: Christopher Marsh : 07840 957715
Meeting at Bentley railway station, we'll walk back to Alton via the St.Swithuns Way. For those driving, it’s best to park at Alton then catch 10:44 train or from Farnham catch 10:56. We'll have a snack stop en-route, with the option for lunch at the Watercress Line Station or a pub at the end.
: Bentley station
: Bentley Railway Station Farnham GU10 5LB
: SU792429
: 51.1805266949809,-0.867919921875
: 9 Station Rd, Bentley, Farnham GU10 5JY, UK
Booking required
: Amy Fowler : 07949 304897
Want to know a bit more about leading a walk for the Ramblers? This is an excellent introduction to leading a walk. We will cover the basics of organising a walk for the group and then plan a short route and walk it! You don’t need to attend the training to lead a walk. Please bring a packed lunch, all your usual walking kit and some pennies for a drink in the Crown Inn at the start. You must be a member of then Ramblers to lead a walk. Any questions, please let me know!
: Crown Inn, Bishop’s Waltham
: Meet inside The Crown Inn, Bishop’s Waltham (SO32 1AF) Car parking available behind the shops - postcode: SO32 1AL
: SU553173
: 50.9530302081788,-1.2129539251328
: The Frank Stubbs Bldg the Square, Bishop's Waltham, Southampton SO32 1AF, UK
: Chris Bradley : 07952 242143
A walk in the fields and common land between the villages of Elstead and Puttenham in the North Downs in Surrey. We'll head along the River Wey for a short distance then onto Puttenham Common and up to Puttenham itself. We intention to pop into the Good Intent for a pint then head back through fields and woodland to Elstead. Please bring a packed lunch. The pub stop is for drinks only.
: Elstead Green
: From the A3 take the junction with the A283/B3001 and head towards Elstead. On street parking around Elstead Green.
: SU906436
: 51.1850729567764,-0.7036507129669
: 2 Thursley Rd, Elstead, Godalming GU8 6DG, UK
: Andy Nash : 07963 588482
A walk circumnavigating the New Forest village of Burley, famed for its witches. After the walk we'll visit either a pub or a teashop.
: Meet at the free Burley car park upon the heath (not the one in the village centre!)
: The car park is about 300 metres from the village centre, along the road heading south-east towards the A35.
: SU214028
: 50.8248473137123,-1.6972589492798
: Wilverley Rd, Burley, Ringwood BH24, UK
Booking required
: Andy Nash : 07963 588482
By popular request, tonight we're gonna get back on the dancefloor! We've been attending barn dances for years and if you haven't done it before they're always good fun - no experience necessary. I will block-book tickets for anyone who has reserved by Sun 14 April . . . I strongly recommend this as sometimes they sell out. After that you can book online at http://www.shocc.co.uk/, or just turn up on the night and chance it. Standard adult price is £12 but it's £10 for students and £8 for children. Payment is on the door whether you've pre-booked or not. Bring your own drink and nibbles, but water will be available. Let me know if you have any queries.
: The Hilt, Chandlers Ford
: SU432221
: 50.997390077397,-1.3856720924377
: 99A Hiltingbury Rd, Chandler's Ford, Eastleigh SO53 5NP, UK
Booking required
: Peter Cresswell : 07725 981691
The Banff film festival in coming to the Kings Theatre; Portsmouth. They will be showing 7 great adventure films (list here https://www.banff-uk.com/films) and giving away some outdoor prizes! Prices are £14.50 or £13 per person if there are over 6 of us. You can either book yourself, by calling the box office on 02392828282 or through me if we go as a group, just let me know by registering.
: Portsmouth and Southsea station
: PO5 2QJ
: SU641002
: 50.7983811098387,-1.0911936521006
: 89 Commercial Rd, Portsmouth PO1 1BA, UK

Odiham Circular

S Strenuous
: Chris Bradley : 07952 242143
Starting from Hook station, a long walk across some heathland, through woodland but mostly around the fields and villages surrounding Odiham. There are minor ups and downs and the going is generally easy unless it's been raining. Please bring sufficient food and water for the journey. There may be the opportunity to stop in a small number of pubs en route for drinks and loo breaks only.
: Hook station entrance, Platform 1 side.
: If driving, post code is RG27 9HS and follow signs for Hook then station from Junction 5 of the M3. Parking at the station is £2 for all day.
: SU725539
: 51.2801027213413,-0.961660454705
: Station Approach, Hook RG27, UK
Booking required
: Helen : 07913 919030
This will be a three day walk clockwise around the Isle of Wight using the coastal path, a total of 72 miles. The precise details are to be confirmed but the longest walk will be 27 miles from Cowes to Ventor on our first day. We will then walk 25 miles from Ventor to Totland then finally 21 miles from Totland to Cowes. The current plan is that we stay in or near our finish points at Bed and Breakfasts i.e. we carry everything with us. It is therefore an exercise in efficient packing! I have limited it to six for ease of arranging accommodation. Others can join for all or part if they sort their own accommodation but please let me know. We will need to keep to a good pace during the walk so please ensure you are capable! Having done this before, I can offer some guidance on survival and tricks. There are buses of varying frequency as a back up in some places.
: Cowes (This will be altered if everyone else is Portsmouth based)
: Catch 8:45 Red Jet from Southampton Town Quay
: SZ496961
: 50.7626442317723,-1.2970733642578
: 7 The Arcade, Cowes PO31 7RS, UK
: Andy Donovan : 07800 715435
On Saturday 2 June HCC Rights of Way and South Downs National Park are organising a ‘Hit the Trail’ event. This is designed to promote the varying uses of the Meon Valley Trail along the old railway from south of Wickham to West Meon. As part of this we're putting on a short walk along the trail, suitable for new walkers (or experienced walkers looking for a more relaxed day). We're starting after lunch, so just good footwear and a coat are required. We should arrive back in West Meon in time to join in the village fete.
: Car park just off Station Road, West Meon
: The car park is just off Station Road, West Meon.
: SU642236
: 51.0087005051609,-1.0862542487291
: 3 Station Rd, West Meon, Petersfield GU32 1JJ, UK
: Pete Cresswell : 07725 981691
This year the national young ramblers weekend away is being Hosted by the Berkshire Walkers. I attended the last two events in Cardiff and Edinburgh and they were good fun. They need final numbers by January 21st , I will list the relevant links below; please contact them directly if you are interested. Event web page - https://www.berkshirewalkers.co.uk/nyr2018 Groups Facebook Page - https://www.facebook.com/groups/17913796136/permalink/10155319755291137/ Promotional Poster - https://www.berkshirewalkers.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/NYR2018-4-v3.pdf?x79728
: Please refer to links for details
: Please refer to links for details
: SU712724
: 51.4465012944001,-0.9757232666016
: 1 Laud Cl, Reading RG1 6RD, UK
Booking required
: Andy Nash : 07963 588482
A group trip to the picturesque Lake District! We will be staying in two cottages in Bowness-on-Windermere, and taking the opportunity to visit the surrounding lakes and mountains. Although we'll mainly be walking, there may also be opportunities for other outdoor pursuits such as rock-climbing and kayaking. While the programme will be determined by the preferences of the group, please note that walking in the Lake District is generally more demanding than in Hampshire, with steep and potentially rocky slopes. If that's not for you, you're still welcome but may prefer to do your own activities. One of the cottages sleeps 8, the other 6. However, both include a double room so, dependent on who comes, numbers may be reduced to 5 and 7. All other rooms are also for 2: either twin or bunk. The total cost of the cottages is £1161, which I will divide evenly between the number of people. So, for example, with 14 takers it will be £83 each; with 12 it will be £97. I recommend you book quickly to ensure your place. I will send out payment details later but will need the full sum by Easter. Let me know if you have any queries.
: Bowness-on-Windermere
: I'll send final details to participants. Note that the journey time from Hampshire is likely to be at least 6 hours.
: SD400951
: 54.3480223837313,-2.9237598587036
: Greenways, Middle Entrance Dr, Bowness-on-Windermere, Windermere LA23 3JY, UK
: Amy Fowler : 07949 304897
Fancy a challenge? In 2018, we will be embarking on a Midsummer Marathon - walking the Clarendon Way from Salisbury to Winchester. More details to follow....
: Salisbury Railway Station
: SU137301
: 51.0703919718521,-1.8050622940063
: 15 Mill Rd, Salisbury SP2, UK