Hills of the South Rejoice

Sat 19th Sep 2020

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Event Type
Group Walk
Region / Area
Southern England / London
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Hills and sea views
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Walk Report

Hills of the South Rejoice, Saturday 19th September 2020
6 walkers, 21.1 miles - leader Jerome Ripp
A glorious late summer's day, breezy on the tops with splendid views of hills and dales and sheep and sea and especially the reconstructed Ashcombe windmill at Kingston near Lewes which was seen from all possible angles many times in the day. The circular from Lewes took us up the Juggs Road through Kingston which was the only habitation of the day and up a new steep grassy track to the South Downs Way ridge. This was followed for some time before heading west near Telscombe passing the reconstructed John Harvey memorial stone close to Balsdean reservoir. A lovely route through Standean Bottom round Bullock hill to the top of Woodingdean to view with amazement the massive traffic queue crawling down the Falmer Road to the sea. Lunch on the old drove road at Newmarket hill and soon back on the South Downs Way followed all the way to Plumpton Plain. Over Blackcap and the long ridge descent to Lewes finishing before 5 without having to run for the train.
Photographs by Ian Watson; more by Ian on the Group Facebook Page



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