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
Strollers Walks - Autumn 2018
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.
Please note that the meeting point ADDRESS+POSTCODES on the maps are often wrong and should be checked before using in your SATNAV.
Friday 2nd Nov: Fort Widley Walk - PLEASE NOTE THE MEETING POINT CHANGE
- Meet: 10:30am Widley Walk car park, Portsdown Hill Road
- Lunch: The George Inn, Portsdown Hill Road, Portsmouth PO6 1BE
- Leader: Christine
Friday 16th Nov: Wickham
- Meet: 10:30am - Parking: Old Railway Station, off Mill Lane
- Lunch: TBC
- Leader: Ken and Val
Friday 30th Nov: Waterlooville
- Meet: 10:30am - Parking: Goodwood Close, Waterlooville
- Lunch: Woodpecker Inn, 179A London Road, Waterlooville PO7 7RL
- Leader: Vivien
Friday 7th Dec: Christmas Lunch - There is a £5.00 deposit required for this meal. Please would you indicate your interest and bring the deposit to a walk before the end of October, so I can pass your name and money on to Janice as the meal organizer.
- Meet: 11.50am Green Farm, Toby Carvery Hilsea, Copnor Road, Portsmouth PO3 5HS
2018 The Oyster Beds and Hayling Billy pathway
2018 The Bluebells at Clanfield
2018 An early purple Orchid and a yellow Archangel
If you have a favourite walk that you would like to share - then apply to become a walk leader
We only stopped a moment - to pay our respects
Towards the end of a walk at Wickham packed with visual treasures
Just in case you want to exert more energy
If its your turn to buy the tea - then we will let you know