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Guided Walks

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If you are interested in walking as part of a group or would like to learn about the local area during your walk then you may be interested in going on a guided walk.

Guided walks take place throughout the year and every walk has its own theme and is lead by an experienced walker who will not only lead the walk but will also give you interesting information about what you may see on your walk.

Guided walks are held across the whole of East Sussex and are organised by a variety of local walking and community groups, the different Councils and also several volunteers who give up own time to lead walks.

We are very pleased to support this programme and Wealden Officer Graham Kean will be leading the  walks. Our guided walks are free of charge and open to all, simply turn up and meet Graham at the start time to join the walk. No dogs please.

Wealden Walks Summer 2019

"What's in a mound?"

Thursday 22 August 2019 at 2.00pm
4 miles - 2 1/2 hours

Meet outside Alfriston Church (where else), The Tye, Alfriston, TQ 522 030, BN26 5TL 

A cheerful walk looking at burial practice through the centuries before Christianity ranging from Neolithic communal bonehouses to Saxon warriors buried with all they needed for Valhalla. Plus the odd moment of light relief with foundation myths, alleged stone circles and other tall tales. Can your leader survive the walk (there is one very steep climb) - who knows but come along and find out. 


"Did I leave the iron on?"

Thursday 19 September 2019 at 2.00pm 
4 Miles – 2½ Hours
Meet outside Mayfield Church, High Street, Mayfield, TQ 587 270, TN20 6AB 

A walk exploring the basics of the Wealden iron industry from raw materials to the casting and finishing of the cannons used to defeat the Spanish Armada and to kill family and friends in the Civil War. Can your leader succeed in avoiding being fired - who knows but come along and find out.

No Dogs Please

Walks led by Graham Kean, Wealden District Council, Vicarage Lane, Hailsham, BN27 2AX.

Telephone 01323 443126 in advance, 07985 812045 on the day.

Email graham.kean@wealden.gov.uk

Other Forthcoming Walking Events

Happily, two East Sussex walking festivals following on from each other have been notified to the Council and details  are below.

The first is the second year return of the High Weald Walking Festival, now being operate by the Ramblers Association and the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty Unit. Graham will be taking part in this with my Mayfield walk, but there are many other fine walks to enjoy. 

High Weald Walking Festival, Saturday 14 - Sunday 22 September 2019

Information from High Weald AONB Partnership, High Weald Unit, AONB

Woodland Enterprise Centre, Hastings Road, Flimwell, East Sussex, TN5 7PR.

Website: www.highwealdwalks.org (external link)