North Lane Green Steps special walks to Xmas 2017
On dates not shown in the table, 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 Gostrey Meadow and Farnham Town centre, Church and Museum.||Jan 10th||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 .|
|Frensham Big pond||Feb 14th||Car sharing -Meet at big Frensham pond car park cafe 11am .|
|Queen's Avenue, Iron Bridge to North Town along the Basingstoke Canal, via Ash Lock.||March 14th||Meet at Aldershot bus station at 10.30 to catch the 10.40 No 1 Gold bus to the Iron Bridge Queens Avenue (St Andrew's Church bus stop.)|
|Guildford Castle Gardens and the river side.||April 11th||Meet at Aldershot bus station at 10.10 to catch the 10.20 No 20 bus (Kite) to Guildford Friary bus station. Alternatively meet at the Friary Centre 11am|
|Rowhill Nature Reserve, Aldershot.||May 9th||Meet at Aldershot bus station at 10.25 to catch the 10.35 No 4 bus. Alternatively meet in the Rowhill car park off Cranmore Lane at 10.45.|
|Wellington Statue walk Explore the new footpaths in the woods behind the Statue.||June 13th||Meet at the Bandstand, Prince's Gardens, at 10.45 and walk via Westgate, Wellington Roundabout, and Willem's Road.|
|Caesar's camp, Upper Hale, Summer Picnic (Picnic if dry).||July 11th||Aldershot bus station at 10.15 to catch the 10.25 No 5 bus to Sandy Hill Road, Upper Hale. Alternatively meet at the recreation ground in Sandy Hill road.|
|From Upper Hale to Farnham through Farnham Park.||Aug 8th||Meet at Aldershot bus station at 10.15 to catch the 10.25 no 5 bus to the Ball and Cricket, Upper Hale.|
|Special Minibus Trip||Sept 12th||Contact Terry for more details - we meet early at North Lane, for this trip See 'Stop Press' on the home page|
|Mytchett Canal Centre and walk beside the Basingstoke canal.||Oct 10th||Meet at Aldershot bus station at 10.20 to catch the 10.30 No 3 bus to Mytchett cross roads. Alternatively meet at the Canal centre Mytchett 11.00.|
|Old Dean TBC||Nov 14th||Meet at Aldershot bus station at 9:50am for No 1 bus to Old Dean - Wimbledon Road. Bus journey approx 1 hour. Walk on Old Dean common with refreshments in cafe afterwards. Bus trip subject to confirmation nearer the time.|
|Guildford at Christmas, Castle grounds and the river side||Dec 12th||Meet at Aldershot bus station at 10.10 to catch the 10.20 No 20 bus (Kite)arriving at Guildford Friary bus station 11am.|
|Christmas Party 2017.||Dec 19th||Short walk and fun party at the North town base. Meet at the usual 10.45 start time.|
|Walk round Gostrey Meadow, Farnham Town centre and visit to Church, and Museum.||Jan 9th||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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|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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