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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.  
 
April 2022
 
 
This month 17   walks 236.53   miles 380.66   km  
2022 so far 65   walks 885.06   miles 1424.37   km  
 
There are more photos from these walks in the photo album.
 
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Walking Diary: April 2021 April 2023    
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Friday 1 April
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, Satchell Lane and Hamble Square to Hamble Quay. 8.15mi 13.12km.
A break for a coffee by the river then via Green Lane, School Lane, Copse Lane, Hamble Lane, Coach Road, Westfield Common and Hamble Shore to the Royal Victoria Country Park cafe. 2.32mi 3.73km.
A cup of tea in the sun outside the cafe then via Hound Road, Hound Way and Station Road to Netley Station. 1.30mi 2.09km.
11.77mi 18.94km.
Train home. Mostly sunny, some cloud moving quickly on a brisk and bitter wind. A few sleet flurries.
 
Saturday 2 April
Hamble Shore
From home via St Denys Road, Cobden Bridge, Riverside Park, Mansbridge Road, Swaythling Road, Church Hill, Moorhill Road, Moorhill Gardens, Thornhill Park Road, Kanes Hill, West End Road, Hamble Lane, High Street and Hamble Square to Hamble Quay. 9.02mi 14.52km.
Coffee by the river then via Green Lane, School Lane, Copse Lane, Hamble Lane, Ensign Way and Hamble Shore to the Royal Victoria Country Park cafe. 2.30mi 3.70km.
A cup of tea outside the cafe then via Hamble Lane, Hound Road, Hound Way and Station Road to Netley Station. 2.45mi 3.94km.
13.77mi 22.16km.
Train home. Some cloud, good sunny spells. Still a chilly wind but not as strong as yesterday.
 
Tuesday 5 April
Hamble Quay
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, Brook Lane, Newtown Road, Hook Park Road, nature reserve footpath, beach, river path, Shore Road waterfront and footpath to the ferry pontoon. 10.97mi 17.65km. Ferry to Hamble.
A cup of coffee at the cafe then via Green Lane, School Lane, Copse Lane, Hamble Lane, Coach Road, Westfield Common and Hamble Shore to the Royal Victoria Country Park. Round the park, finishing at the cafe. 2.55mi 4.10km.
A cup of tea outside the cafe then down to the pier and out to Victoria Road, Station Road and St Marys Road to Netley Station. 1.64mi 2.64km.
15.16mi 24.40km.
Train home. Long sunny spells, very windy in exposed places but very pleasant in any sheltered spots.
 
 
Friday 8 April
Hamble Quay
From home via St Denys Road, Cobden Bridge, Bitterne Park Triangle, Bullar Road, Bitterne Road (Lances Hill), Peartree Avenue, Bridge Road, Victoria Road, Weston Shore, Weston Parade, Victoria Road, Royal Victoria Country Park, Hamble Lane, High Street and Hamble Square to Hamble Quay. 7.74mi 12.46km.
A break for a coffee then via Green Lane, School Lane and footpath, Hamble Point car park and Hamble Shore to the Royal Victoria Country Park. Round the park and through the woods to the cafe. 3.53mi 5.68km.
A cup of tea outside the cafe then via Hound Road, Hound Way and Station Road to Netley Station. 1.24mi 2.00km.
12.51mi 20.13km.
Train home. Quite cloudy with a chilly breeze. Sunny spells and showers late in the afternoon.
 
Monday 11 April
Netley Beach
From home via St Denys Road, Cobden Bridge, Bitterne Park Triangle, Bullar Road, Bitterne Road (Lances Hill), Peartree Avenue, Bridge Road, Woodley Road, Keswick Road, Victoria Road, Weston Shore, Weston Parade, Netley Beach, Beach Lane, Victoria Road, Royal Victoria Country Park, Hamble Lane, High Street and Hamble Square to Hamble Quay. 8.05mi 12.96km.
A quick coffee then via Green Lane, School Lane and footpath, Hamble Point car park and Hamble Shore to the Royal Victoria Country Park. Round the park to the cafe. 2.95mi 4.75km.
A cup of tea outside the cafe then via Hound Road, Hound Way and Station Road to Netley Station. 1.23mi 1.98km.
12.23mi 19.68km.
Train home. Some good sunny spells, some heavy cloud at times. A strong cold wind at Hamble Quay and along the shore.
 
Wednesday 13 April
Hamble Quay
From home via St Denys (Horseshoe Bridge), Itchen boardwalk and footpath, under Northam Bridge, Princes Street, Millbank Street, Belvidere Road, Marine Parade, Albert Road North, Itchen Bridge, Bridge Road, Portsmouth Road, Pound Road, Hamble Lane, Lowford Hill, Portsmouth Road, Oak Hill, Bridge Road, Barnes Lane, Brook Lane, Shore Road, waterfront and footpath to the ferry hard. 10.15mi 16.33km.
A cup of coffee at the cafe then via Green Lane, School Lane and footpath, Hamble Point car park and Hamble Shore to the Royal Victoria Country Park. Round the park, finishing at the cafe. 3.03mi 4.88km.
A cup of tea outside the cafe then out to Hamble Lane, Hound Road, Hound Way, Station Road, The Badgers, The Sidings footpath, across Hound Road and along the Rail Trail to Hamble station. 3.17mi 5.10km.
16.35mi 26.31km.
Train home. Started and finished in sunshine with a cloudy spell in Warsash. A chilly breeze on the river, otherwise quite pleasant.
 
 
Thursday 14 April
Hamble Quay
From home via St Denys (Horseshoe Bridge), Itchen boardwalk and footpath, under Northam Bridge, Princes Street, Millbank Street, Belvidere Road, Marine Parade, Albert Road North, Itchen Bridge, Bridge Road, Victoria Road, Weston Shore, Weston Parade, footpath through Abbey Hill and The Conkerfield, Victoria Road, Royal Victoria Country Park, Hamble Lane, High Street, Hamble Square and Hamble Quay. 8.02mi 12.91km.
A cup of coffee at the cafe then via Green Lane, Hamble Common and the School Lane footpath, Hamble Point car park and Hamble Shore to the Royal Victoria Country Park. Round the park to the cafe. 2.80mi 4.51km.
A cup of tea outside the cafe then Hound Road, Hound Way, Station Road and Netley station. 1.25mi 2.01km.
12.07mi 19.42km.
Train home. Quite cloudy, a few bright spells. A chilly breeze by the river at Hamble Quay.
 
Saturday 16 April
River Hamble, Warsash
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, Brook Lane, Newtown Road, Hook Park Road, the local nature reserve footpath, the beach, the river path, Shore Road waterfront and the footpath to the ferry pontoon. 10.93mi 17.59km. Ferry to Hamble.
A break by the river, then via Green Lane, Hamble Common, School Lane footpath, Hamble Point car park and Hamble Shore to the Royal Victoria Country Park. Round the park, to the cafe. 2.12mi 3.41km.
A cup of tea in the shade of the trees near the cafe then out to Hamble Lane and Hamble station. 1.35mi 2.17km.
14.90mi 23.98km.
Train home. Sunny and warm with a gentle breeze.
 
Sunday 17 April
Hamble Shore
From home via St Denys (Horseshoe Bridge), Itchen boardwalk and footpath, under Northam Bridge, Princes Street, Millbank Street, Belvidere Road, Marine Parade, Albert Road North, Itchen Bridge, Bridge Road, Portsmouth Road, Pound Road, Hamble Lane, High Street and Hamble Square to Hamble Quay. 8.41mi 13.53km.
A break for a drink by the river then via Green Lane, School Lane and footpath, Hamble Point car park and Hamble Shore to the Royal Victoria Country Park. Round the park and through the woods to the cafe. 2.84mi 4.57km.
A cup of tea outside the cafe then down to the pier and out via Hound Road, Hound Way and Station Road to Netley Station. 1.81mi 2.91km.
13.06mi 21.02km.
Train home. Sunny and warm again but a stronger breeze than yesterday made it feel a little cooler in places.
 
 
Tuesday 19 April
Royal Victoria Country Park
From home via St Denys (Horseshoe Bridge), Itchen boardwalk and footpath, under Northam Bridge, Princes Street, Millbank Street, Belvidere Road, Marine Parade, Albert Road North, Itchen Bridge, Bridge Road, Portsmouth Road, Pound Road, Hamble Lane, High Street and Hamble Square to Hamble Quay. 8.35mi 13.44km.
A break by the river then via Green Lane, School Lane and footpath, Hamble Point car park and Hamble Shore to the Royal Victoria Country Park. Round the park and through the woods to the cafe. 2.91mi 4.68km.
A cup of tea outside the cafe then via Hound Road, Hound Way and Station Road to Netley Station. 1.21mi 1.95km.
12.47mi 20.07km.
Train home. Started sunny but soon clouded over. A chilly breeze and dampness in the air. Rain at the country park, clearing by the time I reached home.
 
Thursday 21 April
River Hamble
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, footpath, Universal Marina, river path, Passage Lane, Shore Road, Newtown Road, Hook Park Road, the local nature reserve footpath, the beach, the river path, Shore Road waterfront and the footpath to the ferry pontoon. 11.17mi 17.98km. Ferry to Hamble.
From Hamble Quay via Hamble Square, School Lane and footpath, Hamble Point car park and Hamble Shore to the Royal Victoria Country Park. Round the park, to the cafe. 2.96mi 4.76km.
A cup of tea in the shade of the trees near the cafe then out to Hound Road and Hamble station. 1.38mi 2.22km.
15.51mi 24.96km.
Train home. Sunny and warm with a gentle breeze. More cloud later.
 
Friday 22 April
Hamble Common
From home via St Denys Road, Cobden Bridge, Bitterne Park Triangle, Bullar Road, Bitterne Road (Lances Hill), Peartree Avenue, Bridge Road, Victoria Road, Weston Shore, Weston Parade, Victoria Road, Royal Victoria Country Park, Hamble Lane, High Street and Hamble Square to Hamble Quay. 7.67mi 12.34km.
A break for a coffee then via Green Lane, Hamble Common, School Lane footpath, Hamble Point car park and Hamble Shore to the Royal Victoria Country Park. Round the park and through the woods to the cafe. 2.76mi 4.44km.
A cup of tea outside the cafe then via Hamble Lane, Hound Road (towards Netley), Hound Road (towards the country park) and the footpath to The Badgers and Netley Station. 2.49mi 4.01km.
12.92mi 20.79km.
Train home. Cloudy at times, some sunny spells, very windy.
 
 
Monday 25 April
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 and Hamble Square to Hamble Quay. 8.16mi 13.13km.
A break by the river then via Green Lane, School Lane and footpath, Hamble Point car park and Hamble Shore to the Royal Victoria Country Park. Across the park to the cafe. 2.71mi 4.36km.
A cup of tea outside the cafe then via Hamble Lane, Hound Road, Hound Way and Station Road to Netley Station. 2.44mi 3.93km.
13.31mi 21.42km.
Train home. Good sunny spells until leaving Hamble Quay, then more cloudy.
 
Tuesday 26 April
Hook Beach, Warsash
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, Brook Lane, Newtown Road, Hook Park Road, the local nature reserve footpath, the beach, the river path, Shore Road waterfront and the footpath to the ferry hard. 11.03mi 17.75km. Ferry to Hamble.
A break by the river, then via Green Lane, Hamble Common, School Lane footpath, Hamble Point car park and Hamble Shore to the Royal Victoria Country Park. Across the park to the cafe. 2.60mi 4.18km.
A cup of tea outside the cafe then out to Hamble Lane, Hound Road, Hound Way, Station Road and Netley station. 2.45mi 3.94km.
16.08mi 25.88km.
Train home. Good sunny spells, a little more cloud later, breezy.
 
Wednesday 27 April
Royal Victoria Country Park
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, High Street and Hamble Square to Hamble Quay. 8.37mi 13.47km.
A break for coffee then Green Lane, School Lane and footpath, Hamble Point car park and Hamble Shore to the Royal Victoria Country Park. Round the park and through the woods to the cafe. 3.04mi 4.89km.
A cup of tea outside the cafe then via Hound Road, Hound Way and Station Road to Netley Station. 1.25mi 2.01km.
12.66mi 20.37km.
Train home. A few bright spells but mostly cloudy. A cold wind.
 
 
Thursday 28 April
Warsash Ferry Pontoon
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, Brook Lane, Newtown Road, Hook Park Road, the local nature reserve footpath, the beach, the river path, Shore Road waterfront and the footpath to the ferry pontoon. 10.52mi 16.93km. Ferry to Hamble.
A break by the river, then via Green Lane, Hamble Common, School Lane footpath, Hamble Point car park and Hamble Shore to the Royal Victoria Country Park. Across the park to the cafe. 2.58mi 4.15km.
A cup of tea outside the cafe then out to Hamble Lane, Hound Road, Hound Way, Station Road and Netley station. 2.45mi 3.94km.
15.55mi 25.03km.
Train home. Rather grey although some brightness later in the afternoon. Still a cold wind but pleasant where sheltered.
 
Friday 29 April
Hamble Common
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, Portsmouth Road, Pound Road, Hamble Lane, Lowford Hill, Portsmouth Road, Oak Hill, Bridge Road, Barnes Lane, Brook Lane, Newtown Road, Hook Park Road, the local nature reserve footpath, the beach, the river path, Shore Road waterfront and the footpath to the ferry pontoon. 11.84mi 19.05km. Ferry to Hamble.
A break by the river, then via Green Lane, Hamble Common, School Lane footpath, Hamble Point car park and Hamble Shore to the Royal Victoria Country Park. Round the park to the cafe. 2.99mi 4.81km.
A cup of tea outside the cafe then out to Hound Road, Hamble Lane and Hamble station. 1.38mi 2.22km.
16.21mi 26.09km.
Train home. Sunny spells, a chilly wind.
 
 
 
 
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