What's all this about?

Home » News » Fancy a walk?

Blue sky, banks of yellow cowslips, skylark overhead — this is the meadow grassland of Noar Hill looking beautiful in the early summer sunshine.

The repetitive call of a chiffchaff from the green canopy high above, the fluting call of a blackbird from the undergrowth, and the powerful scent of garlic from the ramsons growing in profusion on the hill slopes — this is the Noar Hill woodland in its late spring splendour.

Scattered beeches and oaks surrounding grassy clearings, butterflies of various colours wherever you walk, the constant backdrop of birdsong — finches, tits, song thrushes, the occasional yaffle of a green woodpecker — this is Selborne Common looking magnificent in the May sunshine.

And these are the places that our next church walk will be visiting! There will be different flowers in bloom — we particularly look forward to the magnificent range of orchids on Noar Hill — and the weather may be different too . . . . but don't miss the . . .

Summer Stroll on Tuesday 19th June

We'll set off from the Selborne Arms at 5pm, and return there by 7.30pm for an evening meal, having enjoyed a 4-mile walk. It won't be flat (the name "Noar Hill" gives you a clue!) and there are two stiles on the journey; underfoot should be firm, unless we've just had a few days' rain.

To join us for the walk, simply turn up! But if you would like to eat with us in the Selborne Arms — whether you've walked or not — please write your name on the list in the foyer, so that we can make a table reservation.

David Allan (84739).

popular recent storiesAlso in the news

winter wander
Alton Webteam: Mon 30 Mar 12:31pm

An Unexpected WanderStorms Ciara and Dennis had passed, but the ground was still very wet. Wasn't it a good thing that we had chosen to go to Weaver's Down, which is dry and sandy underfoot, for the Church Winter Wander walk?But when we arrived, we found, much to everyone's surprise, that the area had been closed off by the Army 'for military training exercises'. So there...

Candle and cross
Alton Webteam: Thu 26 Mar 5:22pm

Dear Friends,I am sure that we are grateful for the beautiful spring weather that we have enjoyed this week. It has given us much to be thankful for in this time of uncertainty and anxiety as our daily lives have in many ways been turned upside down.A hymn that brings me reassurance and comfort is:Great is Thy faithfulness, O God my Father,There is no shadow of turning with Thee;Thou...

Primroses
Alton Webteam: Thu 19 Mar 2:38pm

Dear Friends,Please be assured of the love and prayers of your church family as together we face the effects of the coronavirus pandemic. We are aware that on Mothering Sunday we have so often met together to worship and give thanks for family life.In the past families would return to their 'Mother Church' to be reunited with family and friends, and as Christians we have been found...