Mottisfont Meander

M Moderate
: Helen L : 07913 919030
A circular walk from Mottisfont out to Dean Hill for lunch with romantic views towards Salisbury before returning via Lockerley. Drinks after in the Mill Arms. We will pass Dean Station approximately halfway around if you need to drop out.
: Mottisfont and Dunbridge Station
: This walk has been timed for train times and we will wait for the arrival of the train in either direction. We will stay in the pub until the train time.
: SU318261
: 51.0338025303995,-1.547219025795
: Mottisfont & Dunbridge, Romsey SO51 0JX, 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

Chawton Wander

L Leisurely
: Peter Cresswell : 07725 981691
A gentle 6 mile wander in Jane Austen's neck of the woods. Highlights on this trip will be Chawton house, and an early Medieval Chuch dating back to 1100. Drinks at the end.
: Free Parking at Chawton car park GU34 1SE
: Sat nav to car park GU34 1SE - off the A31
: SU708375
: 51.1327527140858,-0.9883870886441
: 3 The Terrace, Chawton, Alton GU34 1SE, 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
: 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
In aid of the 6th Winchester Scout group, bestselling author, explorer and natural navigator, Tristan Gooley is giving a talk at Winchester Discovery Centre. Tristan describes how he learnt to find his way using the sun, moon, stars, weather, plants, animals and buildings. He has used the ancient techniques of natural navigation in the desert, on ice, in the jungle, up mountains, in cities, on oceans and in the English countryside and he explains how natural navigation can enrich all our journeys, large and small. Tickets (which include a drink) are priced £10 and are available from Winchester Discovery Centre www.hants.gov.uk/shop/product.php?productid=52158&cat=&page=1
: Winchester Train station
: We will meet and Winchester station and walk down together - the address of the discovery centre is Jewry street SO23 8SB
: SU477298
: 51.066350525549,-1.3193697143555
: 8 Gladstone St, Winchester SO23 8TQ, UK

Alice Holt Forest

L Leisurely
: Peter Cresswell : 07725 981691
A circular woodland walk through Alice Holt Forest, starting and finishing at Bentley Train Station. Drinks at the Forest Inn towards the end. If we are lucky we may see some birds from Birdworld at a distance, and some people in the trees doing Go Ape! Bring a packed lunch. Walk is starting at a station well served by the North of the county - if anyone would like a lift from down South, please email or txt me.
: Bentley train station car park GU10 5LB - car park is either Free or a flat rate of £2.60 - websites vary, but bring change in case
: Use the post code GU10 5LB
: SU792430
: 51.1810323044963,-0.8679828517483
: Bentley, Farnham GU10 5LB, UK
: 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 Valentine's 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 poor light, so you may find a decent torch useful. Please also bring some breakfast.
: Workhouse lane car park, East Meon
: 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.
: SU677221
: 50.9951685322908,-1.0363411903381
: 2 Workhouse Ln, East Meon, Petersfield GU32 1PF, UK
: Helen Littler-Cupid : 07913 919030
Be Rambler's Valentine this year and come watch the Sunset with us at West Wittering (possibly having watched the sun rise at Salt Hill with Tim). We will meet at Chichester Station. We will walk along Chichester Ship Canal to Birdham before walking along the riverside to West Wittering and out to the Spit to see the sunset at 17:20. Whilst the walk is 12 miles, it is flat. The final 3 miles out to the spit can be omitted if required. We will visit The Old House at Home pub before or after sunset depending on our walk speed. We will catch the bus back to Chichester at the end - please bring £3.80 or a contactless credit/debit card.
: Chichester Train Station
: We will meet outside the main entrance to the Station (Platform 1). There are engineering works on the train so please check your journey seven days beforehand as they haven't decided on a timetable yet! If you arrive by car, Avenue De Chartres Multi Storey is nearby and should be £3 on a Sunday
: SU859043
: 50.8320772563545,-0.7815854695058
: Chichester, Chichester PO19, UK
Booking required
: Vickie Harris : 07821 426139
Sunday Roast social. Come and join us for a late lunch (other menu available of course!) in this lively, friendly pub. Please let me know if you would like to come along, by booking (or email if you can’t book yourself) so i can book the table accordingly. The deadline for letting me know is 10th February. I’ve set a limit of 12 but I can always add more if needs be.
: The Cricketers Arms, Eastleigh
: 232 Chestnut Avenue,North Stoneham, Chandlers Ford,Hampshire,SO53 3HN
: SU432182
: 50.9620283762782,-1.3859631896019
: M3, Eastleigh SO53 3LD, UK
: Darren Page : 07763 476585
A circular walk in the Vale of Pewsey, taking in Milk Hill: the highest point in Wiltshire. Bring a packed lunch. There will be a pub stop part way round.
: Martinsell car park
:
: SU183645
: 51.3792724797636,-1.7375562221368
: Unnamed Road, Marlborough SN8, UK
: Peter Cresswell : 07725 981691
A short walk around Netley and Queen Vic country park. This is a circular route starting and ending at Netley train-station, where there is free but limited parking, please get the train or car share if possible.
: Netley Trains-station - SO31 5AY
: Postcode - SO31 5AY
: SU464085
: 50.8748778599027,-1.3418769836426
: Netley, Netley, Southampton SO31 5AY, UK
Booking required
: Peter Cresswell : 07725 981691
A weekend away in Sussex. This is in conjunction with the 1066 Country Walk which is on the calendar and being tackled in two parts over the weekend. We will be staying at the beginning of the walk in a Chalet at Pevensey Bay Holiday park. The cost for 6 of us will be £56 each for the 3 nights, this would go down slightly if a couple took the double bed bringing the number up to 7; I have free cancellation up until 2nd April so there's no risk of being stuck with an unwanted bigger bill. Accommodation details here - http://www.booking.com/Share-2eTw0X The plan for the weekend: Friday 3rd May - Head down after work by car or train arriving around 19:30, go to a local pub for dinner. Saturday 4th May - Walk 15 miles Pevensey to Battle, if there's time look around Battle Abbey and the battlefield, having dinner in Battle before heading back on the train to Pevensey. Sunday 5th May - Train to Battle to take up the route and complete the last 15 miles of the walk, Battle to Rye, choice of either dinner in Rye or back to the chalet to cook a group meal. Train back to Pevensey. Monday 6th May - check out, explore the castle at Pevensey if it takes your fancy or Battle Abbey if didn't have time on the Saturday, or whatever you fancy instead. You do not have to be on the trip to join the walks, as all start and stop points are served by rail stations well linked back to Hampshire.
: Eastbourne Road Pevensey BN24 6DH
: Use the post code BN24 6DH for the sat nav - also very close to Pevensey Bay Station
: TQ647032
: 50.8053651967842,0.3367137908936
: Cannon Camp Site, Pevensey Bay, Pevensey BN24 6DT, UK
Booking required
: Peter Cresswell : 07725 981691
In 1066 Duke of Normandy, William 'the Bastard' landed on the English Southcoast seeking to claim the English throne. He ravaged the land to draw King Harold into battle quickly, whilst he was still spent from defeating his brother at Stamford Bridge near York; it worked. After hearing of Harold's march south, William gathered his forces at Pevensey before marching to meet him at what would become the town of Battle. We follow his footsteps through ancient villages, rolling hills and woodland along the 1066 country walk. This event requires booking so I know who is coming and is part of the 1066 Bank Holiday weekend trip. If your not on the trip you can still join us. I just need to know.
: BN24 5LE Pevensey Castle (we will get the train to Pevensey Bay 1/2 mile away)
: BN24 5LE
: TQ645047
: 50.8192217888455,0.3341388702393
: Church Ln, Pevensey BN24 5LF, UK
Booking required
: Peter Cresswell : 07725 981691
The second leg of the 1066 Country Walk! This walk requires booking to arrange travel (easily done by train) his event requires booking so I know who is coming and is part of the 1066 Bank Holiday weekend trip. If your not on the trip you can still join us. (All stations lead back to Hampshire£ I just need to know.
: Battle Abbey TN33 0AD - parking charges apply £4.50 all day - Battle train-station close by.
: TN33 0AD
: TQ748157
: 50.9151017687507,0.4860591888428
: 1 High St, Battle TN33, UK
Booking required
: Peter Cresswell : 07725 981691
Fancy yourself a bit of a Sherlock? maybe Poirot or Marple? Well here's a chance to show off your detective skills and solve a murder! To add to the atmosphere you will make your deductions on a real-life steam train. The cost is £87.50 for train fare and a three-course meal - more details can be found here https://www.watercressline.co.uk/product.php/127/murder-mystery-dining/a9f72745858f0c4a681a981cbeb59c39 - this normally gets booked up really far in advance so will need to know by the end of February if you want to join. Bookings are made in groups of 2 or 4 so I will book a table for every 4 people I reach. I will need full payment before booking - please email me for bank details.
: Alresford Station Road SO24 9JG - parking is £1.50 (coins only)
: Alresford Station Road SO24 9JG - just off A31 for train - a mainline link at Alton station, where South Western Railway operates platforms 1 & 2 and the Watercress Line runs from platform 3. Please purchase your Watercress Line tickets on arrival at Alton from our shop on Platform 3.
: SU588324
: 51.0883818754335,-1.1606562137604
: The Railway Station, Station Road, New Alresford SO24 9JG, United Kingdom
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
Booking required
: Dominic Mann : 07826 337158
Long weekend away based at a cottage in the village of Rhyd-Ddu on the Western side of Snowdonia. Snowdon itself via the Rhyd-Ddu path is on our doorstep along with the Welsh Highland Railway. The long weekend will run from Friday to Monday and will be co-led between myself and Andy Lock so plenty of options of walks and activities will be available. There will be walks led by either Andy or myself on each of the days possibly including an ascent of Snowdon and an exploratory linear walk in Western Snowdonia. Also there will be the additional option to enter any of the events that are occurring over the weekend in nearby Llanberis: For swimmers on the Saturday morning there is the Big Welsh Swim occurring at Llyn Padarn lake - http://loveswimrun.co.uk/thebigwelshswim/. I have already entered this and can provide transport to the start. For runners on the Sunday there is the Snowdonia trail 10km, Half Marathon and Marathon - http://alwaysaimhighevents.com/snowdonia-trail-marathon/welcome-snowdonia-trail-marathon-2019. You may need to make your own way there if entering. You will need to organise your own entry to these events and you undertake them at your own risk as specified in the event details on the respective websites. The accommodation is a large cottage with 2 doubles, a triple and a twin. We therefore have the option to accommodate 9 in total if the mix is suitable however at present I have set registration to 7. There is also additional accommodation if there is sufficient interest. The cost for the 3 nights will approximately be between £75 and £95 per person however this depends on final numbers. I will provide further information about the weekend upon registration, also you may wish to stay longer in the area and there are a number of options but you will need to book this yourself.
: Chapel House, Rhyd-Ddu.
: Rhyd-Ddu lies on the A4085 between Beddgelert and Caernarfon. The cottage is along the lane opposite the Cwellyn Arms pub.
: SH569529
: 53.0542695275491,-4.1353737999191
: 1 Glanfa, Rhyd-Ddu, Caernarfon LL54 6TF, UK
Booking required
: Peter Cresswell : 07725 981691
A week away, in a lovely coattage (http://www.booking.com/Share-Hwkn6M) nestled in the Brecon Beacons just when the autumn colours are starting to really kick off. We will be doing routes of the newly re-established heritage route ‘The St Thomas Way’ which has been re-imagined as a series of short circular walks. (More info at Thomasway.ac.uk) the routes we have an option of tackling are Patrishow, Abergavenny, Raglan, Usk, Longtown and Hereford - there may also be a chance of doing two in one day depending on weather and speed and for those who fancy something longer the Brecons have many walks on offer. The weather has been extremely mild in October the last few years but rain and cold is always a possibility, the walks on the way are mainly short however and there’s the roaring fire to return to. Cost for the week will be £536 divided between how many of us there are which is up to 10 (12 if we have couples/ people willing to share) a deposit of £30 is needed to confirm your place. Please contact me for payment details. This walk has been advertised to other young ramblers groups too, so maybe a chance to meet other like-minded people from around the country.
: We will arrange cars / I’ll send cottage address to those who have paid full amount nearer the time
: TBC
: SO240340
: 51.9993727203088,-3.1074615484659
: Unnamed Road, Abergavenny NP7 7NP, UK