Alton Ramblers


South Downs Society Summer Walks

Four early Summer walks this month, all with  wonderful Sussex views.

Best walking, Gerald Gresham-Cooke

Advance Notice:- 



On Sussex Day, June 16th, there is  a Sussex Day Celebration Walk from Tillington to Midhurst.
6 miles.
Leaving The Horse Guards Inn, Tillington GU28 9AF ( 1 mile from Petworth) at 9.30, the route goes via the Lodsworth Larder (cake & loo stop), the lovely Lime Tree Avenue , the Queen Elizabeth Oak (" old when Queen Elizabeth 1 saw it "), Cowdray Golf Club , & lunch at 12.30 at The White Horse at Easebourne .  Most walkers stay for Lunch (£7.50) & then catch the 1.30 bus back to Tillington. Dogs welcomed.
No booking necessary. Just turn up. It will be on rain or shine.

This month's early Summer Walks:-

2.Weds 16th May – 10.30am BURTON MILL, Near Duncton GU28 0JR
L: Bruce
Time: 2 hours Distance: 4.2 miles. Flat (50m ascent).
Outstanding wetland and heath plus and an extra loop to Shopham Bridge.
Meet: Burton Mill SU979181 (Near  by postcode GU28 0JR).Good car park.,-0.608137

3.L: Peter Brook.  Wed. 23rd May – 10.30am *NEW WALK* STORRINGTON. Beautiful views from top of the Downs.
Time: 2 hours 30 minutes. Distance: 4 mile hilly walk down into Storrington and return with super Downland views.
Meet: Car park at Springhead / Kithurst Hill. Map ref TQ069124.
By Car: A27 to Fontwell, A29 to Whiteways Lodge, B2139 passing through Amberley, then minor road on right just after sign to Rackham and Springhead Farm on left. Follow this road carefully to the car park at the top.

4.Weds 30th May – 10.30am BENBOW PONDS GU28 9BX
L: Bruce M:
Time: 2 hours 30 minutes. Distance: 5.2 miles. Ascent 190m.
A moderately strenuous longer walk with one steep climb and 9 stiles.
Goes through Cowdray Arboretum, up to Hoe Hill and down to Lodsworth and Gosdensheath.
Meet: Easbourne - Benbow Pond. SU913222 (Nearby postcode GU28 9BX ),-0.6991
By Car: A286 to Midhurst. A272 to Easebourne/Petworth. Turn left after 1.7 miles.

Restoring Historic Rights of Way -- Guidlines

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John Harris - Walking in England/Hampshire website

Fantastic Website for walkers!

Walking in Hampshire is a website packed with useful information for walkers.

With hundreds of walks to download and print, free, it also has books of walks, contact details for all the walking groups in the county and much more. Whether you want to walk on your own or with a group all the information is there in one place.

John said ‘There is so much walking information on the web but it is difficult to find. Walking in Hampshire (part of the Walking in England suite of websites ( – one for each county in England) has brought it together in one place so whether you are walking from home, or away on holiday, you will be able to find a walk suitable for you’.

With walks from half a mile to twelve miles plus long, and a note of suitability for pushchairs and wheelchairs, everyone can find a walk to enjoy.

So home or away, check out the websites and get walking!

John Harris
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Other Websites & Walksbook menus

Please note new menu options, Walksbook and Other Websites.
There will be a new Walks from Alton book soon and the Walksbook menus are for correction, hopefully few, and supplementary pages.
Other websites is to take you to places where you can find more walks.  Explore!

Tuesday, May 22, 2018