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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.  
 
September 2020
 
 
This month 7   walks 98.39   miles 158.34   km  
2020 so far 96   walks 1217.31   miles 1959.07   km  
 
There are more photos from these walks in the photo album.
 
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Walking Diary: September 2019 September 2021
Photo Album: Page 35  
Wednesday 2 September
Riverside Park
From home to St Denys Road, Cobden Bridge, Riverside Park, Mansbridge, Wide Lane, Lakeside Country Park, Stoneham Lane, Chestnut Avenue, Nightingale Avenue, Magpie Lane, Fleming Park, Kornwestheim Way, Passfield Avenue, Derby Road, Southampton Road, Lakeside Country Park. Sat in the park for a while, then Stoneham Lane, Swaythling High Road and Portswood Road to home.
10.97mi 17.65km.
An early start, before 6am, so chilly but pleasantly warm once the sun came up.
 
Saturday 5 September
St Cross Hospital
From home to Portswood, Highfield, Bassett, Chandler's Ford, Otterbourne, Compton and St Cross Hospital (Winchester). 10.60mi 17.06km.
St Cross Hospital, footpath to Five Bridges Road, Hockley, Twyford, Highbridge Road, Allbrook, Woodside Avenue, Passfield Avenue, Chestnut Avenue, Cheriton Road and Lakeside Country Park (Monks Brook picnic area). 8.53mi 13.73km.
A break for a drink then Stoneham Lane, High Road (Swaythling), Portswood Road and home. 2.56mi 4.12km.
21.69mi 34.91km.
The final early start for this year. A chilly breeze, some cloud, good sunny spells.
 
Thursday 10 September
Hamble Quay
From home to St Denys, Itchen Boardwalk, under Northam Bridge, Northam, Chapel, Itchen Bridge, Woolston, Weston Shore, Netley Abbey, Royal Victoria Country Park, Hamble Lane, Hamble Square, Hamble Quay. 7.94mi 12.78km.
Hamble Quay, Green Lane, School Lane and footpath, Hamble Point, Hamble Shore, Royal Victoria Country Park, cafe. 2.76mi 4.44km.
A drink outside the cafe, then Hound Road, Hound Way, Station Road, Netley Station. 1.20mi 1.93km.
11.90mi 19.15km.
Train home. A warm, sunny day with some high cloud later.
 
 
Friday 11 September
Royal Victoria Country Park
From home to Portswood Road, Woodmill Lane, Wessex Lane, Mansbridge, Kanes Hill, Windhover Roundabout, Hamble Lane, Hamble rec footpath, Royal Victoria Country Park cafe. 8.88mi 14.29km.
A break at the park cafe then Netley Abbey, Weston Shore, Woolston, Itchen Bridge, Chapel, Northam, under Northam Bridge, along the footpath and boardwalk to St Denys and home. 6.37mi 10.25km.
15.25mi 24.54km.
Some cloud, good sunny spells, a cool northerly breeze.
 
Tuesday 15 September
Hamble Quay
From home to St Denys, Itchen Boardwalk and footpath to Northam Bridge, Northam, Chapel, Itchen Bridge, Woolston, Weston Shore, Netley Abbey, Royal Victoria Country Park, Hamble Lane, Hamble Square and Hamble Quay. 7.88mi 12.68km.
Hamble Quay, Green Lane, School Lane and footpath, Hamble Point, Hamble Shore, Royal Victoria Country Park, across the park to the cafe. 2.77mi 4.46km.
A break for a drink outside the cafe, then along the Rail Trail footpath and through the orchard to Hound Road, Hound Way, Station Road and Netley Station. 1.49mi 2.40km.
12.14mi 19.54km.
Train home. Sunny and very warm with a pleasant breeze along Hamble Shore.
 
Thursday 17 September
Weston Shore
From home to St Denys, Itchen Boardwalk and footpath to Northam Bridge, Northam, Chapel, Itchen Bridge, Woolston, Weston Shore, Netley Abbey, Royal Victoria Country Park, Hamble Lane, Hamble Square and Hamble Quay. 7.89mi 12.70km.
Hamble Quay, Green Lane, School Lane and footpath, Hamble Point, footpath and Hamble Shore (high tide), Royal Victoria Country Park, across the park to the cafe. 2.90mi 4.67km.
A break for a drink outside the cafe, then out to Hound Road, Hound Way, Station Road and Netley Station. 1.19mi 1.92km.
11.98mi 19.28km.
Train home. Sunny and warm though cooler than recent days. Breezy.
 
 
Friday 18 September
Hamble Shore / Westfield Common
From home to St Denys Road, Itchen boardwalk and footpath, under Northam Bridge, Northam, Chapel, Itchen Bridge, Woolston station, Portsmouth Road, Old Netley, Pound Road, Hamble Lane, Coach Road, Westfield Common, Hamble Shore, Royal Victoria Country Park, across the park to the cafe. 8.66mi 13.94km.
A break at the park cafe then Netley Abbey, Weston Shore, Woolston, Bridge Road, Peartree Avenue, Athelstan Road, Bullar Road, Bitterne Park Triangle, Cobden Bridge, St Denys Road and home. 5.80mi 9.33km.
14.46mi 23.27km.
A sunny day, very windy.
         
Coronavirus pandemic
The continuing Covid-19 outbreak means that my walks have to be taken with safety in mind, including restricting the use of public transport and avoiding crowded places. As a result, routes may differ from previous years but I hope to gradually return to something like normal.
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