£3.50 donation to Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance
Walk description: A circular stroll following the course of the Caul Bourne upstream from Shalfleet to Calbourne returning via the Hamlet of Five Houses.
Name of walk leader: Malcolm Peplow
Walk leader's telephone number: 01983 760507.
Date of walk: Wednesday 3rd May 2017
Start time: 10:30am
Start location: N.T. Car Park Shalfleet, PO30 4NE
Grid reference: SZ415895
Bus route number: 7 - has two routes one of which does not go via Shalfleet.
Nearest bus stop (name): Shalfleet Church / New Inn.
Distance: 9 Miles
Duration: 4-5 Hours
Booking essential: Yes call 01983 760507.
Maximum number of walkers: 25
Donation: £3.50 donation to Hampshire & Isle of Wight Air Ambulance
Expected pace of walk: Moderate
Walk grade: Moderate (Varying landscape with more challenging slopes. Stiles and steps to be expected en route, suitable for keen walkers and anyone who is reasonably active. Distance up to 8 miles).
Suitability for walkers with disabilities: Not suitable.
* Circular walk: Yes
* Linear walk: No
* Rest stops: Yes
* Dogs on leads welcome: No
* Suitable for pushchairs: No
* Refreshments available along route: Yes
* Toilets along route: Yes
* Take packed lunch: Yes
* Sturdy boots recommended: Yes
* Family friendly: No
* Takes in coastal scenery: No
* Takes in local woodlands: Yes
* Beach / rockpool exploration: No
* Number of stiles: 20+
* Number of steps: 10+
Matt and Cat say...
"There's a great place to eat in Shalfleet, and it's the New Inn. Try the fish and seafood - and some good draught ale and cider.
In Shalfleet you haven't got much choice of where to dine out, but luckily the one pub in the village is pretty good. The New Inn is a very busy tourist destination in summer, and at any time of year it is a comfortable and welcoming local pub with a pretty decent menu. This long-established venue is focussed very much on food, but still retains a recognisable bar. The cosy old inn is characterful, and service is exemplary from friendly, attentive and well-informed staff. We particularly recommend the fish and seafood options; check out the specials board for some seasonal treats. And if you have little ones in tow, just a bit further west at Ningwood you can find the Horse and Groom, a big family pub with a great play area and the usual family dining facilities."
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