Events – for members


The walks listed below are primarily for members only, but if you wish to attend as a visitor or guest please send an email to giving your name and which outing you’d like to attend. Parents and/or guardians of children (under 18) wishing to attend an outing or event should contact us to discuss appropriate arrangements. Contact details can be found in our Safeguarding policy. Please note that no dogs are allowed on SOS walks.

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25 Apr 2024Pulborough Brooks RSPB Reserve
Location:Pulborough RSPB Reserve
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Leader:Gary Trew, Volunteer Warden
Meet at 10.00 outside Visitor Centre with leader Gary Trew (Centre opens at 10.00). Half day, Bring membership cards or fee payable. Good walking paths and probably two miles distance. Several hides and view points. Nightingales will have arrived, plus other summer migrants. Toilets and lovely cafe. Public travel bus: Bus 100 from Horsham rail station, Pulborough rail station, Henfield & Burgess Hill, stops outside visitor centre.
28 Apr 2024Seaford Seawatch
Location:on the beach to the right of Splash point groyne
Map Number:198
Map Ref:TV488982
Leader:Simon Linington
Meet at 07.00 on the beach to the right of Splash point groyne. Telescope and chair recommended. Warm clothes can also be useful. 4-5 hours or leave when you wish. Toilets near Martello tower or in Buckle car park.
04 May 2024Pulborough Brooks RSPB Reserve.
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Leader:Gary Trew
Meet outside in courtyard at 10.00 when visitor centre opens. Free entry for RSPB members or admission fee payable. Good walking trail throughout and various hides. Probably two miles so half day, Bus 100 runs between Pulborough station, Henfield, and Horsham. Bus stops outside reserve. Waders and woodland species can be seen and heard. Suitable for younger members of the family. Cafe and toilets.
Location:Seven Sisters Country Park
Map Number:199
Map Ref:TV518994
Leader:Tim Squire
07929 964421
Meet at 09.00 in Exceat car park (parking charge) for half day walk down to the beach. Good flat walking conditions about three miles. Several benches along the route. Variety of waders on the river and summer migrants will be looked for along the trail. Toilets in visitor centre across the A259 on the Eastbourne Road. Bus 12 from Eastbourne or Brighton.
26 May 2024Black Down, West Sussex
Location:North of Midhurst
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Map Ref:SU922306
Leader:Paul Matson
Meet at 09.00 at the small car park at the far (east) end of Tennyson's Lane on the sharp bend. From Haslemere (via A286 and A287) leave on B2131, turn right up Haste Hill, follow onto Tennyson's Lane. All day so bring lunch and water. Good footwear recommended.
31 May 2024Birds of the evening
Location:Lavington Common (west Sussex
Map Number:197
Map Ref:SU949186
Leader:Alan Perry
01798 343959
Meet at 20.45 (8.45pm) in Lavington Common car park. Torch plus insect repellent recommended.
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