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.

15 September 2018 Ferry linked River Medina Flexiwalk 1.30 pm Figure of 8 walk,
4.5 miles (am)
or 9 if you walk back
Gentle pace
We meander along the Medina to Cowes. The latest ferry to permit this is the 12.15 Red Jet which links with the number 1 bus to Newport Bus Station. Mainlanders may like to take an earlier ferry from Southampton to Cowes, then go by bus to explore Carisbrooke Caste, Newport Roman Villa (or even sample the shopping in Newport – not recommended!). Please contact Ian by 8 Sept if you would like him to book a table for lunch at The Bargeman’s Rest. Tea shop stop in Cowes before catching the ferry back to the mainland or either walking or catching a bus back to Newport.
15 September 2018 Bramdean figure of 8 walk 10:15 for
10:30 start
Figure of 8 walk,
4.5 miles (am)
3.5 miles (pm)
Medium pace
Morning walk to ‘Church in the Woods’ (closed) and return to Bramdean for picnic or pub lunch in The Fox Inn. Afternoon walk to Hinton Ampner and back. Let Marian know by 11 September if you wish to have a pub lunch.
29 September Warblington and North Hayling 10:00 for
10:15 start
9.5 miles
(picnic lunch)
Medium pace
Figure of 8 walk. The morning walk should be shorter. Public toilets are available by the car park. An expensive thought will be given – oh dear!! We walk in the Warblington area paying a visit to the church in the morning before returning for our picnic. In the afternoon, we cross the bridge to walk down the Hayling Billy Path before cutting across country to have tea. A final thought – are there any other commandments?
6 October 2018 Pilgrims’ Way Stage 3 Alton to Farnham 10.15 for
10.30am start
(picnic lunch)
Good Pace
This third stage starts in Alton, again following the St Swithun’s Way to Farnham via Holybourne and Bentley. There is a Bus No.65 from Farnham to Alton and also a regular train service for the return journey. Please contact Linda for further details.
13 October Isle of Wight - Tennyson Trail 10:15 for 10:30 car park. 7 miles
(Picnic lunch)
Medium pace
We will be making our way to the Tennyson Trail, via edge of Westover, joining with path to Ashengrove. Taking footpath North of Calbourne road back to the Sun Inn.
17 November 2018 Social Event. HWCW 2018 Photobook Preview.
Further details in the winter programme.
1 December Christmas Walk and Lunch
Further details in the winter programme.
15 December 2018 IoW 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 1:00 pm for a short. Return for planning / party games followed by meal. Please contribute £5 for the meal plus a bottle. Please confirm attendance and whether you want Curry or Casserole by 8 December to allow for meal planning.
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