Walking

The Walking Group is a friendly mixed group of men and women.

"After a day's walk everything has twice its usual value". G. M. Trevelyan

We have a regular programme of  local walks together with weekends away. Our current programme includes: -

  • a short relaxing ramble after lunch on the 3rd Saturday of the month
  • a longer walk (from 8-15 miles) on the 1st Sunday of the month, often followed by a pub lunch
  • evening walks on the 2nd and 4th Fridays from May to September

How We Walk

Please note:

  • Wear footwear and clothing appropriate to the weather and time of year
  • Bring water with you to avoid dehydration, especially in hot weather
  • Be responsible for your own safety particularly when crossing roads/railways
  • Look out for other walkers
  • Keep together as a group
  • Close gates behind you
  • Bring a torch/hi-vis clothing if walking outside daylight hours
  • Be respectful of farmers and other members of the public
  • Dog owners are responsible for their dog, and for putting it on a lead where there are farm animals and when crossing roads/railways

Where We Walk

On the 3rd Saturday of the month either in the morning or the afternoon we have a short ramble of 5-6 miles ending with lunch or tea.

On the 1st Sunday of the month starting at 11.00 we have a longer walk of 7-9 miles - but still not too strenuous - often followed by a pub lunch. Occasionally the Sunday walks will be longer, around 12miles, to satisfy those who like a serious work out.

On the 2nd and 4th Fridays from May to September there are walks starting at 18.00 or 18.30 which are a great way to unwind from the weekly grind. They normally last about 2 hours and usually conclude with a meal at a pub or restaurant.

From October to May we also have a monthly midweek morning walk followed by a pub lunch.

What It Costs

What it Costs - there is no charge

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

If you are not a member, please email walking@blagss.org for more information.

Forthcoming Walks

 

Sunday 2nd February, An all day walk, 8 or 11miles from Woodingdean

Wednesday 12th February, A morning walk

Saturday 22nd February, A half day walk

Sunday 1st March, An all day walk

 

Regular six-monthly walking weekends are arranged.  We have been to Winchelsea, the New Forest, the Chiltern Hills, the Isle of Purbeck, Battle, Bournemouth, the Isle of Wight, Folkestone, Hindhead, Aveyron, Salisbury, Dieppe, Goodwood, Rye, Frome, Amsterdam, Canterbury, Weymouth, Le  Touquet and Tunbridge Wells.

Sunday February 2nd; Woodingdean, 8 miles

Leonie is leading this local walk to the Juggs Inn at Kingston.  Meeting at the Falmer Road carpark (Grid reference: TQ356063; Nearest postcode: BN2 6NT), which is near Norton Drive and Woodingdean Business Park, at 11am. The number 2 or 22 bus goes to Woodingdean and you need to get off at the bottom of the hill and walk up the hill to the carpark if going by bus.

We will then walk up the track and onto the South Downs before veering off to the left to take the path down to Kingston and a lunch stop at the very old Juggs Inn. The walk is an “out and back” approximately 8 miles in total. The path down from the main track towards the Juggs is very steep and can be slippy. Walking poles are a good idea. Dogs are welcome but sometimes there are sheep or cows on some of the route. The pub is dog friendly.

If you sign up for the walk, it is presumed that you will be wanting to eat but if not, just drop Leonie and email at L.Moore@brighton.ac.uk, so she has an idea of numbers and can let the pub know.

For anyone wanting a slightly longer walk of 11 miles, Leonie will be walking to the Falmer Road carpark on the Droveway cycle path from the racecourse. This will be an extra 3 miles, 1.5 miles there and back. If you’d like to join her, text or ring on 07917 190399 for further information. It’s also possible to walk to the Falmer Road Carpark and then get a bus back or vice versa.

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