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.
Walk the War - the site of Royal Victoria military hospital, NetleySunday 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).
- Walking time: 1½ hours to 2 hours
- Location: Meet in the garden outside the front of the restored Chapel in Royal Victoria Country Park. Chargeable parking in the park; some free parking in Netley village requiring a longer walk. Please leave plenty of time to park and get to the start location., SO31 5GA (map showing where to go)
- Price: £2