Booking required
: Pete : 07432 372604
This walk through rolling countryside takes in sections of the Writer’s Way, a 17-mile route that links the nearby town of Alton to surrounding villages, so named because it incorporates places linked to a couple of famous authors. Our walk begins in the historic village of Chawton, home to Jane Austen’s House just across the road from our meeting point. We’ll work our way east and then south through open fields and woodland, eventually stopping for lunch by Oakhanger Stream, just east of Selborne, birthplace and home to the 18th century naturalist Gilbert White. We’ll then climb the zig-zag path and wind our way back to Chawton via the villages of Newton Valence and Farringdon. Post-walk drink in the Greyfriar’s pub. Please bring a packed lunch and appropriate clothing/footwear for the terrain and weather.
: Chawton Car Park, Winchester Road, Alton, GU34 1SD. Free parking (please make sure you’re in this car park and not the adjacent Greyfriar’s pub car park). Additional parking on Winchester Road (the main road through the village).
: Chawton Car Park, Winchester Road, Alton, GU34 1SD
: SU708375
: 51.1326426855481,-0.9883511066437
: The Terrace, Chawton, Alton GU34 1SE, UK
Booking required

Ceilidh Social

L Leisurely
: Claire Jarman : 07745 896646
Put on your dancing shoes (aka trainers) for an evening of ceilidh dancing with SHOCC Dances! £14 cash on the door and bring your own drinks. I've reserved 15 tickets for us. Please book on here rather than on the SHOCC website. If we become full, I can reserve more tickets. Meet at 7.15pm. Dancing will start at 7.30pm and finish at 11pm. If you've never done ceilidh dancing before, don't worry, they'll teach you all the steps. It's really fun and you're likely to get very sweaty! Please see their website for further details http://www.shocc.co.uk/
: The Hilt, Hiltingbury Road, Chandler's Ford, SO53 5NP
: The Hilt, Hiltingbury Road, Chandler's Ford, SO53 5NP Lots of parking. Or 10min taxi from Chandler's Ford train station.
: SU432221
: 50.9968597948976,-1.3852553339441
: Hiltingbury Rd, Chandler's Ford, Eastleigh SO53 5NP, UK
Booking required
: Mitchell : 07516 674946
Starting at Itchen Abbas we'll make our way north through Itchen Woods towards Micheldever Woods which hopefully at this time of year will have plenty of bluebells scattered across the forest floor. We'll walk part of the Archaeological Trail while in Micheldever Woods, stopping for lunch before heading back towards Itchen Abbas. Please bring a packed lunch and something to drink. Suitable clothing and footwear required as the forest can get muddy depending on the weather. After the walk there is a pub ( The Plough ) just opposite our starting point. Note: Parking outside St.Johns Church is limited, alternative parking may be available along 'Old Station Road' just 3 minutes walk away, please park considerably around the village. Car Sharing is Encouraged.
: Outside St.Johns Church, Itchen Abbas village
: Itchen Abbas is on the B3047, park considerately around the village and meet on the road outside the church.
: SU534328
: 51.0921075814899,-1.2375684222391
: Manor Cottages, Itchen Abbas, Winchester SO21 1BJ, UK
Booking required
: Mitchell : 07516 674946
The start of the walk will follow the River Itchen to St Cross, we will then walk via Whiteshute Ridge with views of Winchester in the background followed by paths alongside fields with views across Compton Down Countryside, the last leg of the walk will be through a small patch of woodland. There is a small cafe 'Platform One', at Shawford Train Station if people wish to get a sweat treat before the start of the walk (gelato, baked goods, coffee etc.); their opening hours may be subject to change. Optional pub stop at the end of the walk at 'The Bridge Inn', opposite Shawford Train Station. The walk should take approximately 2 hours. Suitable clothing and footwear required as parts of the walk can get muddy depending on the weather. You may wish to bring a drink and snacks. It will get darker towards the end of the walk so please bring a torch. Free Parking available at Shawford Down Car Park's, there are two Shawford Down Car Park's, a lower one which we will start the walk from directly adjacent to the Train Station, and an upper one which is on Otterbourne Road before entering Shawford. Both car parks are accessible to each other, just note if you park in the upper one, you will need to walk down the hill for the start of the walk and then up the hill in the dark at the end of the walk. There is also parking available along Shawford Road and Pearson Lane. Grid reference: SU 47157 24992. Nearest postcode: SO21 2BN. what3words: losses.toast.clues.
: Shawford Down Lower Car park, SO21 2BN
: Grid reference: SU 47157 24992. Nearest postcode: SO21 2BN. what3words: losses.toast.clues.
: SU471249
: 51.0223572527036,-1.3290177538468
: Winchester SO21 2BX, UK
Booking required
: Richard : 07564 348592
A long walk with very little mud (because it is mostly urban) and very, very flat. We will walk around the whole of Portsea island. We will start and finish from the Portsmouth Park and Ride. Lots of coastal scenes including going along glamourous and exotic Southsea seafront and the aching beautiful M275.
: Portsmouth Park and Ride Tipner Ln, Portsmouth PO2 8AN
: Exit 1 off M275 1st exit if coming from the south.
: SU641030
: 50.8237798716387,-1.0903823375702
: Portsmouth PO2 8AN, UK
Booking required
: Rob Bartlett : 07969 891325
Join us for a 3-night walking trip on the Isle of Purbeck in Dorset. Our base for the weekend will be a large self-catered traditional stone farmhouse in single sex dormitories based at Brenscombe Outdoor Centre a 30-minute walk from the centre of Corfe. With direct footpaths to the Purbeck Ridge and heathland we are perfectly placed to explore the peninsula. A full walk itinerary will be detailed closer to the time, but we will likely incorporate Old Harry Rocks, Studland, Jurassic Coast, the famous Square & Compass Pub and fossil museum and Dancing Ledge etc. We will have a full day walking on the Saturday (approx. 10 miles) and Sunday (approx. 10 miles) and for those who would like to, a walk can also be arranged on the Monday after checkout. A group evening meal at a local pub will be arranged for the Saturday evening. We will also look at trying to incorporate a visit to The Etches Collection Museum of Jurassic Marine to see the recently discovered Pliosaur skull which was featured on the BBC documentary ‘Attenborough and the Giant Sea Monster’. This trip is based on 12 people attending and places will go quickly. Please get in touch for further information. £85.00 per person for the 3 nights, self-catered based on 12 people. If we do not reach 12 people, the cost will go up. A 50% deposit of £42.50 is required per person upon booking.
: Brenscombe Outdoor Centre, Studland Road, Corfe Castle, Dorset BH20 5JG
: Brenscombe Outdoor Centre, Studland Road, Corfe Castle, Dorset BH20 5JG
: SY977824
: 50.6418679891866,-2.0330715179443
: Corfe Castle, Wareham BH20 5JG, UK