Next Walk – Sunday 24th Nov – Odiham

Link to Word Doc Version:- Odiham 24/11/2019

Date of walk Sunday 24th November 2019

School Layby 09:50am for 10.00am start.  Please advise Roy if going straight to the start

Leaders Roy Yeoman
Contact details 01256 782731 (or mobile 07973 374327)
Distance to start 4 ½ miles (23 minutes)
Map Reference OS Explorer Map 144 SU663531
Where we are parking and Start Basingstoke Canal Car Park, Colt Hill, Odiham RG29 1FR
Where we can eat/drink Waterwitch near the car park or possibly Newlyn’s Farm café which we pass before walking back along the canal towpath to the car park.
Distance of walk 4.5 miles – 2.15 to 2.5 hours
Where we will walk A circular walk taking around Odiham
Terrain Generally well maintained tracks and footpaths with one or two lengths of tarmac roads as well some paths through fields which in places are slightly uneven. This is mainly a flat route with one or two gentle climbs.
Stiles Four in the full walk.
Where found The Walks near Basingstoke
Map used OS Explorer 144
Map reference of start point SU 747 517
Other notes While this is a relatively short walk for a Sunday morning I’ve selected it as, hopefully, it is mostly on paths, tracks and lanes which should be fairly dry.

Being close to Christmas it is difficult to book tables in the restaurants in the area so I’ve indicated the two places above as options where we may be able to get into on the day.

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Next Walk – Friday 15th November

Dear Ramblers,
Our next walk is in the diary for Friday 15th November and will be led by Sandra and myself.  We were thinking that because of all the rain we have “enjoyed” recently the ground is going to be very wet and muddy so we are proposing to lead a treasure trail walk around Whitchurch similar to the one lead by Sandra around Basingstoke a few years ago.
We will meet at the school layby on Oakley Lane at 10.30 a.m. and drive to Whitchurch where we can park in the Bell Street car park.  We should be able to begin the walk by 11a.m.  The trail is about 2 miles long and will take about 2 hours to complete.  It follows a set route with clues supplied for things to look out for along the way and which are fun and informative about the area.
In order to ensure we have enough copies of the trail clues leaflet we will need to know how many intend to come along.  So please will you let Chris know by email at by Sunday 10th November if you would like to join us.
We will make a decision about where to go for lunch afterwards once we have an idea of numbers.  There are several options between Oakley and Whitchurch!
Many thanks and hope to see you there.
Best Wishes
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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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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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Walks Diary Sept 2019 – April 2020

Please find attached an updated walk’s diary taking us up to April 2020.

Link to pdf version:- Walks Diary Sep 19 – Apr 2020

Note: Leaders are required for January, February and March walks

Oakley Ramblers Club


Day Date Time Leaders
Friday – Monday 6th – 9th


Friday 20 Sept   WALK & BRING-ALONG-A-PICNIC – Alice Holt Park
Wednesday 2nd Oct   Celia & Alan (tel: 07889 417313)
Sunday 20th Oct   Sandy & Veronica (tel: 01256 780849)
Wednesday 30th Oct   Karen (01256 780446)
Friday 15th Nov   Jenny (781075) & Lynn (324050)
Sunday 24th Nov   Roy (tel: 01256 782731)
FRIDAY 29th Nov XMAS MEAL OUT – The White Hart Overton

Friday 29 November  

Friday 27th Dec XMAS WALK
Sunday 12th Jan Leader Required
Monday 10th Feb   AGM – St Leonard’s Centre for 7.30pm
Saturday 15th Feb Leader Required
Wednesday 18th Mar Leader Required
Saturday 28th Mar   Karen (01256 780446)
Mon/Tues 26th & 27th April   Avon Valley Path – Jonathan to lead

(tel: 01256 781649)

Details for forthcoming walks can be found on our

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.  If you require any further information please contact the Walk Leader.


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