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.

Explore Bursledon

Sunday 3rd July 2016 at 2pm

The older part of the village of Old Bursledon, next to the Hamble River, is a Conservation Area and an area of special character status. Come on this walk and roam the quiet lanes and paths of old Bursledon. This was once a centre for ship building and supplied fine boats for the navy. This included ships for the campaign of 1415 that led to the Battle of Agincourt and, two hundred years ago, other ships including the Elephant that was once commanded by Nelson.

Fair Oak pathways

Sunday 10th July 2016 at 2pm

This walk takes in recently created open space meadows and woodland walks normally used only by local people. Join us for a pleasant stroll with some surprising views.

Botley Village

Sunday 17th July 2016 at 2pm

An opportunity to explore the old village of Botley and learn more of its buildings and people from times past. The village was, at one time, home to William Cobbett the author of Rural Rides, who claimed Botley as delightful. Who are we to argue?

Netley Abbey Ruins literary tour

Sunday 24th July 2016 at 2pm

Founded in 1239, the Cistercian Abbey at Netley became a grand mansion following its dissolution by King Henry VIII in 1536. By the beginning of the 18th century, it was in a ruined state and became popular with romantic writers and poets. Later, it became a place frequented by the Victorians. Come for a relaxed walk amid these impressive remains and hear descriptions of them penned by poets, writers and visitors over the years. Please note that there is very limited parking available on site. More parking is available at Abbey Hall car park 100 yards away opposite the junction with Grange Road. There is also no seating at the abbey site.

The Road to Agincourt Medieval weekend (Saturday 30 July and Sunday 31 July)

For the weekend of 30th/31st July, Hamble Valley and Eastleigh Heritage Guides will be at Manor Farm and Country Park, Pylands Lane, Bursledon SO31 1BH supporting a major event there: The Road to Agincourt Medieval Weekend. Full details can be found at