Pre–Christmas walk from Belmont School to Holmbury Hill

9th December 2023, 10:30 - 13:00


Pre-Christmas walk for all the family from Belmont School to Holmbury Hill
Saturday 9 December 2023
Meet at 10am for 10.30am start
                                                                           finish at 1pm


Join the President, Chris Howard and Chairman, Gordon Jackson and Committee members of our Society to enjoy our traditional pre-Christmas walk to the summit of Holmbury Hill. It has become a tradition that the the Society does this walk at the beginning of December.  Many of our members tell us it gets them into the festive mood for the coming season.

This is a slightly more challenging walk as we have a steep hill to climb to get to the summit of the ancient hill fort at Holmbury Hill, but we will do it at a leisurely pace.   We classify this walk as  .

However, if you prefer, you are welcome to just join us for our usual mince pies and mulled wine with the new Head of Belmont School, Mr Mark Broughton at 12.30pm.

Holmbury Hill was the inspiration for Beatles musician, George Harrison to compose “Here Comes the Sun”, when he went for an early morning walk with his friend and local resident, Eric Clapton.


Belmont School is an impressive Arts & Crafts building created for Edwin Waterhouse – one of the founders of the now international consultancy firm, PricewaterhouseCoopers. The architect was George T Redmayne. The builders, Messrs Wall & Hook of Stroud, Gloucestershire, had just completed the building of the magnificent church in Holmbury St Mary in 1878.


This walk will take about an hour and a half (3.5 mile) and has several strenuous hills so only fully fit walkers should attempt it. If you are joining us just for a glass of mulled wine and a mince pie in the reception area at 12.for 12.30pm, please book the refreshments only option on the booking form.

Well behaved dogs are welcome.

This walk is not suitable for pushchairs or wheelchairs.

Cost to Members: £5.00 and Non-members: £7.00 which includes mulled wine and a mince pie.

Deadline for booking 6 December 2023

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