Being a proposed series of short strolls in 2020 with the aim of encouraging you to use your local buses, stretch your legs and find out about lost rights of way. The leader will talk about these ways and the history attached to them. Elizabeth David, the woman who lived in Southover Grange with her husband and four lovers, the 19th century Kingston Enclosure, rum doings in Glynde, the Ditchling mystery bridleway and a chicken experience will all feature.
Times given are the start and return to Lewes bus station.
21st May Rum Doings in Glynde. The dastardly doings of the Brand family. Leave on the 9.30 125 bus from the bus station (calls at stops on Malling Hill) Return on foot about 12.15 4 miles. Hilly
28th May Lost Ways of the Kingston Enclosure Leave on the 11.00 123 bus from the bus station (calls at stops in Southover) Return on foot about 1 pm. 4 miles Undulating.
4th June Meet the friendly chickens of Ditchling, see the home of Eric Gill and discover an isolated bridleway. Leave on the 9.15 167 bus from the bus station (bus passes not valid) (calls also at stops along the High Street and by the Nevill) Return at 12.21. 3 miles, flat, and a chance to visit 3 tea rooms, two pubs and the Ditchling museum (but probably not all of them.)
18th June Patriarchy in Folkington Meet the amazing Gwynne Family and their scandalous goings on, including the moving of several rights of way. Leave on the 9.30 125 bus from the bus station (calls at stops on Malling Hill) Return 14.29 4 miles, undulating, and the chance to have lunch at the Long Man pub the Wilmington tea room or to picnic on Wilmington Common.
25 June The old way from Iford Leave on the 11.00 123 bus from the bus station (calls at stops in Southover) return on foot about 1pm. 3 miles, flat
2 July The Old South Common in Chailey and its lost footpaths. Leave on the 9.47 121 bus from the bus station (calls also at stops along the High Street and by the Nevill) return 11.25 2 miles, flat.
THIS PROGRAMME IS NOT FINALISED YET!