Forthcoming walks and events

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  
Kevin Stouse

(07510 600808)

Sunday

12/12/2021

9.30

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
Nick Wiley
(07747 151160 
01489 893226)
Sunday

2/1/2022

10:30

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
Kevin Stouse

(07510 600808)

Sunday

23/1/2022

9.30

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
Bring coffee/Lunch
Julian Moseley

(02380
779850)

Saturday

29/1/2022

10:15

Poole Harbour

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)

10:15-15:30 3 miles
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

 

Saturday

12/3/2022

09:30

Cadnam Pool, New Forest.

SO43 7HL
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SZ 228 123

  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

15/5/2022

09:30

Pondhead Inclosure, New Forest

Parc Pale car park, B3056 Beaulieu Rd, Lyndhurst. SO43 7DA
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SU307079

15-20   2.5 miles
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.