Winchfield to Bramley, 6 August
If you’re planning to come on this walk and to eat in the pub, you will need to select your menu beforehand. Members please email Terry, the walk leader, by 12 noon on Friday 5 August with your choice from one of the three menus linked here: the main menu, light lunches, and pizzas. Non-members please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are taking your own food, you will be able to picnic at the church and, if you wish, join the rest of the group at the pub.
Summary of the Walk
The walk is through gently undulating countryside, with no steep ascents or descents. There are fields, woods, and some lovely sections next to winding streams and rivers. A field of sunflowers is spectacular! There’s a visit to a lovely church with parts built in the 13th and 15th Century.
If you’re travelling from Waterloo, buy a “return to Bramley (Hants) via Basingstoke“. Take the 8.42 Basingstoke train to Winchfield, which arrives about 9.43.
The return train is from Bramley, which involves travelling one stop to Basingstoke, where we change for a train to Waterloo. We are likely to arrive back at Waterloo shortly before or shortly after 6.00pm, although that timing can’t be guaranteed.
Unfortunately, there are no easy opportunities for leaving the walk early by public transport. You may be able to order a taxi to Bramley or Basingstoke from the lunch stop pub.
There are a couple of crossings of busy roads and some walking along country lanes, so the usual warnings apply – take responsibility for your own safety, walk single file along narrow roads and listen to the leader’s guidance.
The weather forecast is for a sunny day with no rain, so bring plenty of water. The terrain was very dry and firm underfoot.