Peter Lovett walks

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The history of the Adur valley

and six 1,000 years old churches.

Starting from Shoreham, we bus to Steyning & walk 9 miles to New Shoreham considering the turbulent history of the valley and the architecture of each church on the way.

Picture left shows Peter Lovett at St Mary De Haura church in New Shoreham .To view Peter’s talk on the Adur valley churches click here and this walk on Peter’s blog, click here.

Orchid walks

From late April to August native orchids can be seen in flower in Sussex if you know where to look.

In April, Common Twayblades can be seen together with Early-purple Orchids. In May and June there is a profusion of orchids from the Heath Spotted-orchid, pictured left, in the High Weald to other species on the Downs.  Click here to see a walk which found nine Orchid species on a very wet and windy day.  The Heath-spotted Orchid, which requires an acid soil, is found in the wonderful Chailey Common nature reserve. To view more photo’s from Chailey Common, click here,    Should you welcome a tailor-made walk to discover beautiful native orchids of Sussex or Kent, please contact me.  Please be aware that vagaries of the weather and the variable emergence time of Spring flowers, plus the unreliability of orchids to flower from year to year, makes it difficult to guarantee sightings.  

The Seven Sisters

Click here and also here to view Kittiwakes at Seaford Head in July on a Linear walk from Seaford to East Dean.  Click here to see the fun of wading the River Cuckmere at low tide.  Click here  to see the walk in June before the Kittiwake chicks are visible and to see the variety of flowers.

For companies, this walk has the potential for an inspiring team building exercise... getting everyone across the river, more or less dry.  Plastic shoes are recommended!

The Seven Sisters & Friston forest offer walks of great variety and distances.

Photo by Tony Osmand

Bluebell walks

In May, the ancient woods of Sussex are carpeted with bluebells.

From a short one mile evening walk to all day events (including perhaps a ride on the Bluebell Steam Railway), bluebell woods are a beautiful sight to enjoy.

Associate Walk Leaders

Peter Lovett walks carefully selected Associate Walk Leaders have an intricate knowledge of Sussex, including the more difficult areas like Ashdown Forest, where there are no signposts.  With decades of experience in leading walks they bring yet more breadth to the variety of activities that we offer. For example, should you wish to include an exciting trip on the Bluebell Steam Railway with a linear bluebell walk, William has experience of that as well as an encyclopedic knowledge of ecology and natural history.  Tony, formerly an adventurous mountaineer and caver in remote parts of the world, now leads more sedate yet no less interesting walks throughout Sussex.

Tony Osmand

William Coleman

Below are just a selection of many interesting walks,  which we can lead.