An attractive circular walk through the central and southern areas of the Ashdown Forest. The route initially takes us down through woodland with streams, then across Old Lodge Nature Reserve and along a section of the Wealdway before our stop in Fairwarp. Pub lunch at the Foresters Arms (contact leaders in advance to reserve a place), or picnic on the village green. Afterwards, returning via Airman's Grave, Friends' Clump and Nutley Windmill. Hilly. Please bring cars to Preston Park.
Cars required. Please post a comment if you are able to offer any members a lift from Brighton, south end of Preston Park for a 9.20am departure, or state an alternative location and the relevant time. Our recommended meeting point near the Rose Garden is shown on this map (https://tinyurl.com/BrightonRoseG).
The journey from Preston Park should take around 40 minutes by car. Leaders will be going directly to the starting point. It is important that the walk starts at the scheduled time.
NB. Travel expenses are divided equally between the driver and the passengers, with the rate currently being 30p per mile for car sharing arrangements.
See our walks programme (https://www.ramblers.org.uk/go-walking/find-a-walk-or-route/walk-detail.aspx?walkID=3993241) and the announcement (http://bahr.org.uk/profiles/blogs/30s-50s-ashdown-forest-millbrook-old-lodge-and-fairwarp-circular?xg_source=activity) on the main BAHR website for more information.
We don't ask you to pay to join us on your first three walks. Afterwards, in order to continue walking with our group, you must become a paid-up member of the Ramblers. Click here (http://www.ramblers.org.uk/get-involved/become-a-member.aspx) to apply. The cost is very reasonable and there are also other benefits. Please then bring your membership card with you.
It is essential to RSVP if you are coming on this walk and have not yet joined the Ramblers (see above) and unRSVP if you are not coming.
Members of the Ramblers can attend any walk regardless of waitlists, but we would encourage you to RSVP. This is to give our volunteer walk leaders an idea of how many are attending and also to keep the numbers manageable.