AGM Minutes – 2019

Please find attached a copy of the minutes of the AGM held on Monday 11th February 2019

Link – AGM 2019 Minutes

Thanks to all those who attended.

As always if any one has any questions or suggestions please do not hesitate to contact one of the committee members.


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New Walks Diary Feb 2019 – Dec 2019

Please find attached the new walks diary for 2019

Hyperlink to pdf version Walks Diary Feb – Dec 2019 (1)

Thanks to everyone who put their names down during the AGM there are now only 5 dates left without a leader.

Perhaps those of you who were unable to attend the AGM can fill in the missing dates? ……If so please email Sandra ( with your preferred dates & contact details.

Thank you!

WALKS DIARY  FEB 2019 – DEC 2019

Day Date Time Leaders
Sunday 17th Feb Morning Veronica & Sandy (tel:  01256 780849)


Saturday 16th March Morning Avon Valley Path – Fordingbridge to Ringwood Jonathan to lead (tel:01256 781649)
    MID-WEEK WALKS – Leader to designate morning or afternoon
Friday 5th Apr   Carolyn (tel: 01256 781104)
Saturday 13thApr   Karen (tel: 01256 780466)
Wednesday 1st May   Lynn (Tel: 01256 324050)
Sunday 19th May Morning Peter & Pauline (01256 781011)
Friday 31st May Morning Sandra & Steve (tel 01256 780757)
Wednesday 12th June All day walk Mottisfont Abbey – Chris (tel: 01256 781825)
Sunday – Monday 7th /8th


Avon Valley Path – Jonathan to lead

(tel: 01256 781649)

Friday 19th July  
Saturday or Sunday 3rd /4th


TBC Pauline (07788 928430) &

Julie (07751 268370)

Wednesday 14th Aug Morning Roy (tel: 01256 782731)
Saturday 31st Aug   Heather & Richard (tel: 01256 780846)
Friday – Monday 6th – 9th


Friday 13th Sept  
Saturday or Sunday 21st / 22nd


Wednesday 2nd Oct   Celia & Alan (tel: 07889 417313)
Sunday 20th Oct   Sandy & Veronica (tel: 01256 780849)
Friday 30th Oct  
Saturday 9th Nov  
Sunday 24th Nov   Roy (tel: 01256 782731)
  December XMAS PARTY
Friday 27th Dec XMAS WALK


Details for forthcoming walks can be found on our website:

Saturday/Sunday walks: between 5–7 miles.  Meeting at 9.50hrs leaving at 10.00hrs. 

Wednesday/Friday walks: between 3–4 miles meeting at 10.20hrs leaving at 10.30hrs or Afternoon walks meeting at 13.50hrs leaving at 14.00hrs.  Any evening walks will meet at 18.40hrs leaving at 18.45hrs.

All walks depart from the school lay-by in Oakley Lane unless notified otherwise.  Details of forthcoming walks will be published on our website.  If you require any further information please contact the Walk Leader.


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Reminder – ORC AGM & Cheese & Wine Evening – Mon 11th Feb 2019

Don’t forget the AGM and Cheese & Wine evening is TONIGHT!

Looking forward to seeing you all there 

Link to original post – ORC AGM & Cheese & Wine Evening – Mon 11th Feb 2019

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Next Walk – Sunday 17th February 2019

Link to Word Doc Version – Walk 17 February 2019 Ashmansworth

Date of walk Sunday 17 February 2019

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

Leaders Sandy and Veronica Steele
Contact details 01256 780849 (or mobile 07789716898)
Distance to start FRACCOMBE – NORTH HANTS( between Newbury and Andover)

17.5miles .This took us about 40 minutes. You can either go by the Bourne Valley and Hurstbourne Tarrant or across country from Whitchurch. The latter is shorter but the road is a bit mucky.

Sat Nav Reference SP11 0DS
Where we are parking Pub car park
Where we can eat/drink Jack Russel pub Faccombe
Distance of walk  5.5miles ( approx. 3 hours)
Where we will walk Circular walk from Faccombe via Ashmansworth ( 770feet)  over Pilot Hill (937 feet) using Brenda Parker Way and WayfaresWay .
Terrain Well maintained tracks and footpaths on an ancient ridgeway, short sections on very quiet single-track road. Some inclines and descents. Not overly muddy when we walked it but it appears to be coming into the “rainy season “again so poles may be a useful addition. Fairly easy and varied trip with some good all-round views and lots of wildlife. If clear superb views across Berkshire
Stiles Stiles 3
Where found AA 50  Walks in Hampshire
Map used OA 131 &OS144
Map reference of start point OS grid reference SU3907 5792
Other notes Provisional booking for 6 at the Jack Russel pub in Faccombe made for 2pm – see pub web site for menu. Food is served till 2.30 pm if we are late. The pub has recently been reopened at a cost of 3m so you know what to expect.
. This is slight further out than our normal 30 min radius but it is lovely rural landscape in the heart of the North Hampshire Downs with a bit of altitude thrown in for those of you like a hill!
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ORC AGM & Cheese & Wine Evening – Mon 11th Feb 2019


MONDAY, 11th FEBRUARY 2019 AT 7:30 pm

At St. Leonard’s Centre, Rectory Road, Oakley.

Dear Member,

It is not long now to the AGM which, as last year, is being held at the St. Leonard’s Centre.  I would urge you to try to attend as it is your opportunity to put forward your views on any matters connected to Oakley Ramblers Club and to influence the decisions made by the committee during the next year. It is also a pleasant social occasion and once the ‘business’ part of the evening is over members can enjoy the chance to catch up with fellow ramblers they may not have seen for a while over a glass of wine and some delicious cheeses.

The current members of the committee have indicated that they are willing to stand for re-election but we do need a new chairman as at last year’s AGM Jonathan indicated his intention to step down.  If you would like to volunteer, or know of another member who you think could be a likely candidate to act as chairman, please complete the attached nomination form and return it to Chris Williams at 64a, Oakley Lane or by email to  Please make sure that the person you nominate is happy to take up the post before returning the form.  If however you would like to find out more before completing the form you are welcome to talk to any of the committee.

May I also take this opportunity to remind you that subscriptions for 2019 are now due.  This remains at £5 per person for this year.  It can be paid by direct transfer into the club account

Sort code:  09-01-55 Account No:59292082   –   marked with the reference “Subs” and with your name – Please inform Carolyn by email at

or you can pay by cash to Carolyn at the AGM.

Thank you to those members who have already paid their subs!

I hope to see you at the St. Leonard’s Centre on the 11th February.

With best wishes,

Chris Williams

Attached Documents:-


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Next Walk – Sunday 20th Jan 2019

Link to Word Doc Version – Overton – 20th Jan 2019

Date of Walk 20th Jan 2019 – Meet 9.50 for 10.00am start at Oakley school lay-by.  Please advise Peter & Pauline if going straight to the start
Leaders Pauline & Peter Shead
Contact Details 01256 781011 – Mobiles 07775 870230 & 07831 307000
Distance to start 4 Miles
Where we are parking Overton Hill Long Stay car park
Where we can eat/drink The Greyhound – 46 Winchester St, Overton, RG25 3HS

Note: Please let us know if you intend eating and we will book a table

Distance of walk  6 miles
Where we will walk Circular walk heading SW from Overton past Abra Barrow and back to Overton. There is quite a bit of walking along vey quiet country lanes (So quiet that we didn’t see any traffic when we walked it!)
Terrain Undulating
Stiles None
Where walk was found Exploring Overton Walks Leaflet
Map used
Map reference of start point
Sat Nav Reference RG25 3NU
Directions Drive via B3400 to Overton & park in long stay car park on right hand side going down the hill towards the traffic lights
Other notes We picked this walk as is listed as “A walk for wet days”, ideal for a January walk when everywhere else seems to be extremely muddy!

Note: There is quite a bit of walking along very quiet country lanes (So quiet that we didn’t see any traffic when we walked it!), however there was a bit of mud on the footpaths so boots recommended.

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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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