Lewes Circular

Mon 31st May 2010

Walk Details:

Event Type
Group Walk
Southern England
Local Group
Start Time
Lewes stn
General Notes
Depart London Victoria 8.47. Southwards beside the Ouse to Southease, then inland uphill to Telscombe and Pickers Hill, lunchtime picnic 45 minutes at Kingston in the valley. Jugg's Track north uphill to Housedean and Blackcap, descend to Offham and Lewes. Possible tea stop in Cliffe/Lewes. Map OS Exp 122. Ldr Clare Kirkbride
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Walk Report

Lewes Circular, Monday 31st May 2010
18 walkers, 20 miles - leader Clare Kirkbride
The weather was a pleasant compromise between the dismal Bank Holiday rain of two days ago and the heatwave of the previous weekend, i.e. dry and cool with a breeze from time to time. 18 walkers met at 10am at Lewes station and walked almost immediately onto the riverbank southwards to Southease, then via Rodmell to the crest of the Downs where we stayed till beyond lunch above Kingston. We descended to the footbridge at Falmer, then up Long Hill to Blackcap where the "front-runners" set the excellent example of how to take a nap. Numbers began to drop thereafter, as walkers left the group while we walked down to Offham then into Lewes (past the public lido!); only 6 walkers made it to the Lewes Arms (an excellent discovery, serving food till 5pm), and 3 onward to the station.


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