List of Walks and Meeting Points

GR=Grid Ref;      PC=Post Code;   CP=Car Park

With Southampton's oldest walking group ( probably )

86 years old and still going strong - every weekend

Walk This Way

Notes for Walkers:

  • Except where otherwise stated, all rambles will involve travel by car to the starting point of the ramble. If a member needs a lift then please contact the leader at least TWO DAYS before the event
  • The leader will be at the designated starting point unless prevented by severe weather conditions. If walkers are uncertain about the weather, they should contact the leader in the first instance
  • Own picnic lunch, or tea, including any drinks should be carried as required
  • We regret that dogs cannot be accommodated, due to difficulties with livestock
  • Please ensure that you are fit for the distance, including some hills and stiles. Do wear the appropriate gear – warm clothing, stout walking boots, and wet weather gear are recommended
  • There will be mud, so keep spare shoes or clothes in your car for your return
  • Some walks start at National Trust car parks or National Trust houses (marked NT).  So if you have a current NT card please bring this with you
  • Some walks are one-way, ie return to start by bus.  This is generally shown on the walks programme.  If you do have a bus pass bring this with you, otherwise some change for the fare
  • Members joining the activities do so at their own risk

November 2017

Saturday 11th November - Ramble
Meet & Start 10:00am         Pepperbox Hill CP

GR: 212248        PC: SP5 3QL
Circular, Whelpley Farm, Whiteparish,

Alderstone Farm. 7 miles.  Hills.

Sunday 19th November - Ramble
Meet & Start 10:00am      Spearywell CP

GR: 315277      PC: SO51 0LS.
Circular, Lockerly Hall Park, Holbury Mill.

8 miles (Some stiles)

Saturday 25th November - Ramble.
Meet & Start 10:00am      Abbots Well

GR: 478829       PC: SP6 2JD
Circular, Hart Hill, Great Cockley Plain, Pitts Wood. 7 miles (Some stiles and hills)

December 2017

Sunday 3rd December - Ramble
Meet & Start 10:00am    Park: Exit Road, Calshot

GR: 477012      PC: SO45 1BY.
Circular, Ashlet Creek, Badminston Common

5 miles

Saturday 9th December - Ramble
Meet & Start 10:00am       Cheesefoot Head CP

GR:529278       PC: SO21 1HW
Circular, Fawley Down, Gander Down, 8 miles

Saturday 17th December - Ramble.

Meet & Start 10:00am       Kilmeston

GR:  590259    PC:SO24 0NW (approx)
Circular, Dean Farm, Gorsewood, Wheeley Down.

7 miles .

Tuesday 26th December - Boxing Day Ramble.
Meet & Start 10:15am   

Park in layby near St Mary's Church, Hound.

G.R. 472087    P.C. SO31 5FU (nearest point)
Circular, Hound, Royal Victoria Country Park.

5 miles . (Some stiles)

January 2018

Monday 1st January - New Years Day Ramble
Meet & Start 10:30am     Swanmore Village Hall G.R.573159 P.C. SO32 2PF
Circular, The Moors, Suetts Farm,

Jervis Court Farm. 5 miles.

Sunday 7th January - Ramble.
Meet & Start 10:00am   Abbotstone Down C.P.

G.R. 585361 P.C. SO24 9DT.
Circular, Abbotstone Village, Old Alresford, Oxdrove Way. 6 miles (Some stiles & hills).

Saturday 13th January - Ramble
Meet & Start 10:00am     Kilmeston

G.R. 590259 P.C. SO24 0NR (nearesr point)
Circular, Beauworth, Bramdean Common,

Hinton Ampner. 8 miles.

Sunday 21st  January - Ramble.
Meet & Start 10:00am   Micheldever Wood CP

G.R.  530368   P.C.N/A  Approach via A33, north of  Kingsworthy, on road to "Totford" labelled "Main Road"

Circular walk taking in East Stratton, Micheldever and Butcher's Copse.   7 miles.

Saturday 27th January - Ramble.
Meet & Start 10:00am     Portchester Castle C.P.

G.R. 625047 P.C. PO16 9QN.
Circular, Fort Nelson ( coffee stop ), Downend.

9 miles (Some hills).