Trig Point Walk

We had a perfect evening for this year's Trig point walk on July 4th. Twenty five members and
a dog set off, carrying the usual beverages and nibbles. It was nice to see some members who have not been able to walk with us for a while. We walked across Rockford Common, crossing Dockens Water at the new bridge to reach our adopted Trig Point. It is very smart at present having been repainted and polished by Terry and Jacky. The bottles were opened, not all alcoholic ones and we raised our glasses in a toast to all the RFFS has achieved in the past and will continue to do in the years ahead. After the drink and nibbles were consumed, we returned on part of the Avon Valley Path above Mockbegger. An easy three and a half miles, enjoyed by us all. As we got into our cars we could see the beginning of a stunning sunset. A magical ending to the evening.
                                                 Julie Whiteing


Ebbesbourne Walk

The Ebbesbourne Walk of some 7 miles was organised and led by Peter. A group of eight met
at the Village Hall in Ebbesbourne Wake. The route took us west out of the village and then south in the direction of Elcombe Down with a sharp uphill (with spectacular views in the lovely fresh weather) to the Ox Drove Road. Along that we went in an eastward direction descending again through the valley into Woodminton. By this time we were seeking a spot for lunch and came across a handy bank by a cross roadswhere we could eat our picnic in warm sunshine. This was just on the outskirts of Bowerchalke but we then took an adjacent path north past Manor Farm and then west again past Hill Farm before the final descent back into Ebbesbourne Wake.
Our way back to the Village Hall we passed The
Horseshoe Inn so it was not a difficult decision to pop in there for some refreshment before returning to our cars. A very enjoyable and satisfying Sunday walk.
                                                    Midge Connell


Evening Meetings  

4th September  7.30pm Greyfriars
Tadpoles, Tanks and Tracks. The Wildlife of Salisbury Plain Training Area
(Speaker: Paul Toynton)


21st October 10.30am

Meet a Commoner
This is an opportunity to visit Ann Sevier's farm and to learn about our area of the New Forest. Please let Ruth know if you wish to attend. Places are limited. Meet at Abbots Well car park.
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2nd October  7.30pm Greyfriars
Crime & Corruption in the 18th Century New Forest.
(Speaker: Gail Gould)

Visit to the Airfield Control Tower
Ruth is still hoping to arrange this so please let her know is you are interested in visiting.

6th November  7.30pm Greyfriars
Details to be confirmed


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