Winter on the Downs - Linear

Sat 7th Feb 2015

Walk Details:

Event Details Updated
Note more details of lunch and travel arrangements. Walk finishes at Lewes not Plumpton as previously advertised
Event Type
Group Walk
Southern England
Local Group
Start Time
Meet Wivelsfield stn

Start 9.10 using 8.12 from London Bridge or 8.16 from Victoria

General Notes
Linear walk from Wivelsfield to Lewes stn (NOT Plumpton as previously advertised) via Blackcap and Lewes chalk pits. Buy returns to Lewes. Lunch at the Half Moon in Plumpton. Return from Lewes (4 trains per hour)

Entry Details:


Walk Report

Winter on the Downs, Saturday 7th February 2015
14 walkers, 20 miles - leader Jerome Ripp
A group of 14 enjoyed an invigorating winter walk with multi-coloured mud in cold but bracing conditions from Wivelsfield south with the magnetic attraction of the south Downs pulling us on. A brief tour on top, then via Plumpton Agricultural College to the Jolly Sportsman at East Chiltington for lunch. The reception for muddy walkers was frosty rather than jolly but service was quick, food good and soon we were back up towards the Downs at Blackcap. A tour around and then some excitement climbing over barbed wire before sanity returned and into Lewes to finish 20 miles and in time for the 16.52.



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