The river Itchen Hamble Valley & Eastleigh Heritage guides are a group of volunteers who run guided walks across the Hamble Valley. Have a look at our schedule of walks, pick one you fancy. We'll see you there!

Date & TimeWalk
2pm Sunday 1st February 2015

Boorley Green Borders

A new longer country ramble exploring rural paths and lanes around the Boorley Green borders adjacent to areas proposed for new housing .Wear suitable clothing and footwear for cross country walking ,a few stiles along the way.

10:30am Sunday 1st March 2015

Early Spring Walk Botley-Durley area

Shake off those winter blues with an early spring mystery tour walk from Botley to Durley Mill. Wear suitable footwear and clothes for travel over unmade paths. Take a packed lunch to eat at break stop along the way.

2pm Sunday 5th April 2015

Hamble Village Explorer

For the first walk of the main season, meet up in Hamble Square for a village tour and discover more about the buildings and history connected with this picturesque location on the Hamble River.

2pm Sunday 12th April 2015

Bygone Bursledon

The older part of Bursledon is designated a Conservation Area and an area of special character status. Come along and wander around the delightful old quiet lanes and paths to see why it is regarded as so special.

2pm Sunday 19th April 2015

Netley Shore and West Wood

A spring country walk will take in part of the Solent Way waterside footpath , then into the Tickleford Gully and West Wood copse lands before ascending the hillock restored tip site for views of surrounding area. Suitable footwear for unmade path walking required.

2pm Sunday 26th April 2015

Royal Victoria Hospital, Netley - Military Cemetery

Join your knowledgeable guides for a tour around the tranquil military cemetery attached to the Royal Victoria Hospital and discover facts about this multi- national burial ground and some of the people laid to rest there.

  • Walking time: 1½ hours
  • Location: Mount Pleasant Playing field car park, adjacent Hamble Primary School, Hamble Lane, Hamble, SO31 4ND (map showing where to go)
  • Price: £2
2pm Sunday 3rd May 2015

Otterbourne Woods Walk

Enjoy a Bank Holiday weekend wander in the ancient woods at Otterbourne owned by the Woodland Trust and hopefully see the carpets of wild bluebells as well.

  • Walking time: 1½ hours
  • Location: Otterbourne village car park, adjacent Otterbourne Primary School, Cranbourne Drive, Otterbourne, SO21 2ET (map showing where to go)
  • Price: £2
2pm Sunday 10th May 2015

William Cobbett`s Botley

Retrace the steps of William Cobbett, journalist and author of the book "Rural Rides" who once lived in Botley,to find out about the history of this former market town.

2pm Sunday 17th May 2015

All around Allbrook

A longer stroll around the parish of Allbrook and North Boyatt. Hear about the Itchen Navigation, the artist Mary Beale, old brickworks and much more.

2pm Sunday 24th May 2015

Spring Bank Holiday Weekend Walk

Location to be decided --watch this space for more details.

  • Walking time: 1½ hours
  • Location: Not yet decided
  • Price: £2
2pm Sunday 31st May 2015

English Heritage Netley Abbey Ruins Tour

Always popular, visit the ancient ruins and join a full of facts guided tour around the site of a once thriving monastic community and now a national historic site under the care and protection of English Heritage .

  • Walking time: 1½ hours
  • Location: Limited parking available on site, if full park in Abbey Hall car park 100 yards to east opposite Grange Road junction., SO31 5FA (map showing where to go)
  • Price: £2
2pm Sunday 7th June 2015

Wickham Wandering

A walk away from the Borough of Eastleigh in the former market village of Wickham, famous for its wide square. Walk around and learn the history about some of the historic buildings of this scenic spot adjacent to the River Meon.

2pm Sunday 21st June 2015

West End woods and open spaces

A new longer mid-summer day walk exploring tucked away woods and open spaces on the West End/Southampton city borders. Suitable footwear for off road paths and field walking needed.

2pm Sunday 28th June 2015

What`s in a name: the story behind some of the road names in Eastleigh town.

Join a guided tour around some of the over a century old streets of Eastleigh and learn the story behind some of the town`s road names.