Hilaire Belloc bought King's Land (in Shipley, Sussex), 5 acres and a working windmill for £1000 in 1907 and it was his home for the rest of his life. Belloc loved Sussex as few other writers have loved her: he lived there for most of his 83 years, he tramped the length and breadth of the county, slept under her hedgerows, drank in her inns, sailed her coast and her rivers and wrote several incomparable books about her. "He does not die that can bequeath Some influence to the land he knows, Or dares, persistent, interwreath Love permanent with the wild hedgerows; He does not die, but still remains Substantiate with his darling plains."

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Wednesday 31 May 2017


Tillington to Easebourne via the Midhurst Way (6 miles).

Leaving The Horse Guards Inn, Tillington GU28 9AF at 9.30, the Midhurst Way goes via the Lodsworth Larder ( cake & loo stop), the lovely Lime Tree Avenue of 70 trees, the Queen Elizabeth Oak (" old when Queen Elizabeth 1 saw it "), Cowdray Golf Club , & lunch at the award winning Cowdray Farm Shop Cafe. THIS YEAR WE MUST BOOK IN ADVANCE FOR THE LUNCH (by Tues. 13th June, please). Lunch, at this top Farm Shop Cafe, is Soup with Sandwiches for about £8 out on the patio. Most walkers stay for Lunch & then catch the 1.30 bus back to Tillington.

No booking necessary for the Walk so do come along & celebrate our heritage. Not suitable for beginners as it 6 miles! Return by bus (15 min. journey) to Tillington every hour - 12.30, 1.30, etc. Bring Bus Pass or cash.

More info. & lunch bookings to Geraldgreshamcooke@gmail.com. Gerald is a qualified HeartSmart Walk Leader. Come and celebrate Sussex Day.