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The Strollers walking group is for men and women who want a gentle walk. The distance is usually between 2½ to 3 miles on level terrain, but occasionally there may be an incline which is taken at a very slow pace. There is often things of interest to look at – churches, old houses and even new interesting buildings. Our walks would not be complete without our lunch breaks. This is optional as it is not always possible for people to stay, but most of us do, and we have found some very enjoyable eating places – as well as the not so good!!

The Strollers meet once a fortnight on a Friday morning (alternate Fridays with the Striders and Stragglers (these walks are on the same Friday)). All the walks are decided prior to the next programme of walks. There are three of these programmes a year. The group is involved in the decision making with individuals volunteering to lead a walk, if they feel able. Access the Walk tab, on the website, to see the current walks. If you are less able and would prefer an easier walk then try the Stragglers Group. For the more strenuous walks see the Striders Group.

If you enjoy a relaxing walk and having a chat with good company, do talk to me at the monthly General Meeting or contact me via the website email for further information.

Group Leader: Linda Hugo-Vieten
Email: contact@portsdownu3a.org.uk

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Strollers Walks – 2020

An email will be sent out a few days prior to a walk reminding members who the Walk Leader is and giving their contact details. If you are intending to walk please phone their number leaving your name and whether you would like to stay for lunch. Please contact the Walk Leader by Thursday evening at the very latest. On some occasions the walk may have to be cancelled usually due to inclement weather. You will be contacted by Friday morning if cancellation is unavoidable. Only those who have stipulated their attendance on the walk will be contacted.

Car sharing is encouraged so please ask for, or offer, a lift when you phone, it also helps with parking. If you are a passenger please ensure you contribute towards the fuel costs. Suitable footwear is required and water to keep you hydrated. Happy walking.

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.

Contact the Group Leader for more detailsTOP-TIP: You can print this page
Friday 17th January: Hayling Island
  • Meet: 10:25am Hayling Island Oyster beds car park – (just past the Esso garage down the track next to the green house – mind the potholes)  Click here for Map 
  • Lunch: The Ship Inn – just before crossing the bridge onto Hayling
  • Leader: PeterS
Friday 31st January: Emsworth
Friday 14th February: Farlington Marshes
  • Meet: 10:25am Middle car park
  • Lunch: Compass Rose
  • Leader: Bernard
Friday 28th February: Port Solent
  • Meet: 10:25am Cinema car park – Port Solent
  • Lunch: Harbour Lights Beefeater, So’ton Road
  • Leader: Christine
Friday 13th March: Milton Foreshore
  • Meet: 10:25am Public car park (east of The Thatched House)
  • Lunch: The Thatched House
  • Leader: Julia and Andrew
Friday 27th March: TBC
  • Meet: 10:25am TBC
  • Lunch: TBC
  • Leader: Lin and Steve
Friday 10th April: Good – Crookham Golf Course
  • Meet: 10:25am 1st car park – golf course
  • Lunch: TBC
  • Leader: PeterM
Friday 24th April: Kingley Vale

STROLLERS GROUP – by Linda

The first walk, at the beginning of May, had really great weather. A good sized group set off from The Rising Sun at Clanfield for the Blue Bell woods where we were not disappointed. A beautiful blue carpet interspersed with wild garlic was magical, so thank you Mary for leading us on this memorable walk. At the pub, those who were not eating stayed for coffee while the remainder of us had a range of choices from an excellent menu.

This set the tone for a programme of walks at Emsworth and Bishops Waltham, Portchester and Hayling Island as well as walks in and around the Portsea Island area.

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Billy Line – Hayling Island
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Swans – Eastney

Our walks are usually 21/2 to 3 miles across easy terrain, with normally very few, if any, inclines. The walks culminate with lunch, this is optional, but most people over a season join the enthusiastic eaters. We are an extremely social group both on the walk and at lunch. We make new members very welcome and can provide lifts for those who need them.

We walk every alternate Friday, weather permitting. The autumn season starts on Friday 7th September.