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.

Bishopstoke Churches

Sunday 15th April 2018 at 2pm

A new walk. Details, meeting place and Postcode will be entered shortly.


Sunday 22nd April 2018 at 2pm

In joining our Guide to explore the history of Otterbourne, you may think you hear the footsteps of legions of Roman soldiers who, long ago, passed this way. In later times, in the 18th century, protection was needed hereabouts against the so called ‘Gentlemen of the Road', the common highwaymen. You will hear a story from a prison camp of the Second World War and how that changed a man’s life and inspired him to benefit others. These stories and more await you on this walk. Please note that the walk does involve climbing some hills and crossing some stiles. The walk starts and finishes at Otterbourne village car park.

Hamble Village

Sunday 29th April 2018 at 2pm

Details, meeting place and Postcode will be entered shortly

Woodland Spring Flowers

Sunday 6th May 2018 at 2pm

This walk will start at the Stoke Common Road entrance to Stoke Park Wood and a Postcode will be entered shortly

Chandlers Ford Thoroughfares

Sunday 13th May 2018 at 2pm

Winchester Road has been a main thoroughfare through Chandler’s Ford, certainly since the time of the turnpikes, while Kingsway has more notable connections. This new walk, from the Hamble Valley Guides, will look at the pockets of local history on, and close to, the main road. Our Guide looks forward to welcoming you!

Come Fly With Me

Sunday 20th May 2018 at 2pm

The peaceful yachting village of Hamble has a rich and fascinating history of aviation and aeronautical engineering covering both World Wars yet, largely, survived the Second World War Blitz raids launched on Southampton and the area. Well known companies were based there and those associated with Hamble and its ‘planes include Sir Edwin Alliott Verdon Roe, buried in the churchyard, Bert Hinkler, in whose honour a road was later named in Southampton and the very important women pilots of the Air Transport Auxiliary Ferry Pool based at the airfield. This is a walk with stories that will take you back into a vital part of Britain’s 20th century history, aspects of the Second World War in the area being anticipated by the writer, Nevil Shute before the war started.

Netley Abbey Village Walk

Sunday 27th May 2018 at 2pm

Details,meeting location and Postcode will be entered shortly

Allbrook Walk

Friday 1st June 2018 at 2pm

Details, meeting place and Postcode will be entered shortly