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This is where I've been walking . . . Latest diary entry - Friday 16 March  
13 March   14 March   16 March  
To Warsash and Royal Victoria Country Park.   To Hamble and Royal Victoria Country Park.   To Hamble and Royal Victoria Country Park.  
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And this is where I like to walk . . . Principal places - and where to go next  
Airport   Bishopstoke   Bitterne Park   Botley   Bursledon   Eastleigh   Fair Oak
Gosport   Hamble   Hedge End   Horton Heath   Lakeside   Lee-on-the-Solent   Lower Swanwick
Mansbridge   Meon Shore   Netley   Park Gate   Portswood   Royal Victoria   Sarisbury Green
Stokes Bay   Stubbington   Swaythling   Titchfield   Warsash   West End   Windhover Rdbt
Woodmill   Woolston                    
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Walking Routes
A selection of routes near where I live in Southampton, with distances and information about the places.
I enjoy walking and my walks include fast sections on the road and leisurely routes along the shore.
Starting and finishing at different places provides variety in distances and types of walk. In these pages I share some of the options I've built up over the years. They are suitable for anything from a steady walk to a run and, except where I go away from the road, can also be used by cyclists. And, of course, you can make up your own routes from these sections.
Please look ahead to where you might go next before starting any section. Some walks are easier than others.
About Walking
Please read the important information in the About Walking
page before starting.
If you enjoy local walks, try these suggestions from
The Three Rivers Community Rail Partnership
Walk Jog Run Click for an interactive map. Check your routes and distances, see what others are doing
walkjogrun.net is the site I use to experiment with routes.
The map is detailed and easy to use. Choose your starting point and set the scale. Click Create a route to plot your path along roads and footpaths.
Choose kilometres or miles. Set your own speed, pace, time and weight for calories. View other people's saved runs.
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Some additional pages   Other places en route, more on where I go and where I've been
Railway Stations - information about and directions from stations along the walking routes.
Favourite Routes - a selection of the routes I enjoy the most. Some long, some short . Some fast, some slow. All for the fun of it!
Route List - shows the available routes from each Walking Route location and station.
Walking Diary - some of the places I've walked for excercise and leisure each year from 2010.
All Walking Links - a list of all the external links in the Walking Routes section plus links to transport providers in the area.
About - information about these pages, some of it important. Includes health and fitness information.
Some background info   For more, see the About page
I can walk up to 20 miles / 32 kilometres and look for an average of 4.7mph / 7.56km/h on fast sections of route. I can keep up this pace for about ten miles or about sixteen kilometres. A good walk would be something like the ten miles or sixteen kilometres to Warsash fast and then the ferry to Hamble for a more leisurely walk along the shore to Netley. I sometimes catch the train to Bursledon and then take one of several routes fast to Meon Shore or Lee-on-the-Solent followed by Stokes Bay and Gosport. There are other fast routes such as via Park Gate to Titchfield and Warsash or from home to Hedge End, Fair Oak, Eastleigh and back home.
My walking 'season' is from March to October. I still take regular fast walks in the winter to keep in shape. Also, I don't drive and walk as a way of getting about throughout the year. I only occasionally catch the bus and often walk to and from the central or airport stations rather than catching the local train. My last job was at the airport train station, a half-hour walk each way. In 2010, I thought it would be interesting to see how far I walked and how fast. Investing in a GPS watch and keeping records gave me the incentive to get out and go further, faster and more often. But I can still enjoy a slow stroll along a beach as well!
Why not use the sections of route in these pages to make your own walk or run . . . . .
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