Wednesday May 25th

The third attempt to explore Head Down, weather permitting.

Detail as before.

Today cancelled.

Sorry but the weather is not fit for HeadDown.  Try again next week.

Wednesday May 18th

Weather permitting. we will explore Head Down.

See last week’s post for details.

Today’s walk cancelled

Bad weather.

Try again next week.

Wednesday May 11th

Meet at 10am for a walk on Head Down on the east side of St. Catherine’s down.

Parking by kind permission of Daphne Watson.

From Niton on the road to Rookley turn left up Crocker Lane on the village boundary.

Go up to the top of Crocker Lane, off the top of the tarmac, and turn left down the muddy lane by the ‘no parking’ sign.

Park at ‘Linden Lea’ – turn left between the pillars into the drive. Park in front of the house or on the grass.

Alternative parking is further on next to bungalow ‘The limit’ providing this is not occupied as a holiday let.

Wednesday May 4th

A walk to the Longstone at Mottistone to enjoy the bluebells and woodland in spring.

Meet at 10am at carpark near Mottistone Manor,  OS ref.  405838.

Alternative walk for the less agile:  Meet at 10am at carpark at lower end of Strawberry Hill, OS ref. 412836.  We will meet up at the Longstone.

Maybe coffee or lunch somewhere afterwards?

Southampton Trip

On 14th May Eric Johnson has arranged a day trip to Southampton with Mat Garner. If you are interested in joining the group  please phone 812051 for further details.

Wednesday 27th April

Park in Clatterford Road, near the Archaeological Centre at 10.00 am for a 5 km walk around Bowcombe. David Marshall will be taking the walk.

Advance notice.

Quarr abbey.

Notes for your diary – Tuesday 6th to Saturday 24th September 2016 inclusive.  As this will be the third and final year of the “dig” we will be concentrating on the fields within English Heritages remit. More details will be available shortly.

Tuesday April 12th

A reminder about the ‘Looking at the Countryside ‘ walk.

Meet at Cheverton Farm, Shorwell for Part 3 of Alan Phillips’ walks around Shorwell. An opportunity to see some rarely-visited barrows and landscapes. Some steep climbs. Parking in Cheverton Farm by kind permission of Mr Andrew Hodgson – car sharing encouraged. Cheverton Farm is the last farm on the right coming from Newport, before descending the shute to Shorwell village.