DATE: Saturday 7 January 2023. TIME 10.00 Whose bright idea was this 'Walk For All Seasons'?! There is nothing to see in January. Can we please fast forward to March! There is no denying it....January has a bit of an image problem. Low sun, short, cold days, nature in hibernation mode and the post-Christmas blues are not exactly major selling points. We can't even rely on a sprinkling of snow lifting our spirits anymore. But fear not January, help is at hand! This walk aims to prove that flashes of colour and life can still be found in the depth of winter.....if you know where to look. Some plants are even looking their most majestic at this time of year, so it would be such a shame to miss their great show. Why not join us for this winter warmer to discover some winter magic and help rekindle our love for January.
DATE: Tuesday 17 January 2023. TIME: 14.00 Come and join our local Heathlands Reunited rangers at Shortheath Common, Oakhanger to discover more about this traditional tree blessing ceremony, which also helps ring in the New Year. There will be a toast to nature and celebration of the way it changes through the seasons over the course of the year.
DATE: Sunday 22 January 2023. TIME 13.00 Come and discover Petersfield's Community Garden on this walk and enjoy watching & savouring their annual Wassailing ceremony in the orchard.
DATE: Thursday 26 January 2023. TIME: 10.00 We won’t be as rash as to promise you won’t get muddy on this walk, but the Greensand ridge north of Petersfield does offer walkers welcome relief under foot at this time of year.
DATE: Friday 3 February 2023. TIME: 10.30 Discover there is more to Sphagnum moss than meets the eye. It's a climate challenging, flood fighting & biodiversity boosting superhero!
DATE: Sunday 12 February 2023 TIME: 13.15 Join us on this short circular walk to see thousands upon thousands of snowdrops carpeting the churchyard & woodland floor in Warnford.
DATE: Saturday 18 February 2023 TIME: 10.00 This is a flat, easy, figure of 8 walk in the shadow of the Downs. There are few places more beautiful than the churchyard of St Mary’s Bepton to have a coffee mid-way through a walk. The pastoral scene of sheep lazily grazing the fields leading up to the Down has not changed in centuries.
DATE: Sunday 12 March 2023 TIME: 14:00 Would you like to fill that quiet downtime between 2 pm & 3 pm on a Sunday afternoon? Need encouragement to go out for a walk? Not fit but enjoy walking and would love some company along the way? Well, this gentle walk and talk around town with the Social Strollers will help you get started and provide a cuppa at the end.
DATE: Tuesday 28 March 2023 TIME: 10:00 Although allied leaders met in the Meon valley to agree D-Day plans, we are pretty confident none of the bridges on this walk were built by prisoners! There might however, be hostilities in the beautiful chalk stream waters beneath your feet as the Meon is famous for its fierce predator: the Brown Trout. Hopefully, as January to March is spawning time, the trout will be otherwise engaged laying eggs in the gravel rather than hunting down small fish and insects. As you head in the direction of Beacon Hill you might also catch sight of a much bigger fish…..one very clearly out of water. Keep your eyes peeled!
DATE: Sunday 19 March 2023 TIME: 14.00 Why not spend mothers day with both your mother & Mother Nature this year. This gentle walk passes some beautiful local patches of daffodils.