Ringwood & Fordingbridge Footpath Society
                         Archived Photographs for 2009


Sunday 15th March  


25 of us met in the car park at Dinton for a circular walk of about 10 miles led by Janet, who always manges to select a route with dramatic scenery and this time, a brilliantly sunny day. En route, we passed a private airstrip and 3 of our group couldn't resist a closer look at this immaculate little plane. No, you can't have a lift - you still have 5 miles to walk!
Photos submitted by DK


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Monday 30th March

Our winning quiz team

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. They will be competing in the Inter Communities Quiz in September as representatives of the Ringwood area teams. Rowan Brockhurst represented us in the earlier round but he was on holiday for the last 3 rounds held on 30th March. Well done to all of them.

The picture from left to right shows: Melanie, David, Hazel and Julian Titt the Quiz Master.


Sunday 14th June  

Walk followed by the Summer Lunch

Before the Summer Lunch Cyril led a large group of Society members on a varied walk starting and finishing at Robin's bungalow.The day was very hot and sunny and areas of shade provided much needed relief from the burning sun.
Robin's garden was a riot of colour with scented climbing roses providing the trees above with a canopy of white and pink blossom and the summer lunch lived up to the usual high standard of cuisine with a huge variety of delicoius sweets provided by several different members.
Photos submitted by DK

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Sunday 21st June  

Hardy's Monument

Led by Cynthia, a small group of 9 walkers turned up for a circular walk of 10 miles or so from Maiden Castle, Dorchester to Hardy,s monument. Although overcast at times, it was very warm and humid and the walkers were glad of the cool breeze. The climbs up the steep inclines were well worth it for the spectacular views across the rolling Dorset landscape and along the coastline. The walk itself took 5.25 hours to complete
(Photos by DK)

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Tuesday 23rd June  

Annual Trig Point Walk

As usual, this year's walk to our adopted Trig Point near Whitefield Plantation was led by Keith.
Ian Lawrence the HCC Rights of Way Officer responsible for our patch was the "guest of honour". Ian was about to retire after 22 years and we felt it appropriate to invite him along and to make a small presentation to him.
Photos submitted by DK

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Saturday 8th August  

Ellingham Show

Our stand at this Years Ellingham Show. Teams of volunteers manned the stand throughout the day and were kept busy by a constant stream of visitors. The beautiful weather helped to make the show a great success. (Photo by Dave Morton)

Wednesday 12th August  

Wick Down, Downton

The circular walk of 5 miles to Wick Down via Gallows Hill was led by Claire & David. It was supported by 27 walkers who enjoyed the undulating cornfields which were being harvested as we walked and the distant views beyond. (Photos by DK)

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Sunday 16th August  

Braishfield to Mottisfont

This circular walk of approx 10 miles from Braishfield to Mottisfont was led by Alan & Jan who very kindly provided coffee for the walkers before the walk started.  (Photos by DK)

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Sunday 13th September  

Yarmouth (Isle of Wight) to Needles & Tennyson Down

The annual Isle of Wight walk from Yarmouth to the Needles, Tennyson Down, Freshwater and back was as usual blessed with perfect walking weather. The 12.7 mile walk was led by Ruth and we were lucky enough to enjoy an aerobatic display by the "Red Arrows" on the way back to Lymington.
(Photos by DK)

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Sunday 21st December  

Studland - Old Harry Rocks

On a sunny but very cold and icy morning at the end of December, Ruth led a group of 11 walkers on a 7 mile walk across Studland as far as Old Harry Rocks. The National Trust cafe on Shell Bay Beach provided a very welcome coffee stop.

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