Reigate Grammar School DofE

Silver expedition directions to start/finish points

The Silver hike is a three-day expedition across the South Downs starting at Lewes Station and finishing at Arundel Station.

Unfortunately, due to Covid19 restrictions, we again cannot stay at campsites. This means travelling to and from the start and finish points every day. Details about travel arrangements and locations are set out below.

The email has information about camping and kit.  This webpage is only about travel arrangements and locations.  

Thank you to parents in advance for your help in allowing this expedition to take place.

Travel to the start each day:

You are responsible for travelling to the start points every day. Please arrange with your parents how you are getting to each start point. There is no school transport available. On Day1 we encourage you to travel to Lewes Station by train. Book tickets in advance.

Getting home each day:

On Day 1 and Day 2 coaches will be at the finish to transport you back to RGS (PMH car park) at the end of Day 1 and Day 2. Please call home once the coach leaves to update parents on arrival time at RGS where they should pick you up.

On Day 3 you finish at Arundel Station. You are encouraged to catch the train home. Book a ticket in advance.  Please organise your own transport home at the end of the hike. There is no school transport home provided on Day 3.

Start times:

You need to know your group number to arrive at the correct start time.  Please check if you do not know your group number (your group number may be different from the practice hike!)

group day 1 start Lewes day 2 start Park Wood day 3 start Washington
1 9am 9.30am 9am
2 10am 9am 10am
3 11am 8.30am 9.30am
4 9am 9.30am 9am
5 10am 9am 10am
6 11am 8.30am 9.30am
7 9am 9.30am 9am
8 10am 9am 10am
9 11am 8.30am 9.30am
10 9am 9.30am 9am
11 10am 9am 10am
12 11am 8.30am 9.30am
13 9am 9.30am 9am
14 10am 9am 10am
       

Start/Finish Locations

Day 1

Start: Lewes Station, station car park: Station Rd, Lewes BN7 2UP

Lewes Station Google map link: https://goo.gl/maps/XrvBLKgULgkVz9cw5

It is your responsibility to get to the start at Lewes Station.  There is no school transport provided.

You are encouraged to travel to Lewes Sation by train. Please arrive as close to your start time as the train timetable allows, a little before or after is absolutely OK. It is recommended you book tickets in advance.

If you travel by car please note the station car park has charges and cameras so you will be fined for parking without paying.

Finish Day 1: Park Wood campsite: coaches will pick you up when you finish the hike. Call home once the coach leaves with updated arrival time back at RGS PMH car park. Travel time 45 minutes.  Staff will stay with you until the coaches leave. 

Day 2

Start: Parent drop off at Park Wood campsite: Poynings Rd, Poynings, Brighton BN45 7BA

Park Wood camp site google map link: https://goo.gl/maps/c2Bo5kt3usAiav6g6 

Travel time from Reigate 45 minutes.  Please arrive by the start time for your group shown above.

Finish Day 2 Washington Village: Coaches will pick you up when you finish the hike. Call home once the coach leaves with updated arrival time back at RGS PMH car park. Travel time 50 minutes.  Staff will stay with you until the coaches leave. 

Day 3

Start: parent drop off at Washington Village, recreation ground. Junction of London Road and A283. RH20 4AL. 

Washington Village google maps link: https://goo.gl/maps/4wzrkTkWZht5x5j39

Travel time from Reigate 50 minutes.  Please arrive by the start time for your group shown above.

Finish Day 3 at Arundel Station, Station Approach, Arundel BN18 9PH

Arundel Station google maps link: https://goo.gl/maps/cEQN5x4dzEhfkHTm8

You are encouraged to travel home by train from Arundel Station. There is no school transport available.