Meon Ramblers Group


Meon Group:   
Welcome to the website of the Meon Group of the
Ramblers’ Association
We hope to welcome you to one of our walks shortly.  Click here for details of our current walks. 
Please check on any changes to walks caused by adverse weather - we aim to post these on Walks Finder. 
So click on the link above.

Up to date details are posted on the RA Walks Finder website.

Walking in the Hampshire Downs, with the Meon Group

All our walks are listed on the Ramblers Walks Finder website.  Whether its a morning walk or a longer all day walk you are looking for we have one to suit.   Walks Finder gives you details of where the walk is going, its length, the start point and map as well as how to contact the person leading the walk.  
Some photographs of group walks and other events are in the Photo Gallery. 
Here are some of the A group at the Temple of Winds on Black Down in West Sussex, in 2009 (photo:  Jeremy Bacon)

The Monarch's Way:  coach walks 2012
In 2012 we are continuing ont The Monarch's  Way starting at Middel Woodford (Heale House) on Sunday 29th April.  Further dates:  22nd June and 16th September.  Visitors are welcome, but you will need to book a place on the coach - see Walks Finder for further details (about 2 months in advance).

Village shop and cafe in Compton: 
The village shop in Compton, West Sussex is an excellent local shop with a most welcoming cafe with seating indoors and out.  Excellent prices and delicious cakes - so well worth a visit.  
The tea shop opening hours (winter hours:  08.30 through to about 16.30 7 days a week, but do check the shop website for current opening hours. (updated October 2011). 

We look  forward to welcoming new members to walk with us.  We have 3 walks of differing length on most Sundays throughout the year and occassional mid-week walks.  Whether you want just a gentle half-day's walk or a much longer full day out walking, we have a walk to suit.  

Our walks are listed in full on the Ramblers  Walks Finder website; the name and contact telephone number of the walk leader is shown.  Please call them if you want to find out more about the walk and whether it will suit you. Click here to find out more go to Walks Finder  

New link:
to The Walking Partnership, sponsored by Ramblers Worldwide Holidays

Severe weather:
In the event of a severe weather warning, please make contact with the walk leader to check if the walk is going ahead.  The leader of a walk will normally go to the walk start .  Our walks usually go ahead unless the weather is exceptionally poor - e.g. high wind plus rain or snow/icy road conditions. 

Interesting links:
Here are 2 related websites for those looking for walking routes suitable for those one wheels - buggies and pushchairs or wheelchairs. 

Walks with buggies is the only UK web-site totally dedicated to providing free information on routes that are suitable for parents with buggies and young children. Walks with wheelchairs provides the same detail for wheelchair walks.  To access the details on both sites you need to register and login (this is free).  

The Meon Ramblers are a local group of the Ramblers', which is a Registerd Charity.  Ouor members come mainly from Fareham and Gosport and the lower parts of the Meon Valley in Hampshire.  We walk mainly in Hampshire on Sundays, but enjoy going further afield to West Sussec, Surrey and Dorset.  Most Sundays we have 3 different walks in our programme.  We aim to offer a varied and interesting programme of walks to suit different abilities (see the page About the Programme). Our walks are listed on the RA Walks Finder website.  Using Walks Finder you will be able to a map showing the start of each walk. 
Contact Information:
For more information, membership details, help or encouragement call David Boulton, our Membership secretary, telephone:  01329-231926

Change of address etc:  -  Reminder to members if you move:
Please let the national Ramblers Association know your new details otherwise you will not receive the newsletters – contact details below.
Our membership secretary receives a printout each month informing him of new members, change of address etc so that he can amend the records.
The address to send your change of address to is:
Ramblers Association
2nd Floor
Camelford House
87-90 Albert Embankment
London SE1 7TW

Or you can do this via the RA website and click on the members link at the top of the RA home page

Electronic mail
General Information
Webmaster: Julian Noble


The Ramblers'  Assocation is a company limited by guarantee, registered in England and Wales.  Company registration number:  4458492.
Registered Charity in England and Wales number:  1093577.
Registered charity in Scotland, number: SC039799.
Registered office: 2nd floor, Camelford House, 87-90 Albert Embankment, London SE1 7TW.