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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 12   walks 145.36   miles 233.93   km  
  2020 so far 40   walks 541.32   miles 871.17   km  
                       
  Last March 12   walks 160.89   miles 258.93   km  
  To 27/03 last year 32   walks 450.63   miles 725.22   km  
 
  Routes restricted from mid March because of the COVID-19 outbreak.
   
  March 2019
  March 2021
 
Friday 27 March 10.37 mi 16.69 km
Riverside Park, Lakeside and Fleming Park    
From home to home, via St Denys Road, Cobden Bridge, Riverside Park, Mansbridge, A27, Wide Lane, Lakeside Country Park, Stoneham Lane, Chestnut Avenue, Nightingale Avenue, Magpie Lane, Fleming Park, Passfield Avenue, Nightingale Avenue, Chestnut Avenue, Stoneham Lane High Road (Swaythling) and Portswood Road.
An early morning walk and run. Quite a few people running and walking in Riverside Park.
 
A chiily breeze but the sun is getting warmer.
Photo: The river Itchen at Mansbridge.
 
Wednesday 25 March 10.45 mi 16.82 km
Fleming Park, Lakeside and Riverside Park    
From home to home, via Portswood Road, High Road, Stoneham Lane, Chestnut Avenue, Nightingale Avenue, Magpie Lane, Fleming Park, Passfield Avenue, Nightingale Avenue, Chestnut Avenue, Stoneham Lane, Lakeside Country Park, Wide Lane, A27, Mansbridge, Riverside Park, Cobden Bridge and St Denys.
A morning walk and run. Little traffic and just a few runners along most of the route.
 
Blue sky and feeling like spring at last.
Photo: Lakeside Country Park.
 
Thursday 19 March 5.82 mi 9.37 km
Southampton Common    
Needing to make a brief trip to the city centre I walked in to town via Bevois Valley and the city centre parks.
I returned via The Avenue, Southampton Common and Highfield.
 
Cloudy with some drizzle.
Photo: The Boating Lake.
 
Monday 16 March 19.45 mi 31.30 km
Home to Warsash Village 10.23 mi 16.46 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, River Hamble and Warsash village centre.
Warsash Village to Warsash Ferry 0.53 mi 0.85 km
Down Shore Road to the waterfront for a drink break, then along the footpath to the Hamble ferry hard.
Hamble Quay to Royal Victoria Country Park 2.81 mi 4.52 km
Up to Hamble Square then School Lane, Hamble Point, Hamble Shore and the country park. Across the park to the cafe for a longer break.
Royal Victoria Country Park to Home 5.88 mi 9.46 km
Out to Victoria Road (Netley), Weston Shore, Woolston, Peartree, Athelstan Road, Bitterne Park, Cobden Bridge, St Denys and home.
A warm, sunny, spring-like day.
Photo: The river near the ferry to Hamble.
 
Saturday 14 March 6.25 mi 10.06 km
Home to Lakeside Country Park 3.64 mi 5.86 km
From home to Cobden Bridge, Bitterne Park, Riverside Park, Mansbridge, Mansbridge Road, Wide Lane, Lakeside (Doncaster Drove, railway station).
Lakeside Country Park to Home 2.61 mi 4.20 km
Lakeside (railway station, Doncaster Drove), Stoneham Lane, High Road (Swaythling), Portswood Road.
Cloudy, a few spots of rain, a cold wind.
Photo: Lakeside Country Park.
 
Friday 13 March 12.30 mi 19.79 km
Home to Hamble Square 8.59 mi 13.82 km
From home to Cobden Bridge, Bitterne Park, Bitterne Manor, Northam Bridge, Northam, Chapel, Itchen Bridge, Woolston, Portsmouth Road, Old Netley, Hamble Lane, Satchell Lane and Hamble Square.
Hamble Square to Royal Victoria Country Park 2.50 mi 4.02 km
Down to Hamble Quay. A short break then Green Lane, School Lane, Hamble Lane, Coach Road, Westfield Common, Hamble Shore and the country park. Round the park for a break outside the cafe.
Royal Victoria Country Park to Netley Station 1.21 mi 1.95 km
Out to Hound Road, Hound Way, Station Road and Netley station for the train home.
A few clouds, long sunny spells, a chilly wind.
Photo: Hamble Quay
 
Wednesday 11 March 13.07 mi 21.03 km
Home to Hamble Square 8.61 mi 13.86 km
From home to Cobden Bridge, Bitterne Park, Bitterne Manor, Northam Bridge, Northam, Chapel, Itchen Bridge, Woolston, Portsmouth Road, Old Netley, Hamble Lane, Satchell Lane and Hamble Square.
Hamble Square to Royal Victoria Country Park 3.22 mi 5.18 km
Down to Hamble Quay then Green Lane, School Lane, Hamble Lane, Hound Road (both parts), the Rail Trail footpath and the Royal Victoria Country Park cafe.
Royal Victoria Country Park to Netley Station 1.24 mi 2.00 km
A break at the cafe then out to Victoria Road, Station Road and Netley station for the train home.
Mostly cloudy with a blustery wind.
Photo: Hamble Quay
 
Monday 9 March 13.73 mi 22.10 km
Home to Hamble Square 8.48 mi 13.65 km
From home to Cobden Bridge, Bitterne Park, Bitterne Manor, Northam Bridge, Northam, Chapel, Itchen Bridge, Woolston, Portsmouth Road, Old Netley, Hamble Lane, Satchell Lane and Hamble Square.
Hamble Square to Royal Victoria Country Park 4.02 mi 6.47 km
Down to Hamble Quay then Green Lane, School Lane, Hamble Lane, Hound Road, Hound Way, Station Road, Victoria Road, Royal Victoria Country Park and round to the cafe.
Royal Victoria Country Park to Netley Station 1.23 mi 1.98 km
A break at the cafe then out to Hound Road, Hound Way, Station Road and Netley station for the train home.
Started in sunshine but became cloudy with light rain on the way home.
Photo: Hamble Quay
 
Saturday 7 March 12.32 mi 19.83 km
Home to Hamble Square 8.23 mi 13.24 km
From home to Cobden Bridge, Bitterne Park, Bitterne Manor, Northam Bridge, Northam, Chapel, Itchen Bridge, Woolston, Weston Shore, Netley, Royal Victoria Country Park, Hamble Lane and Hamble Square.
Hamble Square to Royal Victoria Country Park 2.89 mi 4.65 km
Down to Hamble Quay then Green Lane and School Lane to Hamble Point. Along the shore to the country park and across the park for a break at the cafe.
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.
Cloudy and mild, a chilly wind later.
Photo: Weston Shore
 
Friday 6 March 14.16 mi 22.79 km
Home to Warsash Village 10.25 mi 16.50 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, River Hamble and Warsash village centre.
Warsash Village to Warsash Ferry 0.53 mi 0.85 km
Down Shore Road to the waterfront then along the footpath to the Hamble ferry hard.
Hamble Quay to Royal Victoria Country Park 2.16 mi 3.48 km
Up to Hamble Square then Hamble Lane, Coach Road, Westfield Common, Hamble Shore and the country park. Across the park to the cafe for a break.
Royal Victoria Country Park to Netley Station 1.22 mi 1.96 km
Out to Hound Road, Hound Way, Station Road and Netley station for the train home.
Mostly sunny with a chilly breeze. A lot of surface water.
Photo: The river between Swanwick Shore Road and Universal Marina.
 
Tuesday 3 March 14.75 mi 23.74 km
Home to Warsash Village 10.17 mi 16.37 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, River Hamble and Warsash village centre.
Warsash Village to Warsash Ferry 0.54 mi 0.87 km
Down Shore Road to the waterfront then along the footpath to the Hamble ferry hard.
Hamble Quay to Royal Victoria Country Park 2.81 mi 4.52 km
Up to Hamble Square then School Lane, Hamble Point, Hamble Shore and the country park. Across the park to the cafe for a break.
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.
Cloudy at times but good sunny spells. A brisk cold wind.
Photo: The river between Universal Marina and Warsash.
 
Monday 2 March 12.69 mi 20.42 km
Home to Hamble Square 8.57 mi 13.79 km
From home to Cobden Bridge, Bitterne Park, Bitterne Manor, Northam Bridge, Northam, Chapel, Itchen Bridge, Woolston, Portsmouth Road, Old Netley, Hamble Lane, Satchell Lane and Hamble Square.
Hamble Square to Royal Victoria Country Park 2.90 mi 4.67 km
Down to Hamble Quay then Green Lane and School Lane to Hamble Point. Along the shore to the country park and across the park for a break outside the cafe.
Royal Victoria Country Park to Netley Station 1.22 mi 1.96 km
Out to Victoria Road, Station Road and Netley station for the train home.
Good sunny spells, cold and windy along Hamble Shore.
Photo: Hamble Quay
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