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

Tuesday 15 October – Leaders and New Members Lunch
Tuesday 12 November – Member’s Annual Meal. Venue T.B.A.
July
Wed 17Leader: Peter, 07946 421207
Meet: for 10am start at NT Car Park, Devil’s Punch Bowl,
G.R. SU891357
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Distance: 9.6 miles
Approx. 1350 feet of ascent, some quite steep and loose underfoot.
Details: From the car park, we head east, passing the memorial to the sailor who was murdered on September 24th, 1786 by three men. His grave is in the churchyard in Thursley, which we visit. Passing the Celtic Cross on Gibbet Hill, which at 272 metres is the second highest point in Surrey. From here its a steep descent through Boundless Copse and on to Begley Farm, where we turn off to walk across meadows to Blackhanger Farm. We then follow a woodland track on to Emley Farm, which has a magnificent wisteria around the front of the building. It is owned by the NT and available for holiday lets. Must be seen. Walking through Bowlhead Green, we join the Greensand Way, passing Cosford House, crossing under the A3 and on to Thursley. We visit St. Michael and All Angels church and churchyard, where if you want to get a really good view of the gravestone of the sailor mentioned earlier, you really should bring your brass rubbing equipment with you! For those who do, we won’t be waiting….. Leaving Thursley, we shortly pass Haybarn – look out for the sign and what’s holding it. Following a series of paths, tracks and small roads, we re-enter the NT grounds of the Devils Punch Bowl. It would be only too easy to spend more time meandering through what the DPB has to offer, so many spectacular views and hidden gems. Our route takes us back to the car park with the final half kilometre having a sting in its tail.
Sat 20Leader: Lynne
Meet: for 10.00am start in CP where the A286 is crossed by the South Downs Way. SU874166
Distance: 12 miles, 1700 feet of ascent
Details: An undulating walk that follows the SD Way before turning south towards Singleton. Then the delights of The Trundle are seen ahead before we drop down into West Dean. The walk then wends its way to Westdean Woods before rejoining the SD Way back to the car. By the car park is a wonderful cafe for tea and cake.
 
Wed 24Leader: Flick
Meet for 10am start from E Meon CP, GR. SU 676222
Distance: 8 miles
Via Lower Farm, Hyden Cross, Monarch’s Way to Whitewood Farm for bacon butty stop for lunch (£3 cash). Please let Flick know you are coming to pre order bacon butties. ((Members, if you do not have Flick’s contact details. please contact the Walks Programme Organiser.)
Thurs 25Evening Walk
Leader: Tony
Meet: for 6pm at area just beyond Deers Hut Pub, Griggs Green. Please park in ample space between the pub and the golf club. GR SU8234 3164
Distance: 4 miles
A clockwise route with no stiles and only 200ft elevation, starting with an easy walk along wide hard-surfaced pathways to Liphook Golf Course. Then a few narrower paths, leading to Folly Pond – with lovely views of Forest Mere. At about 3 miles there is a small ascent towards Weavers Down, after which there is a steady descent on heathland paths to the end – and optional refreshments.
Sat 27
Wed 31Member’s Summer BBQ
Venue: Queen Elizabeth CP.
FULL DETAILS TO FOLLOW
August
Sat 3Meet: at Petersfield Station to catch 9.10am train, stopping 9.15am at Liss to Haslemere.
Distance: 15 miles from Haslemere station to Petersfield.
Details: Walking through Marley Common the way follows the Sussex Border Path to south of Milland. Dropping down we skirt along Maysleith Wood and wend our way to Harting Combe. Once we get to the car park at Tullecombe most walkers will recognise the route. Crossing Sheet Common we arrive on Pulens Lane and back into Petersfield.
Please bring sufficient food as we will have an afternoon stop.
In the event of bad weather we will alight at Liphook and shorten the walk to 10m.
Wed 7Member’s Summer Outing to Salisbury
FULL DETAILS TO FOLLOW
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Wed 28
Sat 31Leader: Lynne
Meet: for 8.18am train at Petersfield station arriving Waterloo at 9.22am. (with an open return and Senior Railcard the price should be around £21.) The 8.14am train from Liss arrives in London at 9.39am. Meet under the clock in Waterloo station.
Distance: 10 miles
Details: Walk around the canals and parks of London.
Tube to Camden Lock, then we follow the canal around Regent’s Park, wending our way to Portobello Market. Then our route takes us across Kensington Gardens, Hyde Park, Green Park passing Buckingham Palace and over the river to Waterloo.
 
September
Sat 7Leader: Lynne
Meet: for 10am start at QECP parking by the centre (charges apply).
Distance: 9 miles.
Details: Walk from the centre. We follow the edge of the park towards Butser Ancient Farm and up the hill to the Windmill. From there the path drops down to New Barn Farm and then Wick Farm. Rising up onto the Sussex Border Path we walk through Chalton and back into the Country Park.
Wed 11
Sat 14CHURCHES RIDE & STRIDE
Leader: Christine T
Meet: TBC
A walk visiting several churches in our area.
Full details will follow later.
Wed 18
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Wed 25
Sat 28
October
Tues 1 to Sat 5Members Club Holiday
4 nights at HF Holiday Hotel, St Ives, Cornwall
Wed 2
Sat 5
Wed 9
Sat 12
Tuesday 15Leader’s and New Member’s Lunch
FULL DETAILS TO FOLLOW
Wed 16
Sat 19Leader: Lynne
Meet: for 10am start St Catherine’s Park & Ride by the main bus stop and toilet block.
Distance: 9 miles
Details: Walk to the south of Winchester.
We follow the river past St Catherine’s Hill, under the motorway and down to Shawford. Here we cross the river and pass under the railway ready to climb up Compton Down. Walking over the M3 we follow tracks to Silkstead and north along Silkstead Lane.We carry on along Whiteshute Lane dropping down to see St Cross Hospital. The route takes us back to the water following the various streams back in towards the city before crossing over Wharf Bridge before making our way back to the cars.
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November
Sat 2
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Tuesday 12
Member’s Annual Meal.
Venue T.B.A.