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:

Thu 19 Sep 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 Sep 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 29 Sep 10:00am Chanctonbury Ring & Wiston 6.5 miles 2 hrs 30 mins Walk 3001. Meet in Washington South Downs Way car park (TQ120119). Drive south on the A24 from Washington roundabout and take the first left into Washington Borstal.  Take the rough track on the right to the car park. We follow the South Downs Way to Chanctonbury Ring, then continue along the ancient ridgeway in the direction of Steyning before dropping down to the foot of the Downs through a lovely stretch of woodland.  From there, we wend our way back towards Washington observing Wiston House in the distance as we go. The route contains stiles, steep hills and can be muddy.  Dogs welcome.  Refreshments provided. Mick 01903 745971

Sun 6 Oct 10:00am Highden Hill & Windlesham 4.6 miles 1 hr 45 mins Walk 3020. Meet in Chantry Hill car park, Chantry Lane, Storrington (TQ086119). This is a circular downland walk with wonderful views using the South Downs Way and tracks around Windlesham. Includes a steep hill. Dogs welcome. Refreshments provided. Mick 01903 745971

Wed 16 Oct 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 19 Oct 2:00pm Roundabout West Chiltington 3.8 miles 1 hr 45 mins Walk 2166. Meet at West Chiltington Village Hall, RH20 2PZ. A lovely varied walk around West Chiltington. Dogs welcome, refreshments provided. Mick 01903 745971

Sun 27 Oct 10:00am 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