Programme

Full details of the programme are available to members. To join, email our membership secretary. See the Join page for details.

Note: before going on any of these walks please contact the walk leader to say you want to attend and confirm details. If this is your first walk you may email the membership secretary who will provide you with the walk leader’s contact details and full details of the start.

Participation at all these events is at your own risk.

Most of the walks meet at 10:15 am to depart promptly at 10:30 am.

Walks are on Saturdays, unless stated otherwise.

21 October Selborne Meet 10:15 for 10:30 start 5 or 7 miles (picnic lunch)
Walk via Oakhanger, lots of ancient woodland, returning via Hangers Way. Short cut available for those only wanting to do 5 miles, who could then wait in the tea shop!
Tue 31 October Tea shop walk Meet 1:00 for 1:15 start 3 miles (leisurely)
Meet in the Central Car Park in Bishops Waltham (where there are toilets). This walk visits local nature reserves managed by Hampshire county Council as well as land owned by the Woodland Trust and the Hants & IOW Wildlife Trust. Tea at the Anvil in Bishops Waltham afterwards.
4 November  Social Event - HWCW 2017 Photobook Preview. From 16:00 2 mile stroll (weather permitting)
Social Event at Alverstoke, including HWCW 2017 Photo book Preview. Open house from 16:00, leaving at 16:15 pm, weather permitting, for a stroll through Stanley Park and along Stokes Bay Shore circulating round to the Fish and Chip shop in Alverstoke village. Or stay, chat and have supper ordered and delivered.
Tue 21 November Tea shop walk – Emsworth Meet 1:15 for a 1:30 start 5 miles
Walk into Emsworth via Warblington where we can find a tea shop. Then after tea return on the same route. This is a flat walk.
2 December Christmas Walk and Meal - Alton Meet 10:00 for 10:15 start 4 miles
The walk goes along St Swithun's Way to Holybourne and back via Neatham. The Christmas meal is being held at the Alton Community Centre (Amery St, Alton GU34 1HN) with catering by their in-house Regency Café. Please send £5 deposit with your menu choices to Ruth Saturday 25 November. There is paid parking at the Community Centre and only 1-hour free parking nearby so there is the possibility of sharing cars from Raven Square to the meal after the walk.
16 December Isle of Wight - Christmas Curry (or casserole) plus planning meeting 1:00 pm Walk 3:00 pm planning 5:00 pm meal Short walk dependent on weather
Meet at 1:00pm in Queen's Bower for a short. Return for the planning / party games followed by meal. Please contribute £4.50 for the meal plus a bottle. Please confirm attendance and whether you want Curry or Casserole by 9 December to allow for meal planning.
27 January 2018 Planning meeting and Winchester circular river walk walk - 1.45pm for 2pm start Planning meeting - 4pm Meal - 6pm 2 or 4 miles (leisurely)
Meet in Winchester along the river. Anyone wishing to visit the NT Mill or go for a coffee can leave us at this point and meet us at Hope Church at 4pm. The walk will return via St Cross to the cars. The planning meeting will be at Hope Church Middle Brook St. SO23 8DQ 2 hours parking in the city centre for the church costs about £3. A meal will be prepared at the church for 6pm and will cost £3 (collected at the event) Please let Linda know if attending the walk/planning meeting/meal. Also any dietary requirements and whether you can bring a cake or a pudding
3 March 2018 Broughton to Salisbury Clarendon Way 10am bus from Winchester or 11am from Broughton 11 miles (picnic lunch) (good pace)
The Clarendon Way links Winchester and Salisbury via Broughton. This linear walk is the second part of the Clarendon Way and completes the walk we started in September 2017. We will start from Broughton and walk towards Salisbury finishing at the cathedral and return to Winchester using public transport. If you are interested please contact Linda who will advise about car parking in Winchester. We may be able to work out a car shuffle so if you are interested in this walk please contact Linda in advance.
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