UPDATE 09/05 PLEASE READ CAREFULLY. Very nice but challenging walk at least 3.5hrs. Parking VERY limited. Please park on street in village and allow 30 mins to park and find the group. Pub parking not suitable as we will be gone too long. Food not available after 2.30 so please bring snacks. We will leave promptly due to length of walk. Pub open for drink and crisps at the end.
Meet 11-15 for a prompt 11.30am start. Approximate walking time 2.5 to 3hrs. Further details regarding parking to follow.
Join us for an peaceful 6 mile walk through the woods on field paths, along peaceful country lanes.
Details of possibilites for lunch and parking to follow.
Some walk trivia for Tichborne...
In 1909 the US President Theodore Roosevelt made a request to the British Foreign Office to arrange for an expert on bird song to accompany him on a walk through the British countryside. Sir Edward Grey, the British Foreign Secretary [masked]), kept a cottage on the banks of the Itchen.
Being an amateur naturalist himself, Grey accompanied Roosevelt. On 9 June 1910 the pair started out from Tichborne, rambling along seven miles of the Itchen to Kings Worthy. From there they were driven to Stoney Cross in the New Forest and walked to Brockenhurst.
The Migratory Bird Treaty (MBTA) is often cited as an outcome of this walk. The MBTA has maintained the protection of migratory birds in North America ever since.
Some of the birds recorded by Roosevelt and Grey include: Skylark, Yellowhammer, Goldcrest, Greenfinch, Dunnock, Jackdaw, Blackcap, Garden Warbler, Willow, Warbler, Chiff Chaff, Treecreeper, Reed Bunting, Sedge Warbler, Coot, Moorhen, Little Grebe, Tufted Duck, Wood Pigeon, Turtle Dove, Lapwing (Peewit), Cuckoo, Swift.
As usual we request that you book your place (as with any organised CHEARS! event) so we can judge how popular events such as this are for the rest of the group. RSVP open from 9.00am 21 days before the event until 9.00am the day of the walk. If you have to drop out then please take your name of the list so that anyone waiting can take your place. Remember, we only need to know who is aiming to come, we don't need to know if you are not!
Your CHEARS! event organiser and other event hosts are volunteers so welcome your positive support. This event is posted and hosted by Steve Rob.