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Horsham's popular Annual Riverside Walk will take place on Saturday 14th May 2022 and start from Horsham Rugby Club car park in Hammerpond Road.

Members of the small committee which organised seven successful Annual Riverside Walks will now "take a back seat", as Horsham Scouts have stepped forward to take over arrangements.

Retiring Walk chairman, David Searle, said, "Horsham Town Community Partnership, the instigator of the Walk, is confident that Horsham Scouts, a strong, local organisation, have the resources needed to continue the Annual Walk. They will be able to introduce new ideas while ensuring that the 13-mile event will still attract many local people. Over 300 took part in September 2021, with many commenting about the sense of community spirit and seeing parts of Horsham they hadn't known about."

Scout District Commissioner, Sal Dartnell, said, "We are delighted that many of the original team are going to stay involved to share their knowledge and enthusiasm for this brilliant event. The Walk, in May, will coincide with the worldwide Scout Jamboree On The Trail which means people from the Horsham area will be walking, exploring and enjoying our surroundings simultaneously with groups of people across the world doing the same thing on the same day." 

The event will be a great opportunity for fundraising and funds raised will be shared between Ukraine relief and scouting in Horsham, with some funds supporting the contingent going to the World Jamboree in South Korea 2023, and helping scouts from less wealthy countries to attend.



Walkers in Warnham Local Nature Reserve
Map of "Jamboree on Horsham Riverside Walk' 14th May 2022
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Please register your interest to participate or to volunteer to help at this link, so that the organisers can keep you informed: Jamboree on Horsham Riverside Walk  (https://forms.office.com/r/Fq4HAp9Ei4)

Information about the event, including a link to register, can also be found on the Horsham Scouts website - www.horshamscouts.com/events

The route of the Walk can be enjoyed for exercise by anyone at any time of year and is also good for spotting the changes in trees, hedges, crops and wildlife as seasons change.

For the 2022 walk event please note that some changes have been made as shown below...

As with most years the start is at Horsham Rugby Club, in Hammerpond Road, going in a clockwise direction, with refreshment stops at Chesworth Farm and Warnham Nature Reserve.

This year New House Farm will not be available as they have an event arranged. The last refreshment stop will be at St Leonard's Scout Hut in Amberley Road, as shown, and Old Crawley Road will be avoided because of the increased traffic currently going along there.

Kerves Lane will not be used and access to Chesworth Farm will be from Arun Way, giving the good view from the hill before going down to the Farm.

Dog walkers will as usual have to avoid Warnham Nature Reserve and go up Pondtail Road (as shown in blue).

The weather looks like it will be good and we hope you all enjoy the Walk.