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  • Sunday 4 January: Coastal Walk - 2 miles
  • Saturday 10 January: Walk - Everyone Welcome
  • Thursday 15 January: Illustrated Talk on Sussex Wildlife Trust Nature Reserves
  • Saturday 17 : Parent and Child Bushcraft Day
  • Sunday 25 January: A Winter Ramble around Pett Level - 4 miles
  • Tuesday 27 January: Illustrated Talk
  • Thursday 29 January: A Walk at Abbots Wood

  • Sunday 4 10:30 - 13:30

    Coastal Walk - 2 miles
    Rye Event

    Come and see some of the waders and waterfowl (and hopefully the odd bird of prey) which make the reserve their home during winter.

    Meet at Rye Harbour car park.

    No booking necessary.

    Donations appreciated.

    Saturday 10 09:45

    Walk - Everyone Welcome

    Meet in good time for a 9.45 departure from the car park of the Cuckmere Inn (post code BN25 4AB and formerly called the Golden Galleon). The Inn is located next to the Exceat Bridge east of Seaford on the A259 (Explorer Map 123: TV 514993).

    Before leaving at 9.45 you will need to choose your lunch time menu. Please note that the pub will not be open before we depart.

    The morning walk will entail an easy climb up onto the South Downs and towards the Seven Sisters, giving lovely views along the chalk coastline, and over the estuary. We will return along the east bank of the Cuckmere estuary. The distance will be about three and a half miles.

    The walk after lunch will be a gentle stroll along the west side of the estuary to the sea. There is then the option of retracing our tracks, or returning along the Vanguard Way. The distance is about two miles.

    You are welcome to join us for just the morning or afternoon walk if you wish.

    Walk led by Sarah (Tel 01252 514163 or 07720 891880 –Terry- on the day).

    Thursday 15 19:30 - 21:30

    Illustrated Talk on Sussex Wildlife Trust Nature Reserves
    Eastbourne Group Event

    An illustrated talk by SWT Community Wildlife Officer, Michael Blencowe who in his own inimitable style will talk about what may be found on some of the Trust’s own nature reserves.

    Victoria Baptist Church, Eldon Road, Eastbourne, BN21 1UE where there is full disabled access, toilet facilities and a large free car park adjacent to the Church.

    Non Members very welcome. Charge £2.00 for SWT members and £3.00 for non-members. Charge of 50p for tea/coffee and biscuits.

    Contact Traveline on 0871 200 2233 for local bus and rail information.

    For further information contact the Eastbourne Regional Group Secretary by e-mail:

    Saturday 17 10:00 - 14:00

    Parent and Child Bushcraft Day

    A chance for a parent and child aged nine and above to learn bushcraft and survival skills whilst sharing in the joy of the outdoors. Each child must be accompanied by an adult.

    Activities covered will include basic and advanced fire lighting from natural materials, shelter building, green woodwork, whittling, as well as wildlife ID and tracking skills

    Participants will have the chance to work individually, in pairs and in small groups on a variety of tasks. Everyone will take home something they've made using tools and whittling skills.

    Warm lunch (stew) will be cooked on the fire and hot drinks will be provided, but participants are also asked to bring a packed lunch

    Cost Members £30, Non-members £42

    No previous experience or skill required. In the field unless weather is extreme.

    To book online

    or please ring 01273 497561

    Download details

    Sunday 25 10:30 - 10:00 approximately

    A Winter Ramble around Pett Level - 4 miles
    Rye Event

    Phil Jones and Chris Bentley take a look at wintering birds on the levels and in the reedbeds of Pett Level. Please bring lunch and your own binoculars if you have them.

    Meet at the roadside pool at Pett Level - TQ903146.

    No booking necessary.

    Donations appreciated.

    Tuesday 27 19:30

    Illustrated Talk
    Chichester Group Event

    Illustrated talk by Judi Darley, Chichester Harbour Activities Officer, on the Wild Flowers of Chichester Harbour.

    Meeting held at the Friends Meeting House, Priory Road, Chichester, PO19 1NX.

    Admission £2 with coffee/tea/biscuits 50p extra and raffle.

    For further information please contact Maria Wildman

    Thursday 29 10:00 - 12:30 approximately

    A Walk at Abbots Wood
    Eastbourne Group Event

    A walk at Abbots Wood lead by Ecologist, Dr Sarah McKenzie to help identify trees in winter.

    Meet in the Abbots Wood Pay & Display Car Park.

    Non-members welcome.
    Toilet facilities available.
    Sorry no dogs.

    Please bring a drink and wear suitable footwear (preferably “wellies”) as it is likely to be muddy.

    Ring Traveline for local bus and rail timetables 0871 200 2233.

    Donations appreciated

    For further information contact the Eastbourne Regional Group Secretary by e-mail:

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