Saturday 2nd June
14 miles, Linear Moderate 10:30 Holly BN6 8HW
Meeting point: Hassocks Station (town side of the station)
Starting by walking though the small village of Hassocks heading east across to the pretty village of Ditchling. We head south from here up onto the South Downs to Ditchling Beacon where we will be stopping for a packed lunch.
We start the afternoon with a walking over the South Downs around Stanmer Park and though the village of Falmer, stopping at the pub for a drink, from here we head down Falmer Hill and around the old racecourse in Whitehawk and along the front though the town of Brighton.
Easy Walks are for anyone who does not have a mobility difficulty, a specific health problem or is seriously unfit. Suitable for pushchairs if they can be lifted over occasional obstructions. Comfortable shoes or trainers can be worn.
Leisurely Walks are for reasonably fit people with at least a little country walking experience. May include unsurfaced rural paths.
Moderate Walks are for people with country walking experience and a good level of fitness. May include some steep paths and open country, and may be at a brisk pace. Walking boots and warm waterproof clothing are highly recommended.
Strenuous Walks are for experienced country walkers with an above average fitness level. May include hills and rought country, and may be at a brisk pace. Walking boots and warm waterproof clothing are essential. People in doubt about their fitness are advised to contact the walk leader in advance.
Non-members are welcome to join us for 3 "trial" walks before deciding to join us. You don't need to book in advance - just turn up on the day.
All our walks are graded to give you an idea of what each one will be like. If you're unsure of your fitness level, try a short, easy walk first. It's better to find a walk too easy than to make yourself miserable and exhausted.
All our walks are led by SYW members. Please follow their instructions, don't walk ahead of them, and let them know if you decide to leave the walk before the end.