Booking required
: Peter Cresswell : 07725 981691
Tis the season to be jolly! Our Annual Christmas Party will be taking place at the New Southsea Brewhouse and Kitchen. As it is a weeknight and to allow people plenty of time the table is booked from 20:30, though we can meet earlier for drinks. To confirm your booking a deposit of £5 will be required, after that is received you will be sent an online order link. The menu, full price, and pub details can be found on their website - You must register in order to come to this event, if you can't register through the website please email me and I will do this for you. Once you have registered I will email you the account details to pay the £5 deposit.
: 51 Southsea Terrace, Southsea, PO5 3AU
: Portsmouth can be found off the M27 - Postcode for pub is PO5 3AU, it is the old White Horse pub. The closest station is Portsmouth & Southsea
: SZ638991
: 50.7883710255874,-1.0951137542725
: 51 Southsea Terrace, Portsmouth, Southsea PO5 3AU, UK

Jingle Bells Walk

L Leisurely
: Helen the Elf : 07913 919030
A festive walk around the New Forest This lovely circular walk encompasses the full range of scenery immediately surrounding the village, including mixed forestry, open heath and unenclosed pasture, and visits the New Forest’s oldest and tallest trees along the Tall Trees Trail. Festive dress not mandatory but strongly advised to get in the festive spirit - I will be donning my elf hat, gold leggings and bells to lead you so please don't make me look stupid by not joining in. There will be a lunch stop during the walk and pub/cafe visit at the end.
: Brockenhurst Train Station - just look for a girl in the elf hat
: Catch the train and hop off at Brockenhurst. Alternatively plug the start point into google, the station is pretty easy to find!
: SU301020
: 50.8167815914164,-1.5737915039062
: Brockenhurst Railway Station, Station Approach, Brockenhurst SO42 7TW, UK
: Peter Cresswell : 07725 981691
A varied walk, starting in Shawford, heading up towards Winchester, before heading back down the Itchen to the start point. Drinks in The Bridge to end. Details of the walk can be found here -
: Shawford Down public car park, just east of the station
: Shawford Down Car Park - SO21 2BT Free car parking also available at the railway station
: SU471249
: 51.0219010388569,-1.3288950920105
: Shawford, Winchester SO21 2BN, UK
Booking required
: Peter Cresswell : 07725 981691
A wonderful service filled with beautiful music sung by the Cathedral Choir. Doors open at 5.20pm so we will need to get in the queue by 5 if we can - though every time I've been you always get in. We will then go for drinks afterwards to celebrate the start of (most peoples) Christmas Break at Incognito - an amazing gin and cocktail bar (it also has good beer) - I have booked a table for 6 at 20:00 hence the limit of 6 for the event. We should have time to grab something to eat in between. Please let me know if you're coming so I know to look out for you.
: Winchester Cathedral
: Winchester Cathedral is about a 15-minute walk down for the train station. The station itself is well served on all major routes. Parking is also available over the city, but be warned it can be busy this time of year.
: SU482292
: 51.0607099835887,-1.3131666183472
: 9 The Cl, Winchester SO23 9LS, UK
: Peter Cresswell : 07725 981691
A lovely circular walk starting at Bursledon train station. This walk gives a really nice variety including open fields, a woodland, a river and a ferry crossing. Please bring £1.50 in cash for the ferry. Drinks in the Jolly Sailor afterwards. The route could be muddy.
: Bursledon Train station - free car parking
: Off the A27 - SO31 8AA
: SU489096
: 50.8839353297596,-1.3049054145813
: Bursledon, Bursledon, Southampton SO31 8AA, UK
: Peter Cresswell : 07725 981691
Walk off that Christmas turkey walking a fascinating and disused canal, we follow the tow path down towards a superb wetland nature reserve and the Meon Marsh sea lock towards the sea edge and a scenic clifftop path. We follow this part of the Solent Way along an unspoilt stretch of Hampshire's coast. Here there is a local tea room or the legendary Osborne View claiming beautiful views across the Solent towards the Isle of Wight. We can pop into the pub for a Christmas brandy. Pub or packed lunches/snacks optional here or after the walk. After festive refreshments we will follow the path back inland through farmland. Further pub stops available in Titchfield.
: Bridge Street CarPark by the Canal Tow Path, PO14 4EA
: From M27 Junction 9 follow signs for the A27. You will quickly reach a large roundabout. Take the turning for the A27 East, towards Fareham. Go straight ahead at the first roundabout. You will pass a set of traffic lights - get in the right hand lane and follow the right hand turn in a loop around. The second turning off this loop is to Titchfield Village - take this and follow this road which turns left through the village centre (High Street). Continue along High Street until you reach a mini roundabout. Take a left hand turn into Bridge Street. Directly after you cross the canal you will see a turning to the right, off which is a small car park.
: SU542054
: 50.8462858696149,-1.2312841415405
: 32 Bridge St, Titchfield, Fareham PO14 4EA, UK
: Peter Cresswell : 07725 981691
A linear walk from Eastleigh to Winchester along the River Itchen. It is a flat easy route but can be muddy in places. Please note you will need to get a train back to Eastleigh from Winchester at the end. This walk is great for new members, and we will go for drinks in Winchester at the end.
: Eastleigh Rugby Club (The Hub) Car park - Free on Sundays and hopefully Bank holidays too (additional parking at the Toby Carvery) Eastleigh train station is also just a 5 minute walk over the bridge.
: SO50 6LA
: SU463192
: 50.9706151216087,-1.3413898960202
: Recreation Ground, Eastleigh SO50 6LA, UK

Winchester night hike

L Leisurely
: Andy D : 07800 715435
Just because the days are short, doesn't mean we can't go walking! Meeting at 7:30pm we head out of Winchester and up to Cheesefoot Head to see the lights of the city below. When we return to Winchester we can go for a drink in town. ***THIS WALK IS IN THE DARK, AWAY FROM STREETLIGHTS - BRING A TORCH***
: Chesil Street car park
: Chesil Street car park (parking is free in the evenings). We'll meet just outside the pedestrian entrance to the car park, next to the Chesil Rectory restaurant.
: SU487291
: 51.0596976160923,-1.3056931305886
: 9 St Giles Cl, Winchester SO23 0JJ, UK
Booking required
: Dominic Mann : 07826 337158
Stand-up comedy at NST City in Southampton. We will meet at 7 p.m. at Mettricks Guidhall prior to the gig. Note that you will need to register for this event, I will then send you my payment details to pay for the ticket (£17). I will then block book up to 5 seats as soon as it is filled. If it is sold out or I cannot get good seats I will issue a refund. Any further attendees will need to book their own tickets.
: Mettricks Guildhall & NST City, Southampton
: 1 Guildhall Place, Southampton, SO14 7DU. The comedy gig commences at 8 p.m. at Main House, NST City, 142-144 Above Bar Street, Southampton, SO14 7DU.
: SU419122
: 50.9080688895243,-1.4040247550214
: 140 Above Bar St, Southampton SO14 7DU, UK
: Peter Cresswell : 07725 981691
An 11-mile loop starting and finishing at Winchester Train station. - You can review the route we will be taking here - This is a fairly easy walk but the distance and potential muddiness give it the grade of moderate. Good walking boots and clothes are essential, especially if it has been raining. Waterproofs are also advised; bring a packed lunch as we will stop near cheese foot head and as always there will be a pub stop at the end.
: Winchester Train station
: Winchester Train station is served by all major routes. Winchester itself is served by the M3 and has plenty of free parking around the town on Sundays.
: SU477299
: 51.0672907197438,-1.3197326660156
: Cityline House, Station Hill, Winchester SO23 8TJ, UK
Booking required
: Peter Cresswell : 07725 981691
The annual end of January Social, where we celebrate no longer being poor after the longest month - this year we are going bowling and laser quest at Tenpin in Millbrook, Southampton. We will do one game of bowling and two of laser quest. Total cost will be £26.95. I will be making the booking on Saturday 19th January, so please book and transfer me the money before this date. If for any reason I cannot book, you will, of course, get your money back in full. Money to me at: Acc no. 77206665 Sort code. 04-00-04 Ref. HANTS 2030 Bowl To book your place, you MUST either register by the website. If you are a new member without an account or cannot book on, please email me and I will do this for you. New members are welcome and this does not count towards your three free walks. Look forward to seeing you there!
: Tenpin Bowling Southampton - Auckland Road, Southampton SO15 0SD
: Please use the postcode - SO15 0SD - I can provide lifts for 4 people from a pre-arranged train station
: SU386132
: 50.9174556586689,-1.452169418335
: Nutfield Court, Southampton SO15 0SD, UK
Booking required
: Peter Cresswell : 07725 981691
In aid of the 6th Winchester Scout group, bestselling author, explorer and natural navigator, Tristan Gooley is giving a talk at Winchester Discovery Centre. Tristan describes how he learnt to find his way using the sun, moon, stars, weather, plants, animals and buildings. He has used the ancient techniques of natural navigation in the desert, on ice, in the jungle, up mountains, in cities, on oceans and in the English countryside and he explains how natural navigation can enrich all our journeys, large and small. Tickets (which include a drink) are priced £10 and are available from Winchester Discovery Centre
: Winchester Train station
: We will meet and Winchester station and walk down together - the address of the discovery centre is Jewry street SO23 8SB
: SU477298
: 51.066350525549,-1.3193697143555
: 8 Gladstone St, Winchester SO23 8TQ, UK
Booking required
: Peter Cresswell : 07725 981691
The scene for one of the, if not the best of Sherlock Holme's cases, Dartmoor has always been a place of myth, legend and mystery. It's also home to an area of outstanding natural beauty in Dartmoor National park with plenty of great walking. This trip will take place over the long weekend of Easter, with an option to go up two days early if enough people choose. Currently, there are spaces at YHA Dartmoor in Postbridge that have free cancellation and no pre-payment. I would suggest booking a place here, and if I get 5 or more booked on we will move to a cottage or private bunkhouse. To book at YHA Dartmoor just go to and search YHA Dartmoor and those dates. If I have 6 or more people book in time, we will move to here -
: SU477299
: 51.0672907197438,-1.3197326660156
: Cityline House, Station Hill, Winchester SO23 8TJ, UK
Booking required
: Peter Cresswell : 07725 981691
Fancy yourself a bit of a Sherlock? maybe Poirot or Marple? Well here's a chance to show off your detective skills and solve a murder! To add to the atmosphere you will make your deductions on a real-life steam train. The cost is £87.50 for train fare and a three-course meal - more details can be found here - this normally gets booked up really far in advance so will need to know by the end of February if you want to join. Bookings are made in groups of 2 or 4 so I will book a table for every 4 people I reach. I will need full payment before booking - please email me for bank details.
: Alresford Station Road SO24 9JG - parking is £1.50 (coins only)
: Alresford Station Road SO24 9JG - just off A31 for train - a mainline link at Alton station, where South Western Railway operates platforms 1 & 2 and the Watercress Line runs from platform 3. Please purchase your Watercress Line tickets on arrival at Alton from our shop on Platform 3.
: SU588324
: 51.0883818754335,-1.1606562137604
: The Railway Station, Station Road, New Alresford SO24 9JG, United Kingdom
Booking required
: Peter Cresswell : 07725 981691
Longest day and the longest walk - this is a real challenge walking the entire 30 miles of the Itchen way (the website only goes up to 27). Good boots and walking clothes are essential as is bringing plenty of water and food. There is no pressure to complete the walk and there are opportunities to end at Winchester, Shawford and Eastleigh. Booking is needed for this walk for pacing reasons and to try and for arranging transport to Cheriton so we don't have to worry about cars. I will also try to organise for those taking trains, even if it means joining us later on.
: Cheriton Village - rough post code SO24 0QA - though I plan to try and arrange transport to the start so we don't have to worry about cars
: Rough postcode SO24 0QA - though I plan to try and arrange transport to the start so we don't have to worry about cars
: SU583285
: 51.0535385798354,-1.1694051984258
: 1 The Passage, Cheriton, Alresford SO24 0PX, UK
Booking required
: Dominic Mann : 07826 337158
Long weekend away based at a cottage in the village of Rhyd-Ddu on the Western side of Snowdonia. Snowdon itself via the Rhyd-Ddu path is on our doorstep along with the Welsh Highland Railway. The long weekend will run from Friday to Monday and will be co-led between myself and Andy Lock so plenty of options of walks and activities will be available. There will be walks led by either Andy or myself on each of the days possibly including an ascent of Snowdon and an exploratory linear walk in Western Snowdonia. Also there will be the additional option to enter any of the events that are occurring over the weekend in nearby Llanberis: For swimmers on the Saturday morning there is the Big Welsh Swim occurring at Llyn Padarn lake - I have already entered this and can provide transport to the start. For runners on the Sunday there is the Snowdonia trail 10km, Half Marathon and Marathon - You may need to make your own way there if entering. You will need to organise your own entry to these events and you undertake them at your own risk as specified in the event details on the respective websites. The accommodation is a large cottage with 2 doubles, a triple and a twin. We therefore have the option to accommodate 9 in total if the mix is suitable however at present I have set registration to 7. There is also additional accommodation if there is sufficient interest. The cost for the 3 nights will approximately be between £75 and £95 per person however this depends on final numbers. I will provide further information about the weekend upon registration, also you may wish to stay longer in the area and there are a number of options but you will need to book this yourself.
: Chapel House, Rhyd-Ddu.
: Rhyd-Ddu lies on the A4085 between Beddgelert and Caernarfon. The cottage is along the lane opposite the Cwellyn Arms pub.
: SH569529
: 53.0542695275491,-4.1353737999191
: 1 Glanfa, Rhyd-Ddu, Caernarfon LL54 6TF, UK
Booking required
: Peter Cresswell : 07725 981691
A week away, in a lovely coattage ( nestled in the Brecon Beacons just when the autumn colours are starting to really kick off. We will be doing routes of the newly re-established heritage route ‘The St Thomas Way’ which has been re-imagined as a series of short circular walks. (More info at the routes we have an option of tackling are Patrishow, Abergavenny, Raglan, Usk, Longtown and Hereford - there may also be a chance of doing two in one day depending on weather and speed and for those who fancy something longer the Brecons have many walks on offer. The weather has been extremely mild in October the last few years but rain and cold is always a possibility, the walks on the way are mainly short however and there’s the roaring fire to return to. Cost for the week will be £536 divided between how many of us there are which is up to 10 (12 if we have couples/ people willing to share) a deposit of £30 is needed to confirm your place. Please contact me for payment details. This walk has been advertised to other young ramblers groups too, so maybe a chance to meet other like-minded people from around the country.
: We will arrange cars / I’ll send cottage address to those who have paid full amount nearer the time
: SO240340
: 51.9993727203088,-3.1074615484659
: Unnamed Road, Abergavenny NP7 7NP, UK