Leave London for a Country Walk Weekend
Weekend August 7th/8th
Leave London on Saturday morning and arrive at the newly refurbished Grosvenor Hotel in Stockbridge for lunch at 1pm. Then enjoy a walk on the scenic Stockbridge Water Meadows along of the River Test - or if you prefer, you can enjoy Stockbridge's art galleries and boutiques - not to mention various pubs, cafes and teashops. It's all very relaxed.
That afternoon you can check in to wherever you are booked, whether it's the Grosvenor, the White Hart at an AirBnB - see details below.
We'll be having dinner at the Grosvenor, where the food's excellent - and others may be joining. All very social.
On Sunday morning, we relax over a long breakfast, coffee and papers, before going for a walk in the for Bourne Valley, about 20 minutes drive away. We'll meet at Noon at the George Inn, St Mary Bourne, from where we'll set off, returning for a well earned lunch at 2pm. (Those that want to skip the walk can meet us there.)
It's all very relaxed; you can dip in and out of any of the above.
£20 weekend membership or £30 after 30th July. (Fee doesn't apply to Founders' Pass holders.)
All other bills you pay yourself. The organiser's lunch and dinner bill is split between guests.
By Train: on Saturday, the 10.48 from Paddington arrives 11.02 (or 11.48 arrives 1.02pm) in Andover (change at Reading.) There's a taxi rank outside Andover Station and Stockbridge is 15 minutes away.
Coming back, the 16.03 from Andover arrives 17.27 in Paddington.
By Car: Stockbridge is roughly 90 minutes from central London.
The Three Cups
High St, Stockbridge SO20 6HB
The Grosvenor Hotel
High Street, Stockbridge, SO20 6EU.
The George Inn,
St Mary Bourne, SP11 6BG.
LIFTS: there will be a WhatsApp Group so people join that to communicate about this.
Estimated food and accommodation costs
Accommodation from £130 - £200
Lunches - £25 - £35
Dinner - £50 - £60
TO BOOK YOUR ACCOMMODATION,
CONTACT ANY OF THE FOLLOWING:
The Grosvenor, Stockbridge,
T: 01264 810606
The White Hart, Stockbridge
The Three Cups, Stockbridge
01264 810 527
There are also a plethora of Airbnbs within 10 - 20 mins of Stockbridge.
1pm - meet at the Grosvenor, Stockbridge, for drinks and lunch.
2pm - 5pm - walk and/or exploring boutiques and art galleries.
8.30 pm Dinner at the Grosvenor.
9pm - 11pm Breakfast, coffee papers at the Grosvenor.
Noon - meet at the George Inn St Mary Bourne before a Bourne Valley Walk.
2pm lunch at the George Inn, St Mary Bourne