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.
We'll leave Farnham then take the St. Swithun's Way towards Bentley and stop there for a packed lunch. Then continue crossing over the tracks towards Alice Holt Forest before walking back towards Farnham. Boots advised and gaiters (if have) due to time of year and suitable clothing. Any questions contact me. There is parking at the station £2.00 all day and a selection in Farnham itself
Farnham railway station by main ticket office.
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.
After a successful "Long and the Short" of It in January the format returns, this time starting and finishing in Brockenhurst. As before there is the option of completing either a 5.5 mile or an 11 mile walk and we will all walk together for the first part. This walk covers fields, heathland, tracks and forest and can be muddy so please bring suitable footwear and waterproofs. There will be a pub stop at the end but please bring a packed lunch.
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. - THE ROCK CLIMBING IS NOW BOOKED, AND I CANT TAKE ANYMORE PEOPLE HOWEVER THERE ARE STILL SPACES FOR THE MEAL
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.
We'll meet by St. Thomas’ Church in Bidbury Mead car park. There will be a mixture of terrain, nature and urban architecture. For those who wish a shorter walk of 4 miles there are hourly trains back to Bedhampton from Rowlands Castle. Please bring a packed lunch, although there are some shops in Rowlands Castle. The start is a 2 minute walk from Bedhampton railway station or local bus services 23 stops nearby on Bedhampton parade.
St.Thomas’ Church, Bedhampton by the big tree
Postcode for St Thomas’ Church: PO9 3JG
Parking is available near church or follow Kings Croft Lane, take 1st right after Bedhampton parade of shops
After a successful Long and the Short of It in January the format returns, this time in Brockenhurst. As before there is the option of completing either a 5.5 mile or 10 mile as we will walk together for the first part. This walk covers fields, heathland, tracks and forest and can be muddy so please bring suitable footwear and waterproofs. There will be a pub stop at the end but please bring snacks / lunch.
Want to know a bit more about leading a walk for the Ramblers?
This is an excellent introduction to leading a walk. We will cover the basics of organising a walk for the group and then plan a short route and walk it! You don’t need to attend the training to lead a walk.
Please bring a packed lunch, all your usual walking kit and some pennies for a drink in the Crown Inn at the start.
You must be a member of then Ramblers to lead a walk.
Any questions, please let me know!
Crown Inn, Bishop’s Waltham
Meet inside The Crown Inn, Bishop’s Waltham (SO32 1AF)
Car parking available behind the shops - postcode: SO32 1AL
The Frank Stubbs Bldg the Square, Bishop's Waltham, Southampton SO32 1AF, UK