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 6th September 2015

Bygone times of Bishopstoke

East of Eastleigh town, old Bishopstoke alongside the River Itchen is steeped in history. Discover more on this meander around the area.

Sunday 13th September 2015

National Heritage Weekend

No guided walks, your chance to go off exploring places open as part of annual National Heritage Weekend

2pm Sunday 20th September 2015

Down Bursledon Way

An early autumn walk around the pretty lanes and paths of this special character area.

  • Walking time: 1½ hours
  • Location: Great Down Park open space car park - Opposite Bursledon Infants School, Long Lane, Bursledon , SO31 8BZ (map showing where to go)
  • Price: £2
2pm Sunday 27th September 2015

Bound around Hound

A walk along this delightful route exploring the woods and open spaces of Hound together with northern part of Hamble Rail Trail. Wear suitable footwear for cross field walking.

2pm Sunday 4th October 2015

North Stoneham Park- woods and meadows

Explore the history of the North Stoneham estate, around since 900AD.
Enjoy a walk in the fields and around lakes (angling club permitting) whilst learning of the interesting past of this old parish on the southern borders of modern Eastleigh town. One stile to be climbed over.

  • Walking time: 1½ hours
  • Location: Outside The Cricketers pub, Chestnut Avenue--parking avialable in playing field car park across other side of Chestnut Avenue., SO50 3HN (map showing where to go)
  • Price: £2
2pm Sunday 11th October 2015

St Nicolas Church , North Stoneham

Just to the south west of bustling Eastleigh town lies St Nicholas Church, Stoneham Lane , the ancient parish church of the one time large North Stoneham parish. In this short walk tour around the church and graveyard, hear interesting stories of past people and events, including connections to the Darwin family, Admiral Hawke and Guy Fawkes.

  • Walking time: 1½ hours
  • Location: Entrance to graveyard off gravel track leading from stoneham Lane next to church, Eastleigh, SO50 9HS (map showing where to go)
  • Price: £2
2pm Sunday 18th October 2015

Flit around Fair Oak

A country walk taking in somewhat hidden open spaces meadows and woodlands with some surprising views.

2pm Sunday 25th October 2015

Hamble and its Pubs

In a village with seafaring and boat building traditions, it is perhaps not surprising that there have been numerous places for supping. This walk around the heart of the village throws light on the history of the village hostelries.