Next Walk – Sunday 20th October 2019 – Binsted

Link to word doc:V&S walk 20 October 2019 Binsted

Date of walk Sunday      20 October 2019

Meet in the Car Park at 9.50 am for a 10 am start. Please advise Sandy  if going straight to the start

Leaders Sandy and Veronica Steele
Contact details 01256 780849 (or mobile 07789716898)
Distance to start BINSTED (near ALTON)

22miles. This took us about 40 minutes. Via A339 to Alton and A31 to 1st roundabout on the A31 signed Binsted via Holybourne

Where we are parking Binsted recreation ground car park opposite the Cedars pub (now closed). Nice single toilet can be found outside the recreation pavilion on the left.
Where we can eat/drink The White Hart at Holybourne.about 2miles on the road back from the walk and the landlady is from Oakley! I have booked a table for 6 but we can finalise numbers on the morning. Menu varies but check website at      Tel. is 0142087654.
Distance of walk  5.75miles ( approx. 3 hours)
Where we will walk Circular walk from Binsted via Blacknest
Terrain Slightly hilly in parts but with some good long views Varied terrain from field paths to woodland ( we take in the edge of Alice Holt Forest for a bit ) tracks and bridal ways. There is one shortish stretch of B road to get into Blacknest village. When I walked it, it was in the main reasonably firm with some short sticky stretches. With the “rainy season “on us however gaiters over -trousers and poles may be a useful addition.

I think that this was a walk which the Club did 5/6 years ago so some of you of that vintage may recall it.


Stiles Stiles 6
Where found Walks near Alron
Map used OS144 Basingstoke: OS 186 Aldershot
Map reference of start point OS grid reference SU 773 410
Other notes Provisional booking for 6 at the White Hart, Holybourne made for 2.30pm/2.45pm – see pub web site for menu.
.Map reference of start point OS 144 773 410
Revised 19th June 2017  


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ADHOC Quiz – Friday 8th November 2019

Link to word doc.ADHOC Quiz night 8th Nov 2019


ADHOC Quiz night – Friday 8th November 2019.

Hello Ramblers

It’s ADHOC Quiz time again!

 The Oakley Ramblers have received an invitation from the ADHOC Club to provide a team of 6 member for their next Quiz night.  The Quiz nights have the reputation of being highly competitive but extremely good fun.

The Quiz will be held on Friday 8th November 2019 at the Oakley Junior School. The doors will open at 7.30pm for a start at 7.45pm.

The cost of each ticket is £6.50 which will include a Ploughman’s Supper but please provide your own liquid refreshment and nibbles.  There will also be a raffle and ticket draw prizes.

If you would like a ticket please contact me no later than Friday 18th November on either:


Mobile no: 07802344602

Home tel: 01256 781104.

The tickets will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.  If more than 6 Ramblers wish to take part I will contact AdHoc and ask if a second table is available.

Many thanks

Carolyn Currie

Oakley Ramblers Treasurer.


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HF Holiday – Selworthy 25th to 28th September 2020

Oakley Ramblers Club – HF Holidays Selworthy 25th to 28th September 2020

Dear ramblers,

Following a successful visit to Dovedale last month the committee have been in touch with HF Holidays about a possible weekend away next year.

We did look at Lulworth and the Isle of Wight. The quoted prices were higher than we expected and the latter requires a ferry crossing which adds to the cost so we have chosen Selworthy in September 2020 as the best option. We last went to Selworthy in April 2012 and had a very enjoyable weekend then.

Link  to HF website –

Our first choice of weekend was fully booked when we went back to HF but they can offer a number of rooms for the weekend of 25th to 28th September 2020.

We have to act quickly as until we pay a deposit the rooms cannot be confirmed. Therefore I need to know whether you wish to book a room as soon as possible and within seven days please.

There are a number of double or twin rooms and four single rooms available. The quoted prices are £314 per person for standard rooms or £344 for the better rooms subject to any being available when we book. I appreciate that this is short notice but if you could let me know as soon as possible whether you would like to go and how many persons it would be appreciated.

A deposit £50 per person will be required once we have firm numbers and I will let you know when monies should be paid to:

Oakley Ramblers Club by bank transfer to Account No.59292082

                                       Sort Code 09 01 55

(Please mark your payment HF092020)

Alternatively, payment can be made by cheque and sent to Carolyn at 25, Lyde Close, Oakley. Please also email Carolyn if you pay by transfer:

Please email your replies to me at:

Roy Yeoman

5th Oct 2019

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Christmas DinnerUpdate

Sorry Carolyn’s email address was incorrect in the original notice. Her correct email is

Link to previous post with corrected email – ORC – Christmas Dinner – Friday 29th November 2019

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ORC – Christmas Dinner – Friday 29th November 2019

ORC Christmas Celebrations


The White Hart, Overton


Friday 29th November – 7:15pm for 7:30pm


After last years somewhat disappointing dinner dance the committee has decided to keep it simple and go out for a celebratory dinner. (sorry no dancing on the tables …….)

We know not everyone enjoys the traditional turkey roast so we have selected a varied menu to chose from. (Click on attached link to download menu or see the menu listed at the bottom of the email) : – Christmas Party Menu 2019

Actions:- If you wish to join us for dinner please email Sandra, copying Carolyn, with the details listed below. “”& “

  1. The names of the people attending
  2. Whether they are opting for the 2 or 3 course option
  3. Their menu choices
  4. We need confirmed numbers before FRIDAY 18th OCTOBER 2019 (& Menu choices by 1st November 2019 latest!)

Deposit:- A deposit of £10 per person is required at the time of booking and can be paid either directly into the Oakley Ramblers bank account – Sort Code: 09-01-55 Account No. 59292082 or by cheque or cash to: Carolyn Currie, 25 Lyde Close, Oakley, RG23 7AW.


Festive Party Menu –  2 courses £24.95,  3 courses £29.95

Parsnip and Apple Soup with Blue Cheese Bon Bon
Our Famous Black Pudding Scotch Egg with Crackling and Piccalilli
Twice Baked Stilton and Walnut Soufflé
Pan-fried Garlic Mushrooms with Brandy and Cream on Toasted Sourdough
Smoked Chalk Stream Trout Pate with Melba Toast


 Roasted Fresh Turkey Breast with all the Traditional Trimmings
Slow Cooked Beef Cheek & Oxtail Ragout with Port Wine Jus, Bubble & Squeak and seasonal vegetables
Slow Cooked Belly of Pork on Garlic and Sage Mash, Cider Apple Jus, Crackling and Seasonal Vegetables
Duo of Bream & Chalk Stream Trout Filets on Lemon and Dill Crushed Potatoes, Spinach, Green Beans, Samphire and a Lobster Cream Sauce
Butternut Squash and Herb Risotto with Tempura Vegetables and Red Pepper Coulis
Layered Vegetable & Nut Roast with Herb and Vegetable Gravy


 Traditional Christmas Pudding with Brandy Sauce
Rich Chocolate Tart with Stem Ginger Ice Cream
White Chocolate Bomb with Lemon Mousse, Meringue and Raspberry Sorbet
Salted Caramel Profiteroles with Baileys Cream and Toffee Sauce
Coffee Pot Mousse with Coconut Cream and Caramel Shard
Stilton and Cheddar Cheeses with Celery, Grapes, Chutney and Crackers

Please let us know of any dietary requirements and we will be able to cater for you.

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Health Walk – Sunday 29th September

Dear Ramblers,
Further to the previous notice about the Green Week walk I have been asked to remind you that our Rambler member Jenny Banks will be leading her usual one hour Health Walk on Sunday 29th September starting at 2.30pm from Beach Park.  All are welcome and you just turn up!
Best Wishes,
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Oakley Green Week Events – 28th Sept – 6th Oct 2019

Dear Ramblers,

Oakley Green Week Events 28th September – 6th October 2019

You may have seen information about this event in the Link Magazine and in emails from O.C.A.

Oakley Ramblers will be having a stall at the Green Week Fayre at St. Leonard’s Centre on Saturday 28th September from 1.30p.m. – 4p.m.  This will be a great opportunity to publicise our club and hopefully attract a few new members.  Three of our committee have kindly agreed to man this stall but they would really appreciate some support from members.  Can you please spare just half an hour or an hour to attend the fayre and help promote our club?  If you are able to help please email me: by Wednesday 25th September and let me know the time you can attend so I can co-ordinate helpers.

On Sunday 29th September there will be a 3 mile Woodland Walk to Old Woodland Down Flower Meadow (towards Sainsbury’s) led by Barbara Robson starting from the Green Hut at 2p.m.   We are invited to join this walk and have refreshments afterwards. Please let me know if you would like to go so that I can give them some idea of numbers.

On Tuesday 1st October there will be a presentation about the Malshanger Lavender Production at Malshanger Social Club.  Be there at 5.45p.m. for a 6p.m. There will be some Malshanger lavender and mint products for sale and refreshments.  Please let me know by Wednesday 25th September if you would like to attend this event. 

I hope you will be able to support at least one of these events and raise the profile of our club within the village.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Best Wishes


Link to word doc version:- letter to members about the Green Week

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