Wealden and Eastbourne Walking Festival 2016


View of fields over MayfieldHurry, there are still some places left on walks in the Wealden and Eastbourne Walking Festival which starts on Saturday 24th September and ends on Sunday 2nd October.

There are all types of walks from short 1-2 mile walks up to 12 miles routes. Options include walks for health at any easy pace, walks round historic places, wildlife walks and Nordic walking taster sessions. You can go round historic sights such as Old Eastbourne and Pevensey or walk through the stunning countryside of the High Weald, South Downs National Park or the coastal cliffs. There is even a trail running session.

With so much on offer, it would be a shame to miss out. Go to the Sussex Walking Festival website for details

Welcoming the chiffchaffs

I must admit I could not recognise a chiffchaff – until I looked at images on Google. But on a run this morning near Combe Farm, just on the Mayfield/Wadhurst parish boundary, I saw a twitcher looking through binoculars.  As I passed him I asked if he had seen anything interesting. He replied that he… Continue Reading

Mayfield Open to Visitors

Mayfield has much to offer visitors – a lovely village set in beautiful countryside, historic buildings, interesting shops and walks with fantastic views to name only a few. But we have not been good at publicising our village.  We have a sign from the main road promoting Mayfield as a historic village, but no information… Continue Reading


I was looking at the Living Streets website today and felt I had to share the quote on their homepage: “All truly great thoughts are conceived by walking” Friedrich Nietzsche Another good reason to go out for a walk. (By the way, if you are not aware of the Living Streets mission to get everyone walking… Continue Reading

New routes and app from ESCC

East Sussex County Council (ESCC) now have a page listing circular walks in the county.  There are nearly 40 listed ranging in distance from 1.5 miles to 9 miles. They also have an app which you can download to your smartphone for use with these walks.  I have not yet tried out the app but… Continue Reading


Today I found my first geocache, well hidden in a stile in Mayfield. For those who do not know, geocaches are small containers hidden in many countries all over the world. Go to the geocaching website and look on a map to find out where there are caches near you.  You can then try to find them… Continue Reading