(WX) Hampshire Area
Groups in Hampshire Area:
(WX01) Alton Group
We cover a large area of East Hampshire and the South Downs, with an interesting variety of scenery. There is always a mid-week walk of approximately 5 miles, and frequently longer ones on the same day, a Sunday walk, normally of about 10 miles, and during the summer we also have a series of evening walks. In addition there are walking breaks away, twice a year. Details of our walks can be found on the Ramblers’ website.
We are a very friendly group and enjoy a range of social events.
Our priority is for all our members to enjoy their walking and membership.
We have published two books on walks in our area.
(WX02) Andover Group
We would like to invite you to walk regularly with us in a beautiful part of Hampshire characterized by chalk downland, sparkling rivers and idyllic villages. We offer a wide variety of walks, in terms of location, distance, grade and type, and with up to a dozen walks each month, you will always have plenty to choose from.
Our weekly Sunday walks typically range from 8 to 12 miles, whilst our Saturday walks are mainly 5 to 8 miles. From May to August we organize walks every Wednesday evening up to 5 miles in length.
Please note that start times are from Andover. All walkers are encouraged to gather at our meeting point in Andover so that we can share cars and offer a lift to those without cars. However, if you do need to go direct to the start of the walk, please contact our Secretary, Pat Peacock, on 01264 351991. Leave your name, telephone number and details of the walk that you wish to join, and she will get the walk leader to contact you as soon as possible.
Please visit our website for further information.
(WX03) Meon Group
The Meon Group offers 3 walks of varying lengths every Sunday throughout the year with some mid-week walks. Our walks are mainly in Hampshire and West Sussex with occasional trips across to the Isle of Wight. Extras include coach based walks and some social events (cream tea walks, BBQ, quiz and skittles evenings). On our coach walks in 2014 we will be walking the Three Castles Path starting Windsor on 27th April
(WX04) New Forest Group
(WX05) North East Hants Group
Phone: 01252 547429
Contact via web/email
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North East Hants Group Programme
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(WX06) Portsmouth Group
We walk predominately in South East Hampshire and West Sussex with occasional forages further afield. Saturday walks are usually approximately 7 miles supplemented sometimes with a 15+ mile walk. Sundays are usually approx 12 miles with a short pub stop (so bring food with you).
Please contact us for details of start of walk.
We do request walkers not to walk in front of the Leader.
(WX07) Romsey Group
We walk around Romsey, in the New Forest, Hampshire and neighbouring counties. Short Saturday walks are intended for the new walker and are of 4 or 5 miles. Midweek walks may be 6-12 miles and are often at a moderate pace. Sunday walks are usually between 6-9 miles and may include a pub lunch. Often a pub will figure in the walk description though if picnics are preferred the leader will suggest a suitable spot for eating them. All leaders aim to match the pace of the slowest walker.
We meet to car share at different locations in Romsey as follows.
Weekdays - Meet in Romsey Rapids Car Park on far right, adjacent to Romsey Town FC SU 359 209
Saturday - Use parking opposite building near “units 27-34” sign, Romsey Industrial estate SU 357 217
Sundays Meet at the Crosfield Hall SU 353 211
(note all grid references are rounded and are for use with location named)
(WX08) Southampton Group
The Group has an all year programme of walks. Saturday afternoons for walkers wishing to do 5 to 8 miles, Sundays for all day walks of 12 to 17 miles and quite often an alternative afternoon walk of 6 to 10 miles. On Wednesday evenings in the Summer 'social' walks of about 4 to 6 miles , usually from a convenient pub. A series of Thursday morning walks is becoming more regular. The shorter walks are normally within a radius of 20 miles from Southampton. The all day walk-starts range over Hampshire, West Sussex, Dorset and Wiltshire.
Coach and Away Day rail trips are arranged at intervals. Several Social events are held each year.
One of the earliest Groups, Southampton celebrated its 50th. Anniversary in 2004. Among those present at the celebration was the Group's first Chairman.
(WX09) South East Hants Group
Phone: 023 9273 2649
Contact via web/email
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We are friendly group that walks in the SE Hants/W Sussex area (Petersfield, Selborne, Cheriton, Horndean, Meon Valley, Chichester, Midhurst etc) in the main, but sometimes we go further afield using rail transport. Our walking programme includes:
- a short (3-5 mile) fairly local walk on alternate Saturday mornings,
- longer all-day walks on some Saturdays,
- two walks each Sunday, a shorter (5-9 mile) walk, and a longer (9-13) mile walk
- one or two 10-15 mile walks each Wednesday, some at a fairly fast pace,
- a shorter (6-7 mile) mile walk each Thursday,
- during the summer months we have 4-6 mile walks on Tuesday and Thursday evenings.
A summary of our walks programme is given on the group website, for a full programme (electronic or printed) contact us via our email address. You can also download the full programme from our website.
We look forward to welcoming you on one of our walks. You can just turn up - no need to pre-arrange, though if you want more details of a particular walk to help you to make up your mind, just 'phone the walk leader.
(WX10) Winchester Group
(WX11) Waltham Group
We are a small friendly group who regularly walk on Wednesday mornings. The walks usually being about 5 miles long. Most Sundays we have a longer walk of 8 -10 miles, with a picnic lunch. In summer we also have walks of 4-5 miles on Friday evenings.
(WX12) Eastleigh Group
(WX13) North Hampshire Downs Group
(WX50) Hampshire 20s & 30s Walking Group
A Walking Group for people aged in their 20s and 30s based in Hampshire.
(WX51) Hampshire 40+ Walking Group
About the group:
Do you spend most weekends thinking you should get out and about more?
Dislike the gym but want to get some exercise?
Want to meet up with new people but don’t want to do it online?
We may be the answer!
Walking with the Hampshire 40+ Walking Group is a great way to meet new people, keep fit, and get you out and about in parts of Hampshire that you may have never seen or heard of before. Our walks vary from 3 miles to 20+ miles, cover all of Hampshire and parts of the surrounding counties and cater for most abilities. We also have regular pub nights, weekends (and weeks) away, and an annual Summer Festival - so we’re not always walking!
Why not give us a try?!