Please see below our forthcoming scheduled walks.
Walks are regularly added, so please keep checking these pages for up to date information.
As always, thanks to all members who volunteer to lead.
|IT IS NOT USUALLY NECESSARY TO BOOK A PLACE ON WALKS UNLESS SPECIFICALLY ADVISED.|
HOWEVER, SOME WALKS ARE SUBJECT TO RESTRICTIONS. IF THIS IS THE CASE CONTACT DETAILS WILL BE GIVEN AND YOU ARE ASKED TO CHECK AVAILABILITY WITH THE LEADER DIRECT.
That all walks are fully reconnoitered and assessed by each Walk Leader. Any features of particular note, i.e. crossing busy roads, underfoot conditions, steep hills, etc. will be mentioned in the Walk Details.
In the event of very extreme weather forecasts (heavy rain, storms, snow AND heatwaves) walks may be cancelled at short notice. In which case the Walks Programme organiser will email all members and amend the website accordingly.
If in doubt the walks programme organiser can be contacted on 07791 222647 or email: [email protected]
KEY EVENTS FOR YOUR CALENDAR
Wed 7 June – Summer Outing to Isle of Wight
Wed 5 July – Member’s BBQ at QECP
Mon 2 to Fri 6 October – Club holiday to Church Stretton, Shropshire
Tuesday 17 October – Leaders and New Members Lunch 12pm – 3pm at Herne Farm Leisure Centre, Crundles, Herne Farm, Petersfield GU31 4PJ
2024 – Dates and venues to be confirmed
Saturday 17 February – AGM at the Henry Warren Hall, Nyewood
Tuesday 1 – Saturday 5 October – Club Holiday, St Ives, Cornwall
Day Trip to Arundel
Leaders and New Members Lunch
|Sat 16||Leader: Freda|
Meet: for 10am start at Hawkley Church (Parking by the church or pub). GR. SU 7451 291
Distance: 6.5 miles.
Details: Via Manor House, Vann Farm, Empshott, Steadfast Lane and Uplands. Undulating paths with a mixture of lovely views and shady woodland.
|Wed 20||Walk cancelled due to inclement weather|
|Sat 23||Leader: Flick|
Meet: for 10am start at Iping Common CP GR. SU 852 220
Distance: 6 miles
Details: Via Pipers Farm and Henfield. Lunch at Fitzhall, thence return to CP.
|Wed 27||Leader: Neville|
Meet: for 10am start at Cheriton Recreation ground
G.R. SU582 284
Distance: 8 miles
Details: via Tichbourne, Ovington and Itchen Stoke. The route is fairly flat with gentle inclines except for a road climb out of Ovington. Ovington itself sits by the river Itchen where a path runs by the river towards Itchen Stoke.
|Sat 30||Leader: Lynne|
Meet: for 10am start at East Meon. Parking at the allotment CP in East Meon at the end of Workhouse Lane. G.R. SU677 222
Distance: 11 miles
Details: A hilly walk heading south out of the village we will walk past Whitewool Farm to Little End Farm. Big End Farm then comes into view and as we pass we use Brook Lane Hermitage Farm is next as we skirt past the Sustainability Centre. Using the South Downs Way we walk back to East Meon via Salt Hill and Small Down.
An undulating walk with wonderful views.
|Mon 2 – Fri 6||Club holiday to Church Stretton, Shropshire|
|Wed 4||For those members not away in Shropshire.|
MORNING ONLY WALK
Meet: for 9.45am start on Odeon steps in Port Solent. G.R. SU 637 049
Distance: 6.5 miles
Details: Flat linear walk along the shoreline via Portchester Castle to Salt cafe for optional coffee/cake and when refreshed, return the same way.
*** In addition, for those who would prefer to fuel up before walking:
Meet at 9.00am upstairs in Sir Alec Rose (Wetherspoons) Pub, Port Solent for breakfast prior to walk (please order on arrival)
|Wed 11||Leader: Flick|
Meet: for 10am start at Beacon Hill Beeches GR SU 598228
Distance: 7 mls
Details: Via Betty Mundy’s cottage and Wind Farm.
|Tuesday 17||Leaders and New Members Lunch 12pm – 3pm at Herne Farm Leisure Centre, Crundles, Herne Farm, Petersfield GU31 4PJ.|
Full details to follow
|Sat 21||Leaders: Sandy and Lynne|
Meet: for 10am start at St Catherine’s Park & Ride in Winchester (by toilets / bus stop) Payment £3.50 – may need cash. One ticket for display in car & one keep for the bus.
G.R. SU 487 281
Distance: 8.5 miles
Details: A flat walk along the River Itchen from Eastleigh to Winchester. We will catch the P&R bus to Winchester centre, then walk (1 mile) to the railway station and catch a train to Eastleigh (£3.50 with railcard). A delightful walk north along the clear River Itchen, observing all manner of ways in which the river’s flow is controlled. On the outskirts of Winchester we will stop for 15 minutes at the Hospital of St Cross to view this fabulous, tranquil place with its Norman church and almshouses. (£5 entry for interior viewing – optional) You can request Wayfarer’s Dole (beer and bread) – a donation is expected.
|Wed 25||Leader: Freda|
Meet: for 10am start at Selborne CP (Parking at the front is free, behind belongs to Gilbert Whites House and is not free).
GR. SU 742 335.
Distance: 6 – 7 miles.
Details: We walk along the bottom of Selborne Hanger, then across farmland to Hartley Park Farm, West Worldham, Hartley Pond and Wick Hill Farm. Back into Selborne via the Long Lythe and the church, where we might like to pay our respects at Gilbert’s grave, and in the church admire the stained glass window depicting birds.
|Wed 1||Leader: Flick|
Meet: for 10am start at Kilmeston church GR. SU 591 263
Distance: 7 miles
Details: Via Beauworth, Beacon Hill and Hinton Ampner.
|Wed 8||Leader: Sandy|
Meet: for 10am start at Emsworth Park (recreation ground) CP on the Horndean Road. G.R. SU747066
Distance: 10 miles, flat walking
Details: My childhood memories walk. We cross the nature reserve to Mill Lane, Lumley and walk along the rural track to Westbourne. Via Cemetery Lane – passing its attractive cemetery – we arrive at Woodmancote. Coffee will be at the Woodmancote pub; I recommend bringing your purse for coffee and delicious cakes. After skirting around Devil’s Copse we take another bridge over the A27, dropping into Hambrook. From Brook Farm we head south to Nutbourne and the sea shore. The sea wall takes us around Prinsted – where we’ll have lunch – and Thornham Marina, after which we follow Thornham Lane to Emsworth Marina with its distinctive white deck-houses on stilts.
|Wed 15||Leader: Fiona|
Meet: for 10 am start in CP to right of Tilford Green, GU10 2BU.
G.R. SU 873 434.
Distance: 6/7 miles
Details: Undulating woodland and common paths with one steep climb, some short sections of road walking.
Via Tilford, Waverley Abbey ruins (optional detour), The Sands, Crooksbury Common.