This year’s Festival Walk will be led by Jonathan Golden around the village of Graffham and its surrounding countryside. The walk is about 7 miles and will take us through Seaford College at the foot of the Downs, on to East Lavington Stud and Lavington Common before returning past Gallows Hill to the village via wooded streams and through a tunnel of Rhododendron bushes. The going is easy, and the views consistently rewarding.
There is free parking at the Graffham Recreation Ground, which is to the left of the War Memorial on the main road through the village. Tea and cake donated by Tiffins Tearoom can also be purchased at the end of the walk at the newly refurbished Cricket Pavilion which has beautiful views of the downs. All proceeds will go to local charities.
The walk itself is free, and will be on wet or fine! Boots recommended. Dogs who don’t wander off are welcome.