HWC local walks 2018

This page 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.  Lengths and distances vary widely, from short strolls of only 2-3 miles to extended hikes of 20+ miles, but the height gained during a day is normally less than on our 'away' trips to places like the Lakes, Wales and Scotland.

Our evening walks are the most regular of these.  Typically they are about 3-5 miles across local countryside, starting and finishing at a pub, with dinner afterwards.  They normally start at 7pm but there are occasional exceptions - see below for details.  If you are on the club distribution list, you will get notified about all of these.  Please contact the organiser before turning up, to check it's still happening and also to make arrangements for dinner!

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

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

Weekend walks

Date Time Location Meeting point Parking Go/no-go decision Pub stop? Organiser and contact Description

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.

Date Time Location Meeting point Parking Go/no-go decision Pub stop? Organiser and contact Description
Ashurst, New Forest
The Happy Cheese Pub

Di Williams and Alan Prescott
Please reply by 18/6/18 17:00

Brushmakers Arms

Stephen Cocks

West Tytherley Black Horse Pub

Justine & Mark.Please email Justine at justine_grose@hotmail.com if you intend to join the walk by 17:00 on Tuesday 3rd July and whether you will be staying to eat after. Meals to be ordered before we head out. This walk passes through the Norman Court Stud and school before crossing fields and passing through Bentley Wood. 
The White Lion, http://www.thewhitelionwherwell.co.uk/ Yes

Please email Stephen at sjc.walks@btinternet.com no later than 5.00pm Tuesday 10th July and also let Stephen know if you wish to eat afterwards. Post Code SP11 7JF
Grid Reference SU388408
Lat/Long  N51.166002,  W1.4449633
The Bell, 12 West Street, Alresford, SO24 9AT (Tel: 01962 732429)  Yes (See description)

Please contact Justine Grose at justine_grose@hotmail.com or on 075 6594 8066 by 17:00 on Tuesday 17th if you'd like to join the walk and confirm if you are staying on for food. Meals to be ordered before we head out. Parking: The Bell does not have a car park but there is on street parking in West Street or round the corner in Broad Street. Alternatively there is parking at the station down Station Road opposite the pub.
Route: We will walk out by the watercress beds, through the countryside round Alresford and back along the river. The walk covers approximately 6 km
Colden Common
The Rising Sun, Spring Lane, Colden Common, SO21 1SB. Tel: 01962 711954 Yes

John & Mary Timms.Please contact me at marytimms@hotmail.com or on 07974 781 468 by Sunday 22nd if you'd like to join the walk and confirm if you are staying on for food. Meals to be ordered before we head out. Here's the menu http://www.therisingsuncc.co.uk/food The walk covers approximately 6 km to the South of Colden Common.
Brook, New Forest
Green Dragon

Kate & Tom

Emery Down, New Forest
New Forest Inn at Emery Down

Di Williams & Alan Prescott. Please contact Di directly(diwilliams69@hotmail.com) letting her know if you want to eat before hand. Please let her know before Monday 6th Aug

Meet at the Tally Ho! in Broughton (SO20 8AA). Yes, in road

David & Vicky Reynolds. Please tell David  if you wish to attend by Wednesday morning at d.reynolds888@btinternet.com
If you need to contact David & Vicky on the day  01794 301216, mobile (but don't expect it to work very well): 07800 516197. Please pre-order food before the walk.
A circular walk (not on the Downs this time so no sheep to count)
Farmers Home, Durley, Southampton (SO32 2BT) Yes. In pub car park.

Geoff & Jane Judd.Please e-mail me at geoff.judd97@gmail.com by the end of Sunday 19th August if you would like to come and whether you will be eating after the walk. My contact number on the night is 07789 582377. Please pre-order food before the walk.  A 3 mile circular walk across fields, through woods and along quiet country lanes.

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

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