Hooray for the Commonwealth!

List of Walks and Meeting Points

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

£=parking fee         S=Stiles                H=Hills

With Southampton's oldest walking group ( probably )

87 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


Saturday 8th September Ramble
Meet and Start 10.00 am

Spearywell CP
GR:   316275    PC: SO51 0LS
Circular Dunbridge, Mottisfont. 6 miles. S

Sunday 16th September Ramble
Meet and Start 10.00 am

GR 582286 PC SO24 0PZ
Circular. Wayfarers Walk, Tichbourne, Cheriton Mill.

6.25 miles S

Note:     two walks this weekend !!

Saturday 22nd September Ramble
[Walk with our visitors from Canada- see Newsletter]
Meet and Start 10.00 am

East Meon Allotments CP
GR 678222 PC GU32 1PF
Circular Whitewood Farm, Sustainability Centre, Small Down. 8 miles. S & H

Sunday 23rd September Ramble
[Walk with our visitors from Canada-see Newsletter]
Meet and Start 10.30 am

Cliff Top CP, Milford on Sea

Parking (£) + Toilets at start
GR:  SZ 277918    PC: SO41 0NS
Out and Back. Keyhaven, Lymington Sea Wall. 7 miles
[Canadian visitors continue along sea wall to Lymington)

Sunday 30th September Ramble
Meet and Start 10.00 am

Hatchet Farm CP
GR:   369016      PC: SO42 7WA
Circular Frame Heath Inclosure, Bishops Dyke, Pig Bush. 8 miles


Saturday 6th October 2018 Anniversary Rambles
A Ramble:
Meet and Start 10.00 am

Boltons Bench Upper CP
GR 307080 PC SO43 7BA
Circular Parkhill Inclosure, Bolderford Bridge, Clayhill. 10 miles

B Ramble:
Meet and start as above, Circular Clayhill, Holmhill Passage. 5 miles

Saturday 13th October 2018 Ramble
Meet and start 10.00 am

Shawford Lower CP
GR 471249 PC SO21
Circular Itchen Navigation, St Cross Compton. 6 miles

15th October 2018 Group Holiday
(see newsheet for details)

Sunday 21st October 2018 Ramble
Meet and start 10.30 am

Whitehill CP (on B3051 twixt Whitchurch and Kingsclere)  GR 516565 PC RG26 5UD
Circular around Cottington Transmitter. Watership Down Kingsclere, Hannington 7.8 miles

Saturday 27th October 2018 Ramble
Meet and start 10.15 am

St Mary Bourne Rec Ground CP
Gr 422503 PC SP11 6BW
Circular Stoke Hill, Stoke. 7 miles S & H


Sunday 4th November 2018 Ramble
Meet and start 10.00 am

Warsash Road CP
GR 494062 PC SO31 9HW
Circular Brownwich , Warsash 9 miles

Saturday 10th November 2018 Ramble
Meet and start 10.00 am

Exton (road side parking off A32)
GR 617213 PC SO32 3NU
Circular Meonstoke, Old Winchester Hill, Exton. S&H

Sunday 18th November 2018 Ramble

(with Hythe Walkers)
Meet and Start 10.00 am

Exit Road Calshot.

(CP at Calshot is fee paying but free round the back!)
GR 477012 PC SO45 1BY
Circular Ashlet Creek, Badminston Common. 5 miles 

(If footbridge is closed then via Stanswood) 5miles

Saturday 24th November 2018 Ramble
Meet and start 10.00 am

Lower Lane CP, Bishops Waltham £
GR 553176 PC SO32 1EY
Circular Bishops Waltham, Dundridge, Swanmore. 6 Miles


Sunday 2nd December 2018 Ramble
Meet and Start 10.00 am

Marwell Zoo CP
GR 506215 PC SO21 1JH
Circular Hurst Farm, Owlesbury, Horsham Copse.

8.5 miles. S

Saturday 8th December 2018 Ramble
Meet and Start 10.00 am

Cheriton. Road-side parking near Village Hall
GR 583286 PC SO24 0PZ
Circular Wayfarers Walk, Cheriton,Tichborne.

6 miles S & H

Sunday 16th December 2018 Ramble
Meet and Start 10.00 am

The Moot Downton
GR 182212 PC SP5 3JP
Circular Water Meadows, Trafalgar House,

Old Railway Line 6 miles

Tuesday 18th December 2018 Christmas Lunch
(see newsletter for details)

Wednesday 26th December 2018 Boxing Day Ramble
Meet and Start 10.15 am

Whitefield Moor CP
GR 274026 PC SO42 7QD
Circular Hincheslea Wood, Wilverley Plain,

Markway Inclosure. 6 miles

January 2019
( Hooray, another year's fabulous walking! )

Tuesday 1st January 2019 New Years Day Ramble

Meet and start 10.30 am

Pay and Display CP South Street, Emsworth.

(£1 / or free Bank Holiday?)
GR 749056 PC PO10 7EE
There and Back. Wayfarers Way, Solent Way.

Royal Oak P.H. Langstone 4.5 miles

Saturday 5th January 2019 Ramble
Meet and start 10.00 am

Park in layby, opposite the "Bear & Ragged Staff PH
GR 335258 PC SO51 0LB
Circular Michelmersh Wood, Lower Brook, Mottisfont, Kimbridge. 4.25 miles   H+ 1 steep descent

Sunday 13th January 2019 Ramble
Meet and start 10.00 am

Bramdean Common
GR 627294 PC SO24 0JL
Circular Ropley, Merryfield Farm,

Gypsy Church   8 miles S+

Saturday 19th January 2019 Ramble
Meet and Start 10.00 am

Pepperbox Hill
GR 211248 PC SP5 2QD
Circular Whelpley Farm, Blaxwell Farm,

Dean Hill 8 miles H+

Sunday 27th January 2019

Jeans walk    (TBA)