News of general interest to all members

HIU3A right of way complaint resolved

Some of you might remember the walk around Meonstoke and Corhampton organised by Jo Hallet and Jorg Boulton for 26th March 2018.

Shortly after starting the walk we encountered a locked gate that required us to unhook an electrified wire and clamber over a fence in order to proceed. Clearly an obstruction to the right of way.

I took some photos and, when I got home, created a free account at the Hampshire rights of way web site, and reported the problem. The photos I submitted are on the right (click them to see a larger version).

It's taken almost exactly a year, but I just got the following from the Rights of Way team:

This report has been resolved to our satisfaction and has now been closed. A kissing gate has been installed here by Waltham Ramblers Volunteer Group. Thank you for taking the time to contact us regarding this issue.

So, it's worth taking the trouble to report problems.

I've sent a note to Waltham Ramblers to thank them for their efforts.

Andy

HI U3A complete longer walks programme

I've scheduled the remaining longer walks for this year. The complete programme looks like this:

Click any of the links above for more detail including the planned routes.

Note that the first walk is on Friday this week.

If you plan to come on any of the walks, please let me know so we know to look out for you. If you can't make any of the dates but you'd still like to do the walk, let me know and I'll see if we can arrange a recce walk to suit you.

Andy Henderson

HI U3A longer walks programme

I've scheduled three walks for March, April and May:

Click any of the links above for more detail.

I will lead the first two and Peter Haskell will lead the third.

I'm working with Mary Cooper to add more walks to complete the programme through to October. I'm particularly looking forward to a walk around the Devil's Punchbowl. I'll let you know when the programme is complete.

In the meantime, if you plan to come on any of the walks, please let me know so we know to look out for you. If you can't make any of the dates but you'd still like to do the walk, let me know and I'll see if we can arrange a recce walk to suit you.

Andy Henderson