Walking 4 - Friday Walkers
' ALL TRULY GREAT THOUGHTS ARE CONCEIVED BY WALKING'
Friedrich Nietzsche, philsospher
'WE LIVE IN A FAST-PACED SOCIETY. WALKING SLOWS US DOWN'
Friday Walks September to Dec 2019.
All walks will start at 10am unless stated otherwise. Please inform the leader if you are walking, by ringing between 8 am and 9am on the day of the walk. Make your own travel arrangements but if you need transport phone the leader a few days before the walk and he/she will try to put you in touch with a driver. A contribution to the cost of petrol is appreciated.
Cancellation of a walk is the leader’s decision. Suitable wet weather gear and walking boots are recommended. Sticks are also advisable for hills and in mud.
Please ensure that you carry any necessary medication and a drink.
U3A members walk at their own risk, although every effort is taken to ensure that walks are suitable and safe.
John and Mary Budden are also co-coordinators and will support the Friday walkers programme.
Best wishes Judith, Mary and John
20th September 2019 West Chiltington OS Map OL10
The walk will start and end at West Chiltington Village Hall, Mill Lane West Chiltington, RH20 2PZ.
This has a large free car park.
About 4.5 miles long mainly flat circular walk around West Chiltington, some lanes, crossing some fields, and the golf course. Refreshments at the Queens Head West Chiltington.
4th Oct Ashurst Village and River Adur
Approx 5 ½ miles
Grid Ref OS 11 TQ 180161
Post Code RH 13 8EH
Park either off Horsham Road Ashurst, Northside of the entrance to the Fountain Pub or in carpark at the rear of the pub.
Walk across farmland to new footbridge then south along the westbank of the River Adur, across farmland to Northover Farm then Spithandle lane, turn North through wood returning via Ashhurst Village to the Fountain Inn for refreshments.
Fairly flat walk on paths and tracks.
18th October Upper Beeding and Bramber
OS Map OL1 Map Ref TQ 198095
Approx 4 miles.
Park and meet at the last Layby on the A283 to Steyning, past the cement workers'houses, before the roundabout where you turn off to Upper Beeding.
A flat circular walk via Bramber Church, with no stiles
1st November Falmer
approx. 5 miles, with good views. OS map 122 now OL 11 M ref: 323098 Park and meet Upper Lodge Car Park off the Ditchling Road. Could be muddy after rain Coffee in coffee Shop in Stanmer Park.
15th November Arundel
approx 3 ¾ miles..Map OS Explorer 121 GR 014072.
Meet at St Mary’s Gate walk crossing the park, dropping down to Swanbourne Lake. Then a wide loop along the Arun riverbank back to Arundel with a climb back through the town to the start..
Parking in Arundle can be difficult so leave enough time to find a parking spot.
6th December Rackham Hill and Parham Park
Aprpprox 5.5 miles OS Map OL10
Grid Ref: 051144
Park in Rackham Old School parking.
Access off the B2139 .
Elegant parkland and steep escarpment. 640ft of ascent and descent.
Bridleways, parkland paths and some stretches of road .
Pubs and cafes in Storrington, none on walk.
20th December More detail nearer the time: Walk and “Alternative Xmas Lunch”.
(1) Starting at Carats Café on the Port at 10.00 am and walking through the Port to Hove Lagoons.
(2) If you wish join us here at 11-ish, in the Big Beach Cafe for a warming coffee. We then continue along the Esplanade to the entrance to Brighton Palace Pier at approximately noon and
(3) meet there any others who preferred to get there under their own steam. We will have a meal at the Palm Beach Restaurant on the Pier – a Fish & Chip restaurant. Details to follow in December.
- All walks will start at 10 am unless stated otherwise. Please inform the leader if you are walking by phoning between 8 - 8.30 am on the day of the walk (in case of any change in the details).
- Make your own travel arrangements, but if you have no transport please ring Judith or Marion, preferably a couple of days before the walk, who will try to put you in touch with a driver to arrange a suitable pick-up point. We try to share lifts, and car drivers appreciate a voluntary contribution towards the cost of petrol, to be agreed between driver and passengers. If sharing a car, just the driver needs phone.
- We tend to walk whatever the weather but the leader’s decision is final.
- Suitable wet weather gear and walking boots are recommended. Sticks are also advisable for hills and in mud.
- Please ensure that you carry any necessary medication and a drink.
- U3A members walk at their own risk, although every effort is taken to ensure that walks are suitable and safe
- Please ensure that you clean your boots after every walk to avoid carrying any diseases from one area to another.
For more information please email by clicking on the bluebird message box on this page
page last updated 20.9.19
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