This Saturday – Steps Towards Sustainability – Mapping a Bright Future
We still have spaces left on our May Bank holiday Steps Towards Sustainability event this Saturday 24th May. We hope you can join us on our journey through the countryside that was the inspiration for the 100 Acre Wood; home to Winnie The Pooh. We are hoping for sunshine but even if it rains we promise you a wonderfully wet adventure – as everyone who came to Spring Steps .last year will be able to tell you (I promise, I was there)
Join 6heads for a day exploring beautiful countryside a short train-ride from London on foot with like-minded sustainability practitioners. Enjoy some delicious local food at the lunchtime pub, while hearing from a thought-provoking speaker. The first walk of this year is on Saturday May 24th with artist and designer Fritha Land of the 100 Acres Project sharing her inspirational plan to create 100 maps of a hopeful, sustainable future with 100 leading illustrators.
The plan for the day is to meet at 10am at Sourced Market (opposite Starbucks under the main departures board) in St Pancras Station to catch a train to Balcombe. We’ll set out from the historic village of Balcombe, entering the woods of Balcombe Estate, before reaching the National Trust gardens and Tudor mansion at Wakehurst Place. We’ll stop beside the Norman church in the village of West Hoathly at the Cat Inn for lunch and the 100 Acres Project talk.
After lunch the route continues through Giffords Wood, past the neolithic shelters of the Stone Arm climbing rocks and along the shore of Weir Wood Resevoir nature reserve, with views across the resevoir to Ashdown Forest, the inspiration for A.A. Milne’s 100 Acre Wood in his stories of Winnie The Pooh. There’s an option for a stop at a local tearoom before returning to London from East Grinstead station. The total walking time should be 5 hours, but allowing time for lunch and breaks, we’d anticipate being back in London for 6pm.
Places are very limited due to the capacity of the lunchtime pub, so we’re asking you to secure your place by pre-paying for your train ticket. This allows us to get a half-price groupsave ticket.
Please dress warmly and bring waterproofs in case it rains. You’ll need footwear that is comfortable and that can cope with puddles and mud. Ideally hiking boots, but as this walk is mainly through fields and woodland, comfortable wellingtons or even runners should be okay as long as you don’t mind them getting a bit muddy.
Hope you can join us!
For any queries or if you want more info please contact James Payne on 07803857018 or at firstname.lastname@example.org