This week’s walk (Sept 18) Polegate to Berwick
This is a linear walk over the S Downs from Polegate, Sussex, via Jevington and Alfriston. 12 miles with 2 steep ascents on the Downs and brilliant, sweeping views inland and along the coast . Total ascent 570 metres. A lengthy day – not for the faint hearted! On the recce the total walk lasted 6 hours 20 minutes including stops. Some stiles.
NB this walk is very exposed so all weather gear is essential in case of rain. (But weather looks pretty good for walking on Saturday so far SH)
Lunch al fresco with, time permitting, tea at Alfriston and a brief visit to the Bloomsbury St Michael’s church in Berwick. Berwick Inn offers refreshment, and presumably WC, if we need to wait for the train back to Lewes for the return.
Train as advertised: London – Polegate destination Eastbourne/Ore leaves Victoria at 9.24, Clapham Junction 9.31 and E Croydon 9.40. Sally will join the train at Clapham Jctn. Loos at Polegate station but not Berwick.
Please let Sally know if you are planning to come on the walk (non-members contact firstname.lastname@example.org).