: Andy Nash : 07963 588482
A walk in the hilly north-western part of the New Forest, taking in a mixture of woodland and heathland. We are also likely to see New Forest ponies and maybe donkeys. Please bring a packed lunch. After the walk we will head to the Foresters Arms in Frogham.
: By the pond in Frogham (Abbots Well) car park.
: The car park is to the east of the village of Frogham and requires use of minor roads from either north or west - please check the map rather than relying purely on the postcode! From the Southampton direction the route across the forest on the B3078 via Brook and Godshill is recommended. Once past Godshill turn left towards Blissford; after less than a mile the road forks - stick to the left and you will reach the car park after another half mile.
: SU178128
: 50.9147784812583,-1.7481598977618
: Abbots Well Rd, Fordingbridge SP6 2JD, UK

Minstead Saunter

L Leisurely
: Dominic Mann : 07826 337158
A circular walk starting from Minstead in the New Forest. We will initially pass through the villages of Minstead and Newtown before exloring some woodland and heathland on our way round. Please bring a packed lunch. There will be a pub stop towards the end of the walk at The Trusty Servant in Minstead.
: Football Green Car Park
: From J1 of M27 take the A31/A337 to Lyndhurst. Take first right off the A337 following signs to Minstead. The road initially bends to the left and after about 1/2 mile as you emerge from the trees the car park is on the right hand side of the road by a small cricket ground. If you are coming from Lyndhurst direction and heading North on the A337 take the first left to Minstead. After about 1/4 mile you will come to a crossroads. Turn right and the car park is 100 yards up the road on the left.
: SU290110
: 50.8982827372416,-1.5878503452907
: Golden Croft, Football Green, Minstead, Lyndhurst SO43 7FQ, UK
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 -http://www.brewhouseandkitchen.com/venue/southsea/ 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
: 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. 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 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
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 - https://my.viewranger.com/route/details/OTg3OQ 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
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