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:-
(2168) Tue 28 November 10:00am: Slinfold (5): A 5½ mile mostly flat (some slopes & stiles) circular walk over farmland and through woods. No dogs. Park and meet in the car park of the Red Lyon (TQ118315, RH13 0RR). 2½ hours. Leader: Geoff 01403 258180
(2041) Sat 2 December 2:00pm: Sandgate Park & Sullington Warren. A 3½ mile, mostly flat, easy circular walk through the National Trust’s Sullington Warren, (heathland containing Bronze Age burial mounds) then on to Sandgate Park. Meet in Storrington Recreation Ground car park, RH20 4PG Dogs welcome 1¾ hours. Refreshments provided Contact: Mick Denness 01903 745971
(3020) Sun 3 December 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
(3085) Sun 10 December 10:00am: Waterfall Cottage & Downland Meet in Storrington Recreation Ground car park, RH20 4PG. A lovely,5 mile walk, taking 2¼ hours, up to Sullington Down and along the South Downs Way before dropping back into the Village and our Christmas Social with its home-made food. This walk involves a steep climb. Dogs welcome. Contact: Mick Denness 01903 745971
(2037) Sun 10 December 11:00am: Under the Downs. Meet in Storrington Recreation Ground car park, RH20 4PG. This is a short walk of 3½ miles, taking 1¾ hours towards the bottom of the South Downs escarpment, it then returns via the Church and Glebe Meadow to our Christmas Social with its home-made food. Dogs welcome. Contact: Mick Denness 01903 745971
(1901) (Number created by MikeP) Sun 10 December 12:30pm: Storrington Christmas Social at the Storrington Village Hall, 59 West Street (the A283), RH20 4DZ All walkers are invited to join us for our traditional Christmas Social with its homemade food and quiz. Walkers can either join us on one of our two walks today, or just come along for the lunch. Tickets are £3.50 and are available on Storrington Walks or from Mick Denness 01903 745971.
(2042) Sat 16 December 2:00pm: Fryern Park. Meet in Storrington Recreation Ground car park, RH20 4PG. This lovely 3 mile walk, taking 1¼ hours, offers uninterrupted views towards the South Downs as route goes through Fryern Park with its landscaped pleasure gardens and waterfall. Includes stiles. Dogs welcome. Refreshments provided. Contact: Mick Denness 01903 745971
(2166) Sun 17 December 10:00am: Roundabout West Chiltington Meet at West Chiltington Village Hall, RH20 2PZ for a lovely varied 3¾ mile walk around West Chiltington taking 1¾ hours. Dogs welcome, refreshments provided Contact: Mick Denness 01903 745971
(1507) Wed 20 December 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
(2049) Sat 23 December 2:00pm: Sullington Church, A 3¼ mile mostly flat (four stiles) circular walk across farmland to the waterfall at Chantry and on to Sullington Church nestling at the foot of the Downs on a working farm with its adjacent Manor House. Meet at Storrington Recreation Ground car park, RH20 4PG Dogs allowed on a lead 1½ hours. Refreshments provided. Contact: Mick Denness 01903 745971
(2034) Sat 30 December 2:00pm: Nutbourne A 3 mile, fairly flat circular walk), taking 1½ hours, around this pretty hamlet passing beautiful houses, countryside and vineyards. Meet at West Chiltington Village Hall. RH20 2PZ Dogs welcome and refreshments provided. Contact: Mick Denness 01903 745971.
(3147) Sun 31 December 10:00am: Kings Building and Houghton Forest. Meet at the car park just off Whiteways roundabout, BN18 9FD, at the junction of A29 and A284. 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