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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.  
 
December 2021
 
 
This month 16   walks 219.56   miles 353.35   km  
2021 totals 140   walks 1909.05   miles 3072.32   km  
 
There are more photos from these walks in the photo album.
 
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Walking Diary: December 2020 December 2022  
Photo Album: Page 55 Page 56 Page 57
Thursday 2 December
Warsash Beach
From home via St Denys Road, Cobden Bridge, Bitterne Park Triangle, Bullar Road, Bitterne Road (Lances Hill), Peartree Avenue, Spring Road, Portsmouth Road, Pound Road, Hamble Lane, Lowford Hill, Portsmouth Road, Oak Hill, Bridge Road, Barnes Lane and Brook Lane to Warsash clock tower. 8.84mi 14.23km.
From Warsash clock tower via Newtown Road, Hook Park Road, Hook local nature reserve, beach, river path, Shore Road and footpath to the ferry hard. 2.19mi 3.52km. Ferry to Hamble.
From Hamble Quay via Green Lane, School Lane and footpath, Hamble Point car park and Hamble Shore to the Royal Victoria Country Park chapel. 2.54mi 4.09km.
A break with a cup of tea then out to Victoria Road, Station Road and Netley Station. 1.28mi 2.06km.
14.85mi 23.90km.
Train home. A sunny day with a cold north wind.
 
Friday 3 December
Hamble Quay
From home via St Denys (Horseshoe Bridge), Itchen boardwalk and river path, under Northam Bridge then Princes Street, Millbank Street, Belvidere Road, Marine Parade, Albert Road North, Itchen Bridge, Bridge Road, Portsmouth Road, Pound Road, Hamble Lane and Satchell Lane to Hamble Square. 8.10mi 13.04km.
Down to Hamble Quay then Green Lane, School Lane and footpath, Hamble Point car park and Hamble Shore to the Royal Victoria Country Park chapel. 3.30mi 5.31km.
A break with a cup of tea then out to Victoria Road, Weston Parade, Weston Shore, Victoria Road, Bridge Road, Peartree Avenue, Athelstan Road, Bullar Road, Cobden Bridge, St Denys Road and home. 5.82mi 9.37km.
17.22mi 27.71km.
Milder with a light breeze. Cloudy.
 
Saturday 4 December
Warsash Ferry Pontoon from the Ferry
From home via St Denys Road, Cobden Bridge, Bitterne Park Triangle, Bullar Road, Bitterne Road (Lances Hill), Peartree Avenue, Spring Road, Portsmouth Road, Pound Road, Hamble Lane, Lowford Hill, Portsmouth Road, Oak Hill, Bridge Road, Barnes Lane and Brook Lane to Warsash clock tower. 8.81mi 14.18km.
From Warsash clock tower via Shore Road, the waterfront and footpath to the ferry pontoon. 0.53mi 0.85km. Ferry to Hamble.
From Hamble Quay via Hamble Square, High Street, Hamble Lane, Hound Road, Hound Way, Station Road and Victoria Road to the shore in the Royal Victoria Country Park. 3.71mi 5.97km.
A walk round the country park with a break for a cup of tea at the chapel, then Hound Road and the footpath to The Badgers and Netley Station. 1.53mi 2.46km.
14.58mi 23.46km.
Train home. Mostly sunny but with a gusty, cold north wind.
 
 
Wednesday 8 December
Hamble Quay
From home via St Denys Road, Cobden Bridge, Bitterne Park Triangle, Bullar Road, Bitterne Road (Lances Hill), Peartree Avenue, Bridge Road, Portsmouth Road, Pound Road, Hamble Lane, Satchell Lane to Hamble Square. 8.02mi 12.91km.
Down to Hamble Quay for a short break, then via Green Lane, School Lane, Hamble Lane, Hound Road, Hound Way, Station Road and Victoria Road to the Royal Victoria Country Park chapel. 3.88mi 6.24km.
A break with a cup of tea then out to Hound Road, Hound Way, Station Road and Netley Station. 1.37mi 2.20km.
13.27mi 21.36km.
Train home. Some sunshine and dry despite rain in the forecast. A chilly breeze, getting stronger later.
 
Thursday 9 December
Warsash (Strawberry Fields)
From home via St Denys Road, Cobden Bridge, Bitterne Park Triangle, Bullar Road, Bitterne Road (Lances Hill), Peartree Avenue, Spring Road, Portsmouth Road, Pound Road, Hamble Lane, Lowford Hill, Portsmouth Road, Oak Hill, Bridge Road, Barnes Lane and Brook Lane to Warsash clock tower. 8.80mi 14.16km.
From Warsash clock tower via Newtown Road, Strawberry Fields, river path, Shore Road and footpath to the ferry hard. 0.64mi 1.03km. Ferry to Hamble.
From Hamble Quay via Hamble Square, High Street, Hamble Lane, Ensign Way and Hamble Shore to the Royal Victoria Country Park chapel. 1.88mi 3.03km.
A break with a cup of tea then out to Hound Road, Hound Way, Station Road and Netley Station. 1.37mi 2.20km.
12.69mi 20.42km.
Train home. A sunny day, becoming cloudy and windy ahead of later rain.
 
Friday 10 December
Hamble Quay
From home via St Denys Road, Cobden Bridge, Bitterne Park Triangle, Bullar Road, Bitterne Road (Lances Hill), Peartree Avenue, Bridge Road, Portsmouth Road, Pound Road, Hamble Lane, Satchell Lane to Hamble Square. 8.03mi 12.92km.
Down to Hamble Quay for a short break, then via Green Lane, School Lane, Copse Lane, Hamble Lane, Coach Road, Westfield Common and Hamble Shore to the Royal Victoria Country Park chapel. 2.16mi 3.48km.
A break with a cup of tea then out to Victoria Road, Station Road and Netley Station. 1.32mi 2.12km.
11.51mi 18.52km.
Train home. Mostly sunny, some high clouds, a strong and biting wind.
 
 
Tuesday 14 December
River Hamble Footpath
From home via St Denys Road, Cobden Bridge, Bitterne Park Triangle, Bullar Road, Bitterne Road (Lances Hill), Peartree Avenue, Spring Road, Portsmouth Road, Pound Road, Hamble Lane, Lowford Hill, Portsmouth Road, Oak Hill, Bridge Road, Swanwick Shore Road, Universal Marina, River Hamble footpath, Passage Lane and Shore Road to Warsash clock tower. 9.06mi 14.58km.
From Warsash clock tower via Shore Road, the waterfront and footpath to the ferry hard. 0.66mi 1.06km. Ferry to Hamble.
From Hamble Quay via Hamble Square, High Street, Hamble Lane, Ensign Way and Hamble Shore to the Royal Victoria Country Park chapel. 2.01mi 3.23km.
A break with a cup of tea then out to Hamble Lane, Hound Road, Hound Way, Station Road and Netley Station. 2.42mi 3.89km.
14.15mi 22.77km.
Train home. A mild and cloudy day with just a brief sunny interval.
 
Wednesday 15 December
Weston Shore
From home via St Denys (Horseshoe Bridge), Itchen boardwalk and river path, under Northam Bridge, Princes Street, Millbank Street, Belvidere Road, Marine Parade, Albert Road North, Itchen Bridge, Bridge Road, Victoria Road (Woolston), Weston Shore, Victoria Road (Netley Abbey), through the Royal Victoria Country Park and along Hamble Lane to Hamble Square. 7.73mi 12.44km.
From Hamble Square to Hamble Quay for a short break. Then via Green Lane, School Lane and footpath, Hamble Point car park and Hamble Shore to the Royal Victoria Country Park chapel for another break. 2.77mi 4.46km.
A drink outside the chapel then out to Hound Road, Hound Way, Station Road and Netley Station. 1.39mi 2.24km.
11.89mi 19.14km.
Train home. Cloudy and mild.
 
Thursday 16 December
Royal Victoria Country Park
From home via St Denys Road, Cobden Bridge, Bitterne Park Triangle, Bullar Road, Bitterne Road (Lances Hill), Peartree Avenue, Spring Road, Portsmouth Road, Pound Road, Hamble Lane, Lowford Hill, Portsmouth Road, Oak Hill, Bridge Road, Barnes Lane and Brook Lane to Warsash clock tower. 8.81mi 14.18km.
From Warsash clock tower via Shore Road, the waterfront and footpath to the ferry pontoon. 0.51mi 0.82km. Ferry to Hamble.
From Hamble Quay via Green Lane, School Lane and footpath, Hamble Point car park and Hamble Shore to the Royal Victoria Country Park chapel. 2.58mi 4.15km.
A break for a cup of tea at the chapel, then Hound Road, Hound Way, Station Road and Netley Station. 1.41mi 2.27km.
13.31mi 21.42km.
Train home. Cloudy and mild with a very light breeze.
 
 
Friday 17 December
Hamble Quay
From home via St Denys (Horseshoe Bridge), Itchen boardwalk and river path, under Northam Bridge then Princes Street, Millbank Street, Belvidere Road, Marine Parade, Albert Road North, Itchen Bridge, Bridge Road, Portsmouth Road, Pound Road, Hamble Lane and Satchell Lane to Hamble Square. 8.10mi 13.04km.
Down to Hamble Quay then Green Lane, School Lane, Hamble Lane, Hound Road towards Netley, Hound Road towards the Royal Victoria Country Park, into the country park and to the chapel. 3.22mi 5.18km.
A break with a cup of tea then out to Victoria Road, Station Road and Netley Station. 1.29mi 2.08km.
12.61mi 20.29km.
Train home. Mild and cloudy, a couple of brief sunny breaks but with a stiffening chilly wind.
 
Monday 20 December
Hamble Quay
From home via St Denys Road, Cobden Bridge, Bitterne Park Triangle, Bullar Road, Bitterne Road (Lances Hill), Peartree Avenue, Bridge Road, Portsmouth Road, Pound Road, Hamble Lane and High Street to Hamble Square. 7.95mi 12.79km.
Down to Hamble Quay then via Green Lane, School Lane, Copse Lane, Hamble Lane, Coach Road, Westfield Common and Hamble Shore to the Royal Victoria Country Park chapel. 2.21mi 3.56km.
A break with a cup of tea then out to Hound Road, Hound Way, Station Road and Netley Station. 1.37mi 2.20km.
11.53mi 18.56km.
Train home. A cloudy, grey Decmber day.
 
Tuesday 21 December
River Hamble Footpath
From home via St Denys Road, Cobden Bridge, Bitterne Park Triangle, Bullar Road, Bitterne Road (Lances Hill), Peartree Avenue, Spring Road, Portsmouth Road, Pound Road, Hamble Lane, Lowford Hill, Portsmouth Road, Oak Hill, Bridge Road, Barnes Lne and Brook Lane to Warsash clock tower. 8.82mi 14.19km.
From Warsash clock tower via Newtown Road, Hook Park Road, footpath through the local nature reserve, the beach, along the river path to Shore Road. From there along the river Hamble via Universal Marina to Swanwick Shore Road, Bridge Road, Oak Hill, Portsmouth Road, Lowford Hill, Hamble Lane, Ensign Way, Hamble Shore and the Royal Victoria Country Park chapel. 9.16mi 14.74km.
A break with a cup of tea then out to Hound Road, Hound Way, Station Road and Netley Station. 1.45mi 2.33km.
19.43mi 31.27km.
Train home. A chilly wind and mostly cloudy.
 
 
Wednesday 22 December
Hamble Shore
From home via St Denys Road, Cobden Bridge, Bitterne Park Triangle, Bullar Road, Bitterne Road (Lances Hill), Peartree Avenue, Bridge Road, Portsmouth Road, Pound Road, Hamble Lane and Satchell Lane to Hamble Square. 8.01mi 12.89km.
Down to Hamble Quay then via Green Lane, School Lane, High Street, Hamble Lane, Coach Road, Westfield Common and Hamble Shore to the Royal Victoria Country Park. A walk round the park ending at the chapel. 2.69mi 4.33km.
A break with a cup of tea then out to Hound Road, Hound Way, Station Road and Netley Station. 1.39mi 2.24km.
12.09mi 19.46km.
Train home. Cold and grey with a stiff breeze. The sun came out late in the walk.
 
Friday 24 December
Weston Sailing Club
From home via St Denys (Horseshoe Bridge), Itchen boardwalk and river path, under Northam Bridge then Princes Street, Millbank Street, Belvidere Road, Marine Parade, Albert Road North, Itchen Bridge, Bridge Road, Victoria Road, Weston Shore, Victoria Road, Royal Victoria Country Park, Hamble Lane and High Street to Hamble Square. 7.70mi 12.39km.
Down to Hamble Quay then Green Lane, Hamble Common, School Lane footpath, Hamble Point car park, Hamble Shore and the Royal Victoria Country Park chapel. 2.62mi 4.22km.
A break with a cup of tea then out to Hound Road, Hound Way, Station Road and Netley Station. 1.38mi 2.22km.
11.70mi 18.83km.
Train home. Mild and cloudy, light rain at times.
 
Wednesday 29 December
Hamble Shore, Netley Sailing Club
From home via St Denys Road, Cobden Bridge, Bitterne Park Triangle, Bullar Road, Bitterne Road (Lances Hill), Peartree Avenue, Bridge Road, Portsmouth Road, Pound Road, Hamble Lane and High Street to Hamble Square. 8.01mi 12.89km.
Down to Hamble Quay then via Green Lane, School Lane, Copse Lane, Hamble Lane, Ensign Way and Hamble Shore to the Royal Victoria Country Park. 2.25mi 3.62km.
A break with a cup of tea at the chapel. Train home cancelled, so out to Victoria Road, Weston Parade, Weston Shore, Victoria Road, Bridge Road, Itchen Bridge, Albert Road North, Marine Parade, Belvidere Road, Millbank Street, Princes Street, under Northam Bridge, along the river path and boardwalk, Horseshoe Bridge, St Denys and home.. 6.35mi 10.22km.
16.61mi 26.73km.
Light rain on the way to Hamble. Becoming dry, brighter and windy. Very mild.
 
 
Friday 31 December
Hamble Shore (Westfield Common)
From home via St Denys Road, Cobden Bridge, Bitterne Park Triangle, Bullar Road, Bitterne Road (Lances Hill), Peartree Avenue, Spring Road, Portsmouth Road, Pound Road, Hamble Lane and Satchell Lane to Hamble Square. 7.44mi 11.97km.
Down to Hamble Quay for a short break. Then via Green Lane, School Lane, High Street, Hamble Lane, Coach Road, Westfield Common and Hamble Shore to the Royal Victoria Country Park chapel. 2.26mi 3.64km.
A break with a cup of tea then out to Hamble Lane, Hound Road, Hound Way and Station Road to Netley Station. 2.42mi 3.89km.
12.12mi 19.51km.
Train home. Cloudy, misty, a few spots of light rain. Unusually mild but with a strengthening and chilly wind.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
2021 Summary
While 2020 had got off to an excellent start and then suffered as a result of Covid precautions, 2021 began slowly but ended strongly. Although a long way short of the 2018 and 2019 record totals, 2021 became the third best year of the twelve years recorded, replacing 2020.
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