About Us

Hamble Valley & Eastleigh Heritage Guides is an independent association of volunteers founded in 2004, operating on a not-for-profit basis. We are fully trained guides, and a number of our members have also been active in other guiding institutes, local history groups and tourism units.

We offer public guided walks for both local people and visitors, helping to explore and explain the extensive heritage of the area. All of our walks can also be booked by private groups for evening or daytime walks or tours.

Our patron is historian, researcher and author Dr Cheryl Butler. Dr Butler received the prestigious City of Southampton Award in 2018 for her contribution to local history.

The Hamble Valley and Eastleigh Borough have a rich and varied heritage. From the first mention in the Domesday Book in 1086 until today, there are fascinating accounts of the places and the people who have lived and worked here. A small clue pointed out, or a careful explanation from a knowledgeable guide can lead you on an exploration of stories and fascinating facts that you may only have suspected. Check out our schedule of walks, pick one you like the sound of, and come along.