Past Walks

Below is a selection of the walks we've put on in the past, going from most recent at the top to older ones below.

Eastleigh. What is in a name?

Sunday 12th June 2016 at 2pm

Some of the streets of Eastleigh are over a century old. This walk looks at the stories behind some of the road names in the town.

Hound and its church

Sunday 5th June 2016 at 2pm

Hound is often overlooked as it is squeezed between its larger neighbours of Hamble and Netley. Its story is made up of some very human people. Come and join this walk to hear about some of them.

Bygone times of Bishopstoke

Sunday 29th May 2016 at 2pm

East of Eastleigh town Old Bishopstoke, alongside the River Itchen, is steeped in history. Discover more on this meander around the area. No unaccompanied children. No charge for accompanied children under 16. 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 and safety reasons or other circumstances beyond our control, some walks may be cancelled at short notice. In these events, please consult this website.

North Stoneham Park - woods and meadows

Sunday 22nd May 2016 at 2pm

Explore the history of 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. One stile to be climbed over. No unaccompanied children. No charge for accompanied children under 16. Please wear/bring appropriate clothing bearing in mind that the weather can change during the course of a walk. Stout footwear is recommended. In the event of adverse weather, for health and safety reasons or other circumstances beyond our control, some walks may be cancelled at short notice. In these events, please consult our website.

Eastleigh Town - Earth, Air, Fire and Water

Sunday 15th May 2016 at 2pm

An interesting title! Come along and find out more about different aspects of transport related to Eastleigh town area. No unaccompanied children. No charge for accompanied children under 16. 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 and safety reasons or other circumstances beyond our control, some walks may be cancelled at short notice. In these events, please consult this website.

William Cobbett`s Botley

Sunday 8th May 2016 at 2pm

Once the home of William Cobbett, renowned journalist and author of the book Rural Rides, who proclaimed the village as "delightful" --who are we to argue! Explore the village and learn more of William Cobbett.

Bluebells and Treason

Sunday 1st May 2016 at 2pm

A walk in rural Otterbourne looking at springtime flowers and recalling the plot to murder King Henry V in the summer of 1415 before the king went to France and, eventually, the Battle of Agincourt. No unaccompanied children. No charge for accompanied children under 16. 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 and safety reasons or other circumstances beyond our control, some walks may be cancelled at short notice. In these events, please consult this website.

Wonderful Wickham

Sunday 24th April 2016 at 2pm

Explore one of the best preserved and largest central squares in Hampshire, together with other parts of this idyllic village. Please note that there are some steps on this walk. No unaccompanied children. No charge for accompanied children under 16. 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 and safety reasons or other circumstances beyond our control, some walks may be cancelled at short notice. In these events please consult this website.

Oldie Otterbourne

Sunday 17th April 2016 at 2pm

Follow in the footsteps of Roman legions, hear tales of highwaymen, smugglers and more. Some hills to climb and stiles to cross. No unaccompanied children. No charge for accompanied children under 16. 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 and safety reasons or other circumstances beyond our control some walks may be cancelled at short notice. In these events, please consult this website.

Hamble Village Explorer

Sunday 10th April 2016 at 2pm

Meet in Hamble Square for a walking tour of the village and discover more about the buildings and history connected with this picturesque location on the Hamble River. Please wear/bring appropriate clothing bearing in mind that the weather can change during the course of a walk. Strong footwear is recommended. No unaccompanied children. No charge for accompanied children under 16. In the event of adverse weather, for health and safety reasons or other reasons beyond our control some walks may be cancelled at short notice. In these events, please consult this website.

Short break - no walks

Following the successful Autumn and Winter walks season, the Guides are having a short break before the main 2016 walks begin. Watch this space for some new walks coming soon.

Winchester Wander- Hockley Viaduct

Sunday 10th January 2016 at 2pm

First walk of 2016- Start the new year with a pleasant walk along the popular restored railway viaduct then part of the Itchen Way, passing St.Catherines Hill by Winchester outskirts, then return along waterside paths

Chandler`s Ford--along the main road

Sunday 29th November 2015 at 2pm

A change from previous December date to avoid darker evenings and build up to Christmas.
Join Eric for a walk to learn of the development and changes that have taken place in Chandlers`s Ford with particular reference to the old main road area between Fryern Arcade /Oakmount Road and Hursley Road /Bournemouth Road

Autumn Splendour at Netley Military Cemetary and Royal victoria Country Park , Netley

Sunday 8th November 2015 at 2pm

Eric will lead the first 2015/16 monthly winter walk session with a walk to the Military Cemetary and around the country park woodland paths on the national Remembrance Sunday .
See the turning colours of trees and hear about history of cemetary.

Winchester Wander Hocley

Friday 30th October 2015 at 8:56am

Start the new year with a pleasant walk along the popular restored railway viaduct then part of the Itchen Way, passing St.Catherines Hill by Winchester outskirts, then return along waterside paths

Hamble and its Pubs

Sunday 25th October 2015 at 2pm

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.

Flit around Fair Oak

Sunday 18th October 2015 at 2pm

A country walk taking in somewhat hidden open spaces meadows and woodlands with some surprising views.

St Nicolas Church , North Stoneham

Sunday 11th October 2015 at 2pm

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.

North Stoneham Park- woods and meadows

Sunday 4th October 2015 at 2pm

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. One stile to be climbed over.

Bound around Hound

Sunday 27th September 2015 at 2pm

A walk along this delightful route exploring the woods and open spaces of Hound together with northern part of Hamble Rail Trail. Wear suitable footwear for cross field walking.

Down Bursledon Way

Sunday 20th September 2015 at 2pm

An early autumn walk around the pretty lanes and paths of this special character area.

National Heritage Weekend

No guided walks, your chance to go off exploring places open as part of annual National Heritage Weekend

Chandler`s Ford --Along the main road

Thursday 10th September 2015 at 2pm

A start for National heritage Weekend with a special extra walk to the programme.
To mark the significance of Chandler`s Ford library building being given listed building status, a local walk has been arranged along the main road comparing pictures of times past with present .

Bygone times of Bishopstoke

Sunday 6th September 2015 at 2pm

East of Eastleigh town, old Bishopstoke alongside the River Itchen is steeped in history. Discover more on this meander around the area.

Itchen Valley area and surrounds Summer Holiday Longer Walk

Sunday 16th August 2015 at 10:30am

A longer summer walk south of Winchester city centre , taking in St Cross Hospital , the restored Hockley viaduct and some ancient yews .Some steepish paths and stiles to cross, suitable countryside walking footwear recommended .

Otterbourne and the plot to kill King Henry V

Wednesday 5th August 2015 at 7:30pm

This year during the 600th anniversary of the Battle of Agincourt, our special summer weekday evening walk walk takes us to Otterbourne for d the story of those who planned to murder Henry V before he sailed for France and the Battle of Agincourt.

Botley Village

Sunday 26th July 2015 at 2pm

One time the home of William Cobbett renowned author of "Rural Rides", who proclaimed the village as delightful; who are we to argue!

Chandler`s Ford and Valley Park woods and meadows

Sunday 19th July 2015 at 2pm

Chandler`s Ford and Valley Park have some modern developments blessed with pleasant more natural areas served by an assortment of varying paths. Come along to explore the areas features.

Historic Hamble & Henry V

Saturday 18th July 2015 at 2pm

Come and enjoy a special additional Saturday afternoon walk not shown in the printed paper programme. It may now seem like a sleepy coastal village but at the time of The Battle of Agincourt, Hamble was one of the most important medieval ship building centres in the country. This tour will reveal where troops trained ready for the great battle in France and where those conspiring to overthrow Henry V met to plot his downfall.

Solent Shores around Warsash

Sunday 12th July 2015 at 2pm

A new coast and countryside walk taking in the Solent shoreline and Warsash Common areas below the mouth of the Hamble River.

Hamble At War

Sunday 5th July 2015 at 2pm

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.