brief resume of the events Worthing Downlanders have
organised or taken part in recently.
Download our 2012
Findon Sheep Fair - Saturday September 11th.
The Worthing Downlanders Stall at Findon sheep Fair was a
great success. As well as almost 40 new members signed up,
it was clear that the message is getting across. Many thanks
to all those who stopped by to say hello and to those who
just wondered what we are all about!
Protest & Picnic -
Saturday September 4th.
In order to keep the pressure up on Worthing Council to
grant Statutory public access to the Council owned land
around Cissbury Ring, a protest was held on Broadwater Green
followed by a walk up to Tenants Hill where a mass picnic
took place. In all over 85 people took part which generated
great interest in the local press.
Saturday August 14
A forgotten genius from Worthing’s
past was celebrated by Worthing Downlanders in the town on
Saturday August 14th .
Richard Jefferies, who died on that very day back in
1887, was a journalist and writer whose descriptions of the
English countryside won him widespread fame more than 100
Ascending the Downs: physical and
“At each step the yoke of
artificial life lightens on the shoulder; and at the summit
falls away. The heart beats faster, being free; and the mind
opens to the opening horizon. So intimately are the body and
the mind bound together that, as the one climbs, the other
aspires; and, on the ridge we walk on a level ground above
our old selves left beneath us.”
Midsummer Walk - Sunday June
Historian Chris Hare conducted
a circular downland walk from Highdown to Patching Hill.
Taking in local features such as
Highdown Towers, Miller’s Tomb,
Patching village & Church, and Patching
Hill, it was a wonderful chance to
see some of the land we wish to keep in public ownership.