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Sunday 26 October 2008

Bignor and Barlavington 9 miles circular, Saturday 25 October 2008

Just 5 of us set off through the beautiful Houghton forest on this walk, which was from the Mid Sussex Ramblers' program of walks - see

I was the leader, deputising for Alison, who had selected this lovely walk. She had unfortunately recently broken her wrist and was unable to lead it.

Here the path crosses the Roman road Stane Street and into the National Trust's Slindon Estate.

Fine panoramic views from the Downs after Glatting beacon looking north to Sutton and Bignor and our return route. Click on this and any other pictures to expand them.

Barlavington 13th century church

Deer, deer, deer... now we commence the climb up to Westburton hill to the car park on the A29 above Houghton.

Tuesday 21 October 2008

Ashdown Forest Circular, Tuesday 21st October 2008

A chilly west wind and bright sunshine created perfect walking weather for this quite exquisite 9 miles walk lead by Sue. It was part of the Mid Sussex Ramblers' program of walks. The heavy rain the previous day ensured that we had plenty of squelchy Sussex mud and no possibility of any annoying dust! Perfect! We enjoyed a rich variety of habitats, including mixed deciduous and coniferous forests, plus the open country of Ashdown Forest.

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The above picture and the two below were taken from the same spot. Using a zoom lens, the apparent anxiety of the walkers is captured unobtrusively. They were hopefully not concerned with the current global financial crises. They were simply concentrating on avoiding stepping into a rabbit hole and breaking an ankle, or worse! Ah! the simple joys of rambling!

The happy group posing in front of Nutley windmill.
This was a fabulous day. Many thanks Sue for leading us on such a lovely walk.

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