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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11 Aug 2024Pagham Harbour RSPB Reserve
Location:Sidlesham Visitor Centre
Map Number:197
Map Ref:SZ857966
Leader:Mike Prince
Pagham Harbour RSPB WSx: Meet at RSPB Pagham Harbour Visitor Centre at 09:00hrs 197/SZ857966 access from B2145 west of Sidlesham. Public transport: Stagecoach route 51 link service from Chichester bus station to Selsey stops outside visitor centre. NR has some snacks/drinks, toilets and good paths. Estuarine habitat. Half day (under 3 miles). Note: Rob has moved. A new leader has been organised.
31 Aug 2024Whitbread Hollow,
Location:Beachy Head
Map Number:199
Map Ref:TV601972
Leader:Mark Wright
07793 416375
Meet at 09.00 at Dukes Drive, Holywell corner at west end of Eastbourne promenade, Free street parking. This half day walk on grassy chalk downland paths approx two/three miles will look for migrant birds as they feed up before flying to warmer countries. Pubic transport: Bus no.3 from Eastbourne station to foot of Beachy Head/St. Bede's School. Good footwear recommended plus water bottle.
Location:West Rise Marsh, Eastbourne
Map Number:198
Map Ref:TQ625024
Leader:Steve Hewitt
07753 432989
Meet at 09.30 in the car park on Sevenoaks Road. From the A27 take the A22 left onto the B2191, then right onto Sevenoaks Rd with car park on right. This walk goes along the Langley and Willingdon Sewers which is a wetland habitat so wellington boots or good waterproof footwear are recommended, even during summer months. Many undulating paths. Half day.
08 Sep 2024Arlington Reservoir - East Sussex
Location:Arlington Reservoir
Map Number:198
Map Ref:TQ527074
Leader:Mark Wright
07793 416375
Meet at 09.15 in the reservoir car park which is chargeable. Free outside in nearby layby. Toilets and cafe are usually open. Approx two mile walk around the reservoir, across fields (with possible grazing animals) and over river Cuckmere on grassy paths. Good footwear recommended and water bottle. Public Transport: Southern Rail to Berwick Station (half mile south of reservoir)
14 Sep 2024Thorney Island West Sussex
Location:Thorney Island
Map Number:197
Map Ref:SU757049
Leader:Richard Senior
07946 811600
Meet at 09.30 at junction of Thorney Rd and Thornham Lane (very small parking area). All day, looking for waders, raptors and autumn migrants. Circular 8.5 mile walk, but maybe altered according to weather. No facilities and very exposed. Bring lunch and water and warm/waterproof clothing if unsettled weather. Good footwear for rough grassy paths.
05 Oct 2024Birling Gap to Shooters Bottom
Location:Beachy Head East Sussex
Map Number:198
Map Ref:TV553960
Leader:Mark Wright
07793 416375
Meet at 09.00 by National Trust cafe. Parking free for NT members using their membership card in machine. Charge for non-members. Chalk downland coastal habitat walking from Birling Gap to Shooters Bottom approx. 3 miles through Horseshoe plantation looking for passage migrants. Grass paths are mainly flat but hilly in places where good footwear is recommended plus refreshment. Half day.
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