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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 October 19   walks 300.73   miles 483.98   km  
  2018 so far 130   walks 1887.89   miles 3038.26   km  
                       
  Last October 11   walks 164.95   miles 265.46   km  
  To 31/10 last year 103   walks 1455.40   miles 2342.24   km  
  To 31/12 last year 125   walks 1789.53   miles 2879.97   km  
  previous best year distance      
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  October 2017
  October 2019
 
Wednesday 31 October 12.36 mi 19.89 km
Home to Hamble Square 8.28 mi 13.33 km
Via 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 2.88 mi 4.63 km
Down to Hamble Quay for a drink. Up Green Lane then down School Lane to Hamble Point and along Hamble Shore. Across the country park to the cafe.
Royal Victoria Country Park to Netley Station 1.20 mi 1.93 km
Out to Hound Road, Hound Way, St Marys Road, Station Road and Netley station. Train home.
Chilly with high cloud and a few sunny spells.
Photo: Hamble Shore at the Royal Victoria Country Park.
 
Monday 29 October 16.29 mi 26.22 km
Home to Warsash Village 10.00 mi 16.09 km
Via St Denys Road, Cobden Bridge, Bullar Road, Bitterne Road, Northam Bridge, Chapel, Itchen Bridge, Woolston, Portsmouth Road, Old Netley, Pound Road, Hamble Lane, Lowford, Lower Swanwick, Sarisbury Green, Warsash Village.
Warsash Village to Warsash Ferry 2.20 mi 3.54 km
Down Newtown Road and Hook Park Road, through the local Nature Reserve to the beach. Along the river path and Shore Road to the ferry.
Hamble Quay to Royal Victoria Country Park 2.83 mi 4.55 km
Up Green Lane, down School Lane to Hamble Point, along Hamble Shore to the country park, then round the park to the cafe.
Royal Victoria Country Park to Netley Station 1.26 mi 2.03 km
Out to Victoria Road, Station Road and Netley station for the train home.
A cold sunny day, pleasant where sheltered and in the sun.
Photo: The beach at Warsash.
 
Sunday 28 October 18.32 mi 29.48 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, Woolston, Portsmouth Road, Old Netley, Pound Road, Hamble Lane, Lowford, Lower Swanwick, Park Gate, Southampton Road Retail Park and Southampton Hill.
Titchfield to Warsash Village 3.27 mi 5.26 km
Up Coach Hill and Common Lane, then Warsash Road. Non-stop home to Warsash.
Warsash Village to Warsash Ferry 0.52 mi 0.84 km
Down Shore Road to the harbour for a short break and a drink. Along the river path to the ferry.
Hamble Quay to Royal Victoria Country Park 1.70 mi 2.74 km
Up to Hamble Square, along Hamble Lane to the football ground and along the footpath to the country park cafe for a break. Found somewhere to sit in the sun.
Royal Victoria Country Park to Hamble Station 1.31 mi 2.11 km
Out to Hound Road, Hamble Lane and Hamble station for the train home.
A very cold wind but some sunshine later.
Top photo: Titchfield.
Lower photo: Warsash shore.
 
Thursday 25 October 12.44 mi 20.02 km
Home to Hamble Square 8.26 mi 13.29 km
Via 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 2.94 mi 4.73 km
Down to Hamble Quay for a drink. Up Green Lane then down School Lane to Hamble Point and along Hamble Shore. Across the country park to the cafe for a break.
Royal Victoria Country Park to Netley Station 1.24 mi 2.00 km
Out to Hound Road, Hound Way, St Marys Road, Station Road and Netley station. Train home.
Chilly and cloudy but with some pleasant sunny spells.
Photo: Hamble Quay.
 
Wednesday 24 October 16.36 mi 26.33 km
Home to Warsash Village 10.00 mi 16.09 km
Via St Denys Road, Cobden Bridge, Bullar Road, Bitterne Road, Northam Bridge, Chapel, Itchen Bridge, Woolston, Portsmouth Road, Old Netley, Pound Road, Hamble Lane, Lowford, Lower Swanwick and Sarisbury Green.
Warsash Village to Warsash Ferry 2.20 mi 3.54 km
Down Newtown Road and Hook Park Road, through the local nature reserve to the beach and a break for a drink. Then along the river path to Shore Road and the Hamble ferry.
Hamble Quay to Royal Victoria Country Park 2.86 mi 4.60 km
From Hamble Quay, up to Hamble Square, down School Lane to Hamble Point, along Hamble Shore to the country park and round to the cafe. Sat outside in the sun with a drink.
Royal Victoria Country Park to Hamble Station 1.30 mi 2.09 km
Out to Hamble Lane and Hamble station for the train home.
A sunny day and reasonably warm.
Photo: The beach at Warsash.
 
Tuesday 23 October 12.40 mi 19.96 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, Royal Victoria Country Park and Hamble Lane.
Hamble Square to Royal Victoria Country Park 2.84 mi 4.57 km
Down to Hamble Quay for a drink. Up Green Lane then School Lane to Hamble Point and Hamble Shore. Across 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, Hamble Lane, Hamble station. Train home.
High cloud with some sunny breaks. Breezy along Hamble Shore.
Photo: Hamble Quay.
 
Monday 22 October 16.00 mi 25.75 km
Bursledon Station to Warsash Village 2.90 mi 4.67 km
Via Lower Swanwick and Sarisbury Green.
Warsash Village to Meon Shore 5.20 mi 8.37 km
Via Warsash Road, Common Lane, Posbrook Lane, Triangle Lane and Meon Road.
Meon Shore to Stokes Bay 5.58 mi 8.98 km
Meon Shore, Hill Head, Lee on the Solent, Stokes Bay (eastern end).
Stokes Bay to Gosport 2.32 mi 3.73 km
Via Anglesey Road, Clayhall Road, Haslar Road, Haslar Bridge and Esplanade de Rohan to Gosport ferry.
A clear, sunny day with a cold breeze but warm where sheltered.
Photo: Meon Beach.
 
Sunday 21 October 12.50 mi 20.12 km
Home to Hamble Square 8.24 mi 13.26 km
Via 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 2.95 mi 4.75 km
Down to Hamble Quay for a drink. Up Green Lane then School Lane to Hamble Point and Hamble Shore. Across 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, Hamble Lane, Hamble station. Train home.
A clear blue sky and warm sunshine.
Photo: Hamble Quay.
 
Saturday 20 October 19.61 mi 31.56 km
Home to Titchfield 11.51 mi 18.52 km
Via St Denys Road, Cobden Bridge, Bullar Road, Bitterne Road, Northam Bridge, Chapel, Itchen Bridge, Woolston, Portsmouth Road, Old Netley, Pound Road, Hamble Lane, Lowford, Lower Swanwick, Park Gate, Segensworth Retail Park.
Titchfield to Warsash Village 3.25 mi 5.23 km
Up Coach Hill and Common Lane, then Warsash Road.
Warsash Village to Warsash Ferry 0.62 mi 1.00 km
Down Shore Road to the harbour for a break and a drink. Along the river path to the ferry.
Hamble Quay to Royal Victoria Country Park 2.90 mi 4.67 km
Up to Hamble Square, down School Lane to Hamble Point, along Hamble Shore to the country park. A short break by the shore then round the park to the cafe.
Royal Victoria Country Park to Hamble Station 1.33 mi 2.14 km
Out to Hound Road, Hamble Lane and Hamble station for the train home.
A sunny day and pleasantly warm.
Top photo: Titchfield.
Lower photo: Royal Victoria Railway.
 
Friday 19 October 16.73 mi 26.92 km
Home to Warsash Village 10.26 mi 16.51 km
Via St Denys Road, Cobden Bridge, Bullar Road, Bitterne Road, Northam Bridge, Chapel, Itchen Bridge, Woolston, Portsmouth Road, Old Netley, Pound Road, Hamble Lane, Lowford, Lower Swanwick, Swanwick Shore Road, Universal Marina, River Path and Passage Lane.
Warsash Village to Warsash Ferry 2.24 mi 3.60 km
Down Newtown Road and Hook Park Road, through the local Nature Reserve to the beach and a break for a drink, along the river path then Shore Road to the ferry.
Hamble Quay to Royal Victoria Country Park 2.90 mi 4.67 km
From Hamble Quay, up to Hamble Square, down School Lane to Hamble Point, along Hamble Shore to the country park and round to the cafe. Sat in the sun with a drink.
Royal Victoria Country Park to Hamble Station 1.33 mi 2.14 km
Out to Hound Road and Hamble Lane to Hamble station for the train home.
Warm and sunny.
Photo: The river Hamble.
 
Thursday 18 October 13.36 mi 21.50 km
Home to Hamble Square 8.26 mi 13.29 km
Via 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 2.89 mi 4.65 km
Down to Hamble Quay for a drink. Then Green Lane and 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 2.21 mi 3.56 km
Out to Hound Road, Hamble Lane, Hamble station, along the Rail Trail footpaths to Hound Road, along the footpath to The Badgers and Netley station. Train home.
Sunny with a chilly breeze but most of the time sheltered from this.
Photo: Hamble Quay at low tide.
 
Tuesday 16 October 17.31 mi 27.86 km
Home to Warsash Village 10.27 mi 16.53 km
Via St Denys Road, Cobden Bridge, Bullar Road, Bitterne Road, Northam Bridge, Chapel, Itchen Bridge, Woolston, Portsmouth Road, Old Netley, Pound Road, Hamble Lane, Lowford, Lower Swanwick, Swanwick Shore Road, Universal Marina, River Path and Passage Lane.
Warsash Village to Warsash Ferry 2.20 mi 3.54 km
Down Newtown Road and Hook Park Road, through the Nature Reserve to the beach and a break for a drink, along the river path, Shore Road to the ferry.
Hamble Quay to Royal Victoria Country Park 3.72 mi 5.99 km
From Hamble Quay, up to Hamble Square and along Hamble Lane, Hound Road, Hound Way, St Marys Road, Station Road and Victoria Road into the country park and along to the pier.
Royal Victoria Country Park to Hamble Station 1.12 mi 1.80 km
Across the park to the cafe for a break. Then out to Hound Road and along the Rail Trail footpath to Hamble station and the train home.
Cloudy with a little drizzle at times but mild.
Photo: The river Hamble.
 
Thursday 11 October 12.21 mi 19.65 km
Home to Hamble Square 8.26 mi 13.29 km
Via 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 2.62 mi 4.22 km
Down to Hamble Quay for a refreshement break. Back up to The Square and along Hamble Lane to Hamble station. Along the Rail Trail footpaths and across the country park to the cafe for a break.
Royal Victoria Country Park to Hamble Station 1.33 mi 2.14 km
Out to Hound Road, Hamble Lane, Hamble station. Train home.
Cloudy and a strong breeze. A little rain later.
Photo: Hamble Quay with a very high tide.
 
Wednesday 10 October 22.34 mi 35.95 km
Home to Titchfield 11.51 mi 18.52 km
Via St Denys Road, Cobden Bridge, Bullar Road, Bitterne Road, Northam Bridge, Chapel, Itchen Bridge, Woolston, Old Netley, Lowford, Lower Swanwick, Park Gate and Southampton Road Retail Park.
Titchfield to Meon Shore 2.73 mi 4.39 km
Up Coach Hill and along Posbrook Lane, Triangle Lane and Meon Road.
Meon Shore to Gosport 8.10 mi 13.04 km
To Hill Head, Lee on the Solent, Stokes Bay, Haslar and Gosport. Ferry to Portsmouth and train home.
Sunny and unusually warm for October.
Photo: Lee on the Solent.
 
Tuesday 9 October 15.63 mi 25.15 km
Home to Warsash Village 10.01 mi 16.11 km
Via St Denys Road, Cobden Bridge, Bullar Road, Bitterne Road, Northam Bridge, Chapel, Itchen Bridge, Woolston, Portsmouth Road, Old Netley, Pound Road, Hamble Lane, Lowford, Lower Swanwick, Sarisbury Green, Warsash Village.
Warsash Village to Warsash Ferry 2.19 mi 3.52 km
Down Newtown Road and Hook Park Road, through the local Nature Reserve to the beach and a break for a drink. Along the river path and Shore Road to the ferry.
Hamble Quay to Royal Victoria Country Park 2.85 mi 4.59 km
Up to Hamble Square, down School Lane to Hamble Point, along Hamble Shore to the country park. A short break by the shore then round the park to the cafe.
Royal Victoria Country Park to Netley Station 0.58 mi 0.93 km
Out to Hound Road, the footpath to The Badgers and Netley station for the train home.
A sunny day and pleasantly warm.
Photo: The beach at Warsash.
 
Monday 8 October 15.77 mi 25.38 km
Home to Hamble Square 8.26 mi 13.29 km
Via 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 3.01 mi 4.84 km
Down to Hamble Quay for a refreshement break. Up Green Lane then School Lane, Hamble Point, Hamble Shore. Round the country park and a break at the cafe.
Royal Victoria Country Park to Netley Station 4.50 mi 7.24 km
Out to Hamble Lane then Hound Road, Hound Way, St Marys Road, Station Road, The Badgers, footpath, Hound Road, the Rail Trail footpaths to Hamble Lane, along Hamble Lane to Hamble station, back along the Rail Trail paths to Hound Road, the footpath, The Badgers and Netley station. Train home.
A mostly cloudy afternoon with a cool breeze.
Photo: Hamble Quay with a rare glimpse of blue sky.
 
Friday 5 October 17.03 mi 27.41 km
Home to Warsash Village 9.55 mi 15.37 km
Via St Denys, Itchen Boardwalk, River Path, under Northam Bridge, Chapel, Itchen Bridge, Woolston, Portsmouth Road, Old Netley, Pound Road, Hamble Lane, Lowford, Lower Swanwick, Sarisbury Green, Warsash Village.
Warsash Village to Warsash Ferry 2.30 mi 3.70 km
Down Newtown Road and Hook Park Road, through the Nature Reserve to the beach and a break for a drink, along the river path, Shore Road, ferry.
Hamble Quay to Royal Victoria Country Park 2.95 mi 4.75 km
Up to Hamble Square, down School Lane to Hamble Point, along Hamble Shore to the country park and round the park to the cafe.
Royal Victoria Country Park to Netley Station 2.23 mi 3.59 km
Out to Hound Road, Hamble Lane, Hamble station, the Rail Trail footpaths, Hound Road, the footpath to The Badgers and Netley station for the train home.
Started chilly and foggy but soon turned warm and sunny.
Photo: The beach at Warsash and the mouth of the river Hamble.
 
Wednesday 3 October 17.01 mi 27.37 km
Home to Hamble Square 8.12 mi 13.07 km
Via St Denys Road, Cobden Bridge, Bullar Road, Bitterne Road, Northam Bridge, Chapel, Itchen Bridge, Woolston, Weston Shore, Netley, Royal Victoria Country Park, Hamble Lane.
Hamble Square to Royal Victoria Country Park 3.06 mi 4.92 km
Down to Hamble Quay for a refreshement break. Up Green Lane then School Lane, Hamble Point, Hamble Shore. A break by the water in the country park and round to the cafe.
Royal Victoria Country Park to Royal Victoria Country Park 3.60 mi 5.79 km
Out to Hamble Lane (near the football ground). Along Hamble Lane, Hound Road, Hound Way, St Marys Road, Station Road and Victoria Road. Had intended to catch the train home but changed my mind as I approched Netley station. The afternoon was just too nice to waste.
Royal Victoria Country Park to Netley Station 2.23 mi

3.59 km

A second break at the cafe then out to Hound Road, Hamble Lane, Hamble station and along the footpaths to Hound Road and Netley station. This time caught the train home.
A warm sunny day with well broken cloud.
Photo: Hamble Quay.
 
Monday 1 October 17.06 mi 27.46 km
Home to Warsash Village 9.81 mi 15.79 km
Via St Denys, Itchen Boardwalk, River Path, Chapel, Itchen Bridge, Woolston, Portsmouth Road, Old Netley, Pound Road, Hamble Lane, Lowford, Lower Swanwick, Swanwick Shore Road, river Hamble path, Passage Lane, Warsash Village.
Warsash Village to Warsash Ferry 2.23 mi 3.59 km
Newtown Road, Hook Park Road, Nature Reserve footpath, beach with a break for a drink, along the river path, Shore Road, ferry.
Hamble Quay to Royal Victoria Country Park 2.83 mi 4.55 km
Green Lane, School Lane, Hamble Point, Hamble Shore and round the park to the cafe.
Royal Victoria Country Park to Netley Station 2.19 mi 3.52 km
Out to Hound Road, Hamble Lane, Hamble station, the Rail Trail footpaths, Hound Road, the footpath to The Badgers and Netley station for the train home.
A nice sunny day, pleasantly warm.
Photo: The beach at Warsash.
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