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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 December 15   walks 230.02   miles 370.18   km  
  2019 total 166   walks 2467.20   miles 3970.57   km  
  New record year                    
  Last year's totals 153   walks 2250.54   miles 3621.89   km  
  Last December 10   walks 154.79   miles 249.11   km  
                       
 
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  December 2020
 
Tuesday 31 December 13.14 mi 21.15 km
Home to Hamble Square 8.25 mi 13.28 km
From home to Bitterne Park, Bitterne Manor, Northam Bridge, Northam, Chapel, Itchen Bridge, Woolston, Weston Shore, Netley Abbey, Royal Victoria Country Park, Hamble Lane, Hamble Square.
Hamble Square to Royal Victoria Country Park 2.93 mi 4.72 km
Down to Hamble Quay then Green Lane then School Lane to Hamble Point. Along the shore to the country park and across the park for a break and a drink outside the cafe.
Royal Victoria Country Park to Hamble Station 1.96 mi 3.15 km
Out to Hamble Lane, Hound Road, Hound Way, Station Road, The Badgers, the Rail Trail footpath and Hamble station for the train home.
A rather grey day with a chilly breeze.
Photo: Weston Shore.
 
Sunday 29 December 16.58 mi 26.68 km
Home to Warsash Village 10.02 mi 16.13 km
From home to Cobden Bridge, Bitterne Park, Bitterne Manor, Northam Bridge, Northam, Chapel, Itchen Bridge, Woolston, Portsmouth Road, Old Netley, Lowford, Lower Swanwick, Sarisbury Green and Warsash village centre.
Warsash Village to Warsash Ferry 0.70 mi 1.13 km
Down Newtown Road, across Strawberry Field then along the footpath to Shore Road and the footpath to the Hamble ferry pontoon.
Hamble Quay to Royal Victoria Country Park 2.60 mi 4.18 km
Up to Hamble Square then Hamble Lane, Coach Road, Westfield Common and along the shore to the country park. Round the park for a break and a drink outside the cafe.
Royal Victoria Country Park to Hamble Station 3.26 mi 5.25 km
Out to Hamble Lane, Hound Road, back towards the country park then along the footpath to The Badgers and Netley station. Had time to spare so back along the footpath, across Hound Road and along the Rail Trail to Hamble station for the train home.

Mostly cloudy but some sunny breaks.

Photo: Warsash ferry pontoon.
 
Monday 23 December 15.94 mi 25.65 km
Home to Warsash Village 10.02 mi 16.13 km
From home to Cobden Bridge, Bitterne Park, Bitterne Manor, Northam Bridge, Northam, Chapel, Itchen Bridge, Woolston, Portsmouth Road, Old Netley, Lowford, Lower Swanwick, Sarisbury Green and Warsash village. Stopped to buy a drink.
Warsash Village to Warsash Ferry 0.53 mi 0.85 km
Down Shore Road to the waterfront for a short break, then along the footpath to the Hamble ferry pontoon.
Hamble Quay to Royal Victoria Country Park 2.89 mi 4.65 km
Up to Hamble Square then School Lane to Hamble Point. Along the shore to the country park. Round the park for a break and a drink outside the cafe.
Royal Victoria Country Park to Netley Station 2.50 mi 4.02 km
Out to Hamble Lane, Hound Road, back towards the country park then along the footpath to The Badgers and Netley station for the train home.

Some cloud, some sunshine, mild with a chilly breeze by the water.

Photo: The river Hamble path from Warsash (ferry) towards Lower Swanwick.
 
Friday 20 December 14.05 mi 22.61 km
Home to Hamble Square 8.60 mi 13.84 km
From home via Cobden Bridge, Bitterne Park, Bitterne Manor, Northam Bridge, Northam, Chapel, Itchen Bridge, Woolston, Portsmouth Road, Old Netley and Hamble Lane.
Hamble Square to Royal Victoria Country Park 2.99 mi 4.81 km
Down to Hamble Quay then Green Lane then School Lane to Hamble Point. Along the shore to the country park and round the park for a break and a drink outside the cafe.
Royal Victoria Country Park to Netley Station 2.46 mi 3.96 km
Out to Hamble Lane, Hound Road, Hound Way, Station Road and Netley station for the train home.
A couple of light showers, some sunny breaks.
Photo: Hamble Quay.
 
Wednesday 18 December 14.70 mi 23.66 km
Home to Warsash Village 10.28 mi 16.54 km
From home to Cobden Bridge, Bitterne Park, Bitterne Manor, Northam Bridge, Northam, Chapel, Itchen Bridge, Woolston, Portsmouth Road, Old Netley, Lowford, Lower Swanwick, Swanwick Shore Road, Universal Marina, the river Hamble path and Warsash village.
Warsash Village to Warsash Ferry 0.46 mi 0.74 km
Bought a drink, then back down to the ferry for Hamble.
Hamble Quay to Royal Victoria Country Park 2.73 mi 4.39 km
Up Green Lane then School Lane to Hamble Point. Along the shore to the country park and across the park for a break and a drink sitting outside the cafe.
Royal Victoria Country Park to Netley Station 1.23 mi 1.98 km
Out to Victoria Road, Station Road and Netley station for the train home.
Started sunny, clouded over, became windy, rain later.
Photo: The river Hamble between Universal Marina and the Hamble ferry.
 
Monday 16 December 14.02 mi 22.56 km
Home to Hamble Square 8.61 mi 13.86 km
From home via Cobden Bridge, Bitterne Park, Bitterne Manor, Northam Bridge, Northam, Chapel, Itchen Bridge, Woolston, Portsmouth Road, Old Netley, Hambe Lane and Satchell Lane.
Hamble Square to Royal Victoria Country Park 3.90 mi 6.28 km
Down to Hamble Quay then back up to The Square, along Hamble Lane, Hound Road, Hound Way, Station Road and Victoria Road to the country park, finishing by the shore at the old pier.
Royal Victoria Country Park to Netley Station 1.51 mi 2.43 km
Across the park to the cafe for a break, then out to Hound Road, Hound Way, Station Road and Netley station for the train home.
Cloudy and mild with hardly any breeze.
Photo: Hamble Quay.
 
Saturday 14 December 15.87 mi 25.54 km
Home to Warsash Village 10.02 mi 16.13 km
From home via Cobden Bridge, Bitterne Park, Bitterne Manor, Northam Bridge, Northam, Chapel, Itchen Bridge, Woolston, Portsmouth Road, Old Netley, Lowford, Lower Swanwick and Sarisbury Green to Warsash clock tower.
Warsash Village to Warsash Ferry 0.54 mi 0.87 km
Down Shore Road to the waterfront for a drink, then along the footpath to the Hamble ferry pontoon.
Hamble Quay to Royal Victoria Country Park 2.85 mi 4.59 km
Up Green Lane then School Lane to Hamble Point. Along the shore to the country park. Round the country park for a break at the Cafe In The Park.
Royal Victoria Country Park to Netley Station 2.46 mi 3.96 km
Out to Hamble Lane, Hound Road, Hound Way, Station Road and Netley station for the train home.
Good sunny spells, very windy again.
Photo: Shore Road, Warsash.
 
Friday 13 December 19.56 mi 31.48 km
Home to Warsash Village 10.04 mi 16.16 km
From home via Cobden Bridge, Bitterne Park, Bitterne Manor, Northam Bridge, Northam, Chapel, Itchen Bridge, Woolston, Portsmouth Road, Old Netley, Lowford, Lower Swanwick and Sarisbury Green to Warsash clock tower.
Warsash Village to Warsash Ferry 0.53 mi 0.85 km
Down Shore Road to the waterfront for a quick drink, then along the footpath to the Hamble ferry pontoon.
Hamble Quay to Royal Victoria Country Park 2.82 mi 4.54 km
Up to Hamble Square then School Lane to Hamble Point. Along the shore to the country park. Across the country park for a break at the Cafe In The Park.
Royal Victoria Country Park to home 6.17 mi 9.93 km
Out to Victoria Road, Netley Abbey, Weston Shore, Woolston, Itchen Bridge, Chapel, Northam, under Northam Bridge, along the river Itchen footpath and boardwalk, then St Denys and home.
Bright and very windy.
Photo: The ferry pontoon, Warsash.
 
Wednesday 11 December 13.28 mi 21.37 km
Home to Hamble Square 8.23 mi 13.24 km
From home to Bitterne Park, Bitterne Manor, Northam Bridge, Northam, Chapel, Itchen Bridge, Woolston, Weston Shore, Netley Abbey, Royal Victoria Country Park, Hamble Lane, Hamble Square.
Hamble Square to Royal Victoria Country Park 3.85 mi 6.20 km
Down to Hamble Quay. A short break then back up to The Square, along Hamble Lane, Hound Road, Hound Way, Station Road and Victoria Road to the country park and the cafe for a break.
Royal Victoria Country Park to Netley Station 1.20 mi 1.93 km
Out to Hound Road, Hound Way, Station Road and Netley station for the train home.
Sunny spells and showers. A light breeze, feeling mild.
Photo: Hamble Quay.
 
Monday 9 December 13.56 mi 21.82 km
Home to Hamble Square 8.24 mi 13.26 km
From home to Bitterne Park, Bitterne Manor, Northam Bridge, Northam, Chapel, Itchen Bridge, Woolston, Weston Shore, Netley Abbey, Royal Victoria Country Park, Hamble Lane, Hamble Square.
Hamble Square to Royal Victoria Country Park 2.87 mi 4.62 km
Down to Hamble Quay then via Green Lane and School Lane to Hamble Point. Along the shore to the country park and across the park to the cafe for a break.
Royal Victoria Country Park to Netley Station 2.45 mi 3.94 km
Out to Hamble Lane, Hound Road, Hound Way, Station Road and Netley station for the train home.
Sunny and very windy.
Photo: Hamble Quay.
 
Saturday 7 December 21.70 mi 34.92 km
Home to Warsash Village 10.31 mi 16.59 km
From home to Cobden Bridge, Bitterne Park, Bitterne Manor, Northam Bridge, Northam, Chapel, Itchen Bridge, Woolston, Portsmouth Road, Old Netley, Lowford, Lower Swanwick, Sarisbury Green and Warsash village.
Warsash Village to Warsash Ferry 2.21 mi 3.56 km
Down Newtown Road then Hook Park Road and through the local nature reserve to the beach. Paused for a drink, then up the river to Shore Road and the footpath to the Hamble ferry hard.
Hamble Quay to Royal Victoria Country Park 3.02 mi 4.86 km
Up to Hamble Square then School Lane to Hamble Point. Along the shore to the country park. Round the park for a break and a drink at the Cafe In The Park.
Royal Victoria Country Park to home 6.16 mi 9.91 km
Out to Victoria Road, Netley Abbey, Weston Shore, Woolston, Itchen Bridge, Chapel, Northam, under Northam Bridge, along the river Itchen footpath and boardwalk, then St Denys and home.
Cloudy with a cold but light breeze.
Photo: The waterfront at Shore Road, Warsash.
 
Thursday 5 December 13.39 mi 21.55 km
Home to Hamble Square 8.22 mi 13.23 km
From home to Bitterne Park, Bitterne Manor, Northam Bridge, Northam, Chapel, Itchen Bridge, Woolston, Weston Shore, Netley Abbey, Royal Victoria Country Park, Hamble Lane, Hamble Square.
Hamble Square to Royal Victoria Country Park 2.94 mi 4.73 km
Down to Hamble Quay. A short break then via Green Lane and School Lane to Hamble Point. Along the shore to the country park and across the park to the cafe for a drink.
Royal Victoria Country Park to Netley Station 2.23 mi 3.59 km
Out to Hound Road, Hamble Lane, Hamble station, the Rail Trail path, the orchard path, Hound Road, the footpath to The Badgers and Netley station for the train home.
Started in frost and fog, cleared by a stiffening breeze.
Photo: Weston Shore.
 
Tuesday 3 December 12.35 mi 19.88 km
Home to Hamble Square 8.22 mi 13.23 km
From home to Bitterne Park, Bitterne Manor, Northam Bridge, Northam, Chapel, Itchen Bridge, Woolston, Weston Shore, Netley Abbey, Royal Victoria Country Park, Hamble Lane, Hamble Square.
Hamble Square to Royal Victoria Country Park 2.88 mi 4.63 km
Down to Hamble Quay for a short break then Green Lane and School Lane to Hamble Point. Along the shore to the country park and across the park to the cafe for a drink.
Royal Victoria Country Park to Netley Station 1.25 mi 2.01 km
Out to Hound Road, Hound Way, Station Road and Netley station for the train home.
Sunny with just a light breeze.
Photo: Weston Shore.
 
Monday 2 December 15.83 mi 25.48 km
Home to Warsash Village 10.22 mi 16.45 km
From home to Cobden Bridge, Bitterne Park, Bitterne Manor, Northam Bridge, Northam, Chapel, Itchen Bridge, Woolston, Portsmouth Road, Old Netley, Lowford, Lower Swanwick, Swanwick Shore Road, Universal Marina, the river Hamble path and Warsash village.
Warsash Village to Warsash Ferry 2.23 mi 3.59 km
Newtown Road and Hook Park Road, through the local nature reserve to the beach. Paused for a drink, then up the river to Shore Road and the footpath to the Hamble ferry pontoon.
Hamble Quay to Royal Victoria Country Park 2.81 mi 4.52 km
Up to Hamble Square then School Lane to Hamble Point. Along the shore to the country park. Round the park for a break and a drink outside the cafe.
Royal Victoria Country Park to Netley Station 0.57 mi 0.92 km
Out to Hound Road then along the footpath to The Badgers and Netley station for the train home.
Clear blue sky and bright sunshine. Much lighter breeze than Sunday.
Photo: The river Hamble between Swanwick Shore Road and Universal Marina.
 
Sunday 1 December 16.05 mi 25.83 km
Home to Warsash Village 10.07 mi 16.21 km
From home to Cobden Bridge, Bitterne Park, Bitterne Manor, Northam Bridge, Northam, Chapel, Itchen Bridge, Woolston, Portsmouth Road, Old Netley, Lowford, Lower Swanwick, Sarisbury Green and Warsash village. Stopped to buy a drink.
Warsash Village to Warsash Ferry 0.54 mi 0.87 km
Down Shore Road to the waterfront for a short break, then along the footpath to the Hamble ferry pontoon.
Hamble Quay to Royal Victoria Country Park 2.91 mi 4.68 km
Up to Hamble Square then School Lane to Hamble Point. Along the shore to the country park. Round the park for a break and a drink outside the cafe.
Royal Victoria Country Park to Netley Station 2.53 mi 4.07 km
Out to Hamble Lane, Hound Road, back towards the country park then along the footpath to The Badgers and Netley station for the train home.
Sunny with a very cold breeze. Pleasant where sheltered.
Photo: The harbour at Shore Road, Warsash.
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