Walking 2 - Striders
|This group started in Oct 2016|
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Group Liaison (Kevin Stock)
The Walking 2 Striders group walk in the area of Eastern Hampshire and West Sussex within a radius bordered by Chichester to the East, Petersfield to the North, the Solent coast to the South and Wickham/Droxford/East Meon to the West. Occasional walks beyond that region are with the agreement of the group. The walks incorporate woodland, farmland and coastal footpaths. Hiking boots are recommended as suitable footwear but wellington boots are sometimes preferable during the winter season and stout trainers might be acceptable in the driest summer months.
Monday 16th March 2020
LEADER: Paul Baker
START: 1.30pm. The walk starts from the Car Park at the top of Kiln Lane, Buriton Take the exit from the northbound A3 signposted for Petersfield and Buriton (it’s the first exit after the Queen Elizabeth Country Park). Proceed over the roundabout at the end of the slip road and follow signs for Buriton. Shortly after entering the village, Kiln Lane is on the right (signposted for Chalton and Finchdean). The entrance to the car park is at the top of the hill on the right.
POST CODE: GU31 5SH
GRID REFERENCE: SU 733197
ROUTE: The walk follows the South Downs Way for a while before climbing through the woods of the Coulters Dean Nature Reserve. Lanes and footpaths will bring us back to the car park above the village of Buriton. The route is a mix of gravel tracks, woodland paths and country lanes. Boots rather than trainers are highly recommended.
DISTANCE: 5 miles
TIME: Estimated at 2 hours depending on pace of walkers.
FACILITIES: There are no facilities on this route, although there is the Five Bells Inn in Buriton
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