A grey start to the day but it soon brightened up for 17 Polyramblers for this lovely walk in Sussex. We left Wivelsfield and were soon in the countryside. We followed the Sussex Border Path through woodlands and fields, passing a farm with a massive field full of free range hens. We reached the pretty village of Ditchling where we split to have lunch at the excellent Nutmeg Tea Rooms, pub or the churchyard. After lunch, we started a gentle climb to prepare us for the steep incline up the South Downs to Ditchling Beacon. A heavy lunch made the climb more difficult for some. We had a rest at the top to admire the view and then continued on the flat along the Downs to the Jack and Jill windmills where we took the path down to Clayton and to Hassocks where some of the party headed for the station and the rest to the nearby pub for much needed refreshment. We are grateful for the easy-to-use stiles made and installed by The Monday Group, a group of voluntary right of way workers in Sussex. Thanks to Harriet for leading.