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 11: West St Leonards to Crowhurst

Another beautiful sunny day and a great start to the morning!  Before heading for West St Leonards I called at St Michael’s Hospice where Perdita Chamberlain greeted me and I met Jo Pinder, Inpatient Unit Nursing ...
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Walk 10: Norman’s Bay to West St. Leonards

It was a beautiful sunny day as I set off from The Star Inn at Norman’s Bay.  The sky a powder blue and the moon a faint half crescent but I could imagine the whole sphere ...
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Walk 9: Eastbourne to Norman’s Bay

I had more of a spring in my step this morning - I think my spring is weather-dependent and today promised much  better walking weather than the past two days. Eastbourne Pier On leaving the Pier ...
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Walk 8 Alfriston to Eastbourne

My walk started in Alfriston where was 'seen off' by Jimmy & Fran. I think these canine send offs might have something to do with my posing by signsposts they frequent!  I chatted with their owner, ...
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Walk 7: Southease to Alfriston

It was a grey and drizzly morning and I have to admit my step didn’t have much spring in it as I set off from Southease and headed up onto the Downs.  I took the steep ...
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Walk 6 Brighton to Southease

I was seen off (in the nicest possible way)  from Brighton Station, the start of walk 6, by Rudy, the four legged barista at The Coffee Counter. A huge colourful portrait of Rudy adorns the wall ...
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Walk 5: Shoreham to Brighton

It was a grey, misty, mizzly morning and I must say that a stroll along the seafront wasn't looking that attractive. But on the way to the start I stopped off at the Martlets Hospice where ...
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Walk 4 Goring to Shoreham

My day started with a desperately needed haircut at 7.00am with Lisa at the newly Covid-perspexed Village Hair Shop in East Hoathly. It was so good to catch up with Lisa and Michelle and hear their ...
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Walk 3 Arundel to Goring

Another perfect day.  Caroline Nicholls very kindly ferried me to Arundel Station, the start of my third walk, and gave  me some useful pointers about what I might expect as she’d walked this section as part ...
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