Next Walk – Sat 1st Dec, new details

Dear Ramblers

Please see the below message received from Karen regarding her walk on Saturday 1st December.


Hi All


I did Saturdays walk today (Wednesday 28th), rather damp and blustery, good news there was surprisingly little mud. Some of the stiles were a bit slippery though.


If anyone fancies a shorter walk it is 2 miles to Chawton where there is a coffee shop (shut today though) and a pub which is open all day. So a 4 mile round trip. There is one stile just before Chawton and the walking is nice and easy.




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Next Walk – Saturday 1st December 2018

Date of Walk 1/12/18 (Saturday)
Leaders Karen Mackrill
Contact Details 780466  07503718646
Distance to start 18 miles
Where we are parking Car park beside A32 just north of Farringdon. It’s marked with a P sign but looks like a car park. Not overly big so car sharing would be good.
Where we can eat/drink Nothing being organised, I need to get back

Golden Pheasant pub – 300m south along pavement beside main road into Lower Farringdon. I’ve not been there.

Distance of walk  6 miles
Where we will walk Farringdon, Chawton

It is a truth universally acknowledged that a good walk in country air will do wonders for the mind and the body in equal measure.  This walk visits the village where Jane Austen lived during her last eight years. En route you go through wonderfully long green meadows next to the Caker stream to pass through another village that Jane knew well, with several surprises

Terrain Fairly flat easy walking
Stiles Several (I forgot to count!)
Where walk was found
Map used Explorer 133 (Petersfield)
Map reference of start point
Sat Nav Reference GU34 3DH
Directions Alton Rd, after 10 miles take right fork – Pertuis Ave, A339. At roundabout with brown tourist signs for Jane Austins house, fork left onto A32 (Fareham). After 1 ¼ mile, in trees, immediately after 30 mph sign, park on the right off-road
Other notes From walk instructions: A small – medium could manage the stiles but there are a large number of sheep in the fields.


Will need a volunteer for a back marker please!

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 Post Christmas Walk and Lunch to the Queen, Dummer – 27th Dec 2018

Dear Ramblers,

                              Post Christmas Walk and Lunch to the Queen, Dummer

I know it is a little early to be thinking about after Christmas, but looking ahead I realise we need to get organised for our traditional post Christmas walk to the Queen at Dummer on Thursday 27th December.  This walk tends to run itself and we don’t usually have an official leader, but I am happy to co-ordinate the lunch orders.  I have booked a table for 1.15pm for ten people at this stage but numbers can be adjusted as necessary.

Could you please let me know by Friday 23rd November if you intend to come on this walk and what you would like to order to eat if you are staying for lunch.  The menu can be found on the Queen website

Everyone is welcome to join us, including any family/friends you may have staying with you.  Some may not wish to walk but would just join us for lunch, others walk to the pub and organise a lift home, whilst some energetic people walk both ways!  It is a very flexible and enjoyable occasion and good for getting out in the fresh air and walking off some of the excesses of the previous two days!

We will leave the school lay-by at the later than usual start time of 11a.m.

I look forward to hearing from you and hope we get our usual good turn out.

Best Wishes,

Chris Williams

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AGM – New Committee Members


Dear Ramblers,


Advanced Notice of A.G.M. and Request for New Committee Members.


At the request of the current committee I am writing to give you advanced notice that our A.G.M. will be held on Monday 11th February 2019 at St. Leonard’s centre.

Those of you who were at the last A.G.M. may remember that our current Chairperson, Jonathan Rouse gave notice that he will be standing down from the role of Chairperson after having served in this capacity for five years.  We will therefore be looking for a new chairperson next year and so I am writing to ask you all to consider putting your name forward.  The position is not an onerous one.  It simply needs someone willing to chair our small committee who hold meetings three or four times a year in committee member’s houses.  Meetings usually take between one and two hours and the business is very straightforward. As a committee we also have a BBQ after our August meeting which is a great social occasion when spouses are also invited.

It would also be much appreciated if we could have some more members willing to be on the committee. The future of Oakley Ramblers Club very much depends on its members being willing to take a small part in its organisation.  So please give this some serious consideration and let me or one of the committee know if you are prepared to stand in either capacity.


We look forward to hearing from lots of volunteers!


Chris Williams

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