Writers Way

Start/Finish: Chawton Car Park Grid Ref: SU 70896 37525 Distance: 13 miles (21 Km) The Writers’ Way is a 13 mile circular trail linking Chawton near Alton to Selborne and the surrounding villages through some beautiful countryside. The route follows paths and rural lanes, ancient sunken tracks, open farmland and woodland. The trail takes its …

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Shipwrights Way

Start: Bentley Railway Station Grid Ref: SU 79218 43085 Finish: Portsmouth Historic Dockyard Grid Ref: SU 62957 00350 Distance: 50 miles (80.5Km) The Shipwrights Way is a 50-mile-long distance route which links villages and towns in east Hampshire. The name reflects the use of oak grown at Alice Holt Forest for Tudor shipbuilding and follows …

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Dog Walking

You mention Man's (or Woman’s) best friend and you instinctively think of dogs.  Along with cats, dogs are the constant companions of many older people.  They provide company and, for many, a means of exercise. Driving home last night I passed a guy out walking with his Collie and it got me thinking of the …

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