Current walks


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.

Please note:
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]

2024 KEY EVENTS FOR MEMBERS
Dates and venues to be confirmed where and when necessary
Saturday 17 February – 12 noon AGM at the Henry Warren Hall, Nyewood. Pre-meeting walk begins at 10am.

Wed 17 April – Day Trip to Arundel Tulip Festival
Wed 31 July – BBQ
at Queen Elizabeth Country Park.
Full details to follow in due course.
Wed 7 August – Summer Outing to Salisbury
Tuesday 1 – Saturday 5 October – Club Holiday, St Ives, Cornwall

Tuesday 15 October – Leaders and New Members Lunch
Tuesday 12 November – Annual Meal. Venue T.B.A.
FEBRUARY
Wed 28Leader: Chris and Martin
Meet: for 10am start @ Stansted House, PO9 6DX, South Gate CP. 
Distance: 10 miles
Details: Walk down the Avenue (Monarch’s Way) to Rowlands Castle and on to Harvester pub.  Then to the Havant Thicket Reservoir, Golf Club, Links Lane to The Green, return to start via Monarch’s Way.
MARCH
Sat 2THIS WALK HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO POOR UNDERFOOT CONDITIONS AND ADVERSE WEATHER FORECAST.
It will be rescheduled later in the year.
Leader: Neville
Meet: for 10am start at West Meon Station CP, GR SU235642
Wed 6Leaders: Sandy & Helen
Meet: for 10am start at Emsworth Recreation car park off the Horndean Road (PO10 7PT). GR. SU747066
Distance: 7.5 miles – flat
Details: Heading south through Emsworth to the mill pond, then following the Solent Way & Wayfarer’s Walk west along the coast. We will continue on the beach round to Langstone Bridge, passing the old tide mill. We will cross the bridge to Hayling Island and circle the old oyster beds / West Hayling Nature Reserve, before turning north along the Hayling Billy Coastal Path and back over Langston Bridge. Continuing along the Hayling Billy track bed (renamed the Shipwrights Way) we’ll reach the centre of Havant, from where you can take a bus or train back to Emsworth. Bring bus pass / money.
Sat 9
Wed 13Leaders: Chris and Martin
Meet: for 10m start Rowlands Castle Recreation Ground CP, PO9 6AQ.
Distance: 8.5miles
Details: Via Links Lane to the Monarch’s Way and Broad Walk to Pyle Farm. On to Havant Road B2149 to Horndean then Blendworth Church, west across fields to Woodhouse Lane, down Hangers woods to Finchdean. Returning via Wellswoth Lane to start.
Sat 16Leader: Barbara
EASY MORNING WALK
Meet: for 10am start at Hilsea CP, G.R. SU655045
Distance: approx 6 miles
Details: Easy flat walk along Hilsea lines around Farlington marshes.  Walkers can choose to stop for a lunch break or if not, can continue back to the CP.
Wed 20Leader: Neville
Meet: for 10am start at Beacon Hill, GR SU228598
Distance: 8.5 miles
Details: Via Riversdown House and Kilmiston.
Sat 23
Wed 27Leader: Mandy
Thorney Island Walk
Meet: Time TBC (depending on tide times) at Emsworth Recreaction Ground. GR. SU747066.
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Distance: 11 miles
Details: A flat walk with some uneven pathway and shingle in places. Starting from the recreation ground and passes through Emsworth town centre to Slipper Mill Pond and on through the yacht club. The route follows the embankment and shoreline to Marker Point. Then continues to the sailing club, St Nicholas church, and Thornham Point.
Easter Sat 30
April
Wed 3
TWO WALKS
OFFERED
WALK ONE
Leader: Christine T
A 5 mile circular walk from Midhurst to Stedham.  To and from Midhurst by bus, arriving Midhurst approx 11am.  Coffee stop at the beginning and also picnic lunch. 
FULL DETAILS to follow.

WALK TWO
THE ALLEN KING WAY, part 1
Leader: Sandy
Details will be emailed to participants who have registered with Sandy their intention to join these walks. To be a participant you must be part of a grouping of 2 cars with up 4 people. Each part will be 9 to 12 miles, undulating. The Way starts at Porchester Castle on 3rd April and finishes in Winchester on 1st May.

Sat 6
Wed 10
TWO WALKS
OFFERED
WALK ONE
Leaders: Linda and Paul, 07972 101215
MORNING WALK
Meet: for 10am start at Harting Down National Trust CP, charge by phone for non-members, GR: SU790 181.                                           What3words: youthful.bluff.scribbled
Distance:  5.3 miles Total ascent 352 metres (1156ft)
Details:  A short, sharp circular walk with several tough hills, the most challenging being Beacon Hill then on to Mount Sinai, Germanleith Copse, Telegraph House, Little Round Down and Whitcombe Bottom. Expect to finish in 3 hours.  For those who would like a picnic (at the end of the walk), around the CP is a lovely area with super views for lunch if weather permits.

WALK TWO
THE ALLEN KING WAY, part 2
Leader: Sandy
Details will be emailed to participants who have registered with Sandy their intention to join these walks. To be a participant you must be part of a grouping of 2 cars with up 4 people. Each part will be 9 to 12 miles, undulating. The Way starts at Porchester Castle on 3rd April and finishes in Winchester on 1st May.
Sat 13
Wed 17Member’s Day Trip to Arundel
Sat 20
Wed 24THE ALLEN KING WAY, part 3
Leader: Sandy
Details will be emailed to participants who have registered with Sandy their intention to join these walks. To be a participant you must be part of a grouping of 2 cars with up 4 people. Each part will be 9 to 12 miles, undulating. The Way starts at Porchester Castle on 3rd April and finishes in Winchester on 1st May.
Sat 27
May
Wed 1
TWO WALKS OFFERED
WALK ONE
Leader: Christine T
Meet: for 10 am start in the Petersfield Festival Hall CP by the open-air swimming pool.
Distance: 10 easy miles
Via: Petersfield pond and heath, Durford Road, Durford Abbey, Durleighmarsh farm, Carrols, Sheet Common, Burntash Farm, Kettlebrook cottages, Steep church, and Jack’s Post.  Young birds on pond, views, flowers.  Many places to cut the walk short if desired. 
Some stiles. 
Members living close to Durford Rd could join the walk there.

WALK TWO
THE ALLEN KING WAY, part 4
Leader: Sandy
Details will be emailed to participants who have registered with Sandy their intention to join these walks. To be a participant you must be part of a grouping of 2 cars with up 4 people. Each part will be 9 to 12 miles, undulating. The Way starts at Porchester Castle on 3rd April and finishes in Winchester on 1st May.
Wed 8Leaders: Linda and Paul, 07972 101215
Hyden Wood Bluebell Walk
Meet for: 10 am start at QE Country Park CP, GR: SU 719185
Distance: 7 Miles
Details:  A MORNING WALK from the main CP (charges apply, pay when you leave, up to 4hrs £7.50 or full day £9.50). We are usually back within 4hrs. One long ascent up Butser Hill, then along the SDW to Hyden Wood, Bluebell Wood to admire the prolific wildflowers, Ditch Acre Copse and a short road walk on Petersfield Lane, single file please, across the A3 bridge then back into the park and return (via the café).
Total ascent: 270 metres (883ft)
Please note: Stagecoach bus 37 can be taken from Petersfield to QECP but please check timings & let us know to look out for you.
Sat 11
Wed 15Leader: Fiona
Meet: for 10am start at Ambersham Common CP, postcode GU29 0BZ,  GR. SU 91187 19417, what 3 words something.conductor.decorated. Please note there is also a further small parking area opposite the main one. 
Distance: 10 miles
Details: Follow the Serpent Trail and New Lipchis Way across the common, through woodland and fields to Heyshott, stopping for coffee opposite the Church.  Continue on a sustained and moderately challenging uphill path to the South Downs Way at the foot of Charlton Forest.  Head down into Graffham where we stop for lunch.  Then through Nonnington Farm (dogs to be kept on lead as walking past farm animals including llamas and highland cattle, although these are fenced in) and back across woodland at Topleigh returning to Ambersham Common.
Sat 18
Wed 22
Sat 25Leader: Neville
Meet: for 10am start at West Meon Station CP, GR 235642
Distance: 6.5 miles
Details: Via Brookwood Copse and Sutton park.
June
July
Wed 31Member’s Summer BBQ
Venue: Queen Elizabeth CP.
FULL DETAILS TO FOLLOW
August
Wed 7Member’s Summer Outing to Salisbury
FULL DETAILS TO FOLLOW
September
October
Mon 1 to Fri 5Club Holiday at HF Holiday Hotel, St Ives, Cornwall
Tuesday 15Leader’s and New Member’s Lunch
FULL DETAILS TO FOLLOW
November
Tuesday 12
Member’s Annual Meal.
Venue T.B.A.