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2022 Rural Ride Replacement Wed July 13th

Wednesday, 13th July 2022

Cobbett Society Day Out at Gilbert White House and Gardens Selborne

Wednesday 13 July 2022 10.30am to 3.30pm

High Street Selborne GU34 3JH


We would like to invite members to a day out at Gilbert White House.  This replaces the usual Rural Ride because in the light of COVID we feel members would still avoid a day out based on a coach journey.

The day will commence with tea or coffee in the historic barn and a welcome and talk from the curator about the house and museum. There will also be a tour of the gardens conducted by the Head Gardener. The day includes free access to the house and museum. And of course there will be some readings from Cobbett, who visited Selborne on a number of occasions! If the weather is kind and there is interest we may organise a more strenuous walk up the zigzag path.


A light lunch and tea/coffee will be provided in the barn which will be for our exclusive use throughout the day. The barn is next to the car park (see below).


The cost is £25 per person to be paid in cash on the day – apologies for the incorrect and misleading note ‘free’ opposite.

If you wish to come you must register your name(s) with committee member Robert Sykes at At the same time, please specify any dietary requirements There is a limit of 40 people and we will operate a first come first served basis if necessary. The final deadline is Thursday 7 July as we need to provide exact numbers in advance.


Cars can be parked in the car park at the foot of the zigzag path and behind the Selborne Arms, High Street, Selborne GU34 3JR. It is free if you give in your car registration number when you arrive at the barn. The barn is next to the back of the car park (about 100 yards on a wheelchair friendly woodland path from the Museum). We have not organised a coach because of Covid but people may wish to informally organise car shares: if you do need a lift please contact Stewart Edge (

We hope to see you on 13 July!

  • Organizer Name: Stewart Edge
  • Phone: 01252 716372
  • Email:
  • Type: Members Event
  • Time: 13th July 2022 - 10:30 am - 3:30 pm
  • Venue:Gilbert White House, Selborne
  • Duration:5 hrs 30 min

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