Kathy FSH

Kathy’s walk the trail diary

On the 1 July2020 Kathy Gore set off to walk to walk all 200 miles of the Sussex Hospices Trail to raise money for Friends of Sussex Hospices and I completed the walk on 31 July.

The Trail has 26 sections, ranging in distance from three to eleven miles long and I walked at least one each day, taking the odd day off to give my feet a rest! Find out about her progress, what she saw and the people she met along the way.

Walk 20: Haywards Heath to Balcombe

Mum and St Anthony have been doing sterling work - this was another perfect walking day - bright and sunny and not too warm.  Haywards Heath station was pretty quiet for a midweek morning but the ...
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Walk 19: North Chailey to Haywards Heath

Within minutes of starting this walk at North Chailey I was at St George’s an attractive red-brick building which once housed the Chailey Heritage Crafts School but has since been converted into residential accommodation.  Next to ...
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Walk 18: Uckfield to North Chailey

Comedian, author, playwright, musical librettist, actor and director Ben Elton who has been a Patron of FSH since 2007 lives near this section of the Trail and I was delighted to get his message of support. ...
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Walk 17: Heathfield to Uckfield

It was a bright sunny morning as I set off on this walk which passes through my village. People were queuing outside Heathfield's Patisserie Valentin - no surprise as there’s usually a queue in non-covid times ...
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Walk 16: Burwash Common to Heathfield

Before setting off I was puzzled as to why this route it zig zagged across the A265  but soon  all became clear.   After walking up a very steep narrow path and through some farm buildings I ...
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Walk 15: Etchingham to Burwash Common

Passing Jarvis & Sons (where a Jarvis has been working behind the counter for 50 years!) I left Etchingham and turned into into Borders Lane. It wasn’t long before I found myself in the beautiful pastoral ...
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Walk 14 Robertsbridge to Etchingham

On leaving Robertsbridge Station the trail took me on a path between some houses and fairly soon I was through a kissing gate and back in the picturesque rolling countryside. There were some splendid views across ...
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Walk 13: Battle to Robertsbridge

Setting off from Battle Station I walked up past Battle Abbey. It was a bit of a grey start but the cloud was lifting and the sun was beginning to break through.  I walked along Battle ...
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Walk 12: Crowhurst to Battle

I left Crowhurst and after crossing a couple of fields arrived at a woodland entrance to the Fore Wood RSPB Nature Reserve.  The information panel and my guide notes promised a variety of birds and their ...
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