Hamptworth Circular

L Leisurely
: Dominic Mann : 07826 337158
A circular walk starting from Hamptworth just inside the Wiltshire border. The walk will take us through Langley Wood National Nature Reserve and the Hamptworth Estate. We will not have a lunch stop but feel free to bring snacks for a tea break. There will be a pub stop at the end of the walk at The Cuckoo Inn where refreshments/food are available for those that wish to partake.
: Layby opposite The Cuckoo Inn, Hamptworth
: From the A36, turn off onto the B3079, then turn right when signposted to Hamptworth. The layby is located in Hamptworth by the red phone box opposite the Cuckoo Inn.
: SU243196
: 50.975436681089,-1.6539359092712
: Cuckoo Inn, Salisbury SP5 2DR, UK
Booking required
: Vickie Harris : 07821 426139
Come join the Christmas Ceilidh chaos! It will be fun, it will be sweaty, and it will no doubt be full of Christmas cheer! No experience necessary as the caller usually does a good job at guiding everyone (hopefully) the right way! They have water & tea & coffee facilities there to top up your hydrates, but it is advisable to bring a spare top for your own refreshment! There is usually a raffle too. I have reserved 10 slots for our party, it costs £12 on the door. Please book on via this website or just let me know you’d like to come…… it gets pretty booked up so I hope to see you there!
: the hilt, chandlers ford, Eastleigh
: The hilt, Chandlers ford, Eastleigh, Hampshire
: SU432221
: 50.9974711043875,-1.3856506347656
: Unnamed Road, Chandler's Ford, Eastleigh SO53 1LN, UK

Upper Ems Circular

M Moderate
: Andy Nash : 07963 588482
A walk around the upper part of the Ems Valley, in the foothills of the South Downs. Note the 10:45 meet time, to allow more lie-in after the ceilidh the night before!
: Junction of B2146 and minor road, just SW of Walderton. There is parking space by the junction, just next to the river.
:
: SU787104
: 50.8883477810497,-0.8820169224263
: Walderton Bridge, Chichester PO18 9EA, UK
Booking required
: Peter Cresswell : 07725 981691
A wonderful service filled with beautiful music sung by the Cathedral Choir. Doors open at 5.20pm so we will need to get in the queue by 5 if we can - though every time I've been you always get in. We will then go for drinks afterwards to celebrate the start of (most peoples) Christmas Break with a pub crawl through Winchesters many fine pubs and bars. Please book on if you’re coming so I know to look out for you, there’s not limit and new members are welcome, just contact me and I’ll add you to the list.
: Winchester Cathedral
: Winchester Cathedral is about a 15-minute walk down for the train station. The station itself is well served on all major routes. Parking is also available over the city, but be warned it can be busy this time of year.
: SU482292
: 51.0607099835887,-1.3131666183472
: 9 The Cl, Winchester SO23 9LS, UK
: Peter Cresswell : 07725 981691
It's Christmas! and what better way to celebrate than with one last walk. This is a short circular route around Winchester, taking in St cross, the Viaduct and St Catherine's Hill, where will stop at summit and enjoy some Christmas snacks and tipples (please bring snacks and tipples). This is a short easy walk with one steep climb, perfect for new members wanting to try out the group. We will go for a coffee in the new Handle Bar cafe built especially for cyclist and walkers towards the end.
: Winchester Cathedral
: 9 The Cl, Winchester SO23 9LS - it's a 10 min walk into town from the train station, there are also numerous car parks around town.
: SU482292
: 51.0607099835887,-1.3132095336914
: 9 The Cl, Winchester SO23 9LS, UK
: Tim B : 07796 371694
Join us for a leisurely stroll down to the Hamble. Please note that it will be (very) dark, and probably muddy. Please bring a good torch, wrap up warm and make sure you have good boots!
: Holly Hill Car Park, Warsash
: Leave the M27 at junction 8 and join the A27 towards Locks heath and Fareham. Go past the marina and follow the road up the hill. At the top of the hill turn right toward Universal Marina. Continue down Barnes Lane and the car park is on your right, in woodland.
: SU501078
: 50.867843356461,-1.2890700560773
: 123 Barnes Ln, Sarisbury Green, Southampton SO31 7BH, UK
: Peter Cresswell : 07725 981691
Walk off some of that Christmas turkey with this stroll taking in views of the Solent, open fields, quaint village, wildlife reserve and medieval canal! Starting at the Shoreline, walking along the beach before cutting inland towards the village and finally coming back down the canal. Please feel free to bring a little Christmas snack. We will go for drinks in the Osborne View after.
: Cliff road where there is free parking PO14 4HN - we will meet near the toilet blocks.
: PO14 4HN
: SU530023
: 50.8184897430052,-1.2481927871704
: 35 Meon Rd, Titchfield, Fareham PO14 4HN, UK
Booking required
: Peter Cresswell : 07725 981691
This new year is a big one! The committee invites you to come and see out the decade and welcome in the 20's with us. We are not straying too far this new year so you won't have far to go, yet you'll still get the feeling of getting away from it all, in the South Downs National Park right near Arundel with its magnificent castle. Our base camp will be the National Trusts' Slindon Bunkhouse https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/holidays/bunkhouse-slindon-sussex which sleeps 17 people and boasts a roaring log burning for us to spend the nights round. Full programme will be released nearer the time but you can expect plenty of fun, a New Years Eve Party and of course lots of walking. Cost of the four nights is £90, this may go down slightly if we get a full contingent. To secure your place please pay a deposit of £40 to the group account with the reference " NEW YEARS 2019". *** Please note that new bookees (after 1st November) are now required to pay the full cost of the trip*** Acc no. 20298753 Sort code. 60-83-01
: BN18 0RG
: From the North take the A29 and from Slindon Common follow signs to Slindon. From the South take the A27 and at Fontwell turn on to the A27 then follow signs to Slindon as above. In Slindon go past the College, the turning to the College and National Trust Estate Office and Bunkhouse is on the left. Use post code BN18 0RG - 6 miles from Arundel Station.
: SU958085
: 50.8683493652267,-0.63919454813
: Slindon House, Top Rd, Slindon, Arundel BN18 0RH, UK
: Peter Cresswell : 07725 981691
A varied walk, starting in Shawford, heading up towards Winchester, summiting St Catherine's Hill and taking in the views, before heading back down the Itchen to the start point. Drinks in The Bridge to end. Details of the walk can be found here - https://www.walk4life.info/sites/default/files/walkdocs/walkdoc-17480.pdf This would be a good walk for anyone looking to try out the group, please remember good footwear.
: Shawford Down public car park, just east of the station - there is also free parking in the station on Sundays. We will wait for the 10:17 trains.
: Shawford Down Car Park - SO21 2BT Free car parking also available at the railway station
: SU471249
: 51.0219010388569,-1.3288950920105
: Old Shawford Goods Yard, Shawford Road, Shawford, Hampshire, Winchester SO21 2AA, United Kingdom
: Tim B : 07796 371694
We're taking an opportunity to sneak across the border into Wiltshire for a scenic 12 mile walk which is steeped in history. We'll start on top of Pepperbox hill, then walk north to skirt East Grinstead, before some forest walking to West Dean. We'll climb Dean Hill before lunch. After lunch we head south for Whiteparish, before heading back to Pepperbox Hill.
: National Trust Car Park, Pepperbox Hill
: From the M27, take the A36 towards Salisbury. The Pepperbox is signposted on the right (it's just north of WhiteParish), but it's a horrible turning coming from the south. I suggest you carry on to Whaddon and turn right to get on the A36 again heading south. It's then the second lane on the left.
: SU212248
: 51.0222317233748,-1.69802069664
: Pepperbox Hill, Salisbury SP5 3QL, UK
: Peter Cresswell : 07725 981691
Lets try and make January a less gloomy month by taking in this stunning walk, taking in Beacon Hill and the grounds surrounding Highclere Castle, setting for the famous TV series, Downton Abbey - a must for any fans of the series. Please make sure you bring good boots.
: Beacon Hill Walk Carpark, Newbury RG20 9LP, what 3 words location - scrambles.shades.jumps
: RG20 9LP - what 3 words - scrambles.shades.jumps
: SU463576
: 51.3160489948218,-1.3364696502686
: A34, Newbury RG20, UK
Booking required
: Peter Cresswell : 07725 981691
Annual end of January social, to blow out the cobwebs of the longest month. This time, let's do brunch! What's better than brunch? Brunch with unlimited alcohol! For £25 you can have your choice of food and tipple for 2 hours. Full details here. https://www.turtlebay.co.uk/food-and-drink
: Unit 2 & 4, Sunley House, St George's St, Winchester SO23 8BG
: Unit 2 & 4, Sunley House, St George's St, Winchester SO23 8BG - not far from the train station.
: SU480295
: 51.0634357759676,-1.3161224126816
: 4 St George's St, Winchester SO23 8BG, UK
: 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
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
: 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.
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: 51.0884088314482,-1.1608815193176
: Plum Baby Ltd-station Mill, Station Rd, Alresford SO24 9JQ, 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.
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: 50.995314562744,-1.0364011517693
: Paupers Cottage, Workhouse Ln, East Meon, Petersfield GU32 1PF, 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 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!
: 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
: 142 - 144 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
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
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 Danebury Hill Fort 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
: 142 - 144 Above Bar St, Southampton SO14 7DU, 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