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:

Sat 17 November 2:00pm: Parham Glider Field. A 3.6 mile flat circular walk, two stiles, through quiet lanes to Cootham via Glebe Meadow and Kithurst Park then back across Parham Glider Field. Meet at Storrington Recreation Ground car park, RH20 4PG Dogs welcome. Refreshments provided 1¾ hours. Contact: Mick 01903 745971

Sun 18 November 10:00am: Hareswith, A 3.9 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 Storrington Recreation Ground car park, RH20 4PG Dogs welcome. Refreshments provided. 1½ hours. Contact: Mick 01903 745971

 Wed 21 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 01903 745971

Sat 1 December 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

Sat 8 December 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. Mick01903 745971

Sun 16 December 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 16 December 11:00am 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

Also on Sun 16 December: walkers are invited to join us in Storrington Village Hall RH20 4BG, for our traditional Christmas Social at 12:30pm on Sunday 16. Walkers can join us on one of our 2 walks or just come along for the lunch. Tickets available on Storrington Walks or from Mick 01903 745971

Wed 19 December 10:30am Storrington Riverside Walk 2.5 miles 90 mins  Walk 1507. Meet at Storrington Recreation Ground Car Park, RH20 4BG. Explore Storrington’s lovely Riverside Walk. Flat well surfaced walk for those 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 22 December 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 29 December 2:00pm Nutbourne 3 miles 1.5 hrs  Walk 2034. Meet West Chiltington Village Hall, RH20 2PZ. One of our prettiest and most varied short walks. We should see vineyards, llamas, a windmill and lovely houses. Dogs welcome, refreshments provided.  Mick 01903 745971