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:-

(1507) Wed 20 September 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

(2082) Thu 21 September 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

(2037) Sat 30 September 2:00pm: Under the Downs. This is a short walk of 3.6 miles, taking 1¾ hours, towards the bottom of the South Downs escarpment, it then returns via the Church and Glebe Meadow. Meet at Glebe Surgery car park, Monastery Lane, Storrington RH20 4LR Dogs welcome. Refreshments provided. Contact: Mick Denness 01903 745971

(3019) Sun 1 October 10:00am: Hareswith, A 4 mile circular walk, some stiles, through the unspoilt fields of Fryern Park to Perrett’s Farm with its stunning views of the South Downs and West Chiltington, on to Hareswith and East Wantley then back along the ancient track of Love Lane. Meet at Glebe Surgery car park, Monastery Lane, Storrington (RH20 4LR) (TQ 084144). Dogs welcome. Refreshments provided. 1½ hours. Contact: Mick Denness 01903 745971

(3018) Sat 7 October 2:00pm: Hurston Place. A 4¾ mile, easy going, circular walk, taking 1¾ hours, towards West Chiltington Common and through WS Golf Course. Start at Glebe Surgery car park, Monastery Lane, Storrington (RH20 4LR) (TQ 084144). Dogs welcome. Refreshments provided. Contact: Mick Denness 01903 745971

(2038) Sat 14 October 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

(1507) Wed 18 October 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

(2082) Thu 26 October 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

(2042) Sat 28 October 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