Im Memoriam

I am sorry to have to tell you that Kathy Marriott's husband Mike passed away peacefully on 29th December, after courageously undergoing a series of operations earlier in the year. Condolences to his wife Kathy and the family! RIP Mike!

I am sad to pass on the news that Graham Ramsden who was a member of our group for some time passed away on the 23rd July last year. Known by some of our older members as a keen walker and a good conversationalist. Albeit his last walk with us was possibly 7-8 years ago he is well remembered. Our condolences to his wife Barbara and family. RIP Graham!



Changes and Corrections up to the 21st March 2019

Walk 3471 Thursday 14th March @ Kingston

A message re this Thursday's (14th)walk from Kingston warning people that it's wet, therefore people may wish to use walking poles. Evelyn Soppit / Diana Backwell

Walk 3472 Sunday 17th March @ Goodnestone

We have been given permission to use the car park near the entrance to Goodnestone Park Gardens, but please park near the road and away from the entrance to the Gardens. We have learnt from the pub (The Fitzwalter Arms) that they do not offer snacks / sandwiches etc. on a Sunday, they only serve a roast lunch. The café at Goodnestone Park Gardens does not re-open until May. Therefore, if you intend to walk in the afternoon, we strongly advise that you bring a picnic lunch. If you do wish to have a roast Sunday lunch, we would suggest that you book directly with the pub (tel. 01304 840303). After the morning section of the walk we should be arriving back in Goodnestone between 12 noon and 12:15. The walk will re-start at approximately 13:15. Queries to Anne & Tony Bristow Tel: 01304 372814 Email: or

Walk on 21st March from The Dover Patrol Memorial

Regarding the lunch stop,it is down as The Coastguard pub,but the menu appears to have changed meaning there is not that much choice for sandwiches and baguettes etc. However just around the corner is The Pines Garden Tea Rooms, which is another option. Their menu changes daily apparently, but after contacting them, they would like to be advised on the day, of the numbers who may go there. enabling me to do a count at the start of the walk, and advise the Pines accordingly. As a further note, there is also a Kiosk on the Bay Beach, usually open his time of the year, for teas coffees cakes etc. Regards John Watson @


White Cliffs Walking Festival August 2019

Do you use, Facebook,Instagram,or Twitter? Are you fairly knowledgeable in one or more of these? Do you think you could help promote the White Cliffs Walking Festival 2019 using social media? For the promotion of the White Cliffs Walking Festival this year, we wish to make more use of social media. It will help us reach a much wider audience, particularly individuals, groups and communities who use social media as a main form of receiving and giving information. To help us, we would very much appreciate some help in developing better use of social media. If you think you think you could help working with a small team to advise and assist in promoting the Festival, we would very much like to hear from you. We are seeking assistance from now until the end of the Festival at the end of August 2019. Please contact Neil Fraser, Festival Coordinator (email who will ensure one of the Festival promotion team contact you, i.e. Graham Smith, Lesley Stephenson, Helena Trevelyan, Rhona Hodges or Les Preston. Neil Fraser

New Forest Holiday 2019 1st April to 6th April

I am planning another walking holiday to the New Forest. If you are interested please contact me by email at

Hotel is The Bartley Lodge at Cadnam, Hampshire. Five nights on a dinner/bed/breakfast basis, £325.00 each if sharing a room, £400.00 for single occupancy.

The walks will be a mixture of 5 to 7 miles on fairly flat, but sometimes very muddy footpaths, at a leisurely pace. Margaret Milsted-Williamson

Isle of Wight holiday 21st-27th June 2019

I am hoping to run a holiday on the Isle of Wight on the above dates. The holiday will include: 6 nights half board at the Langham court hotel, Shanklin. Return coach tour & Ferry tickets The use of the coach whilst there. Up to three walks a day. 10 single rooms without supplements.

The important cost. £ 399.00 based on a couple sharing. If you are interested please notify me by Friday 7th of December. PLEASE, PLEASE DO NOT SEND ME ANY MONEY. Email Phone 07948 149938.

Mallorca Holiday 8th to 16 October, 2019

Margaret and Margaret are planning another walking holiday to Mallorca.

Hotel is the Eden Hotel,Port de Soller where we have had a number of excellent walking holidays. The 2018 price for eight nights, bed, breakfast & dinner sharing an en-suite room was about £840 each including transfers to and from Palma, and transfer to walk starting points. For a single room this was £950.

If you are interested and would like full details, please contact either of us by email at or

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