Walking - Diary - March 2018
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  Some of the places I've walked for exercise and leisure this month.
  Places featured in the Walking Routes pages plus selected other walks.  
 
 
  This March 10   walks 133.36   miles 214.62   km  
  2018 so far 29   walks 370.06   miles 595.55   km  
                       
  Last March 8   walks 119.89   miles 192.94   km  
  To 27/03 last year 24   walks 335.25   miles 539.53   km  
 
Tuesday 27 March 11.88 mi 19.12 km
Home to Hamble Square 8.25 mi 13.28 km
St Denys Road, Cobden Bridge, Bullar Road, Bitterne Road, Northam Bridge, Chapel, Itchen Bridge, Woolston, Weston Shore, Netley, the Royal Victoria Country Park and Hamble Lane.
Hamble Square to Royal Victoria Country Park 3.06 mi 4.92 km
After a drink while sheltering from a shower in the bus shelter in Hamble Square, down to Hamble Quay, up Green Lane, down School Lane to Hamble Point, along Hamble Shore and across the country park for a break at the cafe.
Royal Victoria Country Park to Netley Station 0.57 mi 0.92 km
Out to Hound Road, The Badgers and Netley station for the train home.
Mild, sunny intervals, a couple of showers, very windy along the shore.
Photo: Hamble Square.
 
Monday 26 March 15.77 mi 25.38 km
Home to Warsash Village 10.03 mi 16.14 km
St Denys Road, Cobden Bridge, Bullar Road, Bitterne Road, Northam Bridge, Chapel, Itchen Bridge, Portsmouth Road, Pound Road, Hamble Lane, Lowford, Lower Swanwick and Sarisbury Green.
Warsash Village to Warsash Ferry 2.19 mi 3.52 km
Down Newtown Road and Hook Park Road, through the nature reserve (very wet and muddy at both ends of the path) to the beach. From there, up the river path (wet in places) and along Shore Road to the ferry.
Hamble Quay to Royal Victoria Country Park 2.98 mi 4.80 km
Up to Hamble Square and down School Lane to Hamble Point. Along Hamble Shore and across the park to the cafe for a tea break.
Royal Victoria Country Park to Netley Station 0.57 mi 0.92 km
Out to Hound Road, The Badgers and Netley station for the train home.
Started sunny but clouded over. A cold breeze near the water.
Photo: Warsash harbour from the river path near the maritime academy.
 
Sunday 25 March 6.05 mi 9.74 km
Home to Lakeside Country Park 2.19 mi 3.52 km
Via Portswood Road, High Road and Stoneham Lane. The railway was running a diesel and electric loco weekend including locos from other railways.
 
Walked round the park (not included in distances).
 
Lakeside Country Park to Home 3.86 mi 6.21 km
Via Wide Lane, the A27, Mansbridge, Riverside Park, Cobden Bridge and St Denys. The miniature railway was running a variety of steam locos and an electric loco.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Photo (top): Lakeside Country Park, Eastleigh.
(bottom): Riverside Park, Southampton.
 
Friday 23 March 20.19 mi 32.49 km
Home to Hamble Square 8.26 mi 13.29 km
St Denys Road, Cobden Bridge, Bullar Road, Bitterne Road, Northam Bridge, Chapel, Itchen Bridge, Woolston, Weston Shore, Netley, the Royal Victoria Country Park and Hamble Lane.
Hamble Square to Royal Victoria Country Park 3.90 mi 6.28 km
Down to Hamble Quay for a break, then back up to the square and along Hamble Lane, Hound Road, Hound Way, Station Road and Victoria Road to the shore in the country park.
Royal Victoria Country Park to Netley Station 1.70 mi 2.74 km
Across the country park to the cafe for a break. From there, out to Hound Road, Hound Way and Netley Station.
Netley Station to Home 6.33 mi 10.19 km
The train was cancelled, so Station Road, Victoria Road, Weston Shore, Woolston, Itchen Bridge, Chapel, under Northam Bridge, along the river path and boardwalk to St Denys Road and home. Ten minutes quicker than waiting for the next train.
A mostly grey day with some hazy sunshine and a cold wind.
Photo: Hamble Quay.
 
Wednesday 21 March 12.78 mi 20.57 km
Home to Hamble Square 8.55 mi 13.76 km
St Denys Road, Cobden Bridge, Bullar Road, Bitterne Road, Northam Bridge, Chapel, Itchen Bridge, Woolston, Portsmouth Road, Pound Road and Hamble Lane.
Hamble Square to Royal Victoria Country Park 3.04 mi 4.89 km
From Hamble Square, down to Hamble Quay for a drinks break then up Green Lane and down School Lane to Hamble Point. Along the shore, leaving at the pill box and taking the road and path to the country park. Down to the beach and round to the cafe.
Royal Victoria Country Park to Netley Station 1.19 mi 1.92 km
Out to Victoria Road then Station Road to Netley station for the train home.
Plenty of sunshine with a cold breeze along Hamble Shore.
Photo: Hamble Quay.
 
Friday 16 March 13.94 mi 22.43 km
Home to Hamble Square 8.57 mi 13.79 km
St Denys Road, Cobden Bridge, Bullar Road, Bitterne Road, Northam Bridge, Chapel, Itchen Bridge, Woolston, Portsmouth Road, Pound Road and Hamble Lane.
Hamble Square to Royal Victoria Country Park 4.81 mi 7.74 km
Down to Hamble Quay for a break, then back up to the square and along Hamble Lane, Hound Road, Hound Way, Station Road and Victoria Road to the shore in the country park. From there, across the park to the cafe.
Royal Victoria Country Park to Netley Station 0.56 mi 0.90 km
Out to Hound Road then Hound Way and Station Road to Netley station for the train home.
A mild day with occasional sunny spells and a little light rain.
Photo: Hamble Quay.
 
Wednesday 14 March 12.45 mi 20.04 km
Home to Hamble Square 8.26 mi 13.29 km
St Denys Road, Cobden Bridge, Bullar Road, Bitterne Road, Northam Bridge, Chapel, Itchen Bridge, Woolston, Weston Shore, Netley, the Royal Victoria Country Park and Hamble Lane.
Hamble Square to Royal Victoria Country Park 2.99 mi 4.81 km
From Hamble Square, down to Hamble Quay for a drinks break then up Green Lane, down School Lane to Hamble Point, along Hamble Shore and across the country park for a tea break at the cafe.
Royal Victoria Country Park to Netley Station 1.20 mi 1.93 km
Out to Hound Road then Hound Way and Station Road to Netley station for the train home.
Cloudy with a very strong wind.
Photo: Hamble Quay.
 
Tuesday 13 March 15.87 mi 25.54 km
Home to Warsash Village 10.04 mi 16.16 km
St Denys Road, Cobden Bridge, Bullar Road, Bitterne Road, Northam Bridge, Chapel, Itchen Bridge, Portsmouth Road, Pound Road, Hamble Lane, Lowford, Lower Swanwick and Sarisbury Green.
Warsash Village to Warsash Ferry 0.58 mi 0.93 km
Down Shore Road to the harbour for a drinks break, then to the ferry.
Hamble Quay to Royal Victoria Country Park 2.79 mi 4.49 km
A pause at Hamble Quay, then up to Hamble Square and down School Lane to Hamble Point. Along Hamble Shore and across the park to the cafe for a tea break.
Royal Victoria Country Park to Netley Station 2.46 mi 3.96 km
Out to Hamble Lane then Hound Road, Hound Way and Station Road.
Mild with a cloudy start but good sunny spells later in the afternoon.
Photo: Sarisbury Green.
 
Thursday 8 March 12.65 mi 20.36 km
Home to Hamble Square 8.25 mi 13.28 km
Via St Denys Road, Cobden Bridge, Bullar Road, Bitterne Road, Northam Bridge, Chapel, Itchen Bridge, Woolston, Weston Shore, Netley, the Royal Victoria Country Park and Hamble Lane.
Hamble Square to Royal Victoria Country Park 3.13 mi 5.04 km
From Hamble Square, down to Hamble Quay for a drinks break then back up to The Square, down School Lane to Hamble Point, along Hamble Shore and across the country park for another break at the cafe.
Royal Victoria Country Park to Netley Station 1.27 mi 2.04 km
Round to Netley village and up Station Road to Netley station for the train home.
Good sunny spells with a strong wind at times. Some paths very muddy, some flooded.
Photo: Hamble Quay.
 
Tuesday 6 March 11.78 mi 18.96 km
Home to Hamble Square 8.29 mi 13.34 km
Via St Denys Road, Cobden Bridge, Bullar Road, Bitterne Road, Northam Bridge, Chapel, Itchen Bridge, Woolston, Weston Shore, Netley, the Royal Victoria Country Park and Hamble Lane.
Hamble Square to Royal Victoria Country Park 2.93 mi 4.72 km
From Hamble Square, down to Hamble Quay for a short break then up Green Lane, down School Lane to Hamble Point, along Hamble Shore and across the country park to the cafe for a longer break.
Royal Victoria Country Park to Netley Station 0.56 mi 0.90 km
Out to Hound Road, The Badgers and Netley station for the train home.
A cloudy day with some bright spells, less cold than recently.
Photo: Hamble Quay.
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