Invite to a Ridgeway Ramble

26/06/2013

Hampshire RoamAbility are inviting us to take part in the following ramble (Please note that this is NOT our Mike Longbottom Memorial Ramble)

 

Thursday 11th July – The Ridgeway, nr Newbury

Join Eileen Scannell who is leading this ramble, for fantastic views along this ancient byway.  A circular ramble, lunch is at Lord Wantage’s monument, where there are lovely views of the surrounding countryside.  We return through a lovely grassland valley between scenic woods,  We should see some Red Kites from the Ridgeway.  Cat 3, 9 miles.  No facilities, but bushes en route.  Meet at 11.00am for 11.30am start. Bring a packed lunch.
 
It is necessary to book for this ramble – please book with Di (tel; 01794-501705, email; di.madmunchkin@yahoo.co.uk).  Ramble fees are £2 per person, including walkers, for non-members of Hampshire RoamAbility, and are paid on the day.
 
Directions:
Park at Bury Lane car park, 1 mile from the A34 just north of Newbury.
Take A34 north to Newbury. Follow A34 (signed Oxford) for about 7 miles from the M4 junction.  Turn left at a small junction signed ’The Ridgeway’.  This is Bury Lane. Follow for nearly a mile, and park in the car park on the right of the lane. Grid ref SU 479 840, nearest postcode is OX11 0RP, just before you turn off the A34

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