If you enjoy walking and talking, you’ve come to the right place. We’re an active group aimed at people in their 20's and 30's, with at least one walk or event most weekends throughout the year. Coming along is a great way to meet new people, keep fit and get outdoors to discover the beautiful landscapes right on our doorstep.
Our walks and hiking vary from 3 miles to 20+ miles, cover all of Hampshire, many parts of the surrounding counties, and cater for most fitness levels.
We also have regular social events, pub nights, weekends and longer trips away with summer parties and BBQs!
Find out what we've got coming up
That’s right an event! No I haven’t gone mad, we are on lock down but that doesn’t means we can’t “get together” and have fun. This will be a virtual quiz hosted over the discord app with other young ramblers from across the country. All you need to do to join is download the discord app on your computer (phone works too but it’s easier with a computer) and use this link - https://discord.gg/MnfgeSB a mic is recommended but not essential. I hope to “see” you there! ....
Something a little different! We do many trips away as a group where we camp, and sometimes walk carrying our equipment, but there are many members, who although like the sound of this, have never tried this before. This will be a great little taster for you! A chance for people to try out camping gear, to try (if you want) walking with that gear, or to just have a night under the stars in the Hampshire side of the National Park, The South Downs. We will be camping at the Sustainability Centre, which is nestled right on the path of the South Downs Way, between Old Winchester Hill and Butser Hill. It boasts showers, toilets (though bring your own toilet roll) and fire pits. Prices are £16 per person for the night, booking are made per person per pitch, and each pitch can take either a 4 man tent or two smaller 1-2 man tents. There is also some availability for 6 man tents if you wish to buddy up. Currently the centre has plenty of availability but this could go fast, so do not delay! In order to ensure we make most economical use of pitches I’ll handle the bookings, when you have registered onto the event I will contact you with details. For those who wish to walk with their kit we will meet at Petersfield train station and walk 8 miles in, then 9 miles back via Butser hill the next day. Full details will be emailed closer to the time. Please let me know if you plan to walk in or drive and meet us at the centre. More details of where we are staying here: https://www.sustainability-centre.org/camping.html **This event is only available to paid up members of the Ramblers ....
*FULLY BOOKED - but feel free to purchase your own ticket and let me know you are coming* Summer Edition of the Mountains on Stage film festival. Deep water soloing on the magic walls of Halong Bay in Vietnam. A polish team of alpinists, made up of Adam Bielecki and Denis Urbko, take winter climbing to its limits making an attempt on the challenging K2. Rules are being rewritten in an innovative project in the Karakoram, as Antoine Girard and Damien Lacaze mix paragliding with mountaineering. And an expedition to Kayak the entire Rio Apurimac, the farthermost source of the Amazon River. Tickets are £16 and running time is from 7 to 10:30 p.m. ....
Your walking group needs you! Our group is run entirely by volunteers and we rely on members (or non-members) giving their time and energy freely.
All of our walks are free to attend and led by volunteers. Our social events are organised by volunteers and even our committee volunteer for the role. Once you’re settled in we’d be more than happy for you to get involved. You may like to give walk leading a try, fancy organising a trip away, or even joining the committee. We even need people to distribute leaflets when they are out and about. It’s all very rewarding and not only helps the group but also provides you with invaluable life skills to be put into use in the outside world.
Please visit our volunteer page to find out more about how you can help Hampshire 20’s and 30’s walking group.
The first weekend in September saw walkers head south to Dorset for a weekend of camping and walking. The group camped near Langton Matravers and on Saturday took in the spectacular coastal scenery between Chapman’s Pool and Durlston Head on a refreshing 14 mile walk. Foregoing the campsite cooking option, the group headed to the pub for dinner on the Saturday evening and even managed to find time to take part in a tricky ‘UK place names’ cryptic quiz sheet produced by the local church. Perhaps this helped to distract the two members of the group who managed to forget their sleeping bags and had to borrow bedding from the friendly burger van at the bottom of the camp site!
Unfortunately, on Sunday the weather was typically British but this did not deter most of the group from attempting a walk from Studland to Old Harry Walks. For anyone unfamiliar, ‘Old Harry’s Rock’ is the name given to a large singular stack of rock which marks the most easterly point of the Jurassic Coast heritage site and is one of the most famous landmarks and views in the area. Next to ‘Old Harry’ stands the small remains of ‘Old Harry’s Wife’ who collapsed into the sea in 1896 (his second apparently, his first wife collapsed into the ocean in 1509). Various legends explain the name of ‘Old Harry’ with explanations varying from the devil, to pirates and Viking raids.
Unfortunately, the walk had to be restricted to 4 miles before a retreat to the pub was made (Editor: We’re sure that was a tough decision for all involved!)
Hampshire 20’s and 30’s camping trips are always brilliant fun and it’s so nice to be able to take in different walking scenery with such good company. There’s usually one or two camping trips every summer so do keep a look out on our Walks and Events page if you are interested.
Many thanks to Andy for organising.
This summer saw a Hampshire 20’s and 30’s group first (at least in current memory). We joined Hampshire Ramblers Footpath Committee to learn how to survey and clear footpaths. A huge part of the work of the Ramblers Association is the maintenance of footpaths and in this, volunteers are crucial. Footpath maintenance can involve surveying for damage and obstruction, clearing vegetation and building new paths and bridges as well as maintaining them.
The first outing saw members head to Farley Mount, near Winchester, to use strimmers and looping shears to clear overgrown footpaths. The following month we visited Colden Common to carry out a footpath survey. In particular we were told about what to look out for including making sure there is a way marker clearly visible and that styles and gates are not blocked or overgrown. At Colden Common there were overgrown markers to cut back and a missing footpath marker.
Footpath maintenance is definitely on the agenda for 2018 so please do keep checking the walks and events calendar if you would like to help.