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 & Time||Walk|
|2pm Sunday 6th April 2014||
START OF THE MAIN 2014 SPRING/SUMMER WALKS SEASON.
|2pm Sunday 13th April 2014||
Another chance to explore the quiet lanes of old Bursledon and learn more about this village next to the Hamble River.Once a centre for shipbuilding supplying fine boats for the Navy, including Nelson`s "Elephant".
|2pm Sunday 20th April 2014||
St Nicholas 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.
|2pm Sunday 27th April 2014||
Pubs of Hamble
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 .
|2pm Sunday 4th May 2014||
Netley Abbey Ruins
Always popular, visit the English Heritage owned ancient ruins and take a short walk which is full of ditties around the site of a once thriving monastic community.
|2pm Sunday 11th May 2014||
Stoke Park Woods, Bishopstoke - Bluebell Walk
To the north east of Bishopstoke lies the tucked away foresty land of Stoke Park Woods.
|2pm Sunday 18th May 2014||
Follow in the footsteps of Roman legionaires, hear tales of highwayman, smugglers and more. Some hills to climb and stiles to cross.
|2pm Sunday 25th May 2014||
Hamble at War
The location of Hamble at the mouth of Southampton Water has given it a vital defensive role over the centuries. Join this walk to learn more of the military and wartime activities in different campaigns.
|2pm Sunday 1st June 2014||
William Cobbett`s Botley
Retrace the steps of William Cobbett, journalist and author of the book "Rural Rides" who once lived in Botley,to find out about the history of this former market town.
|2pm Sunday 8th June 2014||
Swanwick Nature Reserve - Orchid Walk
Walk through areas of ancient woodland and discover the lakes at Swanwick Nature Reserve. Hopefully the meadowland orchids should be in flower. Wear suitable footwear for some rough path walking. There a few stiles to climb over.
|2pm Sunday 15th June 2014||
East of Eastleigh town, old Bishopstoke alongside the River Itchen is steeped in history. Discover more on this meander around the area.
|2pm Sunday 22nd June 2014||
Old Hedge End
Join a walk exploring the older parts of this much expanded area, looking at the early buildings and places of the former village- but now a thriving town.
|2pm Sunday 29th June 2014||
Hamble Rail Trail
We will make our way from the park south past Westfield Common, passing Avro Court and Chadwick Way open space aviation heritage features and on to Hamble Common.
|2pm Sunday 6th July 2014||
Who was the man on a horse scaring children and are the church mice multiplying? Learn more about the story of this village twixt Royal Victoria Country Park and Netley Abbey.
|2pm Sunday 13th July 2014||
A walk taking in recently created open space meadows and woodland walks only normally used by locals. Join us for a pleasant stroll with some surprising views.
|2pm Sunday 20th July 2014||
Join us by the Olympic cyclist Dani King commemotative golden post box and discover more about the buidings and history related to this pictureseque spot alongside the Hamble River.
|2pm Sunday 27th July 2014||
Royal Victoria Hospital, Netley - Military Cemetery
In this 100th anniversary year of the start of World War 1, be guided around the tranquil military cemetery discovering facts about the history of this multi national burial ground .
|10:30am Sunday 17th August 2014||
Itchen Navigation summer holiday longer walk
Continuing from lastyear`s walk along the itchen naviagation from shawford, a further countryside walk along the Navigation from Brambridge to bishopstoke, then through Stoke Park wood and bqack over fields to the start. some rough walking and stiles so suitable footwear needed.
|2pm Sunday 7th September 2014||
Famous Hamble Connections
In a village with such a long history of seafaring, boat building and yachting it is perhaps not surprising there have been people of note associated with the village. This walk around the village centre will throw light on the activities and people associated with Hamble.
|2pm Sunday 14th September 2014||
Discover more of the hidden history of this old and once large parish, now absorbed into Southampton suburbia. Learn about Itchen Navigation, Mansbridge,Spitfire designer R J Mitchell and architect Herbert Collins.
|2pm Sunday 21st September 2014||
A longer stroll around the parish of Allbrook and North Boyatt. Hear about the Itchen Navigation, the artist Mary Beale, old brickworks and much more.
|2pm Sunday 28th September 2014||
The town of Eastleigh rapidly developed in conjunction with the coming of the railway industry. Discover the many links with people from the towns past, as revealed in the street names.
|2pm Sunday 5th October 2014||
Hound and its Church
To Be Confirmed
|2pm Sunday 12th October 2014||
The older part of Bursledon is designated a Conservation Area and an area of special character status. Come along and wander around the delightful old quiet lanes and paths to see why it is regarded as so special.
|2pm Sunday 19th October 2014||
North Stoneham Park
Explore the history of the North Stoneham estate, around since 900AD.
|2pm Sunday 26th October 2014||
One time the home of William Cobbett renowned author of "Rural Rides ", who proclaimed the village as delightful--who are we to argue!
|2pm Sunday 2nd November 2014||
Autumn Walk To Be Confirmed
|2pm Sunday 7th December 2014||
Pre Christmas Walk To Be Confirmed