The SE Hants Ramblers met at QECP on Saturday at the start of a short circular walk through the forest and surrounding countryside. The group has set up the ‘Short Saturday’ walks on alternate weeks to encourage more people to take up walking. Open to those who are not members, typically the distance will be 3 to 5 miles and will taken at a gentle pace.


Where possible they will end at a teashop for that essential cup of tea and piece of cake. Start time is 10.30 am and the walk should take 1.5 to 2 hours, finishing no later than 1.00pm.  A coffee break will be taken at a convenient half way point.

All that is required by way of equipment are comfortable walking boots and waterproof clothing.

The SE Hants group also arranges walking weekends further afield, for example to Dartmoor or Wales. As well as organising walks the Ramblers are very active in protecting and enhancing the local rights of way network. Members regularly survey the local footpaths and report problems such as broken stiles or missing signposts.

Further information is available on the web-site at

The Country Park’s volunteers run regular Wednesday Walks from the visitor centre. Meeting at 10.30am the walk will last for 2 hours. Pre-booking is not required. There is a charge of £3.00 per head.

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