About us: (For recent updates / upcoming events, please scroll down)

Acting Group Leader: Wendy Mason-Smith

The Hampshire Regional Group was set up during the pandemic, meeting regularly on Zoom to chat about Caminos past and future! Many members of the group then became involved, during 2021, in helping Robin Dorkings and the Thames Valley Regional Group to improve mapping and signing of St James' Way from Reading to Southampton.  There has also been interest in the link from Southampton to Portsmouth, along the Solent Way.  This interest has continued into 2022, with an official opening of the route, and completion of the new sign-posting.  

The group also enjoys its links with the Sussex RG, sharing news of events on either side of the border.

Further events are planned for 2023.

Latest updates / upcoming events:

July 2023:

Please note that the walk planned for July 22nd has been cancelled due to lack of numbers.

June 2023:

As per our recent email to Hants RG members, Brian Muddle, Sean Hampton and Wendy Mason-Smith are delighted to be able to offer three pilgrimage walks to Hants members this summer:

1) CSJ Hampshire Regional Group Walk. Alresford to Winchester

Date: Monday, 19th June

Start Time: 10.00am

Meeting point: Near to the toilet block at the Watercress Line car park

Distance: approx 11 miles.

Expected duration: roughly 5 - 5.5 hours, depending on the pace of walkers, and time spent at stops.

Leader: Brian Muddle.

The route from Alresford down to Winchester is fairly flat, with one or two short exceptions. There is quite bit on country lanes but little traffic. The footpaths are all in good condition and mostly dry, with just a little mud in places (probably drying up rapidly, but we may get rain before the date).  Refreshment spots are to be confirmed, as the obvious half-way pub is now closed.

There’s a good bus service between Winchester and Alresford, the stagecoach number 64.  Brian will be using that to get there in the morning.

This is a great opportunity to meet fellow Camino pilgrims, so do join Brian if you can.  If you would like to come along, please reply as soon as possible to: [email protected]

2) St James's Day walk, Sean leading, Saturday 22nd  July, details to be confirmed.

3) St Swithan's Way, Brian leading, in September, details to be confirmed.

Email Wendy to find out more.