walk.
30th May: Lost Ways of the Kingston Enclosure and some Kingston history.
Leave on the 11.00am 123 bus from the bus station (calls at stops in Southover). Return on foot at around 1 pm. 4 miles, undulating walk.
6th June: Scandalous Eastbourne. Murder fraud and naughty goings on in this den of vice.
5 miles on tarmac. 9.47 train from Lewes station. Finish walk about 1.30, salubrious tea stop on the way and possibility of lunch in Eastbourne if desired.
20th June: Patriarchy in Folkington. Meet the amazing Gwynne Family and their outrageous goings on, including the moving of several rights of way.
Leave on the 9.30 am 125 bus from the bus station (calls at stops on Malling Hill). Return 14.29 pm. 4 miles, undulating walk with the chance to have lunch the Wilmington tea room or to picnic on Wilmington Common.
4th July: The Old South Common in Chailey and its lost footpaths and workhouse.
Leave on the 9.30am 121 bus from the bus station (calls also at stops along the High Street and by the Nevill) return 11.25 am. 3 miles, flat walk.
11th July: A Grand Finale in Burton St Leonards. The great Georgian resort and a Banksy.
9.47 train from Lewes. One-hour ride. Probably back in Lewes about 2-3pm opportunity for lunch or picnic.
Times and mode of transport (but not dates) subject to change if there are changes in bus or train times.
Maximum of 20 participants to leave safe space on the bus.