HWC local walks 2003

This contains details of all the local walks we have planned for this year. These are typically arranged at a weekend or in the evening after work, and are normally not far from Hursley.

Anybody, whether a club member or not, is welcome to come along on these walks, but please do contact the organiser or club secretary first.

To keep things tidy I have split these into two sections:


Weekend walks

These walks will be added to as the season progresses.
DateTime LocationMeeting pointParking Go/no-go decision Pub stop? Organiser and contact Description
Sun 4 May Avebury-Stonehenge (Wiltshire) NoNo Mark Morai Sponsored walk (26 miles) in aid of Wiltshire Wildlife Trust.
Sun 18 May Between Botley and Winchester NoNo Mark Morai This is a sponsored walk organised by Wessex Walks, in aid of Save the Children.
Sun 29 June10.30 Fritham, New Forest The Royal Oak PHCar park next to the pub By 18:00 the previous day.Lunch at the Forester's Arms, Frogham Alasdair Paton, phone 0780 3282 714 on the day Walking through forest and across heathland, generally on good paths. Walk is about 11 miles. Lunch will be at the Forester's Arms, Frogham.
Sun 20 July10.30 Old Winchester Hill, Meon valley near Exton and Bishop's Waltham English Nature car park grid ref SU648210, can be tricky to find!See meeting point By 18:00 the previous day.Yes, lunch stop at The Shoe, Exton Alasdair Paton, phone 247312
Call 0780 3282 714 on the day.
This is a really scenic walk, with one quite steep climb at the end. There is a chance of a pub lunch at The Shoe, Exton.
Sun 17 Aug10.00 start note time Lockerley - Farley Mount and back again Justine's house, Lockerley Green (contact Justine for details) Contact Justine for details Call Justine 01794 342484 if you can't make it. Yes, in Farley email: Justine Grose/UK/IBM or justine_grose@uk.ibm.com or phone 246916 (01962 816916) About 12 miles walking on pleasant paths around the Test Valley and surrounding area.
Sun 24 Aug10:00 Horsbridge to Broughton and back, Test Valley The John O'Gaunt pub, Horsbridge. Grid ref SU345304Public car park opposite the pub Let Diana know by Friday afternoon if you are coming, she will contact you in case of cancellationYes, at the Tally-Ho PH, Broughton Diana Ashworth
diana_ashworth@uk.ibm.com
Phone 01962-815876
A walk across chalk downs and along part of the Test Way, about 7 miles.
Sun 21 Dec10:00 at Denise's house, 10:15 at Pepperbox Hill car park From Pepperbox Hill to Downton, and back Denise's house (Sherfield English) or Pepperbox Hill car park Parking at Pepperbox Hill Contact Denise before the day, she will contact you in case of cancellationRoast lunch in The White Horse PH, Tea at Denise's afterwards Denise Haverty
denise_haverty@hotmail.com
Phone 01794 884282 or 07966 013 697 on the day
Contact Denise for details of the walk.
Some other walks are listed below but have no date in plan - yet.
Dorset somewhere, Justine Grose
Part of the Clarendon Way (Salisbury-Winchester), Justine Grose
From Old Sarum, Salisbury to the north
SometimeCancelled Breamore, incorporating the Mizmaze. Car park near Breamore House and Countryside Museum See meeting point By 09:00 on the day. Call 07711-059139 if unable to make it No, bring your own lunch - but there is a tea shop at the end of the walk Denise Fenwick/UK/IBM or 314985
denise_fenwick@uk.ibm.com or 01256-344985
9-13 miles. The walk runs across lush water meadows and up the chalk slops of the Avon Valley. The Mizmaze is a chalk carving, of deisputed origins, on top of the hill behind Breamore House.


Evening walks

As well as all-day walks throughout the year, we have a series of evening walks through the summer, from early June to late August. The general format is a 1.5-2 hour walk (3-5 miles) with an evening meal afterwards in a local pub. These are still being arranged; if you have suggestions for good walks within 20 miles of Hursley please let the secretary know and we'll try to include them. If the weather turns nasty, there is a chance these may be cancelled; see the "go/no-go decision" information for details.

DateTime LocationMeeting pointParking Go/no-go decision Pub stop? Organiser and contact Description
Wed 4 June19.00 Minstead, New Forest The Trusty Servant PH, Minstead Alasdair Paton Stroll through the Forest and past the Rufus Stone.
Thu 19 June19.00 Bighton, nr. Alresford Start from The Three Horseshoes PH, pub tel. 01962-732859 At pub, in lane by phone box or in village hall By 18:00 on the day. Call 07711-059139 if unable to make itYes, afterwards Denise Fenwick/UK/IBM or 314985
01256-344985
An easy walk in this remote part of East Hampshire. Bighton is a pretty village with some splended old houses.
Wed 25 June19.00 Longstock, nr. Stockbridge. Just off the A3057 (Stockbridge to Andover) road. The Peat Spade PH, Longstock. grid ref. SU360371 Pub car parkWednesday morning, call Denise's mobile if you cannot make it Yes, food until 21:00 in The Peat Spade Denise Haverty
phone: 01794 884282
mobile: 07966 013697
Along tracks and bridleways across open country and farmland in the Test Valley
Wed 9 July19.00 Timsbury, nr. Romsey - take the A3057 towards Stockbridge The Bear and Ragged Staff PH, on A3057 Pub car parkBy 17.00 on the day, call 0780 3282714 if you can't make it Yes, food in pub afterwards Alasdair Paton Along the sides of the Test Valley, passing near Mottisfont Abbey
Mon 28 July19.00 Tichborne, nr. Alresford (off A31, 5 miles east of Winchester) Tichborne Arms PH, Tichborne nr. Alresford (grid ref. SU572304) Pub car parkBy 17:00 on the day; for last minute enquiries call mobile 07968 282980Yes, food in pub afterwards John and Mary Timms Walking along the Itchen valley
Wed 6 August19.00 Romsey town centre The Old House at Home PH, on Love Lane. This is just next to the new Waitrose. Public car park near pub (free after 4pm)17:00 on the day Food in The Sun Inn, Romsey after the walk Hazel Fix Easy walking along paths beside the river Test
note change: Thu 14 August19.00 Upham, nr. Bishop's Waltham (Brushmaker's Arms) The Brushmaker's Arms, Upham (pub phone 01489-860231) park by the duckpond, not the pub18:00 on the day. Call 07711-059139 if unable to make it.Yes, food afterwards in the Brushmaker's Denise Fenwick/UK/IBM or 314985
01256-344985
Upham is a pretty, isolated village surround by peaceful rolling countryside. Walking along farmland paths, wide tracks and quiet village lanes, all with sunspoilt views. One steep climb near the end, so it meets the criteria for the HWC!
Thu 21 August18:30 - note earlier time Sparsholt, nr. Winchester The Plough PH, SparsholtParking at the pubBy 17:00 on the day Yes, food in the pub afterwards Diana Ashworth
diana_ashworth@uk.ibm.com
Phone 01962-815876
About 5 miles around woodland and country paths above Winchester
Other walks TBD - suggested destinations below, no dates yet
From Hursley Justine Grose or Hazel Fix
Somewhere in the New Forest (southern part) Alasdair Paton

If you want to go on one of the above walks, contact the organiser for details.


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