Calendar Update

Richard has asked me to send out a quick calendar update to confirm that the walk scheduled on the weekend 21/22nd August will take place on Sunday 22nd August. Details to follow nearer the time.

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Next Walk – Sunday 1st Aug 21

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DescriptionInformation
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 Detailspat.dominey152@icloud.com    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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ORC – Offer of gaiters & map case

Roy has been asked to offer two sets of gaiters and one map case to anyone who could use them.

If you would like any of them please email Roy on mroyyeoman@gmail.com asap

Thank you

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Payment of 2021 Subscriptions

Dear Members 

Payment of 2021 Subscriptions

As 2020 was in lockdown for most of the year due to Covid Oakley Ramblers were only able to arrange 8 walks during the whole year.   

With so few walks completed and very little financial outgoings it was agreed at the AGM held on 8th February 2021 that subscription fees would be suspended until June 2021 and the amount then payable would only be £2.50 per person. 

These fees are now due, so please could you pay your subscriptions for 2021 preferably by:  

Bank transfer into the club account: 

Oakley Ramblers Club – Sort code: 09-01-55, Account No: 59292082  and mark the payment with the reference “Subs” and your name. 

Or by cheque, made payable to Oakley Ramblers, or in cash, both of which can be posted through my letterbox at 25 Lyde Close, Oakley, RG23 7AW. 

Please also email me at Carolyn_currie2000@yahoo.co.uk to inform me of your payment. 

Any new members joining Oakley Ramblers will however be required to pay the normal annual subscription of £5.00.  

Walking out in the countryside proved a very popular pass time during lockdown and the 4 walks held so far this year have been enjoyed by those who attended, so we hope very much that you will renew your membership and continue to enjoy walking with the Club. 

Kind Regards 

Carolyn Currie 

Treasurer 

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