Next Walk – Wednesday 12th August 2020

Link to word doc:Next Walk – Wednesday 12th August 2020

Note: Due to the limit of 6 people walking together only the first 4 people to book will be able to join this walk.

Description Information
Day & Date of Walk  Wednesday 12th August 2020
Start Time & Place                      (Meet 10 mins before start) Meet at the school layby at 10:20 to leave at 10:30
Leaders  Alan and Celia Howlett
Leaders’s Contact Details Please contact us to book the walk

01256 780039/07889 417313/07818 040402

Distance of walk  Approximately 3¾ miles
Approx Finish Time of walk  12:45
Walk description / difficulty From Weybrook Park to Monk Sherborne and back with views over farmland.  Fairly easy walking
Terrain  Tracks, footpaths and quiet lanes.  A few inclines but nothing strenuous.
Number of Stiles  No stiles or gates
Distance to start  Approximately 4½ miles
Where we are parking  Weybrook Park Golf Club.  We have permission to park in the car park extension (the rougher surface on your right as you drive in)
Sat Nav Reference  RG24 9NT
Directions to start of walk  Leaving Oakley turn on to the B3400 towards Basingstoke and then turn left up Roman Road.  At the roundabout at the top of Roman Road turn left towards Newbury then at the crossroads at the top of the hill turn right into Rooksdown Lane (brown sign).  The golf club is on your left just before the barrier.
Where we can eat/drink        (If applicable)  We can order drinks from the bar at Weybrook Park, along with the following very limited food: Steak Pasty £3.15, Cheese pasty £2.95, Sausage roll £2.50 (All served warm and pre-packed).  The order for both food and drinks will need to be made prior to the walk and we will sit outside.  Please bring a chair with you as the seats outside may be full.

 

These are the arrangements for all walks until further notice.

All walks will be restricted to a total of 6 participants. 

There will be no car sharing for walkers from separate households. 

Social distancing of 2 meters should be maintained. 

Please bring a face covering with you in case circumstances arise where the 2 meters distancing is not possible.

Please bring hand sanitiser.

 

Details of the timings and place of each walk will be issued about a week to ten days prior to the walk.  Booking will open once these details have been published.  Please contact the walk leader to book your place. The walk leader will keep a waiting list once the walk is fully booked and contact you if a place becomes available. If you have booked a place and are not able to take part please let the walk leader know as far in advance as is possible so that your place can be offered to someone else.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Walking Weekend 24th – 27th September 2021 at Malhamdale, North Yorkshire

Link to word doc. Walking Weekend Malhamdale 24th -27th September 2021


Walking Weekend 24th – 27th September 2021 at Malhamdale, North Yorkshire

Just a reminder that Oakley Ramblers are arranging a walking weekend in Malhamdale, North Yorkshire on 24th – 27th September 2021.

This date maybe for next year but, in order to obtain the rooms we require, HF Holidays requests that we pay a non-refundable deposit of £75 per person by the end of August 2020.

 So far 11 members will be joining us so we still have some rooms available.

The prices are:

Holiday cost –    Good room           £335 per person

Better room supplement                Extra £10 per person per night (3nights)

Best room supplement                   Extra £15 per person per night (3nights)

If we get 15 or more paying adults one place will be free and this saving will be shared amongst the group booking a place.  The final balance of the holiday will be due six weeks before departure.

If you would like to book a place please email mroyyeoman@gmail.com by the 7th August 2020, stating the type of room you would prefer and pay your deposit of £75 per person to the Oakley Ramblers Club account by 18th August 2020.

Account details are : Oakley Ramblers Club

                                      Sort Code: 09-01-55        Account Number 59292082

Please also email Carolyn Currie on Carolyn_currie2000@Yahoo.co.uk giving details of the payment you have made to the Ramblers account.

In the event of over subscription places will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.

If you have any questions please contact Roy Yeoman at the above email address.

Please click the below link to HF Holidays for the current details for Malhamdale this year.  There may, of course, be some changes next year.

https://www.hfholidays.co.uk/holidays-and-tours/guided-walking-malhamdale-3

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Next Walk – Sunday 2nd August 2020

Note: Due to the limit of 6 people walking together only the first 4 people to book will be able to join this walk.

Link to word doc version – ORC walk Watership Down area

Description Information
Day & Date of Walk Sunday 2nd August
Start Time & Place                      (Meet 10 mins before start)  9.30 meet at Oakley Schools car park for 9.40 depart

Please note this is earlier than usual for a Sunday walk.

Leaders  Pauline Haynes 07788928430

Julie Shawley

Please call Pauline to book this walk

Leaders’s Contact Details 07788928430
Distance of walk  5.25 miles
Approx Finish Time of walk  Walk finish 12.40 aprox

Arrive back at Oakley just after 1pm

Walk description / difficulty Kingsclere area.

Following the Wayfarer’s Walk from White Hill along the Gallops, alongside Watership Down, up to Ladle Hill and return the same way.

Terrain  Hilly in parts. Open country on the Gallops. A bit rough underfoot going past the wooded areas.
Number of Stiles There are no stiles to climb over. There are however a number of metal gates to go through so remember your hand sanitiser.
Distance to start Aprox 10 miles
Where we are parking  White Hill car park. There is a layby on one side of the road and a hidden carpark up behind the other side.
Sat Nav Reference  RG26 5UD – this is a a general reference as White Hill carpark doesn’t have a Sat nav reference.
Directions to start of walk  Take B3051 Overton to Kingsclere Road
Where we can eat/drink        (If applicable) Not applicable due to current situation with Covid 19
Other notes The earlier start is to get to White Hill carpark a bit earlier as spaces can be tight.

 Please look at ‘arrangements for all walks until further notice’ on Oakley Ramblers website. (& Shown below)

These are the arrangements for all walks until further notice.

All walks will be restricted to a total of 6 participants. 

There will be no car sharing for walkers from separate households. 

Social distancing of 2 meters should be maintained. 

Please bring a face covering with you in case circumstances arise where the 2 meters distancing is not possible.

Please bring hand sanitiser and your own refreshments.

Details of the timings and place of each walk will be issued about a week to ten days prior to the walk.  Booking will open once these details have been published.  Please contact the walk leader to book your place. The walk leader will keep a waiting list once the walk is fully booked and contact you if a place becomes available. If you have booked a place and are not able to take part please let the walk leader know as far in advance as is possible so that your place can be offered to someone else.

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Walks Diary Aug 20 – Dec 20

Based on feedback from members regarding joining group walks the committee have decided to re-instate the walks diary from the beginning of August.  Thank you to everyone who responded, especially those who have agreed to lead the walks.

To make up for lost time we have already included a couple of extra walks, however if anyone is willing to lead any additional walks please let us know and we will be more than happy to add these into the diary. Email “oakleyramblers@gmail.com”

Note: We will continue to monitor government guidelines regarding the number of people from different households are permitted on a walk and will update as required. If there is a large response we will also look at the option of staggered starts……..

 

These are the arrangements for all walks until further notice.

All walks will be restricted to a total of 6 participants.

There will be no car sharing for walkers from separate households.

Social distancing of 2 meters should be maintained.

Please bring a face covering with you in case circumstances arise where the 2 meters distancing is not possible.

Please bring hand sanitiser and your own refreshments.

WALKS DIARY AUG 2020 – DEC 2020

Link to word doc version:- walks-diary-Aug -Dec-2020

Day Date Time Leaders
Sunday 2nd August Morning Julie Shawley & Pauline Haynes (please contact Pauline 07788928430)
Wednesday 12th August Morning Alan & Celia Howlett 01256 780039
Sat/Sun 22/23rd Aug Morning Richard & Heather Wilson 01256 780846
Friday 4th Sept Morning Peter and Pauline Shead 01256 781011
Wednesday 16th Sept Morning Pat Dominey 01256 780588
Fri – Mon

Weekend

25th-28th

Sept

Walking Weekend HF Holidays Selworthy Exmoor
Saturday 3rd Oct   Karen Mackrill 07503718646 (please text)
Sunday 11-Oct-20 Morning Roy Yeoman 07973 374327
Friday 23-Oct-20 Morning Lynn Martin 01256 324050
Saturday 07-Nov-20 Morning Christine & Steve Savage – 01256 780711
Wednesday 18-Nov-20 Morning Carolyn Currie 01256 781104
Wednesday 02-Dec-20 Morning Karen Mackrill 07503718646 (please text)
Sunday 27-Dec-20 Morning Post-Christmas Walk hopefully with lunch

 

Details of the timings and place of each walk will be issued about a week to ten days prior to the walk.  Booking will open once these details have been published.  Please contact the walk leader to book your place. The walk leader will keep a waiting list once the walk is fully booked and contact you if a place becomes available. If you have booked a place and are not able to take part please let the walk leader know as far in advance as is possible so that your place can be offered to someone else.

 

If you have any questions please email:- oakleyramblers@gmail.com

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Walking Weekend 24th – 27th September 2021 at Malhamdale, North Yorkshire

Walking Weekend 24th – 27th   September 2021 at Malhamdale, North Yorkshire

It was proposed that we look at a walking weekend in Yorkshire next year. It probably seems a long way off and with everything going on at the moment a little premature. However, in order to obtain the rooms we might require we have to be early.

We have a quotation from HF Holidays for 3 nights for the weekend beginning 24th September 2021 and have reserved 12 single rooms and 3 double rooms which are currently available. These are as follows:

 

Good single – en suite – full board                                           11 no.

Good twin or double – en suite – full board                                1no.

Good twin or double – en suite – The Stables – full board          1no.

Better single – en suite – full board                                             1no.

Better twin or double – en suite – full board                                1no.

The prices are:

Holiday cost –    Good room           £335

Better room supplement                £10 per person per night (3nights)

Best room supplement                   £15 per person per night (3nights)

If we get 15 or more paying adults one place would be free and this saving would be shared amongst the group booking a place.

 

In order to confirm this booking we are required to make a non-refundable deposit of £75 per person by 26th August 2020 with the final balance due six weeks before departure.

It would be appreciated, if you would like to book a place, to let us know by emailing mroyyeoman@gmail.com by the 7th August 2020, stating the type of room you would prefer and pay your deposit to the Oakley Ramblers Club account by 18th August 2020.

Account details are : Oakley Ramblers Club

                                  Sort Code: 09-01-55 Account Number 59292082

In the event of oversubscription places will be allocated on a first come first served basis.

If you have any questions please send them to Roy Yeoman at the above email address.

Link to Word Doc Version – Malham September 2021 – Invitation

16.07.2020

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Sad News

Dear Ramblers,
I am very sorry to have to tell you that Harvey Wallace, the husband of one of our members Dayl, died last Tuesday.
Harvey was not able to walk himself but when Dayl came on a walk he would sometimes meet up with us for a pub lunch afterwards and I know he came to our post Christmas lunch at the Queen at  Dummer last year and on more than one other occasion. He also accompanied Dayl on our residential leg of the Kennet and Avon canal walk a few years ago.
Harvey was a keen bridge player and together with Dayl ran U3A bridge lessons for many years. I know he has taught several of the Ramblers members to play bridge and we will miss him very much.
Our thoughts are with Dayl and her family at this very sad time and a message of condolence will be sent to her on behalf of the Ramblers.
Best wishes
Chris

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Oakley Ramblers Club Walks Diary and Covid19

Dear Ramblers,

Oakley Ramblers Club Walks Diary and Covid19

 

I hope you are all continuing in good health and finding plenty to do to preserve your sanity in these challenging times.

In response to the changing government advice and the lifting of some restrictions from July 4th the committee have held a “Zoom” meeting to discuss how we might move towards resuming some group walking in the next few months and we are writing to find out your thoughts about this.  We are very aware that everyone’s circumstances are different and quite a few of our members may fall into the vulnerable category which will understandably make them more cautious, whereas others may be keen to re-establish a walking programme.

The government advice says that from July 4th we may meet outside in groups of up to six people from different households for walking providing we maintain social distancing.  The Ramblers Association say that from that date they are going to resume walks for groups of six people.  Places on these walks will have to be booked in advance.  If Oakley Ramblers were to hold walks with the same sort of arrangements, we feel that we would also need to avoid car sharing and pub visits for a while longer.

To help us with our planning please could you let us know before Friday 10th July, if you would be happy to join a walk with such arrangements in place.  Those of you who were in the walks diary to lead a walk earlier this year and have not been able to do so yet, would you be willing to still lead your walk on a different date between now and the end of the year?  Are those who are due to lead a walk between now and the end of the year, still willing to do so and if so would you wish to change the date?  We need to know how members are feeling to ascertain if we can put together a new walks diary starting in late July.  Obviously, any plans we were to make would be subject to change depending on developments and government advice.

Please email your response to the club email address:

oakleyramblers@gmail.com

Thank you in advance for your assistance and we look forward to hearing from you.

Best Wishes,

Chris Williams (on behalf of the committee)

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Covid-19 Update

Dear Ramblers,

First of all we hope you are all well and continuing to cope with the restrictions of lockdown.
It is rather ironic that we had a full programme of walks lined up for this year thanks to so many members volunteering to lead walks and the weather has been exceptionally good for enjoying walking in the last two months and yet we have not been able to take advantage of this together. However we hope you have still been able to enjoy the lovely countryside around Oakley on your daily exercise excursions. We are indeed very fortunate to live where we do and have a such a network of local pathways through open green spaces.
Your committee held a meeting online last night to discuss the way forward and we decided that we must continue to be patient and await further guidance from the government before we can consider being able to resume our walking programme.
Today’s announcement that up to six people can meet outside if maintaining the 2 meters distance is an encouraging sign and we hope if this goes well we might be able to resume our walks with confidence later in the summer.
In the meantime stay well and we hope you can continue to enjoy the outdoors in small groups.

Best wishes
Chris and the committee.

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Broadcast of Brian Slater’s Funeral

Pauline Hayes saw Sally Slater recently and she wanted to let the ramblers know that although we were unable to attend Brian’s funeral on 17th April due to COVID-19
the webcast of Brian’s Funeral is now available to watch. It was a lovely service remembering Brian’s life and includes some lovely tributes from family and friends.
Sending our best withes to Sally and her family !
Service order for
Brian Slater
Service Date 17-Apr-20 at 11:45
Service Chapel Chapel – Basingstoke
Website www.obitus.com
Username basingstoke7244
Password 570874
Please send this username and password to family and friends. You can login to our website at any time to view a test connection (and we strongly recommend you do this) but you’ll only be able to view the Live Webcast between approx. 11:40 and 12:20 on Friday 17 April. Once the service has finished, it will take us up to 5 working days to get the 28-day Watch Again onto the website.

Please check you’re only copying the exact username and password with no extra spaces.

Message Log
User Time Date Message
SYSTEM MESSAGE – Obitus 14:01 06-04-20 Webcast download link ordered!
Funeral directors
Business Name Spencer and Peyton
Request Booked By Manager Account
Telephone 01256 323165
Email Address spencerandpeyton@btconnect.com
Please be aware our webcasting systems is a basic single-camera at the back of the chapel and reliant on a lot of things outside of our control (e.g. a user’s internet speed). Unfortunately, we cannot accept liability if this service is unavailable. For our Terms & Conditions please visit: Terms and Conditions
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Sad News

Dear Ramblers,
It is with great sadness that I write to tell you that Brian Slater, one of our members passed away in hospital last Monday, 30th March after being ill for a few weeks.
Brian was a founder member of the club and has acted as Chairman twice and was also Secretary for a number of years.  He was a very enthusiastic and active member of the Ramblers and will be greatly missed by us all.
Our thoughts are with Sally and her family and we send them our heartfelt sympathy and condolences.  It is particularly sad that this has happened at such a difficult time.  A card has been sent to Sally from the Ramblers but if you wish to do so yourselves and need her address then please email me at cewilliams1@hotmail.co.uk
With best wishes
Chris Williams
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Coronavirus – Suspension of All Walks

Dear Ramblers,
Following yesterday’s government announcement about the Coronavirus the committee have decided to suspend all walks for the foreseeable future.
This is a disappointment but we would rather be safe than sorry.  There is of course nothing to stop you from doing a walk yourselves.
Stay well and I hope to see you all on a walk once the crisis has passed.
Best Wishes
Chris
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Updated Walk Leader’s Template Document

As a result of some of the discussions at the AGM the committee decided to update the walk details template. Hopefully this will then give prospective walkers all the information they need to decide if they want to join the walk.

Note: For future reference this document has also been posted on the Rambler’s website on the “Reference Docs” Page

Link to document:- Ramblers-Walk-Template -Mar 2020

Note: Walk leaders should email the completed document to Pauline Shead (paulineshead@gmail.com) & Carolyn Currie (carolyn_currie2000@yahoo.co.uk) at least a week before the walk so that it can be posted on the website and sent out to members.

 

 

 

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