Ghosts, Hills and Downs in Hampshire

Sat 25th Oct 2008

Walk Details:

Event Type
Group Walk
Region / Area
Southern England / London
Local Group
Start Time
Rowlands Castle station
General Notes
Depart London Waterloo 8:00, change at Haslemere. Or depart Waterloo station 7:45 direct. Return trains at 32 & 46 past the hour. Sorry no pub this time (and therefore no ghost either), please bring a picnic, as the haunted Royal Oak Hooksway will be closed for holidays. Tea at the Red Lion in Chalton: Hampshire's oldest pub, licensed in 1503, with a beautiful thatched roof. Telegraph article. Map Exp 120. Joint walk with Surrey Walking Club

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Walk Report

Ghosts, Hills and Downs in Hampshire, Saturday 25th October 2008
12 walkers, 22 miles - leaders Jill Goddard and Paul Lawrence
There were 12 of us, a mix of LDWA and SWC, and Jill lead at a very good fast pace. The pub was closed for holiday but we had been warned to bring sandwiches. We sheltered out of the wind in Harting Down to eat our lunch. It was rather windy but the views were attractive with some lovely autumn colours. The tea stop was excellent, with a live fire, and the tea break was well deserved, we've had to work hard for it! We got back to Rowlands Castle one hour ahead of your estimated time, partly due to a short lunch break and partly due to the group's good pace. The route devised was lovely and the weather kind to us but a little overcast and windy.


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