Walks are held on the 3rd Tuesday of each month at 10.15.
We have room for a few more walkers, please contact me if you are interested in joining us.
We sometimes have a nice lunch after the walk.
‘Hamble Rail Trail’
There were 4 staunch walkers on a bright, sunny and warm July on a walk starting at Netley.
We were walking on the ‘Hamble Rail Trail’ We were soon in Royal Victoria Country Park and continued on through the kissing gates into the Orchard where the trees were loaded with apples, so it will obviously be a good season.
Continuing on with the main railway line down on our left, and Hampshire Police Training Centre on our right, Hamble Station came into view, and we could see the rails where the old railway line branched off.
Apparently it was used in the past to supply aircraft parts to the nearby Aircraft Factory and also oil form Wych Farm to the BP Terminal, which is now supplied by boats.
Through Hamble Woods we walked and continued until we reached the cool welcome breeze from Southampton Water, where upon a massive Container Boat was passing by.
With shingle on the beach and eventually reaching a private road we soon reached a steep pathway that led back to Royal Victoria Country Park, and then returning to our cars.
The temperature was now 30c so it was time for refreshment.
Three of us had our Tuesday walk in May, starting from Itchen Abbas, crossing the River, past what was a mill and on up to Avington where we had a coffee, and then enjoying the beautiful countryside and seeing a passing deer leaping nearby, continuing on The Itchen Way and crossing a busy road to the path leading to the Watercress Way, and eventually stopping to marvel at the past railway viaduct, before lunch at The Plough. Thank you Ann for such an interesting and enjoyable walk.
We do need more members, so come along and enjoy the fresh air, with everyone taking a turn to choose a walk.