It’s on Saturdays and Sundays that groups from Liphook and District Ramblers tackle their longer walks. The weekend of November 6th -7th is fairly typical: On Saturday there is a walk, of 7.75 miles, around the Hampshire villages of Liss and Sheet, while the Sunday group will tackle some steep climbs, on a 12-mile walk around Waggoners Wells and the Devil’s Punch Bowl.
It will be interesting to see the latter, a well-known Surrey beauty spot, just a short time before it is by-passed by the Hindhead Tunnel and to visit the area again, next year, to see the changes.
On a summer weekend, the group sometimes tackles a real long-distance walk, like the annual ‘Lipchis Way‘, a 25-mile walk from Liphook to Chichester. A bit too long for me, that one! I did walk a short section of the route on a walk near Goodwood, though, and that was through some of the most glorious South Downs scenery!