North Lane Green Steps special walks to end of 2019
Special walks are listed below which may involve meeting in a different place to our base.
On other dates, all Tuesday walks will commence from the North Town community base, 232 North Lane Aldershot GU12 4TH, at 10.45,unless otherwise advised.
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|Walk around Farnham Town centre, Church, Castle and Museum.||Jan 15th||Meet at Aldershot bus station at 10am to catch 10.15 number 5 bus to Farnham East Street bus stop .|
|Duke of Wellington Wellesley Walk||Feb 12th||Meet at Bandstand Princes Gardens at 10:45am or meet at the Duke of Wellington statue car park 11am. Contact us to arrange car share beforehand.|
|Guildford Castle Gardens and the river side||March 12th
||Meet at Aldershot bus station at 10.20 to catch the 10.35 No 520 bus Gold bus to Guildford.|
|Frensham Big Pond.||April 9th||Car share to Frensham. Meet at the regular start point, ie. 232 North Lane. North Town at 10:30am to leave 10:45am. Share travel costs.|
|Brickfields Park, Aldershot.||May 7th||Meet at Brickfields car park. Postcode is GU11 3QJ (2 hours free parking) at 10:50am. Its the lower side of Brickfields, near Boxhills Lane|
|Rowhill Nature Reserve.||May 14th||Meet at Aldershot bus station at 10:25 to catch the 10:35 No 4 bus . Or meet in the Rowhill car park off Cranmore Lane at 10:50am.|
|Caesar's Camp , Upper Hale,
Summer picnic - if dry. .
|June 11th||Meet Aldershot bus station at 10:05 to catch the 10:15 No5 bus to Sandy Hill Upper Hale. Or meet at recreation ground in Sandy Hill Road at 10:45am. If likely to be dry, bring picnic!|
|Special Seaside Trip.||July 9th||Special minibus trip to the coast. (seaside trip - exact destination TBC) NOTE: meet at usual place, probably at 10:30am but a slightly early departure time may be arranged, this to be confirmed. Return time will be later for this trip, than usual.|
|Trip to Devil's Punch Bowl.||Aug 13th||Minibus trip from North Lane Community Centre, time TBC.|
|Queen Elizabeth Park, near Petersfield||Sept 10th||Minibus from North Lane Community Centre, bring a picnic. Departure time TBC.|
|Alice Holt Forest.||Oct 8th||Car share - meet at North Lane Community Centre 10:30am, to depart by 10:45am. Share cars to Alice Holt, south west of Farnham.|
|Farnham Shepherd and Flock walk||Nov 12th||Meet at North Lane Community Centre for car share , more details TBC|
|Guildford at Christmas, Castle grounds and the river side||Dec 10th||Meet at Aldershot bus station at 10.20 to catch the 10.35 No 20 bus (Kite)arriving at Guildford Friary bus station 11.10am.|
|Christmas Party 2019.||Dec 17th||Short walk and fun party , probably at the North town base. Meet at the usual 10.45 start time. Further details, TBA|
|NEXT YEAR!! Walk and visit to , and .||Jan||Meet at Aldershot bus station at 10.25 to catch 10.35 number 4 bus to Union Rd bus stop (L)outside Gostrey Meadow. Alternatively meet at the Bandstand in Gostrey Meadow Farnham at 11am . .|
Note: Bus times were correct at the time of writing. |
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You will receive the latest on all our events as well as a reminder of the next event a week or so before. A committee member will always be at the departure point to welcome the group.
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|Visit to Guildford||On our visit to Guildford we followed the Guildford Millenium Historic trail which allowed us to see many of the old buildings and learn about the historic associations of our nearest city. The walk finally took us to the River Wey and the Wey Navigation where we found a nearby riverside pub for a relaxing drink before our journey back to Aldershot. The photo shows us in the grounds of Guildford castle with the keep in the background. The castle grounds are not only interesting historically but during the summer are always planted with stunningly colourful displays of flowers and well worth a visit.|
|Visit to Garrison Church and Wellingtom Monument||During our walk to the Garrison Church and Wellington Monument we were fortunate to be shown round the inside of the church by the Verger. The Royal Garrison Church of All Saints was consecrated by the then Lord Bishop of Winchester on 29th July 1863 and contains many memorials to and memories of the various regiments stationed at Aldershot over the ages, as well as the battles they fought. 60 years after its consecration the Royal title was conferred by King George V in 1923. We found a peaceful atmosphere in the church and some of us sat quietly for a few moments perhaps contemplating the history of our armed forces and those who had fallen in the defence of our country.|
|Our stand at the Brickfields Funday||
To gain publicity for our group we have maned a stand at several local 'Fayres and Fundays' in the neighbourhood
The picture shows our stand at the Brickfields Nature Reserve 'Funday' in July 2013.
|Visit to Rowhill||Our visit to Rowhill Copse nature reserve, situated just south of Aldershot was our most recent special visit. At this walk Kathy Spink, (with the walking stick) guided us around the reserve and told us about both the recent history of the reserve and the work of their party of conservation volunteers who do such a good job keeping the reserve in top condition.|
|Visit to Caesar’s Camp||
Caesar’s camp,the site of an old iron age encampment,is situated at Upper Hale
between Aldershot and Farnham. Being about 600 feet above sea level it
commands magnificent views of both nearby Farnborough and Aldershot. On
a clear day it is possible to see the tall buildings of London on the
distant horizon. Although a rather cold and overcast day for the visit
in early autumn, we were still blessed with magnificent views and
agreed we needed to return next summer for a picnic.
|Visit to Farnham park||This was the first of our special Tuesday walks and involved us catching the number 5 bus from Aldershot to Upper Hale, and then walking (downhill!) to Farnham itself. The Park was originally a medieval deer park belonging to the Bishop of Winchester who had a castle adjacent to the park. The park has many, old trees open areas, ponds and small streams making it a delightful place to visit; it also has a cafe were we stopped for a halfway cup of tea.|
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