South Midweek Walk 2018 - Littlehampton Climping Circular Walk
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This walk explores Climping Beach, a quieter area of coastline than its neighbours of Littlehampton and Bognor Regis. Much of the area is now designated of scientific interest, and parts are a nature reserve. Many sections of the sand dunes are now fenced off to protect against erosion and help local species to thrive. In the dunes in the summer, the lesser spotted nudist can be found hinding amongs the long grasses.
The actual beach is exposed and struggles with coastal erosion and can change it's appearance between visits. A great place to base a coastal walk as at high tide there is pebble and grass banks whilst at low tide flat hard compact sand of the beach. If the weather is good, there may be time for a quick dip so bring your towels and cozzies. If you bring a camera please check people are happy to have their picture taken.
Halfway around we will stop for a drink/meal at the Black Horse Inn Climping BN17 5RL (no website) just inland (see Food and Drink). We will try to be as quick as we can (but not rushed) to ensure we are back before nightfall or at least on well defined or lit paths/roads.
Summer on the South Coast 2018: Wednesday Evening Events
Note – This schedule will not be updated and is a snapshot of proposed walks at publication of this walk.
If no link, check the Events Calendar to the date below to find the event details or use the search function to look for Published Events with the text string “South Midweek Walk 2018”. All walks start 6.30pm and will have a pub stop for food unless stated otherwise.
Note for Evening Walk Leaders - all walks need to have this text in the title for this to work!
6th June – Pulborough Gallop Codmore Hill Circular Walk – Leader – Justin
13th June – Hidden Petworth Walk – Leader – Matt
20th June – Evening Walk & Brighton Social– Leader – Martin
No walk on 27th June as it is an all evening event.
27th June – West Sussex Social – Beach BBQ Goring Gap
4th July – Littlehampton Circular Walk taking in Climping Beach & poss Swim– Leader – Justin
11th July - Evening Walk TBD – Leader - TBD
(13th July – Greatest Showman Film on the Beach social – not part of evening walks)
(14th July – Brighton’s Sewers walk – not part of the evening walks)
18th July – Evening Walk Brighton to Rottingdean– Leader – Martin - TBD
18th July – Brighton Social in Rottingdean– TBD
25th July – Evening Walk in Arundel to end at the Social - TBD – Leader - TBD
25th July – West Sussex Social – Arundel TBD - Simon
1st August – Evening Walk Pre-pride in Brighton– Leader – Martin - TBD
8th August – Evening Walk TBD – Leader – Steve
(9th August – Bowling in Brighton - not part of evening walks)
(12th August – Escape Room Brighton social – not part of evening walks)
15th August – Evening Walk to Brighton Social – Leader – Martin – TBD
15th August – Brighton Social in Lewes– TBD
22nd August – Evening Walk TBD – Leader - TBD
29th August – Evening Walk Brighton direction to Social TBD – Leader – TBD
29th August – Evening Walk East Worthing Direction to Shoreham – Leader – Justin
29th August – *** Combined West Sussex & Brighton Social in Shoreham. – TBD - Simon
Always check the Event page as unpublished walks/events are subject to change.
What to bring
Water: bring at least a litre
Medicines: if you have hay fever, diabetes, minor ailments etc.
Rucksack: or any other bag
Footwear: hiking boots, sturdy trainers or wellies
Layered clothing: lets you quickly adapt to changes in the weather and body temperature. Go for a base layer (vest or t-shirt) and a mid layer (a micro fleece or shirt) and in cooler weather add an outer layer (a windproof jacket or thick fleece)
Trousers: ideally not jeans which become heavy and cold in the rain, breathable fabrics are more comfortable and dry and on warm days shorts are OK
Waterproof jacket: breathable fabrics are more comfortable and dry
Hat or cap: stay warm in winter and shaded in summer
Sunglasses: for any sunny day, even in winter
Sun cream: can be useful even on cloudy and winter days
Snacks: bring biscuits, energy bars, gels, bananas, chocolate or dried fruit for example and put them somewhere easy to get hold of
Food & drink
Bring a snack to eat along the way to keep you going before the pub, or a packed lunch if you need to eat and don't want to eat at the pub.
Please don't eat any packed food in the pub garden, anyone who wants to eat their own food, I suggest stopping to eat at Climping on the coast just before we turn inland then walking up the lane to meet up with us at the pub.