Covid-19 - getting back outdoors
All of our groups are now able to offer events. In England and Wales, up to 30 people (including the organiser) may attend each event. In Scotland a maximum of 15 people, from a maximum of 5 households may attend.
Groups may choose to implement a booking system for their events, or revert to the standard "attendance" system. Everyone attending an event will be required to provide their name and contact details to the event contact for Track and Trace purposes.
Local restrictions may affect any events at short notice, please be aware that some last minute cancellations may be neccessary. Registering your attendance on an event, and ensuring that your profile is set to allow general messages from GOC, will ensure you can be informed of any last minute changes.
A 6-7 mile circular walk from Whiteways car park and picnic area. Downland walking on bridleways and footpaths through woodland and open hillsides with a short section of quiet country lane. Hopefully plenty of early spring flora and fauna.
From Whiteways it’s a steady climb through Houghton Forest to Bury Hill with views of the distant sea. Then onto grassy down land and through Gumber Farm (National Trust) to more woodland. The paths are generally well-defined with only short muddy patches. Finally, after crossing more open downs, a quiet country lane through Madehurst village back to Whiteways and a well-deserved cup of tea and cake from the café. It’s a moderate walk with some climbs and varied down and woodland scenery. Dogs are fine but need to be on lead when crossing stock grazing land or whenevr requested by the walk leader.
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