Walking

The Walking section is a friendly, mixed group.

Thanks to our wonderful volunteer walk leaders, we are currently offering a wide range of group walks, and any BLAGSS member with the appropriate level of fitness is welcome on any walk.

Many of our walks are accessible on foot, by bike or by public transport from Brighton, and do not require the use of cars. 


How we walk

We meet a few minutes before the advertised start time so that we’re ready to start promptly. The walk leader gives a few details about the walk; we introduce ourselves; and then we set off. Typically there will be several rest stops (more if the terrain is harder) and lots of opportunity to chat to fellow walkers.

Where and when we walk

We walk in and around the Brighton & Hove area - anywhere locally, in fact, that our volunteer leaders offer to lead a walk. They decide on the day/date, start time and route, as well.

During the summer months we are also offering regular walks at least fortnightly on a Friday evening.

What it costs

There is no charge for any walk. You might want to bring some money for refreshments and any travel costs.

If you are a BLAGSS member, please log in for details and to register your interest in the next/future walks.

If you're not yet a member, join now online!

 

Beeding Hill, Devil’s Dyke and Poynings circular

Date of walk: Saturday 28 August
Start time: 10.30am
Meeting point: Beeding Hill National Trust car park, on the South Downs Way near Shoreham https://goo.gl/maps/kMQQ7mxz1NmxP7fy8
How to get to the meeting point: Drive up Mill Hill from the A270 Upper Shoreham Road. You could get the train to Shoreham and walk to Beeding Hill, but it would be a 3-mile trek. Or you could cycle.
Length of walk: 10 miles
Estimated walk duration: 4-5 hours including lunch
Walk description: This is one of Leonie’s favourite walks, with varied terrain from steep hills and descents, woods, a beautiful stream and undulating paths, coming back through agricultural land with spectacular views of the Downs and the surrounding countryside - a reward for the few steep hills that we will encounter. We will very likely come across horses and sheep. Bring plenty of water and suntan lotion as it may be hot.
Refreshments: We will be stopping for lunch at the dog-friendly Royal Oak in Poynings. They have a great menu (gluten-free and vegan friendly) and a lovely garden. If you prefer to bring a packed lunch, please let Leonie know so that she can amend the booking accordingly.
There are also refreshments at Devil’s Dyke if people are desperate, as well as toilets if they are open.
Contact details for walk leader: Leonie Moore: T 07917 190399, E l.moore@brighton.ac.uk  
Maximum group size:
20
Walk participants: Sign-ups are on a first come, first served basis – so if your plans change at any time and you won’t be able to make it after all, don’t forget to remove your name so that somebody else can take your place. 

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