We will meet at Liphook station and then walk towards Fernhurst furnace, coming back via Stanley Common (not in the Falklands). Stopping somewhere for a packed lunch enroute and a social drink in Liphook for those who want. Boots advised and suitable clothing for the weather. There is parking at the station (£2) or Station Road car park (free) on the High Street - 5 mins walk away.
Starting at Shawford, we follow the Itchen Way before ascending Otterbourne Hill. En route to Hursley we pass Cranbury Park, where Sir Isaac Newton used to live. On the way back to Shawford we pass farmland, posh houses and a war memorial with a view.
Car park at the foot of Shawford Down. This is just uphill from the station, which has trains arriving from the north at 10:12 and south at 10:17.
Fancy dusting off your vocal chords for a spot of festive carol singing? Come and join me for a very festive evening of carols amongst the Romsey Christmas lights followed by a post carols pub trip. Once a year, the town centre of Romsey is closed off for a Christmas carol spectacular in the market place complete with local brass band and carol song sheet handouts. Donations are collected on the night for local charities so do bring some change.
Please let me know via text, email or the button above if you'll be coming along so that I can find you in the crowds!
Do also note that if the weather is really bad on the night, I will cancel- I've done this once before in pouring rain and it was no fun at all! This is another reason it’s important that you let me know if you’re coming!
Outside Romsey NatWest Bank
From Romsey station, head into town along Station Road/Latimer Street, turn right onto The Hundred and keep going until you arrive in the Market Place. Nearest car parks (free after 4pm) are Newton Lane or Lortemore Place.
Exploring 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 may take a pit stop for a home made batch of mince pies or 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 Titchfirld to help us get in the Christmas spirit! Christmas jumpers and accessories welcome.
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.
The Walks Planning Social is an opportunity to add walks to the calendar, get some advice on leading a walk and catch-up with the group.
I will bring along the diary for the next few months. You don’t need to have reccy-ed the walk, just have a general idea of where you would like to go and a date. I will ask for the final details 2 weeks beforehand.
If you have never led a walk before, but would like some more advice or inspiration, this is a great opportunity to ask the committee and experienced walk leaders.
If you can’t make the social - fear not! You can still add walks to the calendar at any time.
***IMPORTANT - THIS WALK IS AT NIGHT, A TORCH IS MANDATORY OR YOU MAY NOT BE ALLOWED TO JOIN THE WALK***
A 5 mile walk around the back of Portsdown Hill, with a stop at the viewpoint to admire the bright lights of Portsmouth. Several sections are muddy, so bring gaiters if you have them.
Purbrook Heath car park
Car park is on Purbrook Heath Road, opposite Rowan's Hospice
A linear walk from Brockenhurst to Ashurst, taking in a variety of New Forest scenery: deciduous and coniferous woodland; heathland; lawns; medieval remains; and villages. After the walk we will visit The New Forest inn, adjacent to Ashurst station.
Meet at the front of Brockenhurst station at 11:00. The train from Ashurst is at 10:45; most of you will probably want to catch that or already be on it.
A circular walk from Droxford to Bishops Waltham and back. We will walk along the Wayfarers Walk, Kings Way and Meon Valley Trail. We will stop for lunch at Bishops Waltham Palace (please bring a packed lunch) and in The Bakers Arms for a drink at the end. Please wear suitable footwear as it will be muddy in places.
Droxford Village Hall
Free car parking available outside Droxford Village Hall. If all spaces are taken, there is some on street parking in the village.
January is a long, dark and, for most people, poor month. So every year we do a big social and on January pay day to celebrate being able to afford things again!
This year we are going rock climbing, and then on for a meal! Please let me know you want to come by registering. You can choose to either come to both, or just rock climbing or meal, just please let me know by email. I need to know numbers (and have money) for rock climbing by the 13th to give us the best chance of getting the spaces, we will be aiming for the 6 pm slot. For dinner I need to know final number by 31st January, the table is booked for 8pm.
Rock up - http://www.rock-up.co.uk/whiteley/ Wagamama menu - https://www.wagamama.com/our-menu
Those of you wishing to come rock climbing, the cost is £15pp please pay this into the account details below with the reference "Hants2030 RC"
Account number: 77206665
Sort code: 04-00-04
Outside Rock up, Whiteley Shopping Centre, Whiteley Way, Whiteley, Fareham PO15 7PD
Both Rock up and Wagamama's are based within Whiteley shopping centre, follow the signs after coming off Junction 9 of the M27.