HDC Thakeham area health walks

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 17 July 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 20 July 9:00am Washington, Ashington & Wiston 6 miles 2 hrs 30 mins Walk 3124. Meet Old London Rd, Washington RH20 3BW. From Washington roundabout drive north on the A24 for 200 yards, turn left and then immediate left again onto the Old London Road. Drive to the far end.  A very pretty walk exploring woodland and countryside with stunning views of Chanctonbury Ring.  Several stiles and undulations.  Dogs welcome and refreshments provided. Mick 01903 745971

Sun 21 July 10:00am River, Heath, and Pleasure Garden 4 miles 2 hrs Walk 3144. Meet at Storrington Recreation Ground Car Park, RH20 4BG. This walk explores Storrington’s lovely Riverside Walk which runs through the centre of the village and the National Trust’s Sullington Warren before returning via Fryern Park with its disused pleasure grounds. The walk includes several stiles. Dogs welcome. Refreshments provided. Mick 01903 745971

Sat 27 July 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

Sat 3 August 2:00pm Fryern Park 3 miles 1 hr 15 mins Walk 2042. Meet at Storrington Rec. Ground C.P Car Park RH20 4BG. This lovely short walk offers uninterrupted views towards the South Downs as route goes through Fryern Park with its landscaped pleasure gardens and waterfall. Some stiles. Dogs welcome. Refreshments provided. Mick 01903 745971

Fri 9 & 23 August 11:00am Barns Green (1) 2 miles 60 mins Walk 1010. Meet in new car park above the Village Hall, enter by way of the car park outside the Village Hall which is marked by yellow road markings RH13 0PT. Firm going underfoot on the outskirts of Barns Green. One gentle incline, some views but can be muddy. Well behaved dogs welcome. Chatter 07720 714306

Sat 17 August 2:00pm Thakeham Circular 3 miles 1.5 hrs Walk 2040. Meet in Thakeham Church car park, RH20 3EP. This popular short walk explores the 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

Wed 21 August 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 24 August 2:00pm Sullington Warren & Church 4 miles 1 hr 45 mins Walk 2038. Meet in Storrington Rec. Ground C.P Car Park, Storrington, RH20 4BG. This walk visits Sullington Church, a pretty little country church which predates the Doomsday Book. We return via the National Trust’s Sullington Warren heathland site. The route contains stiles and can be muddy. Dogs welcome. Refreshments provided. Mick01903 745971

Mon 26 August 10:00am West Chiltington (2) 5 miles 2.5 hrs Walk 2100. Meet West Chiltington Rec ground CP, Mill Road, RH20 2PZ. Five mile walk around the village, with some interesting views and church or two and through nursery land. Some stiles. Dogs allowed on leads through the private paths and farmland. Irene 01403 783637 / 07790 420752