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

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.

Autumn Walking Weekend – Le Touquet; 20-22 October

We're off to Le Touquet (Paris Plage) in northern France for our Autumn Walking Weekend.  We'll need to car-share to reach Le Touquet either via EuroTunnel or ferry.  It takes about an hour to drive from Calais to Le Touquet.  We're staying at the Red Fox hotel, which is right in the centre of town. 

There will be a short walk around the resort on Friday evening followed by dinner in a fish/seafood restaurant.  On Saturday we set off from the hotel on foot along the promenade and then inland through sand dunes and forest to the village of Cucq where we can have lunch in a local brasserie.  After lunch return to Le Touquet via the fascinating Embouchure de la Canche.  Dinner at a traditional-style French restaurant.

On Sunday we drive to the hamlet of Longvilliers for a lovely country/forest walk that will finish in time to get lunch in Samer or make your way back to the tunnel or port.

Cost for hotel plus two evening meals will be approximately £130 to £230 depending on numbers sharing rooms.  Breakfast can be purchased in the hotel or in nearby cafes. 

If you are interested in joining us, please click on the link below before Friday September 8th.  We will then send you full details about how to make your reservation. 

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Where We Walk

On the 3rd Saturday of the month starting at 14.00 we have a short relaxing ramble of 4-6 miles after lunch

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.

Forthcoming Walks

 

Sunday, 3rd September an all day walk, 9 miles from Woodingdean

Friday, 8th September an evening walk, 4 miles from Telscombe 

Saturday, 16th September an  morning walk, 6 miles from Amberley.

Sunday, 1st October an all day walk

Wednesday, 4th October A morning 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 and Amsterdam and Canterbury and Weymouth.