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:-

(1013) Every Thursday, 11:00am: Billingshurst (2) A 2¼ mile flat walk taking 1 hour. Stay for coffee afterwards, May be muddy, please wear suitable footwear. Parking 75p per hour. Annual permits available Dogs on leads are allowed. Meet in the library car park, Mill Lane RH14 9JZ (TQ086260) Leaders: Jean 01403 581865 or Chris 01403 782745

(2225) Wed 1 November 10:30am: Slinfold Stroll. Meet at St Peter’s Church in the middle of the village, RH12 0RR. This is a gentle 3 mile walk, taking 1½ hours, passing some lovely old houses in the village and taking in part of the Downs Link. Flat, with one short slope. It will be muddy. No dogs. Leaders: Jill 07780 701184 or Jean 07734 323321

(2037) Sat 11 November 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

(1548) Mon 13 November 10:30am: Park and Hop from Hop Oast.  Meet at the Hop Oast Park and Ride, Horsham Worthing Road, RH13 0AR. A 2 mile walk, taking one hour. Bus 23 and 98 from Horsham takes you to the Park and Ride. We walk through the new golf course and take a gentle stroll down through one of several routes in Denne Park/Chesworth into Horsham in time for coffee. Alternatively, you can park in the Park and Ride, walk into Horsham, and get the bus back. Don’t forget your bus pass. Sorry No dogs. Leaders: Jill 07780 701184 or Jean 07734 323321

(1507) Wed 15 November 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 23 November 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

(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