Walks programme restarted
We now have a programme of HOS walks in place.
Attendees no longer need to book a place on HOS walks, but we would ask that you recognise that COVID is still with us and that some people would still prefer that social distancing is observed.
However, please also note that it will be necessary to continue to book places on some walks – such as Needs Ore where places are restricted.
Any queries please do get in touch either by emailing Annette or phoning Annette Clayson, the HOS Walks Co-ordinator on 07980 976748.
Please adhere to the current Covid rules which can be found at https://www.gov.uk/guidance/covid-19-coronavirus-restrictions-what-you-can-and-cannot-do
Please note some details are not currently known, but will be added when available.
|Leader||Time and Date||Location – start grid reference and name||Max. numbers if applicable||Length of walk in time||Length of walk in distance|
|Warblington Shore to Budds Farm
Meet at Warblington Church carpark (SU 728054)
|9.30 – 1.30||3 miles|
|A walk along the shore to Budds Farm sewage works in search of winter birds waders and wildfowl. Bring coffee/Lunch|
(07747 151160 01489 893226)
|Kilmeston to Beauworth
Starting in Kilmeston by the postbox. Grid reference SU 590298 OS 185. Post code SO24 0NN
|10.30 – 14.00||3 miles|
|Open countryside and woodland. We will be looking for winter migrants such as fieldfare and redwing as well as resident species. Bring lunch and coffee. It could be muddy so please wear appropriate shoes. Cat B|
|Winter birds at Farlington Marshes
Meet at Broadmarsh Car Park– (Map ref. SU699055)
NB the road layout means you can not do a right hand turn into the car park – continue up Harts farm way to next entrance to u-turn and come back to car park entrance. Correct car park has concrete blocks in it.
|9.30 -2.00||5 miles|
Meet at the eastern end of the chain ferry at about 10:15 am Saturday 29th January 2022. Parking available in nearby Panorama Road, Cost ?£5
Return on the ferry by about 3:30 pm’. Map ref SZ 038871 (OS 195 Bournemouth)
|A winter day in one of the largest harbours in England may yield a good variety of seasonal duck with the possibility of one of the scarcer grebes and possibly a raptor sighting as well. Bring lunch. The last section after lunch is on the southern shore of Brands Bay which is the more northerly part of Poole Harbour proper. It will lead us back to the ferry and involves shingle, sand and mud.|
|Tina and Brian Vaughan
|Cadnam Pool, New Forest.
|3.5 mile circular walk|
|Walking around the Holly Hatch Inclosure over heathland with moderate ups and downs to take in the views and possible raptor sightings depending on the weather. Likely to be muddy. No facilities.|
|Tina and Brian Vaughan||Sunday
|Pondhead Inclosure, New Forest
Parc Pale car park, B3056 Beaulieu Rd, Lyndhurst. SO43 7DA
|Pondhead Inclosure is like no other area of woodland in the New Forest, as it has not been grazed by ponies and cattle for several centuries resulting in a rich variety of flora, butterflies and birds found in few other places locally. Firecrest and Goshawk have been recorded in the woodland and we will be there in bluebell season. We may even spot a dragon.
Recent ground work could result in uneven muddy tracks so walking boots would be best. Also grass & gravel tracks. Due to the popularity of the area the group size must be a max of 15-20. Facilities in Lyndhurst town.