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Event Reports from Solent Group

 

Dorset/Solent Groups 18 Nov 2018

21 Nov 2018 | Dorset, Solent Groups

Never mind new England in the Fall, the New Forest in Autumn was the place to be with 16 walkers (and one dog) from the Dorset and Solent Groups penetrating the wild woods along paths thick with fallen leaves. The exceptionally good weather resulted in a very busy Oak Inn at Bank and a rather long wait for lunch for some of us. Consequently the Group split in two, with late lunchers completing the circular walk as the last of the sun sparkled through the remaining russet coloured leaves on the trees. A warming soup tea was then enjoyed by some at the leader's residence....
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Farley and Pitton (October 2018)

22 Oct 2018 | Solent Group

On a glorious sunny Autumn morning, 9 walkers led by Gary & Alan set off from Farley on the Wiltshire/Hampshire border. Walking at a leisurely pace through open fields before entering Beechy Down Copse then on to the site of the remains of Clarendon Palace. The medieval ruins were once a royal palace during the Middle Ages but all that is visible now above ground level is one end wall of the great Hall. Taking our lunch break there, we were joined by a group of inquisitive resident Llamas.

Our return journey ...
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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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Upham Circular (August 2018)

4 Aug 2018 | Solent Group

11 members from a wide area, including one new one, gathered outside St. Mary’s Church, Upham for a 9 mile figure of eight walk led by Richard.

Heading NW out of the village before returning close to the start point and then heading away crossing rolling countryside and gallops at Stephen’s Castle Down and Dean Farm.

After passing through the hamlet of Dean, we crossed the B3035 and descended on the Hampshire Bowman pub, Dundridge where most walkers enjoyed a hearty Sunday roast and sampled a selection of their wide range of beer and ciders....
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