HDC Thakeham area health walks

Due to the Government’s advice about increasing social distancing in order to slow the spread of coronavirus, guided health walks are currently postponed.

 

All are welcome to guided, free, sociable, HDC walks led by trained volunteers; no need to book, just turn-up at the start point. A booklet containing the walks is available from the Walks Co-ordinator on 07720 714306 or online at www.horsham.gov.uk/leisurepages/Leisure/sports/walking

Beginners are recommended to contact the Walk Leader: to discuss suitability. All walks can be wet and muddy in places. Forthcoming walks in the Thakeham Parish and neighbouring areas are as follows:

Wed 18 March 10:30am Storrington Riverside Walk 2.5 miles 90 mins Walk 1507. Meet at Storrington Recreation Ground Car Park, RH20 4PG. Come and explore Storrington’s lovely Riverside Walk. 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. Mick 01903 745971

Sat 28 March 2:00pm NEW WALK Knepp Castle Rewilding 5.6 miles 2.5 hrs Walk 3162. Meet at Knepp Walkers Car Park, off Swallows Lane, Dial Post, RH13 8NN (£2 donation requested). The rewilding work at Knepp is becoming world famous. The estate have done away with traditional farming ways and now allow cattle, pigs and deer to roam freely over the 3,500 acre estate. The walk is flat and can be very muddy in places. Dogs welcome, refreshments provided leader. Mick Denness 01903 745971

Sat 4 April 2:00pm Sandgate Park & Sullington Warren 3.6 miles 1 hr 45 mins Walk 2041. Meet at Storrington Rec. Ground C.P Car Park RH20 4BG. This walk offers visits to two wonderful areas very close to Storrington. Both are managed for public enjoyment and nature conservation. An easy flat route. Dogs welcome. Refreshments provided. Mick 01903 745971

Wed 15 April 10:30am Storrington Riverside Walk (2) 2.5 miles 1.5 hrs Walk 1507. Meet at Storrington Rec. Ground C.P. (RH20 4PG). Explore Storrington’s Riverside Walk. Easy, flat, well surfaced walk with pleasant views. Suitable for children’s buggies. Dogs welcome, no stiles or hills. Mick 01903 745971

Sat 18 April 2:00pm Thakeham Circular 3 miles 1.5 hrs Walk 2040. Meet in Thakeham Church car park, RH20 3EP. This popular short walk explores t he tracks, footpaths and byways north of Thakeham Village. Parts of this route can be wet and muddy. Dogs welcome. Refreshments provided. Not suitable for buggies as the route includes stiles. Mick 01903 745971

Sun 19 April 10:00am Hurston Place 4.8 miles 1 hr 45 mins Walk 3018. Meet at Storrington Recreation Ground Car Park, RH20 4BG.  This walk takes us to the lanes and footpaths to the north of Storrington. Dogs welcome and refreshments provided.  Mick 01903 745971

Thu 23 April 10:30am St George’s Day Bluebell Walk 3 or 5 miles 2 hrs Walk 2157. Park and meet at St George’s Church, Steyning Road, West Grinstead, RH13 8LR (TQ171208). From Horsham (A24), take the B2135 signposted Partridge Green, first right at the bungalow. We all start together and then we have a choice of a shorter or longer route. A flat circular walk with far reaching views of the South Downs, interesting buildings and houses along the way. Can be muddy. No dogs, possibility of cattle, horses & sheep. Toilet honesty box. Jean 07734 323321 or Jill 07780 701184

Sat 25 April 2:00pm Parham Glider Field 3.6 miles 1 hr 45 mins Walk 2039. Meet at Storrington Recreation Ground Car Park, RH20 4BG. This walk explores the country paths to Parham Glider Field. A flat and easy route. Dogs welcome. Refreshments provided. Mick 01903 745971

Sun 26 April 10:00am Washington Common, Downland & Windlesham 7 miles 3 hrs Walk 3161. A lovely circular walk which includes Downland, National Trust woodland, Sullington Hill, Highden Beeches and Windlesham House School. Great views. Some very steep steps and stick(s) are advised.  Dogs welcome. Refreshments provided at the end of the walk. Meet at Georges Lane National Trust Car park RH20 3BN. Mick 01903 745971

Mon 27 April 10:00am West Grinstead Church & Downs Link 5 miles 2.5 hrs Walk 2098. Meet at West Sussex County Council car park next to the Downs Link at West Grinstead, immediately east of Orchard Restaurant (RH13 8LU, TQ183226). The car park is hard to find as the sign is tucked away especially if you are coming from the west. The car park entrance is opposite Park Lane.  This walk involves walking along the Downs Link and fields to view a church and a walk along the River Adur. Well behaved dogs welcome. Irene 01403 783637 / 07790 420752