Ringwood & Fordingbridge Footpath Society

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Sunday 14th March, 2010

Photos submitted by DM

Walk of 9 miles led by Julie & Pat to Broughton and Back via the Clarendon, Monarch and Test ways



Sunday 14th March, 2010

Photos submitted by DM

Walk of 10 miles led by David & Lindsay. The walk to Lymington via the coast started at New Lane at the Hurst Castle end and returned partly inland and partly along the shore.



30th March 2010

Our team of David Rawden (captain),Melanie Tregenza-Dancer and Hazel Winch won the Greyfriars Quiz and have retained the Ringwood Challenge cup for another year.


21st April 2010

Photos submitted by RB

The first of this year's evening walks. It was led by Rowan whp took us on a 4.5 mile circular route starting and ending at Hyde Cricket Ground.



The restored Eversley Memorial Seat, Hightown Common, Ringwood - at last!  6 May 2010

Sunday 9th May 2010


Photos submitted by DK

Led by Claire and David, 24 walkers enjoyed the varied sceney of this 7 mile walk through the Lower Woodford Valley and Little Durnford Grounds. The walk started and ended at Old Sarum Castle.

Friday 14th May 2010

The Viking Longhouse at Cranborne Ancient Technology Centre was officially opened on 14th May. Our Society  gave raffle money to the project and also made a collection when we visited at the very start of the project. As a result a runic carving has been made for us on one of the wooden beams.



The Viking Longhouse is splendid and a wonderful achievement. Unfortunately our photographs do not do it justice. 
The Longhouse is massive and up to 30 children will be able to stay in it at one time.  They will be sleeping on furs and eating off of wooden platters.    

Saturday 12th June 2010

The Society was honoured to be asked to organise and lead a walk in the northern part of the New Forest for the Hampshire High Sheriff and his friends. Alan Lovell is in the centre of the photo. He is aiming to walk in various parts of the county during his year in office which started in April. The walk was led by Pat Whiteing  with our President, Rowan Brockhurst, acting as back marker and purveyor of background information.
Photo submitted by RB




Sunday 13th June 2010


As usual, the Summer Lunch was preceded by a walk of about 4.5 miles that was led by Cyril. The day was pleasantly warm and sunny and 34 members enjoyed a typical New Forest walk through beechwoods and heath. On the way, we encountered this awkward kissing gate which needed 3 burly walkers to operate!.
Photos submitted by DK


The lunch was extremely well attended and was held in Robin's garden which looked immaculately groomed, very lush and full of colour as the above photos demonstrate.


Tuesday 29th June 2010


On 29th June members of the Ringwood and Fordingbridge Footpath Society Joined The Open Spaces Society and National Trust in celebrating the completion of the refurbishment of Lord Eversley's seat on Hightown Common near Ringwood.  The proceeds of 2 of our raffles went towards restoring the inscription.


Sunday 18th July 2010


This was an 8 mile walk from Corfe Castle to Swanage which was led as usual by Ruth. The day started out cloudy and dull but the sun soon appeared as can be seen from the photo of some of the group on Swanage beach. We all returned to Corfe on the steam train after a most enjoyable walk.
Photos submitted by DK

Wednesday 21st July 2010


More than 50 members joined the annual walk to the Society's adopted Trig Point on Whitefield Plantation.It was led this year by Pat and started from Moyles Court Sand Pit car Park. As can be seen from the above photos, Ruth unveiled a new brass plaque that has just been added to the Trig Point.


Wednesday 21st July 2011


The walk from Corfe Castle was led by Ruth and instead of the usual path to Swanage, the route this time was westwards towards Chapmans Pool.

Photos submitted by DM

Wednesday 21st July 2011

Our stand at the Ellingham Swow


Thursday 29th March 2012


This was a 4.5 mile circular walk which was led by Claire & David from Old Sarum via Litte Durnford Manor . If you look closely, you can see in one of the photos the famous bactrian camel called Therese who is owned by Lady Chichester.

Photos submitted by DK


Wednesday 13th June 2012


This walk to the Trig Point was led by Pat & Julie. As can be seen from the photos,it took place on a very sunny evening and with over 40 members participating.

Photos submitted by DK

Sunday 8th July 2012

The Summer Lunch this year was hosted as usual by Robin but due to the constant wet weather, it was too wet underfoot to sit outside in his delightful garden. Because rain looked imminent it was decided to sit indoors for lunch. Half way through however, the clouds cleared, the sun came out and everone immediately moved to the tables and chairs set out on Robin's    drive.

(Photos submitted by DK)

This photo was taken on the evening walk on 22nd April 2015 which was led by Rowan Brockhurst. It was taken on the Castleman Trail, Ringwood and was a chance for walkers to sample the very first of the Society's evening walks.