sussex hospice trail

The section through the RSPB reserve was lacking in birds - although 2 Raven were well worth watching - a fancy Oast House was interesting - unfortunately Lockdown meant I didn’t get to experience any of the pubs or cafes in Battle. Length 9.2 miElevation gain 1719 ftRoute type Point to point Nice that we could get a coffee and ice cream, but I’ve been to reservoir shop previously- and the staff are not very interested in customer care. Walked this in an afternoon with my wife on 30/8/20. Excellent combination of countryside and coastal terrain. The trail was devised and developed by Sue Korman in partnership with digital walk creation business iFootpath. A “Beware of the Bull” sign gave me no concern, and up ahead was a field with magnificent docile highland cattle. Sussex Hospice Trail - a 200 mile route connecting 12 hospice areas Muggins had to head back the way he’d come after completing this stage of the trail. A good enough walk to sucker me in on an attempt to do the entire trail. The trail runs from Chichester in the west to St Leonards in the east, and reaches as far north as Horsham with coastal stages that include Worthing, Brighton and Hove and Eastbourne. There were lots of roads at the start of the walk but the woods were very pretty. The Sussex Hospices Trail consists of 26 mapped walks which have been created across the length and breadth of the county, covering a total of more than 200 miles of coast and countryside. I used the train for £2.90 to get to Newhaven, and the 12A for my return to the car. After paying to park at Crowhurst station I belatedly realised I could have parked for free at the bottom of the hill near the church. Up ahead numerous chaffinches and Marsh tits were feeding. I walked the whole trail in July and I am delighted how it’s being used to enjoy our beautiful countryside and to raise funds – the trail has raised over £65,000 since it was created. The sea was pounding in with huge waves - and I was delighted to see that even out of season abd during lockdown the public conveniences remain open. The last house on the right before the A265 had the most wonderful sight of the entire walk. It was also rather lovely around Newick Church where I spotted a Sparrowhawk stealthily flying around the hedges. Our time 4 hours 29 minutes (inc lunch stop). Latter part of the walk to Shoreham was interesting- especially looking out to the Rampion Wind Farm which lights up at night. I can recommend the excellent views - and always marvel at the dry V shaped valleys. It wasn't anything special, Amazing scenery hitting the seven sisters and there were enough toilet stops. Walk would score higher on a sunny day with better views. Kathy's walk the trail diary I set off on 1 July to walk all 200 miles of the Sussex Hospices Trail to raise money for Friends of Sussex Hospices and I completed the walk on 31 July. Further on it crossed a minor road & dropped down to a railway siding with a splendid freight train parked up near the Mountield Sub-Station which branches off to a British Gypsum plant. The reveal of the East coast cities was pretty awesome as we left the woods to approach Goring by Sea. Almost all my visits to Eastbourne have been work related, so it was great to use the train, see the station & go into a few local shops. I can recommend the excellent views - and always marvel at the dry V shaped valleys. I liked the little hidden ponds that appeared from time to time, but the walk really comes alive as you climb up into Burwash. Or was he an author!) Would be 5 star on a dry summer’s day. After that I was highly appreciative of the majestic Moubtfield Court - and then views to Darwell Reservoir. Or was he an author!) Last mile was rather horrid with cars flying by at 50mph. Trustees and fundraisers for St Wilfrid’s Hospice took part in a walk along the Chichester Canal stretch of the Sussex Hospices Trail on Saturday (October 3). It was dry & sunny most of the way, and the views were even more spectacular than normal - with pools of light dancing of the sea near Newhaven. Friends of Sussex Hospices. I’m sure I’d have enjoyed it more if the Bistro at the end of trail was able to open! I chose one of the wettest days to tackle this walk - 4/10/20. I chose one of the wettest days to tackle this walk - 4/10/20. Just as we started walking around the reservoir the heavens opened - but it was so warm this only made it more enjoyable! Kathy's Sussex Hospice Trail Walk - 200 miles / 26 walks I'm setting off on 1 July and aiming to complete my walk by 31 July. The Station is rather quaint & we got to ride over the famous viaduct. Such fun seeing sheep on the tees, with a magical wiggly woodland path beyond. I loved the war memorial, and the fact that even during lockdown it was still possible to have a proper take-away coffee in a Tudor setting. You will walk past some amazing houses and wonderful views. Sussex Hospice Trail - eine 200-Meilen-Route, die 12 Hospizbereiche verbindet Der Sussex Hospices Trail besteht aus 26 kartierten Wanderwegen, die über die gesamte Länge und Breite des Landkreises angelegt wurden und insgesamt mehr als 200 Meilen Küste und Land umfassen. We made a few simple errors and covered 11 miles in about 4 hours (inc lunch on a bench in Jevington Church Yard.). Be part of a Sussex wide event in the lovely countryside supporting St Peter & St James. It wasn't anything special, Amazing scenery hitting the seven sisters and there were enough toilet stops. Hospices provide our communities with: Photographs, points of interest and background details of sites along the way are also given. I didn’t see what they were shooting - hope they missed. The Station is rather quaint & we got to ride over the famous viaduct. Nice to walk beside a very swollen Arun & then the trail heads off on tracks I’m familiar with on my bike. A 6 mile linear walk from Burwash Common to Heathfield, forming the 16th stretch of the Sussex Hospices Trail. Presumably the trail shown was “off piste” to allow for a pub lunch or meeting with others? Sussex Hospices Trail Part 1: Chichester to Barnham, Sussex Hospices Trail Part 2: Barnham to Arundel, Sussex Hospices Trail Part 3: Arundel to Goring-by-Sea, Sussex Hospices Trail Part 4: Goring-by-Sea to Shoreham-by-Sea, Sussex Hospices Trail Part 5: Shoreham-by-Sea to Brighton, Sussex Hospices Trail Part 6: Brighton to Southease, Sussex Hospices Trail Part 7: Southease to Alfriston, Sussex Hospices Trail Part 8: Alfriston to Eastbourne, Sussex Hospices Trail Part 9: Eastbourne to Normans Bay, Sussex Hospices Trail Part 10: Normans Bay to West St Leonards, Sussex Hospices Trail Part 11: West St Leonards to Crowhurst, Sussex Hospices Trail Part 12: Crowhurst to Battle, Sussex Hospices Trail Part 13: Battle to Robertsbridge, Sussex Hospices Trail Part 14: Robertsbridge to Etchingham, Sussex Hospices Trail Part 15: Etchingham to Burwash Common, Sussex Hospices Trail Part 16: Burwash Common to Heathfield, Sussex Hospices Trail Part 17: Heathfield to Uckfield, Sussex Hospices Trail Part 18: Uckfield to North Chailey, Sussex Hospices Trail Part 19: North Chailey to Haywards Heath, Sussex Hospices Trail Part 20: Haywards Heath to Balcombe, Sussex Hospices Trail Part 21: Balcombe to Horsham, Sussex Hospice Trail Part 22: Horsham to Billingshurst, Sussex Hospices Trail Part 23: Billingshurst to Pulborough, Sussex Hospices Trail Part 24: Pulborough to Amberley, St. Leonards-On-Sea, East Sussex, England. Some new ground to me as the route skirted to the north east of Goring, and back to Goring Station & my car at 6:45pm. Really like the gentle stroll into Uckfield at the end (which thoughtfully uses an old lane rather than staying on the housing estate). Loved the level crossing and colourful wheelbarrow planters. It was fun looking at 3 Martello Towers, and Sovereign Harbour was impressive. Discovered a new path on this route before Shoreham footbridge & was at Shoreham station after 2 hours 30 minutes walking. Walked this on Wednesday night after work, nice to watch the kite surfers and see the new Covid 19 inspired portraits near the pier. The Sussex Hospices Trail is a long-distance circular trail divided into 26 linear parts that connect the areas served by the thirteen hospice care providers in East Sussex and West Sussex in south east England. That’s all the stages of Hospices Trail done now. Here you will find a list of the guides that contain full text directions with a map showing the route. A “Beware of the Bull” sign gave me no concern, and up ahead was a field with magnificent docile highland cattle. Friends of Sussex Hospices is a registered charity run entirely by volunteers. Friends of Sussex Hospices is a registered charity run entirely by volunteers. The Sussex Hospices Trail is made up of 26 mapped walks and was created to raise awareness and funds for our hospices. If you would like to keep a record of your walks you can get your unique Sussex Hospice Trail passport here. The project was devised and developed by Sue Korman in partnership with digital walk creation business iFootpath. It raises funds, through a variety of activities, to support the running costs of all twelve hospice care providers that serve the adults and children of Sussex Find out more at https://www.hospicestrail.co.uk/. My first observation is that after recording this on Strava the true distance is over 12 miles. Once we had retraced our steps we soon made it to Ardingly Reservoir. St Wilfrid’s Hospice was situated on the trail, but a year ago (July 2019) moved to a fabulous new building at Bosham, three miles to the east.Although the new build has increased the number of beds from 14 to 18, the majority of care St Wilfrid’s provides takes place in the community – in people’s homes. I’d love to go back in the summer and explore Battle properly. Worth noting there are no buses here on Sundays. 5 talking about this. Bought a coffee in Costa - then bus pulled in after we’d arrived. The Sussex Hospices Trail consists of 26 mapped walks which have been created across the length and breadth of the county, covering a total of more than 200 miles of coast and countryside. An easy stage if you can ignore the curiously placed signs trying to direct walkers away from the right route! Latter part of the walk to Shoreham was interesting- especially looking out to the Rampion Wind Farm which lights up at night. The route then climbs over a tunnel and I felt like an extra in The Railway Children before the path popped out onto the edge of a field. I loved the war memorial, and the fact that even during lockdown it was still possible to have a proper take-away coffee in a Tudor setting. Friends of Sussex Hospices has worked with partners and supporters to create the Sussex Hospices Trail, a 200 mile long-distance path to support and raise awareness of the thirteen hospice care providers that serve the adults and children of Sussex. Walking back from the station I was glad to see Costa open, grabbing a takeaway before heading NW and up towards the old golf course. The coast was pretty but the promenade/pavements seemed to go on forever. More fun wiggles beside the railway before walking through a modern housing estate whilst listening to Black Headed Gulls overhead and squabbling House Sparrows near the pretty little station. I walked the whole trail in July and I am delighted how it’s being used to enjoy our beautiful countryside and to raise funds – the trail has raised over £65,000 since it was created. Kathy Gore, chair of Friends of Sussex Hospices, said: “The trail is a unique route which connects 13 hospice areas across Sussex. Further on it crossed a minor road & dropped down to a railway siding with a splendid freight train parked up near the Mountield Sub-Station which branches off to a British Gypsum plant. I particularly enjoyed the first mile beyond the industrial estate as there was a large flock of Fieldfares to entertain me. Then leave it all behind you as the path winds back towards (and across) the A265 on a blind bend. By Andy Hemsley. Nice to explore a town with so many tastefully built homes. Our time 4 hours 29 minutes (inc lunch stop). The Weald is well known for its mud and after rain the trail can be heavy going in places. If this walk sounds too hilly or long for you there are other Sussex Hospice Trail walks that are flatter and shorter. Sussex Hospice Trail - a 200 mile route connecting 12 hospice areas The Sussex Hospices Trail consists of 26 mapped walks which have been created across the length and breadth of the county, covering a total of more than 200 miles of coast and countryside. A 200 mile route connecting 12 hospice areas. I should also mention my taxi from Heathfield to Etchingham Station cost £22 - pity there are no weekend buses. Would not do again though! The section through the RSPB reserve was lacking in birds - although 2 Raven were well worth watching - a fancy Oast House was interesting - unfortunately Lockdown meant I didn’t get to experience any of the pubs or cafes in Battle. Such a shame the railway line is now nothing more than a cycle trail, skateboard park (closed) and industrial estate. Took me 3 hours 10 minutes. We did brighton to Eastbourne so that was 37km. Plenty of muddy puddles- could just about see the coast from the National Trust fort above Goring. Friday, 21st August 2020, 10:07 am. Really like the gentle stroll into Uckfield at the end (which thoughtfully uses an old lane rather than staying on the housing estate). The coast was pretty but the promenade/pavements seemed to go on forever. The 26 sections are between 3 and 11 miles and I hope to do one sections each day with a day off here and there to give my feet a rest. A few other notes - if like me you’re doingWalk 16 on the same day there’s a lovely bus shelter where you can eat your packed lunch. I have to admit we lost our way once we reached the Golf Course, which was ironic as the path was rather interesting with several other walkers. I used the train for £2.90 to get to Newhaven, and the 12A for my return to the car. Last mile was rather horrid with cars flying by at 50mph. I’m glad I ventured into the church yard and could marvel at a 1000 year old Yew tree present when Harold was king. Up ahead numerous chaffinches and Marsh tits were feeding. Sussex Hospice Trail - a 200 mile route connecting 12 hospice areas Last Saturday this took me 61 minutes as opposed to the 2 hours suggested elsewhere. Walked this on 21/11/20 when the skies were grey and the fields were ankle deep in mud near most of the access points and exit stiles. Look out for wide vistas, oast houses and St.Batholomews. I liked the little hidden ponds that appeared from time to time, but the walk really comes alive as you climb up into Burwash. Worth taking binoculars- mainly to examine the views - although there are Red Leg Partridge, Goldfinch, Herring Gull, Kestrel, Buzzard, sizeable Starling flocks, Pheasant, Meadow Pipit & Skylark along the way. It raises funds, through a variety of activities, to support the running costs of all twelve hospice care providers that serve the adults and children of Sussex Find out more at https://www.hospicestrail.co.uk/. The Trail has 26 sections, ranging in distance from three to eleven miles long and I walked at least one each day, taking the odd day off to give my feet a rest! There are more oast houses too, and I took time to wander around Heathfield at the end. Loved the little railway station at Normans Bay (free parking possible out of season on a rough lay-by with room for 2 cars). Here in Sussex this invaluable service gets only 22% of its funding from the Government. Highly recommended. Not very good views either; it was a bit disappointing. Pleased to see House Martins still present near Patching, and a lovely Green Woodpecker just west of Clapham. I’d love to go back in the summer and explore Battle properly. More fun wiggles beside the railway before walking through a modern housing estate whilst listening to Black Headed Gulls overhead and squabbling House Sparrows near the pretty little station. An immensely enjoyable stage. Alfriston all makes me feel good - and today it was mild enough to have a snack on the bench near the deli. Nice to see a windmill with sails at the beginning & finish with a coffee at the end. I was staggered by hundreds of Contestants in the Beachy Head Marathon - and delighted to see so many folk having a good time. Some of the back streets were new to me, and I enjoyed looking at ships in the Shoreham harbour/port. Worth noting the mid-way excursion to the A27 looks like it is not part of the official walk ( the signs point east). Plenty of muddy puddles- could just about see the coast from the National Trust fort above Goring. The hospices of Sussex are dedicated to providing specialist end-of-life care. The ride back to Crowhurst was shared with rowdy school kids. Toilet closed - COVID Cop Out? Then leave it all behind you as the path winds back towards (and across) the A265 on a blind bend. Ford to Arundel station. It starts off at the pretty little railway station & slips off into the countryside along tarmac roads before it wiggles around a farmyard and into the fields. Surprisingly pleasant. Friends of Sussex Hospices has worked with partners and supporters to create the Sussex Hospices Trail, a 200 mile long-distance path to support and raise awareness of the thirteen hospice care providers that serve the adults and children of Sussex. After paying to park at Crowhurst station I belatedly realised I could have parked for free at the bottom of the hill near the church. 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