Next Walk – Sunday 10th March – (Change to published walks diary)

The next walk will be on Sunday 10th March 2019.

This is in place of the Avon Valley walk scheduled to take place on Saturday 16th March which has been re-scheduled to Saturday 13th April. 

An updated version of the walks diary will be published in the near future.


Word doc version of walk details – Yew Tree Ridge 10.03.19

Map –Yew Tree Ridge Map 10.03.19

Date of Walk Sunday 10th Mar 2019 – Meet 9.50 for 10.00am start at Oakley school lay-by.  Please advise Peter & Pauline if going straight to the start
Leaders Pauline & Peter Shead
Contact Details 01256 781011 – Mobiles 07775 870230 & 07831 307000
Distance to start  18 Miles
Where we are parking Winchester Park & Ride Car Park Garnier Rd, Winchester, SO23 9BN
Where we can eat/drink The King Charles Pub, Kingsworthy

Note: Please let us know if you intend eating and we will book a table. (Note: As this is a relatively long walk we will be booking the table at 3:30pm)

Distance of walk 7.5 miles
Where we will walk Past St Cross Hospital, along Whiteshute ridge, up Yew tree Hill, down to Shawford, along Itchen Navigation Way, and finally up & down St Catherines Hill (optional) & back to car park
Terrain This is a fairly demanding walk along well defined footpaths. It includes three hills, (Whiteshute Ridge, Yew Tree Hill & St Catherine’s Hill), however this does mean there are a lot of good views!

Total Ascent over 3 hills – 244 metres (Max elevation 105m)

Stiles None
Where walk was found Local Knowledge
Map used OS Explorer 132
Map reference of start point
Sat Nav Reference SO23 9NP
Other notes We plan to stop at The Bridge Inn, Shawford for a short rest, a “swift half” & a comfort stop. (Just over half way)
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