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!

Date & TimeWalk
11am Sunday 17th August 2014

Itchen Navigation and Stoke Park Woods- summer holiday longer walk

A change of route from the previously advertised walk due to a breach in the path between Allbrook and Brambridge which has resulted in closure of the footpath.
S0 continuing from the 2013 walk along the Itchen Navigation from Shawford, a further countryside walk involving walking across pleasant field paths east to Stoke Park Woods and then return via the Itchen Way Navigation path from Bishopstoke to Allbrook. Some rough walking and stiles so suitable footwear needed.

  • Walking time: 4 hours
  • Location: Not at Brambridge Garden Cente as previously advertised, but at the adjacent to Twyford Road, Eastleigh parking area at the northern end of Twyford Road, just to south of the roundabout at junction with Woodside Avenue/Allbrook Way/Allbrook Hill, SO50 4LF (map showing where to go)
  • Price: £2
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

South Stoneham

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

Allbrook

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

Eastleigh Town

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

  • Walking time: 1½ hours
  • Location: No information currently available, check back later
  • Price: £2
2pm Sunday 12th October 2014

Bursledon

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.
Enjoy a walk in the fields and around lakes (angling club permitting) whilst learning of the interesting past of this old parish on the southern borders of modern Eastleigh town.

  • Walking time: 1½ hours
  • Location: Outside The Cricketers pub, Chestnut Avenue--parking avialable in playing field car park across other side of Chestnut Avenue., SO53 3HN (map showing where to go)
  • Price: £2
2pm Sunday 26th October 2014

Botley

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

  • Walking time: 1½ hours
  • Location: No information currently available, check back later
  • Price: £2
2pm Sunday 7th December 2014

Pre Christmas Walk To Be Confirmed

  • Walking time: 1½ hours
  • Location: No information currently available, check back later
  • Price: £2