Walking - Diary - April 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 April 9   walks 116.88   miles 188.10   km  
  2018 so far 38   walks 486.94   miles 783.65   km  
                       
  Last April 9   walks 139.53   miles 224.55   km  
  To 30.04 last year 34   walks 490.18   miles 788.87   km  
 
 
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Thursday 26 April 12.74 mi 20.50 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, Royal Victoria Country Park and Hamble Lane. Sheltered in the bus shelter from a heavy shower while having a drink.
Hamble Square to Royal Victoria Country Park 3.94 mi 6.34 km
Back along Hamble Lane, down Hound Road, Hound Way and Station Road. Along Victoria Road and into the Royal Victoria Country Park to the shore. Sheltered at the cricket pavilion from heavy rain. Round to the park cafe for a cup of tea.
Royal Victoria Country Park to Netley Station 0.55 mi 0.84 km
Out to Hound Road and The Badgers to Netley station for the train home.
A sunny start, soon turned showery and ended with a period of general rain. Got wet and muddy.
Photo: Hound Parish Church, Hound Road.
 
Monday 23 April 18.53 mi 29.82 km
Home to Titchfield 11.52 mi 18.54 km
Via St Denys Road, Cobden Bridge, Bullar Road, Bitterne Road, Northam Bridge, Chapel, Itchen Bridge, Portsmouth Road, Pound Road, Hamble Lane, Lowford, Lower Swanwick, Sarisbury Hill and Park Gate.
Titchfield to Warsash Village 3.24 mi 5.21 km
Via Coach Hill, Common Lane and Warsash Road.
Warsash Village to Warsash Ferry 0.52 mi 0.84 km
Down Shore Road to the shore at the Rising Sun then along the river path to the ferry.
Hamble Quay to Royal Victoria Country Park 2.06 mi 3.52 km
Up to Hamble Square and Hamble Lane, taking the footpath in to the country park. Down to the shore then round to the cafe for a break.
Royal Victoria Country Park to Netley Station 1.19 mi 1.92 km
Out to Hound Road then Hound Way and Station Road.
Temperatures back to normal mid-teens after the recent warm spell, allowing good speeds.
Photo: Titchfield.
 
Friday 20 April 11.88 mi 19.12 km
Home to Royal Victoria Country Park 6.26 mi 10.07 km
Via St Denys station, the Itchen Boardwalk, Northam Bridge, Chapel, Itchen Bridge, Woolston, Weston Shore and Netley, finishing by the shore.
Royal Victoria Country Park to Hamble Quay 2.53 mi 4.07 km
Along Hamble Shore to Hamble Point, then up School Lane (including the footpath) to Hamble Square to buy a drink. Down to Hamble Quay for a break.
Hamble Quay to Royal Victoria Country Park 2.20 mi 3.54 km
Back up to Hamble Square, then Hamble Lane, Coach Road, Westfield Common and Hamble Shore. A break by the shore, then across the park to the cafe.
Royal Victoria Country Park to Hamble Station 0.89 mi 1.43 km
Out to Hound Road and down the Rail Trail footpath.
Another very warm day with a pleasant breeze by the water.
Photo: Hamble Quay.
 
Thursday 19 April 10.34 mi 16.64 km
Poole Station to Sandbanks Ferry 4.87 mi 7.84 km
Via Vanguard Road, North Street, Lagland Street, Green Road, Green Gardens, Baiter Park, Harbourside Park, Whitecliff, Sandbanks Road, Shore Road, Banks Road, Ferry Way.
Sandbanks Ferry to Bournemouth Pier 4.08 mi 6.57 km
Via Ferry Way, Banks Road, Midway Path, Sandbanks Beach, Canford Cliffs Beach, Branksome Beach and promenade to Bournemouth pier.
Bournemouth Pier to Bournemouth Station 1.39 mi 2.24 km
Via Lower Gardens, The Square, Gervis Place, Old Christchurch Road, Dean Park (footpath), Dean Park Road, Cavendish Road, Lansdowne Gardens and Park Road.
A very warm day with clear blue skies and just enough breeze to be comfortable.
Photo: Sandbanks beach.
 
Wednesday 18 April 12.89 mi 20.74 km
Home to Hamble Square 8.27 mi 13.31 km
St Denys Road, Cobden Bridge, Bullar Road, Bitterne Road, Northam Bridge, Chapel, Itchen Bridge, Woolston, Weston Shore, Netley, 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 break. Up Green Lane and down School Lane to Hamble Point. Along the shore to the Royal Victoria Country Park, then round the park for a break at the cafe.
Royal Victoria Country Park to Hamble Station 0.87 mi 1.40 km
Out to Hound Road and along the Rail Trail footpath to Hamble station for the train home.
Hamble Station to Netley Station 0.76 mi 1.22 km
The train was delayed so had a bonus jog back along the Rail Trail and The Badgers to Netley station.
Sunny and warm with a gentle breeze. Ideal for walking.
Photo: Hamble Quay.
 
Monday 16 April 11.98 mi 19.28 km
Home to Hamble Square 8.28 mi 13.33 km
St Denys Road, Cobden Bridge, Bullar Road, Bitterne Road, Northam Bridge, Chapel, Itchen Bridge, Woolston, Weston Shore, Netley, Royal Victoria Country Park and Hamble Lane.
Hamble Square to Royal Victoria Country Park 2.48 mi 3.99 km
From Hamble Square, down to Hamble Quay for a break. Back up to The Square and along Hamble Lane to Coach Road. Through Westfield Common and along the shore to the Royal Victoria Country Park, then round the park for a break at the cafe.
Royal Victoria Country Park to Netley Station 1.22 mi 1.96 km
Out to Hound Road and Hound Way to Netley station for the train home.
Sunny and warm. A strong breeze along the shore.
Photo: Hamble Quay.
 
Wednesday 11 April 12.26 mi 19.73 km
Home to Hamble Square 8.56 mi 13.78 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 3.13 mi 5.04 km
From Hamble Square, down to Hamble Quay for a drinks break. Back up to The Square, down School Lane to Hamble Point, along the shore then round the country park for a tea 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.
Sunny spells, rather misty at times near the water but felt like spring after a long wet spell.
Photo: Hamble Quay.
 
Friday 6 April 14.19 mi 22.84 km
Home to Warsash Village 10.03 mi 16.14 km
Via 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 0.55 mi 0.89 km
Down to the waterfront on Shore Road for a drink then up the river to the ferry.
Hamble Quay to Royal Victoria Country Park 2.30 mi 3.70 km
Up to Hamble Square, along Hamble Lane, then via Coach Road and Westfield Common to Hamble Shore. Round the country park to the cafe for a break.
Royal Victoria Country Park to Hamble Station 1.31 mi 2.11 km
Out to Hound Road and Hamble Lane to Hamble station for the train home.
A sunny day, some cloud and a strong wind by the river.
Photo: Passengers waiting on the ferry hard at Warsash.
 
Thursday 5 April 12.07 mi 19.42 km
Home to Hamble Square 8.58 mi 12.81 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 2.93 mi 4.72 km
From Hamble Square, down to Hamble Quay for a drinks break then up Green Lane, down School Lane to Hamble Point. Walked along the road because the path was flooded. High tide so took the path above the beach. Very muddy, completely waterlogged in places. Wet feet. Jumped down to the beach as soon as possible. Along the shore and across the country park for a tea break at the cafe.
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 sunny day after a wet Easter weekend. A chilly breeze but good walking weather.
Photo: Hamble Quay.
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