Midhurst Footpath Companions
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Viewing events from August, 2016

Day walk 31st August 2016 LONDON


Taking the tube to Warwick Avenue. Walking from Little Venice following the Canal path to Camden Lock. Here we have lunch then retrace our steps back to Regents Park for a circular walk around the park. Approximate time of arrival back at Haslemere between 6 - 8pm


We need to catch the train that leaves Liss at 09.02, leaves Liphook at 09.09 and leaves Haslemere at 09.15, which then arrives at Waterloo at 10.15am. The recommended way is to buy the ticket on-line the day before - this will be an OFF PEAK DAY RETURN. To buy one ot these, you need to have a senior railcard OR be in a group of at least 3 people.

TRAIN FARE: £17.70 from Haslemere,  £18.80 from  Liphook  or   £21.50 from Liss.

(There is a SWT POMOTIONAL DAY RETURN ticket  for £16.00 but this means you cannot get on the return train between 4.00 pm and 7.07pm, and this will not give enough time for the full walk).

TUBE : using contactless credit/debit card for £2.40


Morning Walk Walderton 24th August 2016

Den's walk will probably be at Walderton, passing though  Watergate Hanger and past Watergate House, perhaps a bit less than 5 miles with lunch at The Barley Mow in Walderton.




Day Walk at Parham 17th August 2016

Jeff's walk is about 7.3/4 miles and is fairly flat. Lunch will probably be at The Sportman Inn in Amberley and then back to Parham via the Southdowns Way

Selborne and Noar Hill 10th August

THERE WILL BE A MENU AVAILABLE PRIOR TO 10.00AM IN THE CAR PARK BUT IF YOU WANT A PRIOR PEEP, GO TO www.selbornearms.co.uk/menu. Starting PROMPTLY AT 10.00am from the free car park behind "The Selborne Arms". GU34 3JR. SU7419033512. 51deg.05'46.06"N 0deg.56'30.85"W or 51.096128deg.N 0.941903deg.W. The walk takes us across open fields and some woodland, through Noar Hill nature reserve with an abundance of  wild flowers at present (and possibly a few late orchids) finally descending the zigzag. Lunch at "The Selborne Arms", they have requested we pre-order lunch before we walk. A larger walking group has pre-booked the same time as we have (12:30ish). It may be a case of first come first served. Someone will be at Midhurst car park as usual, but WE AIM TO LEAVE MIDHURST AT 9.30AM instead of the usual 9.45.

One of the most interesting chalk grassland and scrub sites in Britain, rich in flowers and butterflies Noar Hill was once the site of medieval chalk workings but is now carpeted by flowering plants growing on the chalk. The ridges, banks and hollows here provide a variety of niches that allow many different species to thrive. There are a large number of breeding butterflies (over 35 species) and over a dozen species of orchid can be found here. Thanks to www.hiwwt.org.uk/reserves/noar-hill for this information.

Day Walk 3rd August 2016

This day walk will be from the car park in Selborne to the Three Horsehoes in East Worldham. Park in the public car park behind the Selborne Arms. The food is nearly all fresh cooked, so it would be very helpful to pre-order - details are below.  For those with long memories, baked potatoes are not on the menu - new owners say they can't really be done as a quick meal!!