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The Striders walking group is for men and women who like to stretch their legs and have a longer more strenuous walk than our Strollers Group. If you are less able and would prefer an even easier walk then try the Stragglers Group.

Our walks are held on alternate Friday Mornings and we meet at the arranged parking place at 10:15am. We manage about two hours before going for lunch. This is optional.

Some of the walks are our old favourites and we have some exciting new ones. If you would like to come along and experience the beauty of our local region you are more than welcome. Our walks are around 4-5 miles. Some ground is more rugged than others and takes us a little longer to complete the walk.

It is very important that stout footwear is worn. Proper walking boots or strong trainers that you don’t mind getting muddy. We do not walk if the weather is really bad, but always check with the leader before the walk, usually Thursday evening.

If you enjoy a walk in the country and having a chat with good company, do talk to me in the meeting or contact me for further info.

Group Leader: Janice Henderson
Email: contact@portsdownu3a.org.uk

tick warning
IMPORTANT REMINDER:

One of our walkers has reported being bitten by a TICK – so please be aware.

  • walk on clearly defined paths and avoid brushing against vegetation
  • wear light-coloured clothes so ticks can be spotted and brushed off
  • use repellents
  • carry out a tick check
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Striders Walks – 2019

Members to let the walk leader know if they intend to come as walks may be changed or cancelled at short notice. Car sharing is encouraged to help with parking and fuel costs. The walks are usually 4 to 5 miles – sometimes hilly or moderately difficult terrain. Suitable footwear is required. Reminder: Be ‘Tick-Aware’.

Walk Leaders please check the details of your walk are correct. Also be aware that the meeting point ADDRESS and POSTCODES on the maps can often be wrong and should be checked before using in your SATNAV.

More details and the contact list is available from the Group LeaderTOP-TIP: You can print this page
Friday 30th Aug: Manor Farm Country Park (Note: We stop at Manor Farm Tea Room for a lite lunch before completing the walk)
Friday 13th Sept: Titchfield (Note: We stop at Titchfield Haven Tea Room for a lite lunch before completing the walk)
  • Meet: 10:15am Titchfield Community Centre car park, Mill St  Click here for Map 
  • Lunch: Titchfield Haven Tea Room
  • Leader: Pete, Sue & Ted
Friday 27th Sept: Finchdean
Friday 11th Oct: Royal Victoria Park Nature Trail
  • Meet: 10:15am Mount Pleasant Playing Fields car park next to school entrance  Click here for Map 
  • Lunch: The Dancing Goose, Netley
  • Leader: Simon
Friday 25th Oct: West Meon
  • Meet: 10:15am St. John’s Church, West Meon – when you reach the centre turn left into Church Lane – there are places to park there
  • Lunch: The Bucks Head, Meonstoke
  • Leader: Elaine & Viv
Friday 8th Nov: Sarisbury Green – Hamble
Friday 22nd Nov: Hambledon
Friday 6th Dec: Christmas Lunch
  • Meet: 11.50am Green Farm, Toby Carvery Hilsea