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Southease to Seaford-lets go to the sea! 18km walk

  • Apr 6, 2013 · 9:30 AM
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Europeans, the spring is here, we now have daylight almost until 8pm, so there is nothing to stop us from going further out of London for lovely walks and this Saturday I'll be taking you to the English seaside. This walk though is far from just following the coastline and the change of scenery will be amazing.

Where are we going?

The walk will start at Southease station and follow the banks of the river Ouse to Rodmell for an early lunch. We'll have a look around the picturesque village of Rodmell where Virginia and Leonard Wolf had their summer house from 1919 onwards. It is here that Virginia commited suicide in March 1941 by filling her pockets with stones and jumping in the river Ouse. Her ashes are buried in the garden of Monk's House which we'll pass by before we return to the South Downs Way and head for the village of Bishopstone and the coast.

 

We'll have lunch in the Abergavenny Arms, a large pub which advertises a menu of wholesome English food. You can make your choices during the train journey in the morning, but please bring some cash for the pub food. We'll also be stopping for drinks/tea in the sleepy seaside town of Seaford, which has plenty of pubs and cafes. We will not be rushing back to London, instead opting out to enjoy the views and the company of Europeans, so please do not make plans for the evening if you want to join this walk. The journey from Seaford takes about an hour and a half and there are two trains per hour on Saturdays. You'd need to travel in groups on a group saver ticket.

 

For more details on this walk please fo to the Time Out walks web site http://www.walkingclub.org.uk/book_2/walk_26/index.shtml

How much does it cost?

The group saver ticket should not be more than £13 for a return journey (depending on numbers) and your £4 contribution to the Club is much appreciated so the total expense is £17. Please bring some extra cash if you want to have a pub lunch and drinks. You can bring your own food but please DO NOT eat it in the pub.

PLEASE NOTE:

The London European Club is run by busy individuals with full time jobs and very active social lives. They have decided to volunteer their time and organise events just because they are nice. Thus we don't have time to waste with people who do not show up at events, so members who don't show up will be removed from the Club. Do not become a "former member"-RSVP accurately.

 

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  • Annie

    Great walk, views, people, weather. Good workout too but could have done with a short rest half way up that hill! :)

    April 14, 2013

  • Adrian

    Thanks Maja, really enjoyed the hike, the weather and spending the day with a very friendly and interesting bunch of people.

    April 8, 2013

  • Alison

    Thanks Maja and all - a great day out in lovely weather and fun company. Looking forward to more

    April 7, 2013

  • Ozgur

    Thanks Maja, I enjoyed a great walk, finally some sunshine and great fun with the game in the pub!

    April 7, 2013

  • Annie

    Well organised, very enjoyable day out with some great people. Thanks Maja and everyone I had the pleasure of meeting / seeing again :)

    April 7, 2013

  • Liam

    Thanks Maja, it was a great walk in sunshine with great views, and lovely company.

    April 7, 2013

  • Katharina

    Thanks Maja! Once again a great walk with lovely people, good weather, great scenes and fun in the pub.
    Best of all - I got home in clean shoes! :)

    April 7, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    it was lovely sunny day, good walk but a bit speedy in the hills

    April 7, 2013

  • Maja

    What a great day out! Thanks for making this walk so special. Please post the photos.

    April 6, 2013

  • Kevin

    Maja - thanks for organising such a great day out! And thanks for shepherding all of us two-legged sheep past the four-legged ones :) Looking forward to more events.

    April 6, 2013

  • Clare M.

    Great day out, thanks to all for wonderful company

    April 6, 2013

  • Alison

    Running 10 mins late. Hope not too late?

    April 6, 2013

  • Maja

    I may be 10 minutes late. Please buy some food for

    the afternoon as our pub stop is early in the walk. Maja

    April 6, 2013

  • Annie

    Map of the shops etc inside Victoria station can be found here as a pdf:
    www.networkrail.co.uk/VictoriaStationMap.pdf

    If my understanding is correct, we're meeting at the Nero shown on the map as No. 42. Please correct me if I'm wrong Maja.

    April 5, 2013

  • vanessa

    Very sorry but I've come down with a cold and will have to bow out.

    April 5, 2013

  • Judy

    Sorry I'm not well enough

    April 5, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry, I will have to sit out this one.

    April 5, 2013

  • Ian

    Unfortunately I cannot attend.

    April 5, 2013

  • Tiziana

    will be under my duvet, sorry

    April 5, 2013

  • hans

    Change of plan. Enjoy the seaside!

    April 3, 2013

  • Marcello

    My GP told me not to: have a mild foot injury

    April 3, 2013

  • Ana

    blisters after hiking during Easter :-( ...

    April 3, 2013

  • Kowalik G.

    Let me know if you have any free posts!
    G.

    April 2, 2013

  • Atul

    Maja, by what time do you reckon one could realistically get back - could one make it to the Barbican by 8pm?

    March 31, 2013

    • Atul

      Since I am also booked for a play that evening with the meetup I think it might be safe to do one event only in case we get delayed in returning. Rather let someone else take my place.

      April 2, 2013

    • Maja

      Yes, that is a safe option and I'd advise doing one event and enjoying it as much as possible.

      April 2, 2013

  • Atul

    Since I am also booked for a play that evening with th emeetup I think it might be safe to do one event only in case we get delayed in returning. Rather let someone else take my place.

    April 2, 2013

  • Marie

    sorry my friend informed me that because of anaemia this might not be the best walk for me to get started

    April 1, 2013

  • Julian

    I'm going to Claudia's White Room Supper in the evening so might have to cancel. Realistically I need to get back to Victoria by around 5.30.

    March 30, 2013

    • Maja

      Say hi to Claudia, there is no way we'll make it back to Victorua by 5:30.

      March 30, 2013

    • Julian

      Ok. Thanks Maja. Hope to join you on the next one!

      April 1, 2013

  • Kowalik G.

    Why is it there's no waiting list !?
    Please, let me know if anyone changes their mind!
    G.

    March 31, 2013

    • Maja

      Waiting list opened.

      March 31, 2013

  • Marie

    this sounds brilliant when I was a nurse I used to look after Virginia's friend and I new Virginia's niece and great niece. I have booked the only problem is the weather as I've been ill with a kidney infection and cant catch any chills

    March 26, 2013

  • Clare M.

    Looking forward to it!

    March 21, 2013

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