Sunday, December 30, 2007

Fletching - Piltdown - Fletching

Distance: 5.18 Miles

The Piltdown Man - Piltdown

Walkers: Timmeh, Loz, Kate

Terrain: Countryside, Woodland, Golf course, Ploughed field
Weather: Pleasant and sunny, surprisingly warm for the season.

Notes: Saw an amazing phenomenon: a thousand spiderweb strands streaming out from a fence and glimmering in the sun. Didn't really come out on the picture unfortunately. Pub was good traditional place with Harvey's ales and decent food, and it's p[en and serves food all-day. Pubs in Fletching also look good, must try at some point.

Pictures: The Gallery

Saturday, October 13, 2007

Haywards Heath - Ardingly - Balcombe

Distance: 8.06 Miles

The Gardeners Arms - Ardingly

Walkers: Timmeh, Loz, Susi

Terrain: Countryside, Woodland, park, some hillage

Weather: Non-descript.

Notes: Not a rabbit in sight, though there were a lot of squirrels.

Thursday, September 6, 2007


Distance: 5.93 Miles (though some of that was by boat)


Walkers: Timmeh, Dave

Terrain: Hill!

Weather: A little overcast but not too chilly, ideal for walking.

Notes: Steep walking and a rather foolish boat ride.

Wednesday, September 5, 2007

Derwent Water - by canoe

Distance: 4.97 Nautical Miles


Rowers: Timmeh, Dave

Terrain: Flat and wet

Weather: A little overcast but not too chilly, ideal for rowing.

Notes: Not really a walk as we were paddling a canadian canoe, but I wanted to record it somewhere.

Tuesday, September 4, 2007


Distance: 4.52 Miles

The Fish Hotel - Buttermere - Lake District

Walkers: Timmeh, Loz, Dee, Dave, Hazel

Terrain: Lakeside, surrounded by fells, waterfalls.

Weather: A little overcast but not too chilly, ideal for walking.

Notes: Nice little walk and very flat for this area.

Sunday, August 5, 2007

Southease - Rodmell - Glynde

Distance: 6.3 Miles

The Abergavenny Arms - Rodmell, The Trevor Arms - Glynde

Walkers: Timmeh, Loz, Susi.

Terrain: A bit of road, The south downs way.

Weather: Way too hot and sunny for walking on exposed downland.

Notes: Red Lion Pond is more of a dry ditch these days. Saw a kestrel and a few bunnies.

Sunday, July 29, 2007

Lewes - Ringmer - Lewes

Distance: 8.8 Miles

The Cock Inn - Ringmer, The Dorset Arms - Lewes

Walkers: Timmeh, Loz, Kate.

Terrain: Too much road, due to a track having a big impassable gate across it, but a few nice bits of countryside.

Weather: cloudy with enough sunny spells for me to get burnt.

Notes: We love The Cock!

Saturday, June 30, 2007

The Big One - Day 4 - Keymer to Brighton

Distance: 8.49 Miles

The Black Lion - Brighton, The Station - Brighton, The Engineer - Brighton, The Caroline of Brunswick - Brighton, The Hobgoblin - Brighton, The Caroline of Brunswick - Brighton (again)

Walkers: Timmeh, Matty, Moo. + Jon, Dave from the Black Lion and loads of others from the CazBar.

Terrain: Up the downs, along the downs, down the downs, Brighton roads.

Weather: Very Rainy, a bit rainy, really rainy

Notes: Never ever bloody anything ever!

Friday, June 29, 2007

The Big One - Day 3 - Stonelands to Keymer

Distance: 13.8 Miles

The Ardingly Inn - Ardingly, The Red Lion - Lindfield, The Fox and Hounds - Sandrocks, The Greyhound - Keymer

Walkers: Timmeh, Matty, Moo

Terrain: Rainforest ;), Field, Road

Weather: Rainy and warm, sunny spells

Notes: Never ever bloody ever walk long distances on road, with a heavy pack, blah blah.

Thursday, June 28, 2007

The Big One - Day 2 - Horley to Stonelands

Distance: 9.49 Miles

The Shipley Bridge Inn - Shipley Bridge, The Prince Albert - Copthorne, The Crown - Turner's Hill, The White Hart - Stonelands

Walkers: Timmeh, Matty, Moo

Terrain: Country Road, Fields.

Weather: Overcast and warm, sunny spells

Notes: Never ever bloody ever walk long distances on road, with a heavy pack, in boots designed for country walking and then walk another ten miles the next day.

Wednesday, June 27, 2007

The Big One - Day 1 - Croydon to Horley

Distance: 16.4 Miles

The Orchard - East Croydon, The Smuggler's Tavern - Coulsdon, The White Hart - Chipstead, The Jolly Brickmakers - Redhill, The Millhouse - Salfords, The Farmhouse - Horley

Walkers: Timmeh, Matty, Moo

Terrain: Smelly Road, Dirty Road, Country Road.

Weather: Overcast and warm, showery spells

Notes: Never ever bloody ever walk long distances on road, with a heavy pack, in boots designed for country walking.

Thursday, June 14, 2007

Mile Oak to Patcham - photos

Photos from the walk available here - the main gallery was playing up so I stuck them on my flickr account.

Sunday, June 3, 2007

Mile Oak - Fulking - Poynings - Patcham

Distance: 9.71 Miles

The Shepherd and Dog - Fulking, The Royal Oak - Poynings

Walkers: Timmeh, Loz, Susi, Ben

Terrain: Mostly fields, some horrible hills.

Weather: Sunny and warm

Notes: 2 kestrels, a buzzard, a mouse, loads of wabbits.

Pictures here.

Monday, May 28, 2007

Ashurst - Ashhurst

Distance: 4.5 Miles

The Fountain - Ashurst

Walkers: Timmeh, Loz, Matty, Yola

Terrain: Mostly fields, bit of woodland.

Weather: Drizzly and chilly

Notes: Fox count = 2

Saturday, May 19, 2007

Exceat - Jevington - Exceat

Distance: 8.72 Miles

The Eight Bells - Jevington

Walkers: Timmeh, Loz, Lucy

Terrain: Friston Forest, some hills, mostly dry.

Weather: Sunny: warm in the sun, but a little chilly in the shade.

Notes: Friendly piggy (oink!); Foxes!

Pictures here.

Saturday, May 12, 2007

Woodingdean - Kingston - Rottingdean - Brighton Marina

Distance: 10.7 Miles

The Juggs Inn - Kingston, The Plough Inn - Woodingdean

Walkers: Timmeh, Loz, Matty, Yola, Susi

Terrain: The Downs.

Weather: Overcast and windy, but still relatively mild

Notes: Skylarks, 1920s-mock-victorian-mock-tudor houses, mad-sheep!

Sunday, May 6, 2007

Minepit Wood - West Hoathly - Minepit Wood

Distance: 5.23 Miles

The Cat - West Hoathly

Walkers: Timmeh, Loz, Kate


Weather: Overcast and muggy

Notes: Shagswell Wood (snigger), hornets (AKA Wasps the size of small dogs!), the bluebell railway.

Saturday, April 21, 2007

Balcombe - Ansty - World's End

Distance: 10.3 Miles

The Ansty Cross - Ansty

Walkers: Timmeh, Loz, Matty, Susi, Ben

Terrain: The weald, open field, some woodland.

Weather: Sunny and warm!

Notes: Met Dee, Dave, Hazel and Chicken for lunch.

Sunday, April 15, 2007

Patcham - Ditchling - World's End

Distance: 10.7 Miles

The White Horse - Ditchling, The Watermill - World's End

Walkers: Timmeh, Loz, Susi, Sara, Lucy, Piran

Terrain: Downland, open field, some wood.

Weather: Sunny and too fucking hot!

Notes: Lapwings at the Chattri; snake in the grass!

Monday, April 9, 2007

Polegate - Wilmington - Alfriston - Berwick

Distance: 10.1 Miles

The Giant's Rest - Wilmington, The George - Alfriston, The Cricketers - Berwick, The Berwick Inn - Berwick station

Walkers: Timmeh, Loz, Matty, Yola, Susi, Ben, Rhandolph, Lucy, (the other) Timmeh, Kat

Terrain: Downland, open field.

Weather: Sunny and warm.

Notes: Llama!

Saturday, March 31, 2007

Amberley - Arundel - Littlehampton

Distance: 10.6 Miles

The Black Rabbit - Offham, The White Hart - Arundel, The Six Bells - Lyminster, The Crown Hotel - Littlehampton

Walkers: Timmeh & Loz (whole journey), Matty & Yola (to Lyminster), Susi & Ben (to Arundel)

Terrain: Downland, riverbank, Woodland, open field; some muddy bits.

Weather: Overcast, sunny spells.

Notes: Reunited lamb with its mum, aaah.

Saturday, March 24, 2007

Polegate - Hailsham - Berwick

Distance: 10.4 Miles

The Dinkum - Polegate, The King's Head - Hailsham, The Old Oak Inn - Caneheath, The Berwick Inn - Berwick Station

Walkers: Timmeh, Loz, Susi, Ben

Terrain: Road, Woodland, open field.

Weather: Overcast.

Notes: Saw deer!

Saturday, March 17, 2007

Shoreham - Sompting - Shoreham

Distance: 11.2 Miles

The Crown and Anchor - Shoreham, The Red Lion - Shoreham, The Gardeners Arms - Sompting, The Three Horseshoes, Lancing, The Duke of Wellington - Shoreham

Walkers: Timmeh, Loz, Matty, Yola

: Some hilly bits, some muddy bits.

Weather: Overcast & Windy

Notes: Nice view of Lancing College chapel.

Saturday, March 3, 2007

Berwick - Selmeston - Alciston - Berwick

Distance: 3.62 Miles

The Cricketers - Berwick, Rose Cottage Inn - Alciston

Walkers: Timmeh, Matty, Yola, Lucy

Terrain: Mostly flat, some muddy fields.

Weather: Overcast.

Notes: V. short walk due to various people's time constraints.

Sunday, February 25, 2007

Lewes - Rodmell - Kingston

Distance: 6.69 Miles

The King's Head - Lewes, The Abergavenny Arms - Rodmell, The Juggs - Kingston

Walkers: Timmeh, Loz, Matty, Yola, Sara, Susi

Terrain: Flat, muddy riverbank; waterlogged gravel track; muddy, hilly fields; mud.

Weather: Pissing Down.

Notes: Wet and Muddy.

Sunday, February 18, 2007

Offham - Blackcap - Offham

Distance: 4.45 Miles

No pubs on the walk; we were going to start from The Blacksmiths Arms, but it closed at 2.30 just as we arrived, though we did stop for a quick sharpener in The Juggs on the way home

Walkers: Timmeh, Matty, Yola, Sara

Terrain: Downland, steep start then moderately hilly, field, mostly dry.

Weather: Overcast, mild

Notes: Saw The Beacon Brazier

Sunday, February 4, 2007

Devil's Dyke - Hove

Distance: 6.38 Miles

The Devil's Dyke Inn - Devil's Dyke, The Grenadier - Hove, The Sussex Cricketer - Hove

Walkers: Timmeh, Matty, Yola, Marcus

Terrain: Downland, some gentle hills, track and field, mostly dry; road.

Weather: Overcast, mild

Notes: It was dark before we finished; don't try navigating cross-country by TomTom: "Turn around when possible"