HDC Thakeham area health walks

All are welcome to join guided, free, sociable, HDC walks led by trained volunteers; no need to book, just turn up at the start point. Programme booklet containing over 250 walks is available – contact the Walks Co-ordinator on 07720 714306  or look online at www.horshamhealthwalks.co.uk.   Beginners are recommended to contact Walk Leaders to discuss suitability. All walks can be wet and muddy in places. Forthcoming walks in Thakeham Parish and neighbouring areas are as follows:-

(2038) Sat 22 July 2:00pm: Sullington Warren and Church, A 4 mile circular walk (two stiles) through the National Trust’s Sullington Warren with its heathland, pine woodland and ancient burial grounds then on to Sullington Manor Farm and the ancient country church. Meet at Glebe Surgery car park, Monastery Lane, Storrington (RH20 4LR). Dogs welcome Refreshments provided 1¾ hours. Contact: Mick Denness 01903 745971

(2082) Thu 27 July 10:00am: West Chiltington (1) Various 4/5 mile circular walks, some stiles and moderate slopes, incorporating windmills, vineyards, llamas and good views of the South Downs. Meet at the West Chiltington Village Hall car park, Mill Road (RH20 2PZ, TQ 083179). No dogs. 2 hours. Leader: Sue 01403 255710

(3147) Sat 29 July 2:00pm: NEW WALK Kings Building and Houghton Forest. Meet in Glebe Surgery car park, Monastery Lane, Storrington, RH20 4LR. This leisurely 4¼ mile downland walk, taking 1¾ hours, incorporates parts of the Southdowns and Monarchs Ways as well as enjoying walking through Houghton Forest. Dogs welcome. Refreshments provided. Contact: Mick Denness 01903 745971

(3020) Sun 30 July 10:00am: Highden Hill and Windlesham A 4½ mile circular walk, some hills, into the heart of the Downs pas sing Highden Beeches and Windlesham School to the South Downs Way near Washington and up Barnsfarm Hill giving spectacular views. Includes a steep hill. Meet at Chantry Hill car park (TQ086119) Dogs welcome. Refreshments provided.. 1¾ hours. Contact: Mick Denness 01903 745971

(2047) Sat 12 August 2:00pm: Cootham Meet in Glebe Surgery Car Park, Monastery Lane, Storrington, RH20 4LR.  A pleasant 3 mile walk, taking 1.5 hrs to Cootham It is an easy flat route and suitable for all abilities. Dogs welcome. Refreshments provided. Contact: Mick Denness 01903 745971

(1507) Wed 16 August 10:30am: Storrington Riverside Walk A 2½ mile walk taking 1½ hours. Meet at Storrington Recreation Ground Car Park, RH20 4PG. This flat, well surfaced walk is ideal for people who want an easy walk with pleasant views. Suitable for children’s buggies. Dogs welcome, no stiles or hills. Refreshments provided. Contact: Mick Denness 01903 745971

(3030) Sun 20 August 10:00am: Sullington Hill A 5 mile hilly circular walk up onto Sullington Hill passing the beautiful old Sullington Church and then along part of the South Downs Way. Meet at Glebe Surgery car park, Monastery Lane, Storrington (RH20 4LR, TQ 084144). Dogs welcome. Refreshments provided 2 hours. Contact: Mick Denness 01903 745971

(2039) Sat 26 August 2:00pm: Parham Glider Field. A 3.6 mile flat circular walk, two stiles, through quiet lanes to Cootham via Glebe Meadow and Kithurst Park then back across Parham Glider Field. Meet in Glebe Surgery car park, Monastery Lane, Storrington (RH20 4LR TQ 084144). Dogs welcome. Refreshments provided 1¾ hours. Contact: Mick Denness 01903 745971

(2082) Thu 31 August 10:00am: West Chiltington (1) Various 4/5 mile circular walks, some stiles and moderate slopes, incorporating windmills, vineyards, llamas and good views of the South Downs. Meet at the West Chiltington Village Hall car park, Mill Road (RH20 2PZ, TQ 083179). No dogs. 2 hours. Leader: Sue 01403 255710