THIS GROUP IS CURRENTLY CLOSED TO NEW MEMBERS AS OUR EVENTS ALWAYS FILL UP QUICKLY AND HAVE WAITING LISTS. I AM, THEREFORE, NOT LOOKING TO OPEN TO NEW MEMBERS IN THE FORESEEABLE FUTURE. UNFORTUNATELY, I KEEP ON GETTING LOTS OF EMAILS FROM PEOPLE WANTING TO JOIN. IT CLEARLY STATES ALREADY THAT THE GROUP IS NOT OPEN TO NEW MEMBERS BUT STILL I GET THE EMAILS. I AM ASKING POLITELY - DO NOT EMAIL ME REQUESTING INFO ON HOW TO JOIN. YOU WILL NOT RECEIVE A REPLY. Hampshire has some of the most beautiful countryside in England. Anyone who likes walking , meeting new people and enjoying great pub lunches should join. Walks vary in length but are approximately 6-7 miles. Walks are taken at a steady pace giving time to stop and enjoy the beautiful scenary allowing time to reconnect with nature. Many of us already lead busy stressful lives so there will be no route marches or fast pace walks for us! The group is open to people aged 18 and over and is not just for single people. We have couples who walk with us as well as those who have partners who perhaps don't like walking. I do recommend that you wear appropriate walking boots or shoes and outdoor weather attire when attending any walks. In 2013 we will be putting on a variety of events as well as walks. Southampton will be our Hampshire City of the Year with a range of events to explore this wonderful historic place. We will also be focusing on birds in flight with visits to local nature reserves and the Hawk Conservancy in Andover. Charity fundraising will also be a focus. I will try and put on as many of these as I can during the year. Why not come along and join in the fun!