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Event Reports from Solent Group


Acres Down, near Lyndhurst, New Forest

20 May 2018 | Solent Group

Nine walkers set out from Acres Down near Lyndhurst on a beautiful sunny morning for a 7 mile walk through shady woods and across the open forest. We spotten many new born foals, buzzars, some deer and the end of the bluebells along the route and stopped for a picnic lunch with views across the heath. After lunch we made our way through Murray's Passage and back to Acres Down where we enjoyed a sumptuous cream tea with a bonus slice of cake before setting off home.
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Cheriton (April 2018)

6 May 2018 | Solent Group

A group of 15 members and 1 dog enjoyed a 9 mile walk led by Richard on an overcast, and at times, rainy day starting at the village green in Cheriton.

We proceeded in an easterly direction before dropping down to cross the A 272 at Bramdean and pausing for a coffee break at the C12th church of St. Simon and St. Jude. From there we continued westwards until reaching Hinton Ampner, house and gardens owned by the National Trust. The property was originally built in 1790, but was remodelled twice before being severely damaged by fire in 1960 and restored again to its current design....
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The Mardens: March 2018

4 Apr 2018 | Solent Group

This joint Solent/Sussex walk was led by Justin on a snowy morning starting at Stoughton, north west of Chichester. Walking through varying landscapes, woodland to open fields with fantastic views, we stopped for a coffee break at St Michael's Church, Up Marden. Dating from the 13th century, having no electricity & being lit by candlelight.

Proceeding at a good pace, we spotted deer & a lone hare before arriving at Compton village where we stopped for lunch at the Coach & Horses pub. Established ...
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Titchfield Haven

9 Mar 2018 | Solent Group

A group of 10 walkers from 4 counties enjoyed a leisurely walk of 9 miles starting just west of Titchfield Haven Nature Reserve. The weather was overcast & chilly but dry although muddy underfoot in places.

Proceeding in a westerly direction along the Solent Way with views of the Isle of Wight & Fawley Refinery for a couple of miles until we had to make a diversion inland due to coastal erosion. After returning to the shoreline we continued until we reached the mouth of the River Hamble and then headed ...
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