Tree ride: Stansted via W. Stoke & W. Marden

  • Starts: Wednesday 7 June 2023 10:00 am
  • Ride leader/Event organiser: Tricia Farnham
  • Category:
  • Route grade: C - Moderate route
At: The Spring Centre, Havant

Address: East Street, Havant, P09 1BS

The Spring Arts and Heritage Centre web site is here.

More details and map.

Contact us about this event

Send an email to ride leader/event organiser: Tricia Farnham.


From The Spring we'll head to Westbourne, Southbourne and Priors Leaze Lane. Next, beside the A259 to Bosham roundabout, where left. Small lanes will take us to Design Vintage cafe at West Stoke for 11ses.
Then we'll head for Funtingdon, going right at the PH to Walderton and West Marden. Here we'll turn left up a long, steep hill. I will probably walk. In Forestside we turn left to Stansted Park and Garden Centre. Here we will have a good look in the Bessborough Arboretum (free entry) to find several trees not previously spotted. Either before, or after that, we can have lunch in the Garden Centre, then head back to Havant.
Pace of the ride will be modest, average of about 10 mph.
If you have an "I-spy trees" book you may like to bring it and a pen.

Bookings for this ride/event

Booking is required for this ride. Please let the ride leader know if you want to join. Please do not turn up for the ride unless you've had your booking confirmed or your name appears below.

There are 6 spaces available for the leader and riders. Of these, just one space is left.

Bookings recorded for this ride (Log in to see rider names):

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To ask to join this ride, please use the 'Contact us about this ride' link above to send an email to the ride leader.

About Wednesday rides

Wednesday rides usually start from Havant with stops for elevenses, lunch and sometimes tea. If you're unable to keep up or have a mechanical problem, someone will be available to help you - although we obviously cannot guarantee to solve all problems.

Wednesday rides usually provide a range of options to riders as we'll try to arrange multiple rides with different paces, distance and degree of hilliness.

On Wednesdays it is likely that there will be several riders coming back to the Havant area after an elevenses stop - although they might not include a PCTC ride leader. If that is what you'd like to do, please consult the ride organiser before the day of the ride to ensure someone knows and is able to bring you back.

This article describes what you should consider bringing with you on one of these rides.