: Peter Cresswell : 07725 981691
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!
: Your house!
: Turn on phone/laptop/desktop, get a drink, get headphones/speakers get your comfy... (I had to put the point somewhere but this is an ONLINE event ONLY)
: SU436311
: 51.0782385598757,-1.3789129257202
: The Well House, Woodlands Rd, Sparsholt, Winchester SO21 2NR, UK
Booking required
: Peter Cresswell : 07725 981691
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
: The Sustainability Centre, Droxford Road, East Meon, Petersfield, Hampshire GU32 1HR (Petersfield station)
: The Sustainability Centre, Droxford Road, East Meon, Petersfield, Hampshire GU32 1HR ( Or Petersfield Station)
: SU675194
: 50.9706938931006,-1.0391491678454
: S Downs Way, Petersfield GU32, UK
Booking required
: Dominic Mann : 07826 337158
*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.
: Vue Cinema, Eastleigh
: SU456187
: 50.9666133738239,-1.3514543158029
: Southampton Rd, Eastleigh SO50 5FX, UK
Booking required
: Nicola Vincett : 07786 667228
Let’s take advantage of the new Spring 2020 season at NST City, Southampton for the performance of The War of the Worlds. If you’re really keen, I have NST membership so if I book all 3 shows together (see other listings in March and May), I can get a 25% discount. So get in there quick and book on by **16 November 2019** and I’ll arrange a group booking with discounts. If you can’t make all 3 you can still book separately nearer the time if there are still seats. Cheapest seats right at the front available at the moment for £10, can’t guarantee a comfortable view with that!
: NST City, 142 - 144 Above Bar St, Southampton SO14 7DU
: NST City, 142 - 144 Above Bar St, Southampton SO14 7DU
: SU419122
: 50.9080718088127,-1.4044096036864
: 138 Above Bar St, Southampton SO14 7DU, UK
: Darren Page : 07763 476585
A circular walk in the Vale of Pewsey. Bring a packed lunch. There will be a pub stop in Pewsey.
: St. James Street car park, Ludgershall
: SU263508
: 51.2559093988174,-1.6230842877388
: 23 Tidworth Rd, Ludgershall, Andover SP11 9QD, UK
Booking required
: Tim B : 07796 371694
This is a walk with a difference. 27 miles over 2 days, which means we'll be carrying camping gear, food and anything else you think you'll need! Good boots and rucksacks are a must for this walk. For logistical reasons you have to book onto this walk, and I've limited it to 12 places which is 3 cars of 4 people. Contact me directly if it's fully booked and you want to come, there may be some flexibility. The first day of the walk will start in Bridport, from there we'll walk along the coast and start the ridgeway at West Bexington. The ridgeway passes Abbotsbury, a stone circle, and Hell Stone, from where we'll walk south into Portesham and set up camp for the night. The first day is 13.5 miles with a total ascent of 1350ft On the second day, we'll head up to Hardy's Monument and onto the Ridgeway, past Maiden Castle and Chalbury hill forts, into OsmingtonMills. The second day is 13 miles with a total ascent on 1560ft. Accommodation will be about £16 per pitch (payable mid March).
: The wier in Bridport
: We'll either car share or use public transport, depending on numbers. I'll confirm in an e-mail nearer the time.
: SY464921
: 50.7264217137976,-2.7595911350398
: 3 Skilling Hill Rd, Bridport DT6 4JA, UK
Booking required
: Peter Cresswell : 07725 981691
We are on a bit of a culinary tour of the world with socials this year, so far having visited India, Thailand, Mexico, Britain, and the Caribbean! Now it's time to time to head to the South Americas and Brazil, home of the Rodizio BBQ! We will be going to Casa Brazil in Southampton. It's an all you can eat affair and on Saturday afternoons it's at a very reasonable £14.45 pp. Deposit of £5 to book your place which will go towards the bill. Payment details- acc no. 77206665 Sort code. 04-00-04 More info about the venue, allergens etc here - https://www.casabrasilrestaurants.co.uk/southampton
: Unit WM20, Level 2, West Quay South, Southampton, SO15 1DE
: Unit WM20, Level 2, West Quay South, Southampton, SO15 1DE - if driving, closest place to park is West Quay, also a short walk from Southampton central train station.
: SU418115
: 50.9020652864037,-1.4068803191185
: West Quay, Unit WM20, Level 2, West Quay South, Southampton SO15 1DE, UK
: Catherine Hadler : 07884 464198
Spring is the best time of year to walk the Mottisfont estate trail, and late April is best of all as the woodlands are putting on their finest bluebell display, the birds are singing full pelt and the season is in full swing. As well as bluebells the wood anemones and celandines will be in flower, some early butterflies may be on the wing (if its sunny) and the trees will be looking their freshest green as their leaves finally burst open after the long winter. This walk takes in pillars of pine, ancient broadleaf woodland, hazel coppice and wetland meadow. There are a few slight inclines and one potentially boggy bit where we cross the meadows of Dunbridge Springs (depends on how much rain we've had). We meet at Mottisfont and Dunbridge railway station, where Southampton trains get in at 10 past the hour on a sunday. Its also on the Salisbury line. If driving, the Mill Arms pub over the road has kindly allowed us use of their back carpark providing we all go in for a drink afterwards - so I'm banking on enough of us wanting to quench our thirst or even hunger at the end to sea this deal. *** Please note, if you do park here please use their back carpark BEHIND the pub, not the tiny one in front***
: Mottisfont and Dunbridge station.
: It is tiny enough that if you end up on the wrong side of the track i will see you, but we are meeting the river side of the railway. If driving, park at Mill Arms pub, Barley Hill, Dunbridge, SO51 0LF. Please park in the carpark BEHIND the pub not in front.
: SU318261
: 51.034026844521,-1.5470552444458
: Mottisfont & Dunbridge, Romsey SO51 0JX, UK
: Andy Nash : 07963 588482
A walk featuring valley views, a picturesque garden, and bluebell woods. Post-walk pub visit.
: West Meon village hall car park
: The village hall is signposted from the A32 near the northern edge of West Meon. It is at the top end of Headon View.
: SU641242
: 51.0141888354536,-1.0871025929905
: 7 Headon View, West Meon, Petersfield GU32 1LH, UK
Booking required
: Peter Cresswell : 07725 981691
Annual trip taking in a route with historic significance and walking in the footsteps of the past. This year we will walk in the footsteps of the first inhabitants of this island, neolithic man. These men worshipped ancient deities lost to history, what is not lost however is the monuments they built to honour them, The great stone circles. This walk, starting at Barbury Castle and ending at Old Sarum, takes in the most famous of these sites Stonehenge and Avebury and will be completed over two days (day one - 17 miles/ day two -22 miles), with an extra day of rest/ visit to these sites. For "accommodation" we will be camping at The Woodbridge Inn - woodbridgeinnpewsey.co.uk if you have booked onto this trip after 8th November, please book directly with the campsite. Price is £21 per person for the three nights (Thursday, Friday and Saturday)
: The Woodbridge Inn North Newnton Pewsey Wiltshire SN9 6JZ
: SN9 6JZ
: SU132570
: 51.3126959821364,-1.8112421035767
: Woodbridge Inn, Pewsey SN9, UK
: Tim B : 07796 371694
Starting at the 11th century Castle in Corfe Castle, we'll head south to the coast, follow the coastpath to Swanage, then head inland again. This is a walk steeped in history, and has numerous great views along Dorset's Jurassic coast. This is a tough walk, but don't let that put you off (there are options to escape back to civilisation at several points). Please bring a packed lunch, snacks and plenty of water. We will have lunch at Seacombe Cliff, and we'll visit the pub in Langton Matravers before we get to the last significant hill on the walk. The total ascent is 3200ft. Please car share where possible, and don't all park in front of the Greyhound! There are various car parks around Corfe Castle.
: The Greyhound Inn, Corfe Castle
: Follow the signs to Corfe Castle. The Greyhound is in the village just south of the castle.
: SY960820
: 50.6384893815767,-2.0573659387402
: 23 East St, Corfe Castle, Wareham BH20 5ED, UK
Booking required
: Nicola Vincett : 07786 667228
Let’s take advantage of the new Spring 2020 season at NST City, Southampton for the performance of Wuthering Heights. If you’re really keen, I have NST membership so if I book all 3 shows together (see other listings in March and April), I can get a 25% discount. So get in there quick and book on by **16 November 2019** and I’ll arrange a group booking with discounts. If you can’t make all 3 you can still book separately nearer the time if there are still seats. Cheapest seats right at the front available at the moment for £10, can’t guarantee a comfortable view with that!
: NST City, 142 - 144 Above Bar St, Southampton SO14 7DU
: NST City, 142 - 144 Above Bar St, Southampton SO14 7DU
: SU419122
: 50.9080680586683,-1.4044168935641
: 138 Above Bar St, Southampton SO14 7DU, UK
: Paul Floyd : 07579 769949
A lovely coastal walk from Lymington Town train station to The Gun Inn at Keyhaven and back, taking in the wildlife, sea air and views of the Isle of Wight. We will be starting the walk after the arrival of the 9:50am train from Brockenhurst. Those who drive shall have to pay to park at either the train station (£3.50 all day) or further on at the marina (£6.00 for 6 hours). Drinks at the Gun Inn at the halfway point. Please bring a packed lunch.
: Lymington Town Train Station
: If driving from Beaulieau take the B3054 towards Lymington and turn left at Waterloo Road on entering Lymington to find the train station.
: SZ327957
: 50.760764521711,-1.5369616039177
: Lymington Town, Lymington SO41 9AU, UK
: Peter Cresswell : 07725 981691
A circular walk starting and finishing in Swanmore, taking in the nearby Bishop's Waltham with a possible visit to the palace ruins. The car park is free but can have limited spaces, please car share if possible. Drinks will be towards the end. Be aware car park has height limit of 2m.
: SO32 2PA - Church street car park
: Use postcode SO32 2PA this will take you to the Church, the car park is just down the road.
: SU576164
: 50.9449142087745,-1.1812433444051
: St Barnabas Church, Swanmore, Southampton SO32 2PA, UK
Booking required
: Peter Cresswell and Catherine Hadler : 07725 981691
**WAITING LIST AVAILABLE** - If this event is fully booked please do ask to join the waiting list. If a space become available due to someone pulling out or non-payment of deposit, I will then add people on first come first serve basis. A day of paddling down the River Hamble. We will be aboard two-person Kayaks taking it easy as we explore one of Hampshire’s’ prettiest waterways; Led by our very own National Trust Ranger who will hopefully be able to point out some of the rivers abundant wildlife as we go. Launching from the public slipway at Swanwick we will head up stream to Curbridge, highlights will also include a picnic on the riverbank (BYO picnic) and a stop at the Horse and Jockey pub for a drink only. This will be an unguided event, so some experience of kayaking is preferable and all attendees MUST be able to swim; wearing a life jacket is also mandatory. It's a fair distance from swanwick to the top of the estuary, and we will be going up and back so be prepared for a proper arm workout, and a good level of fitness is required. Please let me know if you have your own two-seater kayak and you would be willing to share, all other equipment will be hired for the price of £35 each for the whole day (£70 per boat). This includes a seat on a two-man sit on top kayak and life jacket. If you have your own boat but no life jacket the cost of hiring one is £5. It’s a good idea to bring a towel and a change of clothes; swimming gear too, just in case it’s a really nice day and we can take a dip. There is parking near the slipway, however there are hardly ever any spaces, I would suggest parking at Bursledon Station and taking the short walk down from there. Due to water traffic we have to limit numbers, I expect this will be a popular social therefore, I require payment upfront within 1 week of booking, otherwise I will release the space once we become fully booked. Payment details: Peter Cresswell Acc no. 77206665 Sort code: 04-00-04 Any questions please feel free to contact me.
: Public Slip away at Swanwick, closest postcode SO31 7EF
: closest postcode SO31 7EF
: SU495092
: 50.8806659080502,-1.2969768047333
: 1760 Swanwick Shore Rd, Southampton SO31 7HP, UK
: Andy Nash : 07963 588482
A week in beautiful Scotland, staying in at Onich on the west coast. This is a mountainous area so I intend to lead a variety of walks in the mountains, including possibly the UK's highest mountain, Ben Nevis. Difficulty of walks will vary and may not suit everyone, but others are welcome to lead either tougher or easier walks, or do their own thing as they wish. We are also on the coast, and for any monster hunter it's within driving distance of Loch Ness. I have booked a cottage which will take from 12 to 17, dependent on how many double beds we fill. For 12 people cost will be around £170 each, and for 17 it will be around £120. This trip is now fully booked.
: Cuilcheanna House, Onich
: Onich is quite remote. It is a full day's drive from Hampshire (AA Route Planner suggests 9 hours of driving time) so you may wish to stop overnight. Alternatively groups may wish to fly to Glasgow or Inverness and hire a car. It is also possible to get there by bus. The nearest station is 10 miles away at Fort William.
: NN019616
: 56.7048589927476,-5.2365303039551
: Unnamed Road, Fort William PH33 6SD, UK
: Peter Cresswell : 07725 981691
The national young Ramblers weekend is a chance for younger ramblers from groups across the country to come together and enjoy a weekend away. Full details and booking can be found here - https://www.nyrweekend.org.uk/booking/?fbclid=IwAR22j6yGforrbZU03oifWOO_8JnXfavZeW7ugaIbCHoOZ_7LgcAkzzi4MhM and on the dedicated Facebook page - https://www.facebook.com/groups/1718356971799964/
: York
: See National Young Ramblers Weekend Facebook page
: SE604514
: 53.9558914112724,-1.0799377855698
: B1227, York YO1 9SA, UK
: Amy Fowler : 07949 304897
Walking the Pilgrims Trail from Winchester to Portsmouth 29 miles More details to follow....
: Winchester
: SU482292
: 51.0607099835887,-1.3132095336914
: 9 The Cl, Winchester SO23 9LS, UK
Booking required
: Dominic Mann : 07826 337158
A trip away taking in sections of the Pembrokeshire Coast Path - https://www.nationaltrail.co.uk/pembrokeshire-coast-path The proposed accommodation is a beach house close to the path itself - https://www.airbnb.co.uk/rooms/7200840?s=67&shared_item_type=1&virality_entry_point=1&sharer_id=103588734 The cost for the accommodation will be approximately £130 to £150 for the 4 nights. The number of people can be increased depending on the mix. As well as walking there is a weekend of events going on in nearby Tenby (20 min drive) for any keen swimmers, cyclists or runners of all abilities - https://www.lcwwales.com. Please register your interest by signing up and as soon as there are sufficient numbers I will go ahead and book. Note that if I cannot get the first choice accommodation there are other options in the area which I will discuss with those registered.
: Freshwater East, Pembrokeshire
: Take the A4139 past Tenby to Freshwater East.
: SS023984
: 51.6495982828838,-4.8590035615831
: Jason Rd, Pembroke SA71, UK
Booking required
: Peter Cresswell : 07725 981691
OK, so it's quite a night sleeping in the Natural History museum - but it's still really cool. Winchester Science centre and Planetarium once and a while open their doors to only us adults! It will have lots of hands on exhibits and a talk led by an expert, this one on the origins of the Universe. There will be a bar for drinks and light snacks. Tickets are £12.50, please buy your own and book onto the event to let me know that you are coming. Tickets and more info can be found here: https://www.winchestersciencecentre.org/your-visit/whats-on/after-dark/#.XlpyKmn7S70
: Winchester Science Centre, Telegraph Way, Winchester, Hampshire, SO21 1HZ
: SU515291
: 51.0593883295119,-1.2653589248657
: The Bungalow, Petersfield Rd, Winchester SO21 1HP, UK
Booking required

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: Peter Cresswell : 07725 981691
Second in a three part series of shorter trips away, taking in areas perhaps too close for a longer trip but too far for a day trip. This time lets go camping on the stunning Isle of Purbeck. We will arrive on the Friday evening, staying at Acton Field Campsite with walks on Saturday followed by a BBQ dinner at the campsite, and Sunday after breaking camp. Highlights to hopefully include Dancing Ledge, Corfe Castle, Swanage Heritage railway and the famous Square and Compass Pub! Prices are per tent with a single being £8 and a very large tent being £18 so when making your booking if sharing a tent, it would be one booking. Please book pitches directly with the campsite and use the reference “Hants 20/30” in the comments section. https://www.actonfieldcampsite.co.uk/booking.asp and book on to the trip via this website so I know you're coming.
: Acton Field Campsite Langton Matravers Swanage Dorset BH19 3BN
: BH19 3BN
: SY991784
: 50.6061273402378,-2.0133519172668
: 2 W Acton Field, Langton Matravers, Swanage BH19 3HS, UK
Booking required
: Tim B : 07796 371694
Inspired by a folk song of the same name (although the song was about Scotland), this 8 night trip away will take in some of the most beautiful but hidden landscape in England. We so often drive around Shropshire when going on trips away, that I thought we should spend some time there. We'll explore the area around the Long Mynd and Shewsbury, and get out to Offa's dyke. We won't walk every day, there will probably be 2 lay days, dependant on how we all feel at the time. Accomodation is in a Youth Hostel (YHA Bridges) and will be £176 each based on a shared dormatory. There is also an option to camp (either at the hostel or nearby). Details will be confirmed nearer the time. Please sign up by April 30th, so I can confirm bookings etc.
: YHA Bridges, Shropshire
: The easiest way to the hostel is to drive into Church Stretton, then across the Long Mynd to Ratlinghope, then turn left towards Bridges.
: SO394964
: 52.5624471932445,-2.8945970535278
: Unnamed Road, Shrewsbury SY5 0SP, UK