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Hazelmere to the Devil's Punchbowl

24 Sep 2018 | Surrey Group

The day started inauspiciously: the weather forecast was ominous threatening heavy rain for the morning, not clearing until about 1400 and there were engineering works between Guildford and Haslemere.

However, four brave souls drove through the heavy rain and we waited for the rail replacement buses to arrive, just in case there were any more walkers. With Robert leading we headed out in light rain but by midday the rain stopped, and we paused at the NT café at Hindhead for restorative coffees. After ...
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Cheddar Valley Railway Line & Winscombe

23 Sep 2018 | Somerset Group

A slight sense of foredoom amongst the seven of us at the start of the walk as the forecast was for heavy rain most of the day after heavy rain the day before - an expectation of much mud and more rain. However, not very long after we set out the rain eased and then stopped and the sun came out to what turned into a lovely warm day.

Our walk took us from Winscombe along part of the "Strawberry Line" and through a railway tunnel then up onto the open hills with good views over the countryside and coast with clear views of Weston-Super-Mare and the Welsh coastline further in the distance....
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Dorset Group: 20 Sep 18

23 Sep 2018 | Dorset Group

The last day of summer proved to be unseasonably blustery and overcast as our band of 8 plus dog assembled at Fiddleford. We first explored the 14th century Fiddleford Manor and ajoining Lavender Farm before heading off into the woods and the hamlet of Broad Oak.

Traversing rolling fields and thickly wooded gwyles we descended to the river Stour to reach Newton Mill (a functioning water mill still producing flour) for our 'elevensies'. Crossing many picturesque bridges across the Stour admiring many a swan we followed the water meadows to the town of Sturminster Newton....
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Kings Worthy - Wonston. Sept. 16th.

17 Sep 2018 | Solent Group

A group of 14, including some new faces, plus 3 canine walkers gathered on the outskirts of Kings Worthy for a 9 mile circular walk led by Linda.

Heading north east along a disused railway line,we passed some modern buildings of the Worthy Down Military Camp before crossing open rolling countryside arriving at the hamlet of Wonston. The pace was very leisurely, allowing time for picking lovely sweet blackberries.

Lunch break was taken at The Wonston Arms, a community village pub saved from closure and now owned & run by landlord Matt who gave us a warm welcome....
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