walking in north hampshire

Ramblers Charity

England & Wales No: 1093577

Scotland No: SC039799

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Walking in Hampshire

Welcome to the North Hampshire Downs Ramblers Group Website. This website represents the local group of the Ramblers covering Basingstoke and the surrounding area. We hope that you will find much to interest you in these pages and look forward to meeting you on one of our walks.

Members Reports: Click here   to read about the Boys 2018 Isle of Wight Trip

                               Click here to read about the  2018 Eastbourne trip


Our AGM: Click here to read the AGM 2018 Minutes


The beautiful and diverse Hampshire countryside offers many opportunities for interesting walks with its idyllic hidden villages, glorious open countryside and wooded hills. The distance we cover is usually between 4 and 7 miles (taking around 2 - 3 hours) and, occasionally, longer walks of around 10 miles, taking half a day. Most walks include a pub stop at the end, and for longer walks, a half-way refreshment stop, giving a chance to socialise and take a well-earned rest!  The picture shows the 2018 Holiday to Eastbourne.

 The programme includes a walk at most weekends, usually on a  Saturday, and a mid-week walk, usually on Tuesdays.  We walk primarily in North Hampshire, but we also venture further afield into Berkshire, West Sussex, and beyond. This picture was taken on a walk at Dorchester on Thames  .

From time to time the group organises a longer walk with a B&B stopover, click here to read the account of our last trip.

Usually the start of the walks is within a 30 minute drive of Basingstoke.  For non-drivers transport can usually be arranged.  It is best to contact the walk leader in the first instance.

We also arrange social functions during the course of the year such as Christmas Lunch and Summer Picnics. If you are new to walking and want to give us a try, or already walk, you would be given a very welcome by the Group. We hope to see you soon!

If you are interested in joining the Ramblers we suggest you come along for a couple of walks with the group first to get a taster. Membership details are available from the Ramblers’ national website: www.ramblers.org.uk

Sometimes on walks we take group photographs to be used on our website, Facebook and external publicity. Please advise the photographer if you do not want your picture used in this way

© North Hampshire Downs Group of the Ramblers - Updated June 2018