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Saturday, 7 May 2016

Saturday Book 1 Walk - Hassocks to Lewes

Book 1 Walk - Hassocks to Lewes
A hike over the South Downs

Trains : 9:20 Brighton train from London Victoria to Hassocks , arriving 10:07. Return trains from Lewes at xx16 /54 direct. Buy a return to Lewes.

Lunch :   Half Moon  (tel 01273 890253), Plumpton. 

Tea : There's plenty of choice in Lewes. A few options:  Garden Room CafĂ©  (tel 01273 478636) at 14 Station Street, open till 5.30pm,  White Hart Hotel  (tel 01273 476694), 55 High Street

Click here for full details and walk directions
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7 comments:

ClaireMorgan said...

I think the Garden Room cafe may have closed - I have happy memories of numerous visits, but could not find it the last time I was there. Anyone been recently?

ClaireMorgan said...

Have now checked the walk updates & confirmed it closed some years ago.

Anonymous said...

Never mind, there are quite a few other tea options to choose from in lewes.

Anonymous said...

I can recommend Bills 56 Cliffe High Street, Lewes t: 01273 476918.
It's a little bit of a walk from the station, but well worth the effort.
Might be worth calling ahead if there's more than 5 or 6 of you intending to visit.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for posting this standard distance walk that we used to know. At least I don't need to worry about walking alone if I take a short cut on one of the long walks below. Thank you.

Ian T said...

n=30 W=warm-overcast-some-sun-breeze I lagged behind the others so can't say how their day went. I forewent the descent to Plumpton but rewarded myself with some HSB (its a beer - not a bank) in the Lewes Arms at walk's end.

David Colver said...

I was with Ian T at the back of the pack for some time at the start, so I expected to be one of the last at the lunch stop. To my surprise, I was one of the first, and only about a dozen of our group eventually drifted in. I guess the bulk of the group chose not to squander the hard won elevation and stayed on the ridge to Lewes.

The menu of the Half Moon at Plumpton was a little limited, but such as it had came quickly enough and was of good quality.

The timing of this walk was good, with a sensible start time that got us to the pub before it filled up.