Walkers enjoy a break at Langstone – 20th September 2017
The walks take place on the 2nd, 3rd 4th and 5th Wednesday each month. There will not be any evening walks on the First Wednesday.
New members should contact the leader prior to joining the group and show their membership card on their first walk.
We usually (though not always) meet in a car park, and as space is often limited it would be helpful for walkers to share cars where possible. Please note that occasionally there is a charge for parking. Sometimes parking will be in pub car parks.
The Grid Reference (and where possible a post code) of the start of the walk is always given in the listing. There is no need to contact the walk leader on the day, simply turn up at the starting point. The walk will leave promptly at 10.00am so arrive early to allow time for putting on boots etc. There will be a short rest about half way – you may wish to bring a drink or snack.
The walks vary in degrees of difficulty and are graded from 1 to 5. For most walks a shorter (3mile) route is available. Most walks are circular, starting and ending near a pub. The walks are designed to finish around lunchtime so that those who wish can have a pub lunch.
Please note: Dogs on a short lead are welcome but need to be registered with the leader.
Programme for 2019/20
|Chichester U3A Walking Group 2019/20|
|Date||Meeting Point, Grid Reference & Postcode||Distance & Difficulty||Outline Route||Lunch|
|11-Sep||Barley Mow Walderton GR789107 PO18 9ED||7.6km Grade 4+ Ascent 204m||Cooks Lane, Fields to Stoughton, Polish Pilot, Kingley Vale, Walderton Down.||Barley Mow 02392 631321 PO18 9ED Pre-order|
|18-Sep||Chidham, Cobnor Point, GR787040 PO18 8SU||8km grade 1||Leader :- Ray Davis Brin away Chidham Point, Cobnor Point, Adventure Centre||Old House at Home,Chidham 01243 572477 Pre-order|
|25-Sep||PaghamVillage GR891984 PO21 4NJ Pub CP||8km Grade 1||Leader:- Jean Buttery Brin away Summer Lane to Pagham Wall & then Beach||The Lamb Inn 01243 262168 PO21 4NJ Pre-order|
|09-Oct||West Stoke GR772136 PO18 9ED||8.3Km Grade 4 Asc194m||Kingley Vale, Devil’s Humps||TBA|
|16-Oct||West Dean GR857124 PO18 0QX Pub car park||8.3km Grade 3 Asc142m||Centurion Way, Lavant, Chalkpit Lane, Monarch’s Way. May start at the Trundle if pub car park not available.||The Dean Inn 01243 811465 PO18 0Qx|
|23-Oct||Walnut Tree, GR881020 PO20 1QB Pub car park||7.6km Grade 1||North Mundham Church to Hunston Church. Golf Course return via Runcton||Walnut Tree 01243 785881 PO20 1QB|
|30-Oct||Slindon GR961077 BN18 0RG Halloween.||6.8km Grade2 Asc 88m||Park Lane car park. Through village to Mill Lane. N then return via Down’s Barn, Butt Lane & Park Pale.||Spur Slindon 01243 814216 BN18 0NE|
|11 Nov Monday Evening||The Barley Mow Walderton GR789107 PO18 9ED||Skittles Evening v Happy Wanderers Annual Fixture 7PM start Barley Mow Book with Brin Lewis||Barley Mow 02392 631321 PO18 9ED|
|13-Nov||Stoughton Village GR802115 PO18 9JQ||7K very steep Grade4 Asc164m||Monarch’s Way, Bow Hill, Devils Humps, return via Polish Memorial||Barley Mow 02392 631321 PO18 9ED Pre-order|
|20-Nov||Petworth Station 01798342651 GU28 0JF Pub car park||8.3km Grade2 Asc94m||New Route. Rotherbridge, Tillington, Cemetry, Sockenholes Farm||Badgers 01798342651 GU28 0JF Pre-order|
|27-Nov||Dell Quay GR836028 PO20 7EE||7.5km Grade1||Crouchers, fields to Canal. Marina. Return via Harbour||Crown& Anchor 01243 781712 PO20 7EE|
|11-Dec||West Marden GR772136 PO18 9ED||5km Grade3 Asc104m||Shorter Walk Christmas Lunch Telegraph House from Compton Book with Brin Lewis||Victoria Inn 02392 631330 PO18 9ED|
|18-Dec||East Wittering||5 miles Grade1||TBA||Boulevard|
|08-Jan||Harting Hill, GR791181 GU31 5PN NT car park||5 Miles Grade4+ Asc192m||W on SDW past Farm, Hundred Acres SE through West Harting Down, N to Foxcombe Farm then E on SDW. Parking Charge £2||Royal Oak, Hooksway 01243 535257 PO18 9JZ|
|15-Jan||Charlton FoxGoesFree 01243 811461 PO18 0HU||7.5km Grade4 Asc140m||Sawmill, Counters Gate, Goodwood racecourse, Singleton May start at Counters Gate car park if pub sold.||FoxGoesFree 01243 811461 PO18 0HU|
|22-Jan||The Lamb GR804992 PO20 8QA Pub car park||7.5K Grade 1||New Route. Itchenor-WestWittering borders on B2179 Itchenor Caravan Park, Westlands, Itchenor village hall, Redlands||The Lamb 01243 511105 PO20 8QA|
|29-Jan||Slindon GR961077 BN18 0RG||7.4km Grade 3 Asc105m||Park Lane car park. Park Pale, Butt Lane & Drencher Wood||Spur Slindon 01243 814216 BN18 0NE|
|12-Feb||Walderton Barley Mow GR789107 PO18 9ED||7.4km grade 4 Asc177m||Walderton Hill Plantation, Adsdean Farm, Funtington Down.||Barley Mow 02392 631321 PO18 9ED Pre-order|
|19-Feb||Cocking Hill CP GR875166 GU29 0HT||5+ miles Grade 5 Asc260m||New Route – Leader Jill Mountford SDW west to Cocking down SW then S to Keepers Cottage Return via Colworth Down||TBA|
|26-Feb||Bosham Berkeley Arms GR810044 PO18 8HG||7km Grade 1||Bosham harbour Field to Gothic Farm return via nursery||Berkeley Arms 01243 573167 PO18 8HG Pre-order|
|11-Mar||Stoughton LambdownHillCP GR815126 PO18 9JG||8km Grade5+ Asc192m||Wildham wood, Hillbarn, East Marden. Climb to Up Marden. Return via Lowerfarm Copse and Wildham Barn||Barley Mow 02392 631321 PO18 9ED Pre-order|
|18-Mar||Chilgrove Staple Ash Farm GR841152 PO18 9NB||8.2km Grade4 ASc195m||Leader- Linda Applin Yewtree Cottage Monkton Farm SDW via Didling Hill.||White Horse, Chilgrove 01243 519444 PO18 0HU|
|25-Mar||Bognor Regis GR924986 PO21 2QA||7.4km Grade1||Promenade, Hotham Park return via town.||The Fox Inn 01243 865308 PO22 7EH|
|08-Apr||Stansted Middle Lodge GR754104 PO9 6DU||7.6km gentle Grade2||North Coopers Wood, Rosamond’s Hill. W to Forestside. W to Warren Down, E along The Avenue.||Victoria Inn 02392 631330 PO18 9ED Pre-order|
|15-Apr||BrandyHoleLane GR851066 nearPO19 3PJ||5 miles Grade 1||Leader – Linda Applin Cowslips Centurion Way, Lavant, Summersdale Start may change||TBA|
|22-Apr||Emsworth Yacht Club GR755052 PO10 8BP||5 miles Grade 1||Thorney Lane, Prinsted Point, the harbour, Prinsted, Hermitage.||The Deck, 01243 376161 PO10 8BP Pre-order|
|29-Apr||Clock Museum West Ashling GR814081 PO18 9DH||5 miles Grade1||Leader :- Linda Applin Bluebells Ashling wood , Downs Rd Kingley Vale||Horse & Groom 01243 575339 PO18 9AX|
|13-May||Walderton Barley Mow GR789107 PO18 9ED||7km Grade 4 Asc165m||Woodland lane, Watergate Hanger, Haslett Copse Inholmes Wood||Barley Mow 02392 631321 PO18 9ED Pre-order|
|20-May||Arundel Black Rabbit GR021085 BN18 9PB||8.2km Grade5 Asc220m||Leader – Babs Walker Brin Away Possible new route||Black Rabbit 01903 882638 BN18 9PB|
|27-May||Selsey GolfClub GR854945||5 miles Grade 1||Leader – Judy Sharpe Brin Away||Selsey Golf Club|
|10-Jun||Finchdean GR738127 PO8 0AU||4.5 miles Grade4||Leader – Ray Davies South Holt Farm, St Hubert’s Church, Finchdean Road, Railway, Wick Farm.||George Inn, Finchdean, 023292 412257 PO8 0AU|
|17-Jun||Binsted GR980064 BN18 0LP||5 miles grade1||Leaders – Angela & Pat New Route Pedler’s Croft, Tortington Common, Goose Green||The Black Horse 01243 553325 BN18 0LP|
|24-Jun||Chidham GR787040 PO18 8SU||7.2km Grade1||N along Cot lane, W to Harbour, Nutbourne, Prinsted return Harbour||Old House at Home,Chidham 01243 572477 Pre-order|
|29-Jun||5m Flat||Walking Festival Details Later|
|30-Jun||5m Flat||Walking Festival Details Later|
|01-Jul||5m Flat||Walking Festival Details Later|
|02-Jul||5m Flat||Walking Festival Details Later|
|03-Jul||5m Flat||Walking Festival Details Later|
|08-Jul||Hampshire Hog GR713172 PO8 0QD||5 miles Grade 4||New Route – Butser Hill||Hampshire Hog 02392 591083 PO8 0QD|
|15-Jul||Heyshott GR897181 GU29 0DL||7.5K Grade3 Asc124m||New Route – Heyshott, Heyshott Green, Cocking||Unicorn Inn, 01730 813486 GU29 0DL|
|22-Jul||Felpham GR949998 PO22 7NU||5 miles Grade1||Estates to Promenade. Return via Hotham Park||The Fox Inn 01243 865308 PO22 7EH|
|29-Jul||Slindon College GR960085 BN18 0RH||8.2km Grade4 Asc152m||Top Road, Baycombe Lane, Chichester Lodge, Madehurst, Dale Park House, Drencher Wood||Spur Slindon 01243 814216 BN18 0NE|
|12-Aug||West Marden GR772136 PO18 9ED||7.6km Grade5 Asc214m||New Route – Haslett Copse, Up Marden Church||Victoria Inn 02392 631330 PO18 9ED Pre-order|
|19-Aug||Duncton The Cricketers GR959169 GU28 0LB||Grade1||Leader :- Jill Mountford Burton Park, Mill Pond, Welchs Common, Crouch Farm, Burton Park, Duncton Mill||The Cricketers 01798 342473 GU28 0LB Pre-order|
|26-Aug||Sidlesham Pagham RSPB Centre GR856966||4 miles Level Grade1||Leader – Helen Kendall Park in Nature Reserve CP. Path to seaside return via Greenlease Farm, Ferry House||TBA|
Please note that neither Chichester U3A, nor the Walk Leader/Organiser of the walk(s) has control of the environment of the walks, the weather, any animals or indeed of any of the walkers themselves. Whilst taking normal precautions, providing reasonable help and assistance as necessary, they cannot accept responsibility for any circumstances affecting the Health or Safety of the Walkers in the party.
Walks organised by U3A Groups automatically receive Public Liability insurance cover, provided the leaders are U3A members, through the Third Age Trust. This is designed to protect leaders against claims for damage to property and for injury or death which might have been occasioned on the walk.
This is NOT a personal accident insurance and accordingly participants on walks are responsible for their own Health and Safety and the safe keeping of their equipment, clothing and belongings.
Participants on Walks should follow the advice/instructions of the Walk Leader in order to minimise any risk to themselves and should also ensure that theOutdoory do not endanger any others in the party.
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