Village Connect Trail
Saturday 25th & Sunday 26th
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How to join
By registering on line you will get the recommended detailed route map which you could print and take with you on the day or access on your phone. This is a suggested route avoiding as many roads as possible but if you wish to choose an alternative route to take you between each stamping station then you may but BEWARE the shortest routes may be on unpaved busy roads. It is recommended that you stick to the public footpaths shown on the map.
YOU CAN ALSO REGISTER ON THE DAY AT ONE OF THE 3 CONTROL GAZEBOS
On the day
Firstly, think about how far you and your party are able or wish to walk, where you would like to start and how you will get to the start point of your walk to register and get back from the end. The information provided on the stamping station list below will give you some idea of distances between stamping stations so you should be able to use these to plan how far and where you wish to walk. Note that generally a good rule of thumb is to allow at least half an hour for every mile you intend to walk.
Be sure to take copies of the stamping station list and map with you. Each stamping station will stamp your list adjacent to their name on your list.
You should check in at a Lions or Rotary gazebo (3, 8, or 14 in the Stamping Station list) at the start of your walk, no earlier than 8:30am, to ensure that you have all the latest information about the route, confirm your contact details, numbers in your party and get your list stamped. Getting your list stamped at stamping stations along the route will provide you with a proof of passage past that place which can then be used to show to family, friends, and sponsors to demonstrate how far you walked. It is not necessary to get a stamp at every station but choose ones to suit you at each significant place that you pass through. If you are unable to access some of the more difficult footbaths and therefore intend to walk between stamping stations through a village, you could revisit those stamping stations to get repeat stamps on your list as many times as you wish to show that you did that section twice or more.
Have a look at the list of stamping stations.
If you need to drive to the your chosen route start point, please consider where you intend to park your vehicle and how you intend to return to your vehicle at the end of your walk; you may need two cars, one at each end of your intended walk, or someone to give you a lift, or you could walk there and back, unless you intend walking the full circular route. Please try to minimise the use of cars to minimise the number of cars parking around the route. If you intend to leave your car in a pub car park or other stamping station premises, please seek their permission first. There is parking that is not associated with the stamping stations premises as follows:
- Opposite the Crooked Billet across the A30 just off Holt Lane at Bassett Mead country park
- Hartley Wintney public car parks
- Winchfield railway station
- At the canal at the bottom of London Road, near The Water Witch in Odiham
- Odiham public car parks
- Hook public car parks
What3Words addresses for these are show on the detailed map which you will receive on booking.