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The Sussex Border Path - Sections 4 to 6

On October 7th 27 of us, equalling the attendance record of the first leg, set out under another pristine blue sky for a 17.5 mile hiking extravaganza, and we only lost one in the woods. It had to happen sometime! A three hour stint each side of our lunchtime perch, where we gazed out over the Weald and fought off ravenous dogs, got us to the pub, where we had the run of the place before shouldering packs for the last two miles in the gathering gloom. A memorable day out.
Photos, courtesy of Heather, Vaij, Matthew and Marie-Laure
The record of our footsteps

It was another excellent turn-out of newcomers and regulars for section 5 on a cloudy but mild and dry October day after a week of rain. Little did we suspect the sheer quantity of mud that lay ahead, turning an average length hike of 14 miles into quite a challenge. Plenty of fun too! It was a very lively group and again we had the whole countryside and the two accommodating pubs we visited mostly to ourselves. An enjoyable day all round.
Photos, courtesy of Olga, Matthew, Marie-Laure, Philip and Lucia
The record of our footsteps

Section 6 was another mammoth 17.5 miles, to be completed before dark, and with unknown quantities of mud in store. 18 intrepid hikers started out under the Gatwick flight path and made it on time in the light drizzle to the pub at the half-way point. After an enjoyable lunch the skies cleared for 3 more hours of hiking fun, arriving in perfect time at sundown for the taxi service into the nearest town.
Photos, courtesy of Patricia, Philip, Marie-Laure, Olga, Alcina, Ray and Matthew. The biggest and best photo album so far!
Plus, a special bonus video by Mark
The record of our footsteps

Table of Contents

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The High Weald Landscape Trail August 30, 2014 12:10 PM Christopher
The Three Castles Path June 1, 2014 10:26 AM Christopher
The Greensand Way - Sections 7 to 9 October 28, 2013 1:31 PM Christopher
Pub Menu for October 13th October 11, 2013 7:38 PM Christopher
The Essex Way - Sections 4 to 6 October 1, 2013 8:40 PM Christopher
The Greensand Way Sections 4 to 6 September 3, 2013 10:26 PM Christopher
The Essex Way - Sections 1 to 3 July 14, 2013 7:09 PM Christopher
The Sussex Border Path - Sections 7 - 9 June 17, 2013 11:54 PM Christopher
The Greensand Way - Sections 1 to 3 May 29, 2013 9:43 PM Christopher
The Greensand Way October 31, 2013 7:56 AM Christopher
Golden Rules May 5, 2014 7:49 PM Christopher
The Essex Way October 1, 2013 8:59 PM Christopher

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