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SWC Free Walk 108, Burgess Hill to Hassocks. 18/9/11.

Nearly 17 miles of walking through the West Sussex countryside incorporating both the Sussex Border Path and The South Downs Way. The walker initially follows a path next to the railway line towards Hassocks before branching off across a local park. Thereafter, there's a climb past a water tower before joining the Sussex Border Path for the walk to Ditchling for lunch. The afternoon section begins with an ascent to Ditchling Beacon for a walk along the South Downs way before the descent into Pyecombe; there's a further climb from there up to Wolstonbury Hill before another descent down to Hurstpierpoint and the journey back to Hassocks. A delightful day's walking that is full of variety. (Some wind interference on the commentary).

SWC Free Walk 109, Eridge to East Grinstead. 14/8/11.

A lovely walk of 14.3 miles in the East and West Sussex countryside, predominantly along the High Weald Landscape Trail. The morning section passes through typical undulating Wealden landscape before passing through the grounds of Buckhurst Park. After lunch at Withyham, the walk passes through Hartfield and on to Blackberry Hill. Thereafter, it's a gentle incline along the former railway line of Forest Way into the hilltop town of East Grinstead. Potential for some waterlogged spots after rain but a very nice walk with some familiar sights from Free Walk 3 at the beginning.

SWC Free Walk 129, Berwick to Birling Gap, 8/8/13

A wonderful 12 miles of walking across the South Downs, initially along the Wealdway, prior to lunch in either of the pub or the churchyard at Wilmington. After lunch, it's up past the 'Long Man' prior to some great views from up on high. The path passes through Jevington, where a later lunch break is possible. The walk then uses some quieter paths for the descent into East Dean. Hereafter, the scenery changes as the walker approaches the coast to join The South Downs Way into Birling Gap, where tea can be had prior to catching a bus back into Eastbourne. Another great day on the Downs!

SWC Free Walk 24, North Downs Way, Sandling to Wye. 14.6.10.

Around 11 miles of delightful ridge walking along the North Downs Way. (Some wind interference on sound).

SWC Free Walk 41, Yalding to Sevenoaks. 29/8/11.

Approximately 13 miles of walking through some wonderful scenery in Kent. This undulating walk follows The Greensand Way from beginning to end.The morning section passes through farmland and orchards before lunch at any of West Peckham, Dunk's Green or Shipbourne, where this walker chose to rest. After, it's up to Ightham Moat and then along an escarpment for some wonderful views from Rook's and One Tree Hills. Thereafter, the Greensand Way takes the walker through more National Trust land, Knole Park, before the return to Sevenoaks. Another delightful day's walking!

SWC Free Walk 76, Purbeck Way East, Wareham to Swanage.9/8/09.

Following the Purbeck Way from Wareham (though this walker got the bus to Corfe and started filming from there), this 13 mile walk passes the ruined castle there before following the '9 Barrows Ridge' to the sea. The ridge offers great views over Studland, Bournemouth Bay and Poole Harbour. Likewise, at 'Old Harry Rocks' at The Foreland. Then, it's a steep descent back into Swanage for a bus back to Wareham (though I now hear that the train service might be resumed, austerity cuts allowing...). (Mobile phone quality).

swcwalks, swcwalk205, Blaxhall to Aldeburgh. 8.4.15

Around 10 miles of walking between Blaxhall Youth Hostel and the sea side resort of Aldeburgh, in Suffolk. Decided to film this walk at the last minute and didn't have the handicam, hence the 'mobile' quality. It follows the 'Sandlings Walk', initially, crossing sandy, lowland heath before joining up with 'The Sailors' Path' at Snape Maltings. This is in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, with the path crossing marshland and fresh water dykes; otters can be found here, though none were seen today. There's a bit of mundane road walking after this, but, the walker soon arrives at the seaside town of Aldeburgh, where some pretty decent fish and chips can be had. The walk concludes with a short trip along the shingly beach and then Aldeburgh Marshes. Mobile phone quality; some wind interference.

Time Out Walks, Book 1, Walk 28, Chilham to Canterbury. 18/7/10.

Initially following the Great Stour River, this is a walk of around 11 miles through typical Kentish scenery; there's hop fields and orchards before a possible lunch stop in Chartham Hatch. After that, it's on through woodlands, the parklands of the University of Kent before following the Stour again into Canterbury.

Time Out Walks, Book 1, Walk 40, Gerrard's Cross to Cookham. 2/12/12.

This delightful 9.6 miler in leafy Bucks and Berks had an interesting ending, on this particular day... Shortly after leaving the station, the walker is soon in Bulstrode Park, then crossing over the M40 before entering the Nature Reserve at Hedgerley Green. Then it's a pleasant section of woodland walking through Egypt Wood and Burnham Beeches prior to lunch at a small chapel at Littleworth Common, though two pub alternatives exist. Thereafter, there's another fine section of woodland walking through the valley in Woolman's Wood before passing a Victorian folly at Hedsor. The optional detour to the hilltop church of St Nicholas is well worthwhile for the fine views it affords. The final section of Thameside walking needs to be tackled with care following flooding and ice, though an 'escape route' is available. Following this unexpected 'delay', the walker then crosses Cookham Bridge to pass Cookham Church; Stanley Spencer's grave and Gallery; Cookham's Christmas Fayre and, finally, Cookham Moor prior to reaching the station. A very pleasant walk without too many muddy paths in winter. (If the path across the meadow outside Cookham is flooded, simply aim for the right hand corner and follow the road to the bridge).

Time Out Walks, Book 2, Walk 13, Guildford to Gomshall, Part 2. 27/9/10.

Part 2 continues after lunch with a climb up onto The Downs, walking along The North Downs Way, before descending into Gomshall.

Time Out Walks, Book 2, Walk 17, Snodland to Sole Street. 23/12/12.

Having survived the Mayan apocalypse, for the last walk of 2012, this short 8 miler in Kent was chosen. Shortly after leaving Snodland station, the walker is soon passing the reservoirs that have resulted from Man's previous industrial activities; some of these pits have now also become modern housing estates. Soon, there's a steady ascent onto the North Downs, with some fine views back over Snodland. This is followed by some delightful woodland walking, with some steeper ascents, prior to lunch on the village green at Harvel, though a pub alternative also exists. After lunch, it's more quiet lanes, meadows and woods before the countryside opens up just beyond Brimstone Wood. Shortly after, the walker reaches Luddesdown, which thankfully, was saved from the clutches of the M.O.D! As dusk approaches, it's on past Henley Street and and on through fields to the station at Sole Street, where a surprise awaited this walker, though not filmed; the 16.17 train to London was delayed by 20 minutes by the steam train 'Tornado' having to take on water at Stelling! As this suddenly emerged from the night, it was a splendid sight to behold...such a shame that South Eastern didn't advise the reason for the delay initially, so it could be recorded! An otherwise very pleasant, shorter walk in the Book 2 series!

Time Out Walks, Book 2, Walk 21: Pluckley Circular. 17/5/10.

A short walk of around 7 miles (extendable to 11, as here) through 'Darling Bud Country'. H.E Bates, who wrote the 'Darling Buds of May', lived in Little Chart Forstal, a lovely hamlet passed on this Low Weald walk. A very easy stroll, as it's mainly flat, but with some great views from the 'perfick' village of Pluckley.

Time Out Walks: Book 1, Walk 20, Milford to Godalming. Part 1. 3/5/10.

A 10.3 mile walk from Milford, Surrey to Godalming via Hambledon, Hascombe, along the Greensand Way to Winkworth Arboretum and, finally, along the River wey.

Epping Forest Centenary Walk: Manor Park to Epping.

Music: Epping Forest by The Broadside Band.

Last updated : Aug-17