The river Itchen We offer guided walks across the Hamble Valley and Eastleigh Borough.

Pick a walk, and just turn up! The charge is £4 per walk. Free for under-16s, who must be accompanied by an adult. Please wear strong footwear and appropriate clothing.

In the event of adverse weather some walks may be cancelled at short notice for safety reasons. If in doubt, check this website for updates.

The Dark Underbelly of Botley

Sunday 21st July 2019 at 2pm

Drunkenness, thievery and murder were part of everyday life once upon a time.

Cobbett ‘s Botley

Sunday 28th July 2019 at 2pm

Retrace the steps of William Cobbett, renowned journalist and author of the book Rural Rides, who once lived in Botley. Learn about the village he loved and the vicar he did not!

LONGER SUMMER WALK - Durley Mill and a Lost Railway Line

Sunday 18th August 2019 at 10:30am

This walk takes us through some of the old strawberry fields and clues to the lost station of Durley Halt.
Approx 4 hours, start 10.30am, return 2.30-3pm. We break for lunch in Durley – bring your own or get a snack at the pub.
In memory of our late colleague Fiona Kennedy, who initiated these longer summer walks before her death in 2015.

Old Swaythling

Sunday 1st September 2019 at 2pm

Almost overwhelmed by Southampton, the village and its church have a fascinating tale to tell.

What’s in a Name?

Sunday 8th September 2019 at 2pm

Discovering links between people, street names and buildings on a walk through Eastleigh’s main streets.

Allbrook Allsorts

Sunday 15th September 2019 at 2pm

Snapshots of village life ranging from the 17th Century portrait artist Mary Beale to Otterbourne Grange, plus The Trough scandal.

Hamble Common

Sunday 22nd September 2019 at 2pm

A stroll across the common where prehistoric man once walked and modern woodcarvings now stand in the landscape.

The Hamble Amble

Sunday 29th September 2019 at 2pm

Enjoy a stroll around this maritime village with a rich and varied history.

Bygone Bishopstoke

Sunday 6th October 2019 at 2pm

Older than neighbouring Eastleigh, Bishopstoke has a long and rich history of its own.

North Stoneham Church

Sunday 13th October 2019 at 2pm

St. Nicolas Church is the ancient parish church of the previously large North Stoneham parish. Links with Guy Fawkes, the powerful Fleming family and Admiral Hawke are just some of its secrets.

Netley Abbey Village

Sunday 20th October 2019 at 2pm

From Agincourt to two world wars and a case of spontaneous combustion, the village has many stories.

Fair Oak

Sunday 27th October 2019 at 2pm

Join our guide to discover some surprising characters and stories about this quiet village.