Saturday 6th October
14 miles, Circular Moderate 11:00 Holly
Meeting point: Lewes Station
Starting in the pretty country town of Lewes, join us as we follow the River down stream on the toepath to the village of Rodmell home to Monk House, lived in by Virginia Woolf. After stopping for a packed lunch we climb up onto the South Downs with excellent views over to the coast.
We circle around the downs before downing down into the village of Kingston on Lewes and stopping at the pub for drinks only. We finish the day with a mile back to Lewes in the valley before crossing though the old roman abbey in town.
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.