Next Walk – Sunday 1st Aug 21

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Day & Date of WalkSunday 1st August 2021
Start Time & Place                    (Meet 10 mins before start)Meet in school lay-by at 09.20 to leave for Alton promptly at 09.30    Walk start time as near to 10.00 as possible. If you plan to drive direct to Alton, please let me know to expect you.
LeaderPat Dominey
Leaders’s Contact    Mobile 07870 894739
Distance of walkApproximately 11 miles
Approx Finish Time of walk 16.30 – 17.00 approx, taking lunch and refreshment stops into account
Walk description / difficultyThe 6 hills of Alton A circular walk, with some woodland and some great views in places. Not a very difficult walk, but does require the ability to walk uphill
TerrainMostly tracks / footpaths and some stretches of road / pavement. When last walked paths were not overgrown, but there may now be nettles in some places. Some tree roots in places. There are uphill / downhill slopes, as we negotiate 6 hills; quite a few gates, and 3 or 4 styles. There is one short section of footpath that crosses a busy roundabout on A31, with need to cross to the centre island  and off the opposite side, where care needs to be taken
Number of Styles3 or 4
Distance to startApproximately 16 miles, takes about 30 minutes
Where we are parkingAdjacent to The Butts green, Alton. There is parking on one side on a quiet residential road
Sat Nav Reference 
Directions to start of walkFrom Oakley drive out past The Viables to A339 towards Alton. From Hackwood Rd roundabout, by The Holiday Inn, drive approx 10 miles. Turn right onto Pertuis Avenue. At roundabout under railway bridge, take 1st left onto Butts Rd. After approx 300yds, turn left to park adjacent to the green.
Where we can eat/drink        (If applicable)Plan is to stop for a short refreshment break during the morning and to have a picnic lunch in Anstey Park at around 12.45, depending on pace of walk.  It is then a short walk to Holybourne, where we hope to stop for a drink at The White Hart, before walking the last two hills.
Other notesThere is always the risk of slips / trips when walking. Each walker is responsible for their own safety when walking on paths / roads, following the guidance of the walk leader. Recommend that you wear walking shoes / boots It is the responsibility of each individual to wear appropriate clothing and footwear, to maintain safe distancing while walking and to provide own alcoholbased hand gel.
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