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.
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.