The river Itchen Hamble Valley & Eastleigh Heritage Guides is a group of volunteers who organise and offer guided walks across the Hamble Valley and Eastleigh Borough. 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.

A Meander Through The Village Of Netley Abbey

Sunday 27th May 2018 at 2pm

Join our Guide and hear the story of the village of Netley Abbey,on the shores of Southampton Water. Our meander will take you from the 13th century ruins of the Cistercian abbey to the gates of the Royal Victoria Country Park, within which once stood the extensive military hospital built in the reign of Queen Victoria.
Although the walk starts at the ruins car park, please do not park there as that is specifically intended for visitors to the ruins themselves. Please use on road parking in the village itself or the Abbey Hall car park, located only a short walk away at the village end of Grange Road.

Allbrook Walk

Sunday 3rd June 2018 at 2pm

Please note that this walk is on Sunday 3 June and Not Friday 1 June as previously appeared.

A walk around Allbrook and environs. The village was once home to the 17th Century portrait painter, Mary Beale. Our walk today will take you along pleasant paths. On the way, among other points of interest, find out about the once very important Itchen Navigation and, also, Otterbourne House with its connections to the 19th century local authoress, Charlotte Yonge.

Off the rails in Eastleigh

Sunday 10th June 2018 at 2pm

Until the 1800s, the area around 'Eastley' was little more than a collection of farms near to the metropolis of Bishopstoke. Discover how all this changed and the town developed. Through the town centre buildings and the recreation ground, learn about Eastleigh's civic and artistic heritage - and very little about the railways.

Strawberries and Steam: A walk at Hound

Sunday 24th June 2018 at 2pm

This walk takes us to the charming church at Hound, before returning via the old strawberry fields and Hamble Rail Trail. According to accessibility we may be able to visit the church itself, the site of an eighteenth century tragedy. Two hours walking time.

Fair Oak's Hidden History Revealed

Sunday 1st July 2018 at 2pm

This walk around the village of Fair Oak, will include the interior of the church. As part of the walk, you will also discover who lived in The Big House, where it was and what happened to it...!

Botley Village

Sunday 8th July 2018 at 2pm

Details and start location to follow shortly

The Bursledon Boatbuilders

Sunday 15th July 2018 at 2pm

From Agincourt to Trafalgar, Bursledon has been building boats to defend our shores. This walk will look at the lives of the boatbuilders, what they did, who they were (including Daniel Defoe, and a lady boatbuilder) and what they achieved.

Netley Military Cemetery

Sunday 22nd July 2018 at 2pm

A walk in the military cemetery that is part of the Royal Victoria Country Park. More details to follow shortly.

Netley Abbey ruins

Sunday 29th July 2018 at 2pm

More details to follow shortly with information as to start point and nearby parking