With my good friend, journalist and knitter extraordinaire Helena to East Sussex for a superb January walk. Beginning at Lewes, we followed the path through curvaceous chalk downland to Glynde (home of the opera house). We stopped off at the Ram Inn, Firle for a delicious doorstep sarnie, before heaving ourselves steeply uphill to join the South Downs Way. Views towards Newhaven, of the sea and setting sun, were simply spectacular. Then with the light rapidly fading, we plunged down the steep slope to lonely Southease station.