Group name: Hampshire
This group is a part of Hampshire Area.
Our activities include:
Short and easy walks, Dog-friendly walks, Path maintenance
PLEASE NOTE THAT WHILE OUR GROUP-LED WALKS ARE GROWING IN NUMBER WE ARE NOT YET BACK TO WHERE WE WERE. PLEASE SEE THE LIST OF UPCOMING WALKS.
We are a friendly group with a comprehensive programme of walks - it was around 400 per year - and with an active social programme. We also work to protect paths and the local countryside. We monitor planning applications, report on path problems ranging from missing signposts and overgrown paths to paths obstructed by barbed wire or flooding. In conjunction with the County Council we carry out practical works such as clearing overgrown paths and replacing stiles with kissing gates. The kissing is still missing as of 6/1/22. It's gone out of style.(There may be a prize for the first to report spotting this by em to webmaster).
We walk on any day of the week though most frequently on Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday with walks ranging in length from 2.5 to 12 miles and at a pace to suit all standards of walkers. Some all of the all day and half day walks apart from Sundays include a pub lunch option, though even then some walkers prefer to take a picnic lunch. There is sure to be a walk to suit you. But please make sure that you're fit enough for the walk. If you're unsure of your fitness level, try a short and easy walk first.
In general our walks are in Hampshire and the countryside around Winchester but we often venture further afield walking in Berkshire, Dorset, the Isle of Wight, London, Surrey, Sussex and Wiltshire. We also will return to arranging social events ranging from a quiz evening to Christmas lunch and dinner, and have organized group walking ventures of up to a week in far-flung places such as France, Cyprus, Crete, Spain, Andorra, Turkey.... and Cornwall.
We would be pleased to welcome you on one of our walks and discover first-hand for yourself the benefits of walking and meeting like-minded people. For more information please either contact our walk coordinator via any of the published walks, or conatct a member of the committee.
Winchester Ramblers are proud to be affiliated to the Walking Partnership. Help support our group by booking your walking holidays with Ramblers Walking Holidays, Adagio Holidays or Cruise and Walk Holidays and nominate Winchester Ramblers when booking.