Alton Ramblers


Sussex walks - AUGUST

1.Thursday 2nd August “Tillington Vineyards and Pitshill Award Winning House” 10.30-12.00 3 mile Stroll E
Start: The Horse Guards Inn, Upperton Road, Tillington, GU28 9AF.
Grid Ref: 133 / SU963220
Route: A lovely & interesting walk in and around Tillington, via vineyards & then to Pitshill House,
Tillington, runner up in the 2017 National Restoration Award Scheme & top Award in the 2017 Georgian Group.
Time to pause and admire the house. Firm and pleasant going.
Leader: Gerald Gresham Cooke 01798 342151 / 07748 597568 (mobile for day of walk only).
This is a South Downs Society walk and it is open to all, not just Members 

2. Mon.6th Aug. 10:30 PETWORTH PARK Ancient Trees Walk
L: Gerald
Time: 2 hours Distance: 4 miles. Fascinating walk through the trees from 350-800 years old. Last ¾ mile uphill slope. If too hot, will miss out this uphill slope.
Meet: : Petworth Park, London Road, NORTH Car Park . Bring National Trust card or cash for parking.
By Car: Take A283 (London Road) northwards out of Petworth towards Northchapel/Guildford , and 0.8 miles on left is NT North Car Park . Nearest Post Code GU28 9LS. DOGS WELCOME, and can be let off lead.
Contact Gerald on 07748 597 568 if uncertain
NOTE : North Car Park.

3.Thurs 9th August - 10:30 am AROUND DUNCTON, GU28 0LB
L: Simon Mockford - National Trust Ranger.
Time/Distance: A 3 mile circular walk passing through Burton Park and past Duncton Mill. Mainly flat on good paths.
Meet: Parking along Willets Close on the approach to Duncton C of E School. Some parking also available nearby.
By car: By car Willets Close is immediately off the A285 Chichester to Petworth Road. If approaching from Chichester the turning is on your left hand side shortly after passing the Cricketers pub on your right. 

4.Tues 14th Aug – 10.30am WOOLBEDING LANDSCAPES
L: Fiona Scully , an extra-ordinary National Trust Ranger
Time: Approx. 3 hours 30 minutes Distance: Approx. 5.5 miles. This walk takes in Woolbeding Common where the heathland will be covered in sweeps of purple heather. We’ll head down to the river so it will be slightly further than usual with a steady uphill on the way back. Please bring snacks and plenty to drink.
Meet: At Older Hill car park
Car: Take the A272 heading from Midhurst towards Petersfield. After the Half Moon pub, take the next right turn signed Woolbeding. Follow the road, at the junction turn left up the hill. Continue until you see the sign for Older Hill. Turn right and follow the lane for about 1.5 miles to the car park. Phone Fiona on 07767 400 039. 

5.EVENING WALK - if warm, should be lovely.
Thursday 16th August – 6pm FISHBOURNE
L: Bruce M: Alison & Peter
Time: 1 hour 45 minutes
Distance: 3.5 miles Flat. Easy evening walk to the Fishbourne Channel. St Peter and St Mary Church and back via the Roman Palace.
Meet: Fishbourne Centre. SU832050 ( Nearby postcode PO18 8BE ),-0.8188
By Car: Take the A259 Fishbourne Road from Chichester. Turn right into Black Boy Lane and right before the railway crossing.
By Bus: 700 or 56 to the Black Boy Lane junction

6.Sunday August 19th at 2.15pm. Petworth Society Walk. Cars leave Petworth main car park GU28 0ES at 2.15pm. Mystery route! Non-Members invited.

7.Thurs 23rd August - 10:30am SUTTON COMMON
L: Peter Brook
Time: 2 hours Distance: 4½ miles through woodlands and sandy heathland (3 stiles)
Meet: Lord's Piece car park (SU993169) Post code RH20 1 HG
By Car: A27 to Fontwell, A29 towards Pulborough, left on B2138 (Fittleworth) and immediately left signposted West Burton and Bignor right at road "triangle" for 1 mile to car park on right. Call Peter on 07920 461392 if uncertain

8.Wed 29th August – 10.30am SPRINGHEAD HILL on top of The Downs. Feel at one with the world.
L: Peter Brook
Time: 2 hours Distance: 4½ mile hilly downland walk with stunning views all around. Meet: Car Park at Springhead 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 the left. Follow this road carefully to the car park at the top.

Restoring Historic Rights of Way -- Guidlines

Review the 'Restoring Historic Rights of Way -- Guidlines' in Documents>Documents

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!

Thursday, August 16, 2018