Walk Group 2022

Our Walk group has just completed its 2nd Day Walk of the year, 9 miles with a hill, picnic and a pub   Setting out from Sullington Church the flat level walk along the northside of the Downs turned into a climb up to the South Downs Way at Chanctonbury Ring, Washington.   The climb did not beat us:   some took it slowly, while the others waited at the top for the stragglers to arrive!    The views were amazing, out to sea and across the Weald to the North Downs.

On the Day walk earlier in the year, again we ventured up on to the South Downs Way. It was a good 7 mile walk passing a dell of snowdrops above Chilgrove, saw glimpses of West Dean Estate’s Monkton House, which has connections to Salvador Dali and surrealism décor, and the deserted medieval village of Monkton.

Our summer evening walks have been popular and taken us on some new walks and some familiar ones.  The walks round Goodwood Racecourse threw in one of those hills we are not so keen on, but Pagham Harbour across to Siddlesham left us with plenty of breath to chatter away and take in the scenery.  

The pub at Charlton, The Fox Goes Free, where the first WI in England met in 2015, featured again after a good walk over Levin Down and an encounter with some feisty cattle!   The Eartham Wood walk, lead by Mandy, explored paths new to many of us.

The summer walks are not over yet.  With plans to walk from Pulborough to Amberly through the Arun Valley, and a final evening walk along the beach at Elmer.

Jan Marsden

For these and more photos click here to see the Walks 2022 page

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