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!

The charge per adult per walk is £2. No unaccompanied children but accompanied children under the age of 16 are free. Please wear/bring appropriate clothing bearing in mind that the weather can change during the course of a walk. Strong footwear is recommended. In the event of adverse weather, for health or safety reasons or other circumstances beyond our control, some walks may be cancelled at short notice. Check this website for updates.

Weston Shore/Westwood Local Nature Reserve/Millers Pond, Shoreburs Greenway/Weston Shore Circular Walk

Sunday 11th December 2016 at 11am

Meet at the public car park on the waterfront at Weston Shore (Westwood Park end). Our walk takes us, firstly, through the woodlands and grasslands of Westwood Local Nature Reserve, with an opportunity to see a recent memorial to 18 year old Nora Caveney, of the ATS. who was killed there while on duty with an artillery battery in 1942. Leaving Westwood we then walk along pavements to Millers Pond, where there is an area of open water, before joining Shoreburs Greenway. Southamptonís Greenways are found in residential areas and follow stream valleys, providing important sites for wildlife. Part of Shoreburs runs alongside Mayfield Park. From the end of Shoreburs, we make our way back to Weston Shore and walk along the shoreline to our starting location. In addition to countryside pathways there is road walking between parts of the route. Please wear suitable clothing for this longer walk as the weather can easily change while we are out and wear either boots or strong footwear.

Bursledon/Hamble/ferry to Warsash/Swanwick/Bursledon Circular Walk

Sunday 5th March 2017 at 11am

Join our Guide for a walk beginning at the railway station car park at Bursledon and following, mainly, countryside paths to Hamble where we will have a break of about 30 minutes. Sandwiches and drinks can be bought there locally or you can bring your own. We then take the ferry across to Warsash. From Warsash, we will walk on the pathway alongside the historic River Hamble, also immortalised on TV some years ago in the series 'Howards Way', up to the main road at Swanwick where we cross the bridge over the river to return to our starting point. There is some road walking, including through the villages of Bursledon and Hamble and from Swanwick back to the car park. Please wear suitable clothes for this longer walk as the weather can easily change while we are out and wear either boots or strong footwear. There is a steep footpath out of the car park at Bursledon. There is parking at Bursledon railway station and the current cost of the Hamble/Warsash ferry is £1.50 per adult (single journey) and 75p child (single journey). ,