Saturday, 23 June 2018 (Group: Hampshire 40+ Walking)
Start time 13:30
7 miles / 11.3 km
(Estimated finish time: 16:45)
A surpringly varied walk over a distance of just under 7 miles. The walk starts alongside Shortheath Pond and uses lanes, fields and part of The Hangers Way to pass through varied terrain. There are no major hills, but this is a rewarding walk. I don't think you will be disappointed.
Saturday, 21 July 2018 (Group: Hampshire 40+ Walking)
Start time 9:00
12 miles / 19.3 km
(Estimated finish time: 17:30)
A day out in Isle of Wight starting off from Portsmouth Harbour catching the ferry to Ryde followed by a train ride to Shanklin and a pleasant 12 mile walk back to Ryde. Their is opportunity to stay for a meal in Ryde on the Saturday night if you would like.The walk itself is along the coastal path, but like many coastal paths it is inland in many places unless there is a low tide which gives opportunities to walk alomg the beach itself. A decision will be made once tides are confirmed.The walk takes us initially out of Shanklin towards Sandown along the seafront and off west towards Bembridge, where depending on the weather there are good views of the coast and sea. From Bembridge we head North back towards Ryde.
Dogs are welcome, lead required through farmland.Please bring a packed lunch and plenty of water.