Group name: Meon
This group is a part of Hampshire Area.
We restarted our group walks in July. For everyone's safety numbers are limited on each walk so you must book in advance to join any of our walks. The maximum number who may book to join a walk depends on the walk leader's assessment of the risk for that particular walk. The maximum will be detailed by each walk. We are working hard to ensure that all our walks are as safe as possible.
Our booking system is working well. Some walks get fully booked, sometimes with a reserve list. The booking details are detailed on each walk with the maximum number of spaces; this is determined by each walk leader based on the risk assessment for that walk.
On Sundays, if we are able to, we are offering 2 of our shorter half-day C walks plus one or more longer full day walks. Some start points we are using may be new - we are aiming to offer walks in areas that are generally more open and quieter and to avoid overcrowding popular car parks.
Meon Ramblers look foward to welcoming you on one of our walks.
Walkers joining group walks, and any other activities, must follow all the current guidance to stay safe.
Getting out and having a walk is good for our health and well being; you are welcome to go out walking on your own or with a friend, following Government guidelines. However remember social distancing on walks: please respect the need to keep space (ideally 2 m) between individuals. Avoid hand contact and use sanitising wipes or gel if possible. Please bring your own refreshments and carry your contact details, just in case of a problem.
Please note: due to the limited number permitted on our group walks you must book in advance - details by each walk
We organise regular walks led by local expert leaders – a great way to get outside, make new friends and discover how walking boosts your health and happiness. You’re very welcome to try walking with us, or to get involved in looking after paths and green spaces and opening up new places to explore.
Photo: walking beside Cheriton Wood, November 2017 [photo: Alan Mather]
The Meon Group offers 3 walks of varying lengths almost 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 and into Dorset. Extras include coach based walks and some social events (cream tea walks, BBQ, quiz and skittles evenings). Our walk along The Thames Path continued in 2019 reaching Hammersmith in October. These coach walks are very popular so advance booking for coach seats essential. See Thames Path page or our walks programme for dates. All our coach walks scheduled in 2020 are cancelled
We publish all our walks here on the Ramblers Find a walk site - the details of all our walks are shown in the adjacent column. Click on a walk to find out more. If you have any queries about a particular walk please contact the named leader; they will be able to assist you in locating the start point.
Weather conditions: very occasionally we have to make changes to our walks due to the weather and difficult ground conditions or if a leader is unwell. We post these changes against each walk - including if we have to cancel the walk (weather such as excessively hot conditons, flooding or snow and ice or if a leader is ill). If you are uncertain if a walk will be taking place - please contact the leader to check. The leader contact details are posted with each walk.