walklogo01 tnwalk15 tnThe walkwalk35 tning group was established in 2000 and has more than 60 adherents. It organises a walk roughly each month on a weekend day which usually breaks approximately half way at midday at a convenient pub.  There's also a shorter series of weekday walks roughly each month - in the morning during winter months and in the evening in the summer month.

There is also an annual away days walk that is usually arranged over two to three days in an area some distance from the Lockerley area.  In recent years we have visited Chepstow (2018), Bridport (2017), Brixham (2016), Shaftesbury (2014), Tarwith Sands (2013), Midhurst and Petworh (2012), Eastbourne and the Downs (2011), Lyme Regis (2009), Alresford (2007). 

Each walk is usually announced in the newsletter and on the diary page (check it out now!).   A well attended annual event is the AGM which sees a wide range of walkers come for the skittles and lunch - some of whom do the sporting thing and walk in the morning.   

Footpaths around East Dean Hill

When the former RNAD Depot at Dean Hill was sold in 2005, very little effort was made beforehand to resolve the status of public Rights of Way which had existed before the land was compulsorily purchased in the 1930s. Thanks to the sterling efforts of East Dean Parish Council and a number of local people, Hampshire County Council [who are the Rights of Way authority and maintain the Definitive Map of RoWs] were finally persuaded to remedy this and eventually made an Order modifying the Definitive Map to include those footpaths and byways which were considered to have existed in the past.  A public inquiry was held in Farley village hall.  Harving Ltd (who own the former Depót and a number of other interested parties objected to that Order and it therefore has to be decided by an Inspector appointed by the Secretary of State. The Inspector will hear the arguments on both sides at the above Inquiry. The issues are complex and technical and seem to involve a fine appreciation of the historic meaning of certain terms which may have been clear to aged legal minds 100 years ago but seem arcane as well as a varied interpretation in the current  environment.

Harving Ltd accepted that there was a number of public RoWs before the compulsory purchase but argue that they were permanently extinguished at that time. Others dispute that some of the tracks were ever public RoWs at all.  The inspector, howver, found against the re-establishment of the lost rights of way.

 

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