Craggers Walks in 2014

Sunday 29 Dec 2013 - Hove Seafront. Tracy and Paul walked from the pier to the peace statue at Hove sea front to blow out the winter cobwebs. Wheel chair and pushchair friendly. Distance 1 mile. Time 40 minutes. Sunday 26 January 2014 – Rottingdean to Brighton Marina. 3 adults and 1 3year old dressed in head to toe waterproofs, walked from Rottingdean Village to Brighton Marina along the under cliff path. It was wet and windy but very bracing. Smiles all round as we had a hot drink at the Marina! Distance 2.7 miles Time 1 hour 30 mins. Sunday 23 Feb – Preston Park. Two Craggers walked round the park circuit a couple of times and had tea in the rotunda. Lovely winter sunshine! Wheel chair and pushchair friendly. Distance 2 miles. Time 1 hour. Friday 28 March - Queens Park. Craggers and BUCFP joined up to provide a series of walks for the spring. The first walk was from the unemployed families centre to Queens Park and round the park. A group of about 10 came along. Distance 1 mile. Time 1 hour. Friday 11 April – Queens Park. A repeat of the Queens Park walk. Another group of about 10 went and walked around the circumference of the park and enjoyed the spring flowers. .Wheel chair and pushchair friendly. Distance 1 mile. Time 1 hour. Friday 9 May – Woodingdean to the Southdowns circular. BUCFP and Craggers joined together for this walk. It was a lovely sunny day, 4 adults were lead on this walk by Richard Ince who is an experienced Health Walks leader. The walk passed down up and down over some secluded valleys on mixed terrain. It was very secluded and relaxing. Distance 4 miles. Time 3 hours 30 mins. Friday 16 May – Tarner history walk. Lead by Richard Ince again, this short local walk was crammed full of information about the people and buildings of the Tarner area of Brighton in times gone by. About 20 people adults and children joined this walk which was run by BUCFP. Wheel chair and pushchair friendly. Distance half a mile. Time 1 hour. Friday 23 May – Stanmer Park Earthship eco house. BUCFP ran a day out to visit the Earthship eco in Stammer Park. A large group, about 25 people caught the bus to the entrance of Stammer Park and walked up to the eco house. It was a gorgeous sunny day and BUCFP provided food and drink when we got there. The eco house was amazing to see, built from recycled materials and using sustainable energy for water, heat and light. Wheel chair and pushchair friendly. Distance 2 miles. Time All day. Friday 30 May – Wild food walk Hailsham. Craggers lead a wild food foraging walk on the cuckoo trail. Wheel chair and pushchair friendly. (See separate report in Adventure notes) Distance 2 miles Time 2 hours. Friday 6 June – Chanctonbury Ring, West Sussex. Lead by Richard Ince, Craggers and BUCFP organised this walk up the side of the South Downs to the Iron Age fort of Chanctonbury ring. 4 adults took part on what was the most perfect sunny summer’s day. Views in every direction from the top. Mixed terrain. Distance 2.8 miles Time 2 hours. Friday 5 September – Wild food wood walk Hailsham. A planning walk to get ready to lead the group. Saturday 27 September - Wild food wood walk Hailsham. Craggers led an autumn wild food foraging walk in some woods near Hailsham. We were joined by 4 adults and 6 children for this fungi spotting extravaganza! Mixed terrain. (See separate report in Adventure notes) Distance 2.5 miles Time 3 hours. Tuesday 30 September – Wild food walk Hailsham woods. A repeat of the previous walk. Craggers were joined by another group of parents and children on a beautiful sunny autumn day. Distance 2.5 miles Time 3 hours. Sunday 7 December – Winter walk from Falmer to the Southdowns. 2 members of Craggers went on this walk, starting in the rain to end up in bright winter sun. Mixed terrain. Distance 4 miles. Time 3 hours.