Next Walk – Friday 23rd Oct 2020

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Date of walkFriday 23rd October 2020
LeadersLynn Martin  
Contact details01256 324050  
Distance to start18 miles (30 minutes) Crondall is just off the A287 Farnham Road after the Odiham by pass.  
Where we are parking and startingStarting from The Plume of Feathers GU10 5NT (we have been given permission to park there, just checked).  Meet at 10.15 am to start the walk at 10.30 am.
Where we can eat/drinkI have booked a table for 6 for 1 pm, but if there are more wishing to stay for lunch then I will have to book a further table so please let me know in good time.  If you look at their website you will have an indication of food served and prices.  It doesn’t mention sandwiches on the website, but Chris and I both had excellent sandwiches, and they have real ale.
Distance of walk5 miles / 8km  
Where we will walkWe will begin in Crondall, walking past Crondall Church of All Saints, one of the greatest in Hampshire, and we will pass the twin peaks of Horsedown Common which has a trig pillar on top. 
Terrain It’s classed as ‘easy walking’ but we did find a few boggy bits, so wear your boots.
Where walk was found 
Map usedOS Explorer Map 144  
Map reference of start point 
Sat Nav ReferenceGU10 5NT
Other Please let me know if you are planning to come on the walk so that we can wait if you are a few minutes late
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Walk – Sat 17th Oct 2020

Note – The next walk is Sunday 11th but sending out details in advance in order to give maximum notice

Circular walk from Ecchinswell via Burghclere

Date Saturday 17th October

Meet at 10.15 

Meeting place  Ecchinswell Village Hall CP to avoid a gathering in Centre of Oakley. Post code – RG20 4UB 

Walk will start at 10.30

Walk leaders – Pat Dominey & Carolyn Currie, if more than 6 walkers, will eat in separate groups

Leaders’s contact details are 07870894739 (call or text), 01256 780588 or

Distance of walk – just over 7 miles

Finish Time of walk – 3.30pm approx, depending on stop time at The Carpenters Arms in Burghclere. 

Walk description / difficulty – relatively easy walking, mostly on footpaths. Short stretch on road in Burghclere.  

Terrain – some uneven path with tree roots, some grass paths, part of walk along disused rail route 

Number of Stiles – at least 2 but forgot to count them

Distance to start – 12miles, approx 25 mins

Directions to start from Oakley – Via Overton, drive towards Kingsclere on B3051. On reaching Kingsclere, turn left just past 30mph sign, then left over bridge onto Bear Hill; right at T junction Then left at next T junction onto Ecchinswell Road. Follow this road for several minutes, approaching Ecchinswell  drive past river on your left as the road bends right, over small bridge then turn right at T junction. Village Hall is on left, just past school, opposite War Memorial. 

Sat Nav Reference: RG20 4UB

Plan is to stop for lunch at Carpenters Arms, Burghclere at approx 12.30. Limited menu currently but was very good when we tried it out. 

Will need to book spaces for lunch, so please let Pat know if you are planning to walk & have drinks / lunch. 

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Walk leaders required for Jan – March 2021

As the current walks diary only goes up to the end of 2020 we would like to add additional dates to take us until after the AGM in February when a new diary will be created. (AGM is planned for Monday 8th Feb 2021)

If you are able to lead any of the walks on the proposed dates shown below please email (Note: these are proposed dates so if you would like to lead a walk on a different day please just let us know)

Saturday 16th or Sunday 17th January 2021

Wednesday 27th January 2021

Sunday 21st February 2021

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Updated Walk Guidelines

Dear Ramblers,

We are very pleased to be able to announce a relaxation of the restrictions to numbers on walks.  Following new government guidelines, The Ramblers Association and HF Holidays are allowing groups of up to 30 people on walks now.  Since our usual numbers on a walk tend to be less than 20 the committee feel there is no longer a requirement to limit our numbers or book a place with the leaders beforehand, so we can return to our usual practice – hooray!

Members may now make their own decisions about whether they wish to car share and join a group for a post walk drink or meal.  So, it’s business as usual from now on.  Let’s hope that the situation allows this to continue.  Hopefully we can all enjoy some great walks together in the next few months.

Pat has very kindly offered to lead an additional walk on 17th October which will be about 8 miles. More details will follow nearer the time.  Here is the revised timetable of walks for the remainder of this year.  If anyone else feels like adding a walk that would be great.  Just let me know.

Thank you for your patience during what has been a frustrating time for us all.

Best Wishes










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