Monthly Archives: June 2015

Poppies at Blackpatch Covert

Springtime was very much over, the bright yellow fields of rapeseed all but vanished from the South Downs National Park. Swaying fields of wheat, a contrasting lush green under hot yellow summer sun now covered the landscape.

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Posted in West Sussex


Simply Hike – Blog Awards – Runner up.

A few weeks ago I asked some of you to vote for my South Downs Walking blog, www.southdownswalking.com in a competition being run by Simply Hike, an outdoors equipment business.

Well I didn’t win the top prize in my category but I was amongst the 4 runners-up,

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Posted in News


Walking The Wey South Path

Disused canals normally conjure up images of discarded shopping trolleys and part submerged cars. The semi-restored Wey and Arun canal offers walkers the chance to get right amongst nature and couldn’t be any more removed from the stereotype.

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Posted in West Sussex


31 Mile Hike To Devil’s Dyke

A 31 mile hike to Devil’s Dyke in East Sussex, starting from Storrington in West Sussex. Walking along the South Downs Way under a gorgeous blue sky.

At the beginning of May I had walked 25 miles in a day,

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Posted in East Sussex, West Sussex


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  • Elaine Smerdon on Red Lake China Clay WalkI have just found your blogs whilst trying to find info about "Redlake". When I have a little more time I'll read some more. (Always wanted to walk the South
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  • Monika on Spring Evening on Kithurst Hillit looks stunning :) do you have gpx file for this walk you could share?
  • Henry Krinkle on Avon Dam Reservoir – Dartmoor DevonAny ideas for parking, within a reasonable walk, if the Shipley Bridge area is rammed?
  • Robert on Burrator – Down Tor Stone RowO.K cheers for that, I will try to sort it out, strange because it saved as a GPX file Kind Regards Rob
  • Robert on Burrator – Down Tor Stone RowHi I downloaded the track GPX file, but it would not load up to my Garmin oregon 450, any Idea, "Error accurred while reading the following files, 10_18_29.gpx 10_25_42GPX and
  • Raimund Beerwerth on Princetown to Great Mis TorHope to visit dartmoor in May for some days by pack packing. Greetings Raimund
  • James Stenning on Amberley Circular Walk | Look AgainHello, Just a quick thanks for the walk above, I'm training for the London to Brighton hike in June and your suggestion was perfect training. Excellent views and a great

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