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:

Mon 11 Nov 10:00am West Chiltington (1) 4 – 5 miles 2 hrs Walk 2082. Meet in the public car park adjacent to West Chiltington Village Hall, Mill Rd, RH20 2PZ, (TQ083179). Various routes exploring West Chiltington and the surrounding area. Moderate slopes, some stiles, no dogs please as several of the routes pass through fields with livestock. Graham 07894 735532

Sat 16 Nov 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

Wed 20 Nov 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 23 Nov 2:00pm Sullington Church 3.3 miles 1.5 hrs Walk 2049. Meet at Storrington Recreation Ground Car Park, RH20 4BG. This walk takes us to picturesque Sullington Church which is tucked away at the foot of the South Downs. The route is flat and easy. Dogs welcome. Refreshments provided. Mick 01903 745971

Sun 24 Nov 10:00am NEW WALK 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

Sat 30 Nov 2pm 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

Sun 1 Dec 10:00am Kings Building and Houghton Forest 4.3 miles 1 hr 45 mins Walk 3147. Meet at the car park just off Whiteways roundabout BN18 9FD at the junction of A29 and A284. This leisurely downland walk incorporates parts of the Southdowns and Monarchs Ways as well as enjoying walking through Houghton Forest. Dogs welcome. Refreshments provided. Mick 01903 745971

Sat 14 Dec 2:00pm Under the Downs 3.6 miles 1 hr 45 mins Walk 2037. Meet at Storrington Rec. Ground C.P Car Park RH20 4BG. This is a short walk towards the bottom of the South Downs escarpment, it then returns via the Church and Glebe Meadow. Dogs welcome. Refreshments provided. Mick 01903 745971

Sun 15 Dec 10:00am Sullington Hill 5 miles 2 hrs Walk 3030. Meet at Storrington Recreation Ground Car Park, RH20 4BG. Steep Hill, dogs welcome and refreshments provided. Mick 01903 745971

Sun 15 Dec 11am 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

Sun 15 Dec 12:30pm Storrington Christmas Social  Walk 1901. All walkers are invited to join us for our traditional Christmas Social with its delicious homemade soups followed by a choice of cakes with tea/coffee and will also feature our annual quiz.  Walkers can either join us on one of our two walks or just come along for lunch. Tickets are £3.50 and are available from the walk leaders on Storrington Walks or from Mick Denness on 01903 745971

Wed 18 Dec 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 21 Dec 2pm Hareswith 3.9 miles 1.5 hrs Walk 3019. Meet at Storrington Rec. Ground C.P Car Park, Storrington RH20 4BG. Explore the unspoilt fields and meadows of Fryern Park before reaching Perrett’s Farm with its stunning views of the South Downs and West Chiltington. We continue to Hareswith and follow ancient tracks to East Wantley and back to Storrington via Love Lane, also an ancient track. Some stiles, dogs welcome and refreshments provided. Mick 01903 745971

Sun 22 Dec 10:00am Washington, Ashington & Wiston 6.6 miles 3 hrs Walk 3124. A very varied and attractive walk exploring woodland and countryside with stunning views of Chanctonbury Ring.  Stiles and undulations.  Dogs welcome and refreshments provided at the end of the walk.  Meet at Georges Lane National Trust Car park RH20 3BN. Mick 01903 745971