SOS Outings Programme 2021

Many thanks to Mark Wright (Outings Organiser) for arranging the following events from this month until the end of the year  They will be subject to any future covid-19 restrictions that may be applied.

Date Event

28th August

Whitbread Hollow, Beachy Head: Meet at 9.00 a.m. at Dukes Drive, Holywell corner at western end of Eastbourne promenade.  (199/TV601972.).  Access: no-charge street parking; Public Transport: Southern Rail to Eastbourne Station; Stagecoach route 3 from station to Foot of Beachy Head/St Bede’s School.  Habitat guide: chalk cliff-top grassland and coastal scrub. Half day. Leader:  Mark Wright
Sunday 5th September Arlington Reservoir: Meet at 09.00 at the reservoir car park (TQ527074). Public transport: Southern Rail to Berwick station (half mile south of reservoir); by car: reservoir car park (charge) or layby outside. Toilets; cafe. Two hour circular walk including footpath across fields and over R Cuckmere.  Leader: Mark Wright

11th September

Thorney Island:  Meet at corner of Thornham Lane at 9.30 a.m.  197/SU757049.  All day, lunch required. Warm clothing recommended. Leader:  Richard Senior
Saturday 9th October Beachy Head (Birling Gap/Shooters Bottom): Meet at sea side of National Trust café at 9.00 (TV 5538 9611) accessible off A259 from East Dean on Beachy Head road.  Parking at NT car park (charge for non-members). Half Day. Leader: Mark Wright

17th October

Cissbury Ring: Meet in National Trust car park (Approach from Nepcote Lane, Findon) 198/TQ139084 at 9.30 a.m. Parking at NT car park can be limited but an alternative is to use the car park signed from A24 Findon and take path to left and walk up to the meeting point. Public Transport: Stagecoach route 1from Worthing station. Half day. Leader: Mark Wright
Sunday 22nd November Selsey/Church Norton: Meet at 9.00 a.m. in the Selsey seafront car park at southern end of B2145. 197/SZ851923. Afterwards to Church Norton. Half day.  Leader:  Andrew House.

27th November

The Burgh (South Downs):  Meet 13.30 a.m. at “The Triangle”, Peppering Lane, Burpham (OS sheet 197 TQ042095); limited parking – careful parking required to allow as many as possible. Distance 3.5 miles. Half day.  Leader:  Bernie Forbes

4th December

Dungeness RSPB: Meet at 9.30 a.m. at the reserve’s ARC Pit Car Park (TR062197) opposite main entrance to reserve (membership card or entrance fee required for subsequent entry to main reserve).  All day (bring lunch).  Leader: Mark Wright