NORTH EAST HAMPSHIRE GROUP

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Please note

Ramblers GB is suspending the following activities from Wednesday 18 March until at least 31 May 2020 – subject to further developments:

  • all group led walks.

  • all Ramblers Walking for Health schemes.

  • all activities by Ramblers volunteers including training, path maintenance working groups, coach trips and holidays, meetings, group and social events
    training for Ramblers. 

 

The group has been requested to add this link to our web page http://www.ramblers.org.uk/volunteer-zone/coronavirus.aspx?utm_source=Chairs+%26+Secretaries+March+Update&utm_campaign=4833a2f0b4-Coronavirus+-+guidance+for+volunteers&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_3b89ec9bef-4833a2f0b4-49837360

North East Hants Group

NE Hampshire group of the Ramblers is based in the Farnborough, Aldershot and Fleet area and is the local group of the Hampshire area of the Ramblers covering Rushmoor and Hart districts. Walks are open to all members of the Ramblers. 

Walks led by Members of the Group

Three programmes of walks are compiled each year.

The walks are usually within a one hour travelling distance of Fleet/Farnborough. This puts the North Downs, Surrey Hills, South Downs, Hampshire Heights and Chilterns all within range. On occasions walks are further afield e.g. on the Isle of Wight.

The group also organizes long distance walks in sections. These have included the St Swithun's Way, The Thames Path, the Surrey Hills Challenge and the Brenda Parker Way, established in memory of Brenda Parker, one of the founders of the group.

 The map https://www.mapcustomizer.com/map/NEH%20walks%20to%20July%202020

shows indicative locations of the meeting points for the walks on our current programmes. If you hover the cursor over a marker the date of the walk, distance and grade will appear but please refer to the programme for exact details.

The following photos give an idea of the countryside we have walked through recently

 

Group Walks and Events Programmes

The current programme can be downloaded as a PDF file (easy for printing)

Click here for group walks and events from Tuesday 3rd December 2019 to 29th March 2020

Social Activities

The group has an active social programme, the highlight being the October Weekend. These are usually three night with occasional four night breaks staying in good walking country around the UK. In 2019 our destination was Croyde Bay in Devon. In previous years we have visited the Linconshire Wolds, Isle of Wight, North Wales, and Cornwall.

Some photos from the 2019 October Weekend.

 

Rights of Way (Footpaths, Bridleways etc.)

The group is active in rights of way work, with representatives from the group covering parishes in Hart and Rushmoor districts. Rights of way are checked regularly and any problems are reported to Hampshire County Council in an endeavour to keep the rights of way in our area in good order, easy to use and well way marked.

Volunteers are always needed to help with this work.

The group is also active with practical work in conjunction with Hampshire County Council clearing rights of way, installing kissing gates, building sleeper bridges etc. to maintain the network. Addititonal volunteers are always welcome to join the work parties.

In December 2019 we replaced two stiles with kissing gates near Odiham The two teams were led by Hampshire CC staff.

The A team had roots and sloping ground to cope with.

The B team putting the final touches to the second gate.

In January 2020 we installed steps, a hand rail and a finger post near Crondall.

Before the working party set to work.

The finished job.

 

 

 

New Members

New members are always welcome. Walkers should be able to walk the distance stated in the programme and are expected to be suitably clothed and shod for walking the distance. Hampshire can be moderately hilly and muddy and new walkers are expected to be able to cope with this. Visitors from other Ramblers Association groups are always welcome to walk with us.

 

Ramblers Walking Holidays

The group are proud to be affiliated with the Walking Partnership. Help support our group by booking your walking holidays with Ramblers Walking Holidays or Adagio and nominate North East Hampshire Group when booking to ensure that we receive vital funds through the Walking Partnership.

For further information about the Walking Partnership, see

http://www.rwhtravel.com/the-walking-partnership/