A small group made the journey to Hassocks on a clear, sunny day to be met by walk leader Angela. There was a fair amount of mud on the lower levels but plenty of spring flowers to be seen – wood anemones, violets, primroses and bluebells. It was easy going once we were up on the South Downs Way. After a stretch along the tops with clear views over the Weald, busy with walkers and cyclists, we descended towards Plumpton for a pub refreshment stop. There was still a way to go and some more mud before we reached Plumpton station, having just missed a train. The nearest pub turned out to be further away than expected, but Jonathan and Hugh persisted and managed to get a drink and get back in time for the next train.