Next Walk – Wed 14th Aug 2019

Link to word doc version:- Old Basing & The Loddon 14-08-2019

Date of walk Wednesday morning 14th August 2019

School Layby 10:20am for 10.30am start.  Please advise Roy if going straight to the start

Leaders Roy Yeoman
Contact details 01256 782731 (or mobile 07973 374327)
Distance to start 7 miles (15 minutes)
Map Reference OS Explorer Map 144 SU663531
Where we are parking and Start Barton’s Mill, Barton Lane, Old Basing RG24 8AE
Where we can eat/drink Barton’s Mill
Distance of walk 5.5 miles – 2.25 to 2.5 hours but this can be reduced by one mile or so if desired.
Where we will walk A circular walk taking in part of Old Basing and the Loddon
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 steady ascent if we complete the full walk.
Stiles Four in the full walk.
Where found The Walks near Basingstoke
Map used OS Explorer 144
Map reference of start point SU 506670
Other notes I was told that we could park in the Barton’s Mill carpark and can order food and drink on completion of the walk. Toilet facilities are available in the pub at the start
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Next Walk – Sunday 4th August 2019

Link to Word Doc version:- Sherfield 04.08.19

Date of Walk Sunday 4th August 2019
Leaders Julie Shawley and Pauline Haynes
Contact Details 07751 268370 and 07788 928430
Distance to start 10.2 miles
Where we are parking The Longbridge Mill Pub, Sherfield on Loddon, RG27 0DL
Where we can eat/drink The Longbridge Mill Pub, Sherfield on Loddon, RG27 0DL
Distance of walk  6 miles
Where we will walk Starting at pub, along the River Loddon, past Lance Levy Farm, through Wildmoor, skirting golf course, through Church End and Sherfield on Loddon to finish.
Terrain Flat but difficult under foot in some places (walking along steep banks).  Lots of long grass!
Stiles 1. There are other obstacles such as a barbed wire which is approximately 750mm above ground and planks over water
Where walk was found Made it up.
Map used N/A
Map reference of start point OS Explorer 144 grid reference 68 59
Sat Nav Reference Don’t know
Directions Head towards Reading on A33
Other notes Lovely countryside, river scenes and nice church at Church End

 

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Next Walk – Phone number correction

Apologies from Annie; her phone number should read 01256 781927, not as previously published

Hope to see you all on Friday.

Note: Don’t forget to let Annie know what you want to order for lunch if you plan on eating….

Date of Walk Friday 19 July 2019 – 10.20 hrs.  leaving at 10.30 hrs.
Leaders Annie Vicars & Rob Lenoir
Contact Details Annie : 01256 781928/07808 574809  av@mypostoffice.co.uk    Rob :    07867 528089
Distance to start 16 miles – Pls. notify Annie if going straight there
Where we are parking The George & Dragon, Church Rd., Swallowfield, RG7 1TJ
Where we can eat/drink The George & Dragon
Distance of walk  4 miles
Where we will walk Gentle circular walk from pub, incl. riverbank, woodland & fields
Terrain Marked footpaths mostly well maintained, bridleways, generally flat (and as at 12 July, all v. dry), some (quiet & pleasant) lanes.  RECOMMENDED: LONG TROUSERS & CLOSED-TOE SHOES
Stiles 3
Where walk was found At pub
Map used Pub’s own
Map reference of start point School layby
Sat Nav Reference
Directions A33 to Taylors Fm. r’about – take 2nd exit;  at next r’about take 2nd exit;  at next r’about take 3rd exit onto B3349;  turn left onto Basingstoke Rd./B3349;  turn right onto The Street;  at next r’about take 2nd exit onto Church Rd.  Continue to pub (on the right).    If going straight to pub, pls. advise Annie
Other notes If wishing to lunch at pub, please notify Annie by Thurs.18th with order – see menus

www.georgeanddragonswallowfield.co.uk/menu/menu.html

and

www.georgeanddragonswallowfield.co.uk/menu/lunch-board.html

 

Pub will allow use of ‘facilities’ prior to departure but stress at own risk as floors may still be wet from morning clean.

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Next Walk – Friday AM 19th July 2019

Date of Walk Friday 19 July 2019 – 10.20 hrs.  leaving at 10.30 hrs.
Leaders Annie Vicars & Rob Lenoir
Contact Details Annie : 01267 781928/07808 574809  av@mypostoffice.co.uk    Rob :    07867 528089
Distance to start 16 miles – Pls. notify Annie if going straight there
Where we are parking The George & Dragon, Church Rd., Swallowfield, RG7 1TJ
Where we can eat/drink The George & Dragon
Distance of walk  4 miles
Where we will walk Gentle circular walk from pub, incl. riverbank, woodland & fields
Terrain Marked footpaths mostly well maintained, bridleways, generally flat (and as at 12 July, all v. dry), some (quiet & pleasant) lanes.  RECOMMENDED: LONG TROUSERS & CLOSED-TOE SHOES
Stiles 3
Where walk was found At pub
Map used Pub’s own
Map reference of start point School layby
Sat Nav Reference
Directions A33 to Taylors Fm. r’about – take 2nd exit;  at next r’about take 2nd exit;  at next r’about take 3rd exit onto B3349;  turn left onto Basingstoke Rd./B3349;  turn right onto The Street;  at next r’about take 2nd exit onto Church Rd.  Continue to pub (on the right).    If going straight to pub, pls. advise Annie
Other notes If wishing to lunch at pub, please notify Annie by Thurs.18th with order – see menus

www.georgeanddragonswallowfield.co.uk/menu/menu.html

and

www.georgenddragonswallowfield.co.uk/menu/lunch-board.html

 

Pub will allow use of ‘facilities’ prior to departure but stress at own risk as floors may still be wet from morning clean.

 

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Reminder – Evening Walk Wed 10th July

Don’t forget the next walk is an evening walk this Wednesday 6th July.

Its an easy walk suitable for all abilities !

Meet at school lay-by 6:20 to leave at 6:30pm

Link to word doc version: Whitchurch Evening Walk 10 Jul 19

Date of Walk Wednesday 10th July 2019                                                    eet at 6:20 p.m. for a 6.30 p.m. start from school layby
Leaders Jenny Banks
Contact Details 07788 580535
Distance to start
Where we are parking We will need to park in the side road by Manor Cottages—the long thatch on road before Whitchurch
Where we can eat/drink N/A.
Distance of walk About 2 miles
Where we will walk Part of the Whitchurch Mill Trail
Terrain Easy walking
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Planning Application for Sainfoin Lane

Dear Members,
Proposed Planning Application to install a curb along the bridleway in Sainfoin Lane
I have received a phone call from a resident who lives in Sainfoin Lane asking for our support in objecting to a planning application by developers to build a curb along the bridleway in Sainfoin Lane.
Many of you may not be aware of this planning application but the consequences of it being accepted are likely to affect us all, in particular our many members who live in Pardown.
This is clearly an attempt by the developers to change the nature of the bridleway and is a precursor to turning the lane into a proper tarmacked road that will allow vehicular access to houses which they intend to build at the end of the lane.
Sainfoin Lane is often used by us on our walks around Oakley and links up with many of the other pathways in and around our village.  It is also frequently used by horse riders and cyclists and it is part of the quiet rural environment that we all appreciate so much.  I would not like to lose this bridleway which has been in use for much longer than  the 38 years I have lived in the village and I suspect many of you would also feel the same way.
You can find out more about this by visiting the planning website of Basingstoke and Deane council at
if you enter Sainfoin Lane in the search box the details will come up.  The ref no. for the application is 19/01516/LDPO
Please help to stop this planning application being accepted by registering your objection on the website.  You will see that 98 residents have already done so and you can read their comments.  The more of us that object to this the better, but it needs to be done very quickly as the deadline is fast approaching.
Thank you in advance for your support.
Best Wishes
Chris Williams
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Additional Walks?

During the recent ORC committee meeting one the points raised was the lack of summer  evening walks in this year’s diary. As we always seem to struggle to find walk leaders, (we still have two walks in the autumn without leaders),  we didn’t want to add “random” dates to the diary and then find they had to be cancelled due to lack of leaders, therefore we decided to try a different approach………

If anyone would like to lead an evening walk, (or any other walk not currently in the diary), please email Sandra (sandrajam27@gmail.com) who will add it to the diary, and near the time of the walk email Pauline (paulineshead@gmail.com) with the walk details.

Secondly if anyone wants to go for a “ad-hoc” walk and is looking for company I would be happy to send out details to ORC members via the website. (email: paulineshead@gmail.com).

 

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