Tree ride to Compton & Staunton Park

  • Starts: Wednesday 3 May 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.


Meet at THE SPRING, HAVANT for a 10am start. We'll ride at a modest speed (ave 10 mph) to Compton, via Westbourne, Walderton & W. Marden. After 11ses, we'll return towards Havant via Littlegreen School, uphill to Idsworth church, Finchdean & Rowlands Castle. Those interested in spotting trees can come with me into Staunton Country Park. On the day we'll have a vote whether to have lunch straight away, or look at trees first. We can have lunch in the Coach House cafe at Staunton Park.
Some of the trees are labelled, so I'll be able to point out Atlas Cedar, Cedar of Lebanon, Larch, Redwoods, Common Oak, Douglas Fir, Bird Cherry and Horse Chestnut.
Pre ride homework: Who was General Sherman?
If you have an i-spy Trees book, you may like to bring it and a pen. If you wear cleats, you may also like to bring trainers to wear, as we'll be walking about 1.5 miles on uneven stoney paths and on long grass.

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.