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Doctors For Nepal Dog Walk

July 10 @ 10:15 am 12:30 pm

With the weather getting warmer, we want to invite you and your furry friends to join us for a charity stroll in the sunny Sussex countryside.

Date: Sunday 10th July 2022

Meeting point: Rear carpark, Ram Inn, Firle, East Sussex

Start time: Meet: 10:15am / Start walking: 10:30am

Finish time: Approx. 12:30pm

Distance:  4 miles / 6km (moderate terrain)

Food: Book tables in advance, as the Ram Inn is extraordinarily popular for Sunday roast, or bring a picnic to enjoy in a field at the end of the walk

Route:

http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/osmapdisp?openform&route=firle-beacon-walking-route

This circular walk takes you to the splendid Firle Beacon in the South Downs. The route makes use of the The South Downs Way and various bridleways and country lanes to take you to the beacon from the pretty village of Firle.
The start point for the walk is the little village of Firle, located just a few miles from Lewes. You can enjoy a stroll through the village with its three pubs, old church, cricket green and little pond. You will also pass Firle Place and its surrounding grounds. The old manor house was first built in the late 15th century by Sir John Gage. The route follows a bridleway around the grounds of the house before ascending to Firle Beacon. From the 712 feet (217 m) summit there are wonderful views over the Weald towards the south coast. The Firle Escarpment is also a Site of Special Scientific Interest. The large area of chalkland is home to a variety of flora and fauna. Look out for the rare spider orchid Ophrys sphegodes and Exmoor Ponies as you make your way through this lovely area.
From the beacon summit you descend on the South Downs Way before picking up Firle Bostal country lane to take you back to the village.

Bring:

  • Friends and family
  • Snacks and drinks
  • A dog (optional) – Well-behaved dogs welcome, please note there may be farm animals grazing, so we kindly ask that you keep your dogs firmly under control and take complete responsibility
  • Suitable clothing for the weather – Don’t forget your off-road shoes, hats, sunglasses, sun protection or wet weather wear
  • A donation – All proceeds will go to Doctors for Nepal

To receive updates about this event and to register your interest, please e-mail caz@doctorsfornepal.org