: Tim B : 07796 371694
This walk takes in the rural beauty of Hook and the seascapes of the Solent in a 9.5 mile circular walk from the Meon valley. We'll stop part way round for lunch on the beach, bring a packed lunch!
: Thatchers Copse Car Park, Meon Valley
: From the M27 take junction 9 and follow the A27 towards Fareham. At the roundabout after the Eaton Factory take the 3rd exit onto St. Margarets Lane. At the T-junction turn left then take the first road on your right. At the isolated group of houses there is a sharp right-hand corner followed by a sharp left-hand corner. The car park is about 50 yards after the left-hand corner.
: SU528037
: 50.8306178556956,-1.2502473592758
: Meon Road, Titchfield PO14 4HH, United Kingdom
: Martin Collins : 07400 502780
A walk which encapsulates many of the unique features of the New Forest, from wide open heathland to tranquil woodland and plenty of free-roaming ponies, donkeys and cattle. Potentially a drink at the Drift Inn at the end. This walk was taken from the ramblers website.
: Beaulieu Road railway station
: We will wait for the 10:50 train from Southampton. There is plenty of free parking in nearby Shatterford car park.
: SU349062
: 50.8549696112959,-1.5048694610596
: Beaulieu Road, Brockenhurst SO42 7YQ, UK
Booking required
: Dominic Mann : 07826 337158
I will book tickets priced at £27.50 once people have registered. Note that they are selling fast. https://www.nstheatres.co.uk/whats-on/sir-ranulph-fiennes-living-dangerously
: NST Campus
: The theatre is located on the Highfield campus of the University of Southampton
: SU424153
: 50.9360601520831,-1.3972047936194
: Building 6, University Rd, Southampton SO17 1TR, United Kingdom
Booking required
: Hasna Khatun : 07773 714132
I’d like to invite you to Mango Thai in Ocean Village. Food - tried and tested - delicious! Afterwards, we can enjoy the entertainment in the basement or go elsewhere. Here’s a taste of what’s to come: https://www.mangothai.co.uk/ocean-village-menu/ (Please note the comment about allergens).
: Mango Thai 5 Canute Road Southampton SO14 3FH
: Mango Thai 5 Canute Road Southampton SO14 3FH There’s plenty of parking nearby. The number 3 bus stops outside. It’s approximately 15 minutes walk from Southampton Central.
: SU426110
: 50.8971731266618,-1.3943839073181
: 5 Canute Rd, Southampton SO14 3FH, 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
: Andy D : 07800 715435
***IMPORTANT - ALL WALKERS MUST BRING A TORCH, THIS WALK WILL BE IN TOTAL DARKNESS*** A yearly tradition now, a night hike through the darkness. This year it's a bit longer and a bit darker - starting in Alresford by the Watercress Line railway station, we head off across country and into the darkness for 11 miles. Finish will probably be about midnight, so no pub stop afterwards - if you want a tipple to keep you warm you'll have to bring your own!
: New Alresford Station car park
: Car park is next to the Watercress Line station, at the end of Station Rd. in New Alresford.
: SU588324
: 51.0884088314482,-1.1608815193176
: Plum Baby Ltd-station Mill, Station Rd, Alresford SO24 9JQ, UK
Booking required
: Peter Cresswell : 07725 981691
Sunday's in Winter are made for roast dinners and walks! At least that's what I believe, agree? then join me for what legend has as one of the best pub roasts in the county at the Rockingham Arms Pub not far from the the Romsey suburb of West Wellow. There will be a chance to walk this off afterwards on a nearby walk I am also leading. These events are later to allow people to recover from the previous nights walk. Sample menus for the Rockingham arms can be found here - https://www.rockinghamarms.co.uk/eat. A deposit of £10 is needed to secure your place. Please pay me directly using the sort code 04-00-04 and account number 77206665
: The Rockingham Arms Canada Road West Wellow Romsey Hampshire SO51 6DE
: The Rockingham Arms Canada Road West Wellow Romsey Hampshire SO51 6DE
: SU289179
: 50.9602918727855,-1.5895414352417
: 7 Kingston Park, Canada Rd, West Wellow, Romsey SO51 6DE, UK

Canada Common

L Leisurely
: Peter Cresswell : 07725 981691
A short walk in the New Forest near Romsey. This walk is timed to take place soon after the Roast Dinner social so we can walk it off! We will need to keep a good pace to finish before Sunset, please bring a torch just in case. Some of this walk will be along roads, though they should be quiet.
: West Wellow, Romsey SO51 6DF
: West Wellow, Romsey SO51 6DF
: SU287177
: 50.9582915646952,-1.5922451019287
: 3 Plantation Rd, West Wellow, Romsey SO51 6DF, UK
: Christopher Marsh : 07840 957715
Meeting at Mengham corner then we have a short local walk then possibly visit the lifeboat inn if people want to and parking by the station as well. Torch will be needed due to start time. 30 and 31 bus stop nearby form Havant.
: Mengham corner by Hayling seaside railway station.
: At Havant turn off motorway then follow Hayling road to sea front then turn left along seafront.
: SZ729984
: 50.7812464122205,-0.9660442781927
: Eastoke Corner, South Hayling United Reformed Church, Hollow Ln, Hayling Island PO11 9EY, UK

Sunrise

M Moderate
: Tim B : 07796 371694
Inspired by Richard Strauss's opening fanfare for "Also sprach Zarathustra" (and Stanley Kubrik's usage of it in 2001:A Space Odyssey), what better way could there be to start the weekend than to watch the Sunrise over the rolling Hills of Hampshire? We'll walk west then south from East Meon, up the west side of Small Down, onto Salt Hill. Here we'll stop to watch the Sunrise (7:15am) and have breakfast. Then we'll loop around to the west following sections of the Monarch's Way and South Down's way. This walk will start in the pitch dark, so you may find a decent torch useful. Please also bring some breakfast.
: East Meon Car Park
: Take the A32 to West Meon, and turn on to West Meon Road, or take the A272 to Langrish and turn onto East Meon Road. From the west, the carpark is on the first road on your right, from the east it is the third road on your left.
: SU677222
: 50.995314562744,-1.0364011517693
: Paupers Cottage, Workhouse Ln, East Meon, Petersfield GU32 1PF, UK
: Andy Nash : 07963 588482
A hilly circular walk in this picturesque part of eastern Hampshire, where the steep wooded slopes are known as "hangers". Please bring a packed lunch. After the walk we will go for a drink at the Selborne Arms.
: Public car park behind the Selborne Arms.
: The car park is directly accessed from the B3006 in the middle of the village (upslope side).
: SU742335
: 51.0963073218321,-0.9416547792961
: The Selborne Arms, Selborne, Alton GU34 3JR, UK
: Christopher Marsh : 07840 957715
Meeting at Portchester station we’ll walk up Portsdown hill towards Fort Nelson then do a loop towards Southwick returning over the hill. At Southwick a lunch stop in the village with an option to visit the brewery shop or tea room. Then heading back over the hill via Fort Southwick. Likely to be muddy boots advised and a packed lunch.
: Portchester station
: Take the turn off at Cosham then take the A27 to Portchester. Then take castle street and take sign for car park just on right after Portchester Methodist church. Here’s post code for Car park PO16 9RE.
: SU617058
: 50.8485275435209,-1.1243206117851
: The Elms, Station Rd, Portchester, Fareham PO16 8BJ, UK
: Peter Cresswell : 07725 981691
A circular walk starting in Denmead, taking in Hambledon and other surrounding areas. This is a varied walk taking in rolling fields, forests and farmland. We will stop along the way at a undetermined spot for lunch. Please bring good walking boots and lunch, we will go to the Forest of Bere after the walk for a drink.
: PO7 6JZ - Kidmore lane Carpark - Parking is free
: Please use the postcode PO7 6JZ
: SU659120
: 50.9043380523743,-1.0638612278744
: 2 Fairfield, Hambledon Rd, Denmead, Waterlooville PO7 6HL, UK
Booking required
: Peter Cresswell : 07725 981691
Let's do an escape room, that totally isn't ripping off a famous novel/film....cough cough. "Extinct (escape from Jurassic Island)" is based down at Tenpin Bowling at Milbrook, more information here - https://www.houdinisescape.co.uk/extinct We will aim for the 20:30 slot, a place cost £25. I can’t pre-book our places, therefore I will need to make the booking once I've been paid. The deadline for paying is 3rd February or when all the places have gone. If for any reason we cannot get that slot, I will secure another slot or give you a full refund. Please do not book on if you have completed this escape room before. I may sort eating out before hand, but to be confirmed. Please pay me directly - Sort code. 04-00-04/ acc no. 77206665
: Tenpin, Southampton, SO15 OSD
: SO15 OSD
: SU385132
: 50.9176856300349,-1.4525771141052
: Nutfield Court, Southampton SO15 0SD, UK
: Peter Cresswell : 07725 981691
A 7 mile walk around the Hamlet of Finchdean taking in St Hubert's Church in Idsworth, an early medieval church with some stunning 14th century wall paintings. This area is steeped in history having been first settled by the Saxons. Parking is free in the George Inn who have kindly allowed us to use it in exchange for us going for a drink at the end. There will not be a proper lunch stop but feel free to bring snacks.
: The George Inn Ashcroft Ln, Finchdean, Waterlooville PO8 0AU - The pub has provided the back field for parking. Be aware that it could be muddy
: PO8 0AU - The pub has provided the back field for parking. Be aware that it could be muddy
: SU738127
: 50.909108281665,-0.9515190124512
: 19 Ashcroft Ln, Finchdean, Waterlooville PO8 0AX, 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 Pride and Prejudice (sort of). If you’re really keen, I have NST membership so if I book all 3 shows together (see other listings in April 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! Show starts at 7pm.
: NST City, 142 - 144 Above Bar St, Southampton SO14 7DU
: NST City, 142 - 144 Above Bar St, Southampton SO14 7DU
: SU419122
: 50.9080638717739,-1.4044129984035
: 138 Above Bar St, Southampton SO14 7DU, UK
: Tim B : 07796 371694
Inspired by numerous Dorset folk songs, we'll meet in the village hall car park in Stourpaine, then walk southwest to Ibberton via Durweston and Coombe Bottom. We'll pick up the ancient Wessex Ridgeway over Bell Hill to Shillingstone, then loop around Child Okeford manor, before walking through the rich and ancient history of Hambledon Hill and Hod Hill. For interest, the total ascent on this walk is 2495ft. Please bring a packed lunch, we will have a well-earned drink in the pubafter the walk.
: Village Hall Car park in Stourpaine
: Take the A350 west from Blandford and turn left at the pub in Stourpaine.
: ST858095
: 50.8851739604116,-2.203163249726
: 1 Hod Dr, Stourpaine, Blandford Forum DT11 8TJ, UK
Booking required

Mendips Mini

M Moderate
: Peter Cresswell : 07725 981691
**PLEASE NOTE THIS TRIP IS FULLY BOOKED HOWEVER IF YOU WANT TO COME PLEASE DO CONTACT ME AS I HAVE SOME WRIGGLE ROOM** A first in hopefully a series of short trips away, that require no holiday (unless you're a weekend worker, sorry!) , and allow us to take in areas that are perhaps too close to warrant a longer trip away, but too far to do a walk in one day. This time we will be visiting the area of natural beauty 'The Mendip Hills'. We will stay two nights completing the following walks, which are not too long but will involve some elavation: Saturday: Cheddar Gorge - 12 miles with some nice climbs and stunning views. Sunday: Wells and Wookey Hole - 9 1/2 miles, starting and finishing at Wells cathedral taking in some of the best scenery of the Mendips and passing by the famous Wookey hole. I will be looking into accommodation early January or when I have enough people booked on. We are staying in camping pods (£40 each for the two nights) in campsite right near Cheddar Gorge.
: Sent separately.
: Sent separately to those confirmed on trip
: ST520536
: 51.2797678963587,-2.6888841796875
: Priddy, Wells BA5, UK
: Peter Cresswell : 07725 981691
A circular walk starting and ending at Petersfield train station. This is a stunning route taking in the village of Buriton, Queen Elizabeth Country Park, The Shipwrights Way, Buster Hill and more. Please bring a packed lunch and be aware there is no scheduled pub stop though we may go for a pint in town at the end. Parking at the station is currently listed as £3.50 all day.
: Petersfield station Station Approach Petersfield Hampshire GU32 3EE
: Use the postcode GU32 3EE
: SU743235
: 51.0066532466272,-0.9413480758667
: Petersfield, Petersfield GU32 3EE, 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
: 142 - 144 Above Bar St, Southampton SO14 7DU, UK
Booking required

The Dorset Ridgeway

M Moderate
: 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
: 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
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
Booking required
: Peter Cresswell : 07725 981691
Fancy yourself a bit of a Sherlock?, maybe a Marple or a Poirot? Well here is your chance to prove it. Put your deductive skills to the test in this Medieval themed (dress up is not compulsory but is encouraged) murder mystery night. Trained actors will play out the story whilst we make are guesses over a three course meal. This murder mystery takes place at the Mercure Southampton Centre Dolphin Hotel . Prices and menu haven't been announced yet. I will be on contact to those that have booked as soon as they are. More information can be found here - https://www.facebook.com/events/mercure-southampton-centre-dolphin-hotel/medieval-murder-mystery/443607979676003/ These events book up really fast so I am putting a cut off date of 1st March for people to book on.
: Mercure Southampton Centre Dolphin Hotel 34 -35 High Street, SO14 2HN Southampton
: Mercure Southampton Centre Dolphin Hotel 34 -35 High Street, SO14 2HN Southampton
: SU420113
: 50.900103071064,-1.4033424854279
: 34-35 High St, Southampton SO14 2HN, 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
: Amy Fowler : 07949 304897
Walking the Pilgrims Trail from Winchester to Portsmouth 29 miles More details to follow....
: Winchester
: TBC
: 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

Dorset Ditty

M Moderate
: 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