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.

North Stoneham Park

Sunday 30th September 2018 at 2pm

Come and join our Guide to explore the history of North Stoneham estate that has been around since 900AD. Enjoy a walk in the fields and around lakes whilst learning of the interesting past of this old parish on the southern borders of modern Eastleigh town. One stile to be climbed over.

St. Nicolas Church, North Stoneham

Sunday 7th October 2018 at 2pm

The Church of St Nicolas in Stoneham Lane lies just to the south west of bustling Eastleigh town. This is the ancient parish church of the once large Parish of North Stoneham. This walk, full of points of interest, will focus on an interior tour of the church and, outside, its graveyard. You will hear fascinating stories of people and events from the past including the Darwin family, Admiral Hawke and Guy Fawkes.

If coming from Eastleigh direction, down Stoneham Lane (allow time as there are currently roadworks at the Eastleigh end of the road), just past The Concorde Club make a right turn to arrive at the church that is then on the right hand side. If coming from the Southampton end of Stoneham Lane (at traffic lights where Stoneham Lane crosses Bassett Green Road) the church is on the left after you have gone under the motorway.

Walk the War - the site of Royal Victoria military hospital, Netley

Sunday 21st October 2018 at 2pm

To commemorate the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War next month, we are holding a special walk at the site of the Royal Victoria Military Hospital – now the Royal Victoria Country Park, Netley. The hospital reached the peak of its activity during the war. Once probably the largest hospital in the world, it then more than doubled in size to cope with the numerous casualties. Come and see what remains of the hospital buildings, hear about its history and its wartime role.

Meeting point information is below but if you use a satnav, ensure that it brings you to the Victoria Road entrance to the park (and not the Hound Road entrance which is for pedestrians only).