Nick Dodds's Announcements (23)

30s-50s Falmer and Plumpton Downland Classic - Sunday 8 February

Join us for a classic downland walk starting from Falmer village and walking past the medieval field system at Balmer Down. Then up through the hidden wooded valley at Ashcombe Botton and down to lunch at the Half Moon at Plumpton. Steep return via Shambledean Botton and Stanmer Down. Please bring cars to The Level at 10am or meet at Falmer pond at 1030am
Estimated finish time: 4pm
Moderate 9 miles
Nick Dodds

Added by Nick Dodds on February 2, 2015 at 8:30 — No Comments

Sunday's walk: Autumn Colours at Gravetye Manor

Sunday, 26 October 2014 - 8 fairly flat miles through the lovely High Weald. Starting at 10.45am in the Car Park at Minepit Wood off Vowles Lane near Kingscote Station, lunch at the excellent Red Lion in Turner's Hill (picnic if you prefer). Returning via Gravetye Manor. Hopefully the Fall should be perfect but it will be muddy underfoot.

I will meet people at the start of the walk and wont be at the Level, so can Brighton car owners please liaise via this website to co-ordinate lifts…


Added by Nick Dodds on October 22, 2014 at 14:59 — 2 Comments

Sunday 1st June Shermanbury Walk


A gentle (6 miles flat) summer walk around the upper reaches of the River Adur. Starting from the lay-by at Adur Cottages on the A281 beyond Henfield and near the Garden Centre, across the fields to Wineham and lunch at the Royal Oak. Returning by the river to the start. Lovely! Please bring cars to The Level for a later start of 10.30 or be at the lay-by for an 11am…


Added by Nick Dodds on May 30, 2014 at 10:30 — 1 Comment

Chichester Harbour Walk on Sunday 18 May

All welcome for this great (9 mile flat) walk around Chichester Harbour on Sunday. Start outside Bull's Head, Fishbourne at 10.45 (not the station this time). Park in Mill Lane next to pub, off the A259. A lovely waterside walk via Itchenor for lunch at The Ship Inn or picnic by the river, over on the West Itchenor Ferry (£2 charge) to Bosham and other villages returning to Fishbourne and tea at the Bull's Head. Please bring cars to the Level at 9.30 as sadly no trains to Fishbourne…


Added by Nick Dodds on May 12, 2014 at 22:04 — 1 Comment


We have been short of cars recently. Please bring one if possible.



Added by Nick Dodds on April 19, 2014 at 19:09 — No Comments

Last place on summer walking trip to Spain

Unfortunately one the BAHR group going to Picos de Europa in Northern Spain (28 June to 5 July) has had to pull out so we now have a spare room if anyone (or two sharers) would like to join us. There are 20 of us going altogether. Details on the attached sheet. Price of the flights may have gone up since then. First come first served. Please email me directly at if you would like to come or call me on 07790 454549 if you want…


Added by Nick Dodds on February 19, 2014 at 22:36 — No Comments

Sunday 2 February Arundel to Slindon circular

Join us for an unusual Arundel walk via Yewtree Gate to the lovely village of Slindon for cafe or pub lunch. Returning via Rewell Wood. Great Views but fairly hilly with some mud. Cars required from the Level in Brighton at 10am please. The walk departs from outside Arundel Baptist Church in Torton Hill Lane off the A27/A284 roundabout by Arundel at 10.45. Nine miles in total.
Nick Dodds
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Added by Nick Dodds on January 29, 2014 at 18:44 — 2 Comments

WANTED: New Walk Leaders - Planning Evening - 13 January

Ever thought about leading a Ramblers walk? Not quite sure what it involves? Worried about getting lost? Need a bit of support with leading your first walk? Join us for an evening of fun walk planning with sandwiches,tea and coffee (courtesy of BAHR, thank you) on Monday 13th January 2014 7.30-9.30pm at the Lord Nelson pub, Trafalgar Street Brighton - just 2 minutes from Brighton Station and a nearby car park.

BAHR are looking for new walk leaders and need…


Added by Nick Dodds on December 19, 2013 at 22:30 — No Comments

This Sunday: A Downland Classic

This Sunday we're going to do a classic Downland walk from Falmer to Plumpton and back. It's about 9 miles in total.

Starting in Falmer Village and walking past the Medieval field system at Balmer Down, through the magical wood at Ashcombe Bottom, climbing up to Blackcap before descending to Plumpton for lunch at the Half Moon. Back via Plumpton Plain. Hilly but worth it: good training!

Hope you can join me at the Level at 10 am or leaving from Falmer village pond at 10.30.

Nick… Continue

Added by Nick Dodds on November 26, 2013 at 20:30 — No Comments

Summer 2014 Walking Trip to Picos de Europa, Spain

Would you like to join me and a dozen other B&H Ramblers next summer for a weeks self organised walking holiday in the…

Added by Nick Dodds on November 16, 2013 at 11:44 — 1 Comment


The Gravetye walk is still going ahead on Sunday, ahead of any storms hopefully! Don't forget the clocks go back on Sunday morning so an extra hour in bed.

Added by Nick Dodds on October 26, 2013 at 16:05 — No Comments

Sunday walk Gravetye Autumn Colours

Join the leaf peepers for our own Sussex Fall on Sunday - or is it all over? 9.45 at the Level, 10.30 for the start at Minepit Wood. Pub Lunch at the Red Lion, Turners Hill or picnic. 8 miles. DON'T FORGET THE CLOCKS CHANGE ON SUNDAY!
Nick D.

Added by Nick Dodds on October 24, 2013 at 19:00 — No Comments

Sunday's Chiddingly Festival Walk 29th September

Looking forward to the good weather continuing on Sunday for our walk around the Chiddingly Festival

A figure of eight walk with 4 miles in the morning and 4 miles in the afternoon. A lunchtime visit to the art and craft exhibition, beer festival (promising dancing and mummery!), festival cafe or the wonderful Six Bells pub. A short visit to Farley Farm House Gallery to see the Chiddingly Artists Open Studios… Continue

Added by Nick Dodds on September 24, 2013 at 8:30 — No Comments

Mel's Sunday Henfield Walk - Short and flat!

Led by 40-50s Leader. Henfield circular partly using the Downslink and taking in Ewhurst pond and a lovely walk by the River Adur in the afternoon. Six miles - an easy flat walk. Pub lunch at The Bull in Henfield which has a large garden. Walk starts from the Downlink car park by the Cat and Canary pub in Henfield at 10.30am or meet at the Level at 10am.
Mel Rowland

Added by Nick Dodds on August 8, 2013 at 10:00 — No Comments

Sunday 14 July Walk: Reigate-Box Hill circular

Go North! Our chance to walk the North Downs Way for a change. Starting from Reigate Heath and following the downs at low level before climbing up to Box Hill NT cafe for lunch or picnic. Returning via Betchorth. A longer walk but worth it! Cars required, please contact leader if going to start. 9.30 at the Level, 10.30 at Reigate Heath.

Nick Dodds

07790 454549

Added by Nick Dodds on July 7, 2013 at 21:48 — No Comments

Chichester Harbour Walk on Sunday 21 April

We will now be taking cars on this walk as it is rail replacement buses on Sunday and it would take 2 hours by bus! Please bring a car if you have one.

Meet at the back of Brighton Station at 9.15 and depart at 9.30 for the drive to Fishbourne Station expecting to arrive at 10.30 for the start of the walk from the station car park.

Hoping for a pub (or picnic) lunch at Itchenor before the ferry and return via Bosham to Fishbourne. Nice and flat 10…


Added by Nick Dodds on April 16, 2013 at 19:00 — 3 Comments

Ashdown Forest - Sunday's 40-50s walk

Will it be spring or winter on Sunday for this classic Ashdown Forest walk? 8 miles starting at Gils Lapp Car Park in the heart of the Forest via Withyham to pub lunch at Hartfield (or picnic or cafe), returning via Pooh Sticks Bridge. It was muddy last week so come prepared. Please let me know if going to start.

Nick Dodds

07790 454549



Added by Nick Dodds on March 20, 2013 at 7:43 — No Comments

Update on Sunday's Balcombe Circular

It looks like the White Hart Pub has closed down so I am now planning an early lunchstop at Wakehurst Place Cafe. This means a short morning and longer afternoon so you may want to bring extra food.

Looks like the weather is going to be good!


Added by Nick Dodds on February 16, 2013 at 10:30 — No Comments

Sunday's Balcombe Circular

I will be leaving the Level on Sunday morning at 10 am to drive to Balcombe Station for a 10.45 start. Brighton will be busy on Sunday because of the half marathon so if you prefer to go on the train there is one leaving at 10.04 arriving 10.30.

This should be a lovely walk in the High Weald, passing through Wakehurst Place and stopping for lunch at the White Hart Inn before returning to the Station in time to take the train back to Brighton. The Station Car Park cost £1 last time I…


Added by Nick Dodds on February 12, 2013 at 21:30 — 1 Comment

Sunday's 40-50s post-Christmas walk

 Join us for a shortish 6 mile walk around Falmer, Stanmer and the University grounds on Sunday 30 December. This has a few ups and downs but its a fairly gentle three miles before lunch - we have booked the back room at Stanmer Park Tea Rooms for (very reasonably priced) lunch or you can walk on a bit to the smarter Stanmer House (now open as a pub/restaurant) or bring your own picnic. After an hour's…


Added by Nick Dodds on December 28, 2012 at 19:31 — 1 Comment

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