Section members enjoy a choice of two walks of varying lengths each week, together with a yearly programme of social events and coach trips. Participation in all activities including leading walks is actively encouraged.
Weekly Wednesdays @ 10:00 hrs
RAMBLING & AMBLING
SOCIAL EVENT – None at the present time.
Full detail & dates of Social events and Walks are available from the R & A desk on Friday morning, or on the Notice board at Greystones.
New members always welcome to our friendly group.
NEXT WALKING EVENTS APRIL 2019
AMBLES- Contact – Trish: - Walks begin at 10am unless stated otherwise. Please ring walk leader with any queries.
Wed. 3rd. - Canadian War Memorial C.P. Ref: 240/093 [Bolderwood C.P.] Leaders: Trish & David
Travel along A35 and turn Left at Bolderwood & Rhinefield Crossroads Junction towards Bolderwood.
After approx. 2.5 miles park at Bolderwood C.P. on your Right - opposite Deer Sanctuary.
Some hills: Approx. 3.75miles : Toilets.:
Wed.10th. - Beachern Wood: C.P. Ref: 284/026: Leaders: Linda & Francis
Travel along A35 and turn Right at Bolderwood & Rhinefield Crossroads Junction into Rhinefield Ornamental Drive. Pass Blackwater C.P. on left and continue for approx. a further 2.4miles to find Beachern Wood C.P. on LEFT. Fairly Level: Wood & Heathland: Approx. 3.5 miles:
Wed. 17th. - Bog Bashers Boogle - Hincheslea Bog. Lawn, Five Thorns & Hincheslea Moor.
Horseshoe Bottom: C.P. Ref: 262/005: Leader: David
Turn Left off A35 at Holmsley Tea Rooms and then at ’T’ junction turn Right towards Brockenhurst.
Take Right fork towards Sway just before Wilverly Plain. C.P. is about 2/3rd mile on left. Open valley and moorland walk with good views. Could be muddy if wet: Approx: 3.5 miles.
Wed 24th A Happy and Sunny Easter to All.
As there is no walk scheduled on Wednesday 24 April, weather permitting I will be doing a walk with Bob from Holmsley Walk car park at 10.00am and you are welcome to join us.[ It is NOT part of the HCA programme.]
Directions: Holmsley Walk CP (map ref 210/993). Take A35 to pass East Close Hotel on right. Turn left at next road and then shortly turn right into Forest Road. CP approx 1 mile on right at bend. Please share transport if possible - if the CP is full it is possible to park on side of road.
This is a fairly level moorland and woodland walk with good views but the woodland paths can be muddy if we have rain - approx 3 miles.
It will be a walk and talk about the gypsies of the New Forest and we will be going to the old gypsy encampment via Magpie Green and then visiting the gypsy church at Thorney Hill. I have arranged with Jenny Miles, the parish administrator, for her to open the church especially for us. It is a baroque arts and crafts type church and both the church and graveyard are very unusual. Inside there is a magnificent mural by Phoebe Traquair depicting scenes and people from the New Forest in addition to science and literary figures.
RAMBLES – Contact - Nigel Hicks. - Walks start at 10.00hrs and are about 5 miles, unless otherwise stated
Wed 3rd - Parkhill and Denney Inclosures, Lyndhurst. Meet Clayhill Heath CP, Ref 302/062
Leader - Steve Godley
On A337 Brockenhurst to Lyndhurst; from Lyndhurst on left 0.5 miles south of The Crown Stirrup Inn; from Brockenhurst on right 2 miles north of Balmer Lawn Hotel. Entrance not obvious especially from Lyndhurst. Watch for informal layby opposite.
Wed 10th - Wick Meadows, Old Council Tip & Hengisbury Head: Leader - Nigel Hicks.
Meet - Wick Lane CP (free before 1 April) (Toilets) Ref 152/922, or on roadside before CP.
From Christchurch bypass main roundabout past Waitrose take 2nd exit. Then 1st exit at next roundabout. Over Tuckton Bridge turn immediately L into Wick Lane. CP on LHS.
Wed 17th - Bolderwood Old Oaks Leader - Nigel Hicks : Meet Knightwood Oak CP, Ref 264/063.
Take A35 towards Lyndhurst and turn L on to Bolderwood Drive. CP few hundred yds on LHS. (This walk passes the centuries old Knightwood & Eagle Oak Trees.)
Wed 24th - Sixpenny Handley Bluebell Walk – START 1015 hrs Allow just under 1 hour journey time.
Leaders - Carol & Terry Eden
Meet in front of Roebuck Inn, (now sadly closed) in centre of village. Park in the High St or side roads close by. Postcode SP55NR, OS Map 118 Ref 996/173:
~On A31 just west of Ringwood take offslip onto the B3081 to & thro’ Verwood. After passing Crane Valley Golf Club on LHS & ignoring L turn for Woodlands turn next L by cottage. Continue to T junction & turn R onto the B3078 to Cranborne. In 0.7 miles turn L back onto the B3081 signposted ‘Shaftesbury.’ In 0.7 miles at next T junction turn R into Parsonage Lane B3081 & continue for 3.4 miles to roundabout on the A354. Take 2nd exit to Sixpenny Handley 0.9 miles.