Walk - Everyone Welcome (12/01/2019) Saturday, 12th January 2019 9:45 AM - 3:30 PM

Walk around West Grinstead - Everyone Welcome

Meet in the car park of The Orchard, Cowfold Road, West Grinstead, West Sussex, RH13 8LY (Explorer Map 134: TQ 183225). The car park entrance is on the west side of The Orchard, which is on the left as you travel on the A272 towards Cowfold. (it is not to be confused with the Downs Link car park close by).

We will be able to use the facilities and purchase coffee before we set off. Refreshments will also be available at The Orchard on our return from the afternoon walk.

We will set off on the 6 km (3.75 miles) morning walk at 9.45. This will take us on footpaths with gentle inclines through fields and woodland to the north of the A272. Given the time of year, wearing boots or wellingtons would be prudent. There are six stiles.

The Orchard has asked us to pre-order our lunch: please email Sarah Flynn (dfaccount@btopenworld.com) with your lunch order โ€“ including any special dietary requirements. You can choose anything from The Orchard's 'Lunch' or 'Dinner' menu on their website - but NOT any of the 'Specials' (http://www.theorchardrestaurant.moonfruit.com).

When you let Sarah have your order, please say whether it is from the Lunch or Dinner menu and include the price. Orders must be sent by close of play on Wednesday 9th January. Lunch will be about 12:30.

Weather permitting, there will also be an afternoon walk which is around 4 km (2.5 miles). We will aim to set off at around 14.00 (to ensure there is sufficient day light). The afternoon walk will be to the south of the A272 on the Downs Link, footpaths and a lane. There are two stiles.

Join our leaders, Derek and Sarah, for either the morning, afternoon or both walks. Contact details 01252 514163, and (on the day only) 07763 580438.