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South Downs Walk
Sunday 22nd April
A roughly ten mile walk along the South Downs from Polegate to Eastbourne Old Town and rail station, with a stop at Jevington around lunch time, a chance for a pool swim at the end for a lucky, plucky few, and an optional pub visit after that.
Jevington has a pub (Eight Bells) and a Tea Garden, the latter might make a change as there is an optional pub at end. At Old Town Eastbourne (which is about a mile inland from the seaside resort) there will be a chance to go for a swim at Motcombe pool with a friendly little ‘naturist’ swim group – as the ‘name on the tin’ suggests no cozzies are worn at this session and it is the very best way to go swimming. I can only take about 2 or 3 people with me on the swim, so indicate your interest asap, or wait till the day, and take your chances. You’ll need a towel and £5 entry. The pool is not full size, but certainly good enough for proper swimming – it has a steady shallow end, and then a steep drop into a good deep end.
For those not swimming, there is a pub, The Lamb Inn, nearby, one of the oldest in the area and country. They also do food for a pretty reasonable price.
Meet East Croydon Railway Station in good time to catch the 9.03am train to Polegate. You will need a day return to Eastbourne.