Weekend Ramble from FLETCHING in East Sussex : Saturday afternoon 26th January 2019

North Hall Lane at junction with Bell Lane (north of centre of Fletching)

SATURDAY Afternoon 26th JANUARY 2019 : For our Weekend Ramblers we are offering a guided walk of just over 6 miles from close to FLETCHING; and ascending nearly 420 feet .

We will be meeting / parking close to the end of Bell Lane at its junction with Daleham Lane and North Hall Lane/High Street (Fletching).  This is to the north of the centre of Fletching where the two pubs are located (The GRIFFIN INN & THE ROSE & CROWN INN). NOTE slightly earlier meet/start times due to limitations of available daylight.

Parking in the High Street closer to the pubs is very restricted.  We will be starting slightly earlier than usual in an effort to finish the 6-miles in reasonable daylight; BUT, if we are to take a refreshment break at the end on the way BACK to the cars, then we really will still need something hi-viz to put on outside of main walking clothes and also a torch or head torch to light the lane path back to Bell Lane.

A view overlooking proposed meeting/parking points (red line)

LocationSTATS for the meeting point :
‘Nearest’ Post Code : TN22 3TN
Nat OS Grid : TQ431243 / TQ4312424349
what3words 3metre Grid ID : trimmer.schooling.critic
(but do check entry matches precisely for tense and singular/plural version of each word )
MEETING TIME : 13:25 for a 13:30 Walk Start
WALK FINISH : Approx 16:15pm
DURATION : approx. 3 hours walking.

REFRESHMENTS AFTER : available in the area ~ THE GRIFFIN INN; or THE ROSE & CROWN.

This event is offered for Oakleafe Surrey & Sussex Rambling & Nordic Walking members.

The walk will be led by Nigel, with ISLA. Friendly dogs as always are very welcome to join in ~ with owners usually on a lead.

WALK SUBSCRIPTIONS

ALL OAKLEAFE HALF-DAY events, be they Rambling or Nordic, have a standard subscription : £5 per person per event.

THE WEATHER OUTLOOK according to accuweather.co.uk for Saturday afternoon in the FLETCHING area (as at Friday morning)

OVERVIEW :  Some sunshine giving way to clouds; breezy, a little rain late in the afternoon (after 4pm).

TEMPERATURE :  9 °C but feeling more like 5 to 2°C .

WINDS :  from the SOUTH-WEST: at 14 to 16 mph…and with gusts of up to or over 20 mph

CLOUD COVER : 94% through afternoon.

RAINFALL RISKS : 20 to 54%  (the latter after 4pm, late afternoon).

BOOKING IN is essential

SIX members have booked in so far by Friday morning.

PLEASE DO confirm if you are planning to come at the VERY latest by 8am on Sunday morning :

A : By indicating GOING or not on this closed Facebook EVENTS group (two have already done this);

B : by email to walking@oakleafe.co.uk; or


C : by SMS-text or Whatsapp message to 07930 738034.

Soon after 8am we will be making decision(s) regarding the viability of an event.

Notes :

SMS messages do sometimes take quite a time to come through to us!
Please also notify any later changes in your plan, so that we are not left waiting in the cold at start.