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West Kent – Glynde and the South Downs


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General information

From the village of Glynde, we climb steadily to the promontory of Mount Caburn, site of an Iron Age Hill Fort, from where there are wide views across the valley of the Sussex Ouse and on toward the sea. We continue over the undulating Downs toward Lewes, where we stop for lunch. Afterwards, we walk pass the Protestant Martyrs' Memorial and around to the Malling Down Nature Reserve and The Combe, from where we take a path along the rim to have good views across to the Downs beyond Lewes. Our return to Glynde is across the Saxon Down, now with extensive views to the north over the Weald; the route passing many ancient earthworks.

BOOKING: Advance booking is required. National Covid regulations limit the group size to twenty-nine people plus the leader and for contact tracing purposes all attendees must be either full GOC members or have a free trial online membership. The event is of course free of charge. You can book on behalf of others as well as yourself. If you have difficulty booking then please contact the West Kent Group Coordinator at [email protected] to do it for you. You will only be permitted to attend a GOC event if you have registered in advance via the website. Thank you !

During the walk attendees should follow social distancing rules at all times and respect that others may have different sensitivities to personal safety.

Terrain / Difficulty

As in the nature of Downland walking, this is a hilly walk on well-maintained paths.

Approximate Distance

8 miles

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