Winter Walks 2007
The Mayor of Eastleigh will be launching Hamble Valley & Eastleigh Heritage Guides 2007 season in January.
A series of four walks based around the Hamble Valley entitled "River Walks, from Coast to Countryside" will be taking place on the first Sunday of each month, January to April inclusive.
The first walk takes place on January 7th 2007, starting at 11:00 am, from Hamble Quay (by the Royal Southern Yacht Club). Cllr Peter Wall, Mayor of Eastleigh and Patron of the Heritage Guides, will join walkers at the start of the journey, which links Hamble and Netley.
This walk has everything from an Iron Age fort, a medieval abbey, not one but two Tudor castles, a Napoleonic gun battery and the sites of aircraft factories and the Royal Victoria Military Hospital. Following parts of the Solent Way, Strawberry Trail and Hamble Rail Trail the walk is approximately seven miles long.
You'll need to wear appropriate clothing and footwear for this walk, which can be muddy in places. Also bring a packed lunch and drink. There is a small charge of £2.50 per walker to offset insurance etc expenses (no charge for accompanied children).
River Walks, from Coast to Countryside
Sunday January 7th: Hamble and Netley: meet at Hamble Quay, by Royal Southern Yacht Club, 11:00 am.
Sunday February 4th: Hamble to Warsash, Lower Swanwick and Bursledon: meet at Hamble Quay, by Royal Southern Yacht Club, 11:00 am.
Sunday March 4th: Manor Farm Country Park to Botley. Meet at Barnfield Kiosk, Manor Farm Country Park, Bursledon, 11:00 am.
Sunday April 1st: Botley to Durley Mill. Meet outside Botley Market Hall, 11:00 am.