Walking - Diary - February 2024
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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.
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Thursday 1 February
Photo: Hamble 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, Portsmouth Road, Botley Road, Le Marechal Avenue, Bowers Drive, Hamble Lane, High Street and Hamble Square to Hamble Quay. 9.31mi 14.98km.
A coffee at Hamble Quay then via Green Lane, Hamble Common, School Lane, Hamble Point and Hamble Shore to the Royal Victoria Country Park. Round the park and through the woods to the café for a cup of tea, sitting outside. Out to Victoria Road, Station Road and Netley Station. 3.01mi 4.84km. Train home.
12.32mi 19.83km.
A sunny start with high cloud later. Mild with a chilly but light breeze.
 
Friday 2 February
Photo: 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, Botley Road, Le Marechal Avenue, Bowers Drive, Hamble Lane, High Street and Hamble Square to Hamble Quay. 9.31mi 14.98km.
A coffee at Hamble Quay then via Green Lane, Hamble Common, School Lane, Hamble Common and Hamble Shore to the Royal Victoria Country Park. Round the park and through the woods to the café for a cup of tea, sitting outside. Out to Hound Road, Hound Way, Station Road and Netley Station. 3.83mi 6.16km. Train home.
13.14mi 21.15km.
Feeling warm in some good sunny spells. Cloud building later with a stiff breeze.
 
Monday 5 February
Photo: 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. 8.16mi 13.13km.
A coffee break at Hamble Quay then via Green Lane, School Lane, Copse Lane, Hamble Lane, Ensign Way and Hamble Shore to the Royal Victoria Country Park. Round the park and through the woods to the café for a cup of tea, sitting outside. Out to Victoria Road, Station Road and Netley Station. 3.78mi 6.08km. Train home.
11.94mi 19.22km.
A cloudy, damp and breezy day. Often with rain in the breeze. Drizzle later at the country park. Mild.
 
 
Wednesday 7 February
Photo: Hamble Quay
From home via St Denys Road, Cobden Bridge, Bitterne Park Triangle, Bullar Road, Bitterne Road, Northam Bridge, Princes Street, Millbank Street, Belvidere Road, Marine Parade, Albert Road North, Itchen Bridge, Bridge Road, Portsmouth Road, Pound Road, Hamble Lane, Satchell Lane and Hamble Square to Hamble Quay. 8.75mi 14.08km.
A coffee at Hamble Quay then via Green Lane, Hamble Common, School Lane, Hamble Common and Hamble Shore to the Royal Victoria Country Park. Round the park and through the woods to the café for a cup of tea, sitting outside. Out to Hound Road, Hound Way, Station Road and Netley Station. 4.11mi 6.61km. Train home.
12.86mi 20.70km.
Drizzle for the first few miles then dry. A little less mild than recently but also less windy.
 
Saturday 10 February
Photo: Warsash
From home via St Denys (Horseshoe Bridge, Itchen boardwalk and (flooded) river path, under Northam Bridge, Princes Street, Millbank Street, Belvidere Road, Marine Parade, Albert Road North, Itchen Bridge, Bridge Road, Portsmouth Road, Lowford Hill, Portsmouth Road, Oak Hill, Bridge Road, Barnes Lane, Brook Lane, Shore Road, Warsash waterfront and footpath to the ferry pontoon. 10.02mi 16.13km. Ferry to Hamble.
A coffee break at Hamble Quay, then via Green Lane, School Lane, Copse Lane, Hamble Lane, Ensign Way and Hamble Shore to the Royal Victoria Country Park. Round the park and through the woods to the café for a cup of tea, sitting outside. From there, out to Hamble Lane, Hound Road, Hound Way, Station Road and Netley station. 5.00mi 8.05km. Train home.
15.02mi 24.17km.
A mild day with a sunny start and high cloud later. A very high tide after heavy rain left paths flooded in places.
 
Monday 12 February
Photo: Hamble Quay
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, Bursledon Road, Le Marechal Avenue, Bower's Drive, Hamble Lane, Satchell Lane and Hamble Square to Hamble Quay. Road to car park flooded so Hamble Square, School Lane and Green Lane to try from the other end. Also too deep so back to the village for a coffee. After that the tide was beginning to fall and I was able to splash my way to Hamble Quay. 9.85mi 15.85km.
From Hamble Quay via Hamble Square, High Street, Hamble Lane, Coach Road, Westfield Common and Hamble Shore to the Royal Victoria Country Park. Round the park and through the woods to the café. A cup of tea outside in the sun. Home from the country park via Victoria Road, the footpath across Conker Field, 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 to the Horseshoe Bridge and through St Denys. 8.60mi 13.84km.
18.45mi 29.69km.
A sunny and mild day despite a chilly breeze. Likely to be the only dry day this week. Very high tides at the moment.
 
 
Friday 16 February
Photo: Hamble 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, Portsmouth Road, Pound Road, Hamble Lane, High Street and Hamble Square to Hamble Quay. 8.16mi 13.13km.
A break for a coffee by the river then via Green Lane, School Lane, Hamble Point car park and Hamble Shore to the Royal Victoria Country Park. Round the park and through the woods to the café. A cup of tea, sitting outside. From there, home via Victoria Road, Conker Field, Weston Parade, Weston Shore, Victoria Road, Bridge Road, Peartree Avenue, Bitterne Road (Lances Hill), Bullar Road, Bitterne Park Triangle, Cobden Bridge and St Denys Road. 9.13mi 14.69km.
17.29mi 27.83km.
Started and ended cloudy with a good sunny spell while at Hamble Quay. Breezy along Hamble Shore and along Weston Shore. Mild.
 
Monday 19 February
Photo: Westfield Common
From home via St Denys Road, Cobden Bridge, Bitterne Park Triangle, Bullar Road, Bitterne Road, Northam Bridge, Princes Street, Millbank Street, Belvidere Road, Marine Parade, Albert Road North, Itchen Bridge, Bridge Road, Portsmouth Road, Botley Road, Bursledon Road, Le Marechal Avenue, Bower's Drive, Hamble Lane, Satchell Lane and Hamble Square to Hamble Quay. 9.62mi 15.48km.
A break with a coffee by the river Hamble. From Hamble Quay 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 and through the woods to the café. A cup of tea, sitting outside with some friends. From the country park to Netley station via Hound Road and the footpath to The Badgers. 3.08mi 4.96km. Train home.
12.70mi 20.44km.
Mostly cloudy. Mild and breezy.
 
Tuesday 20 February
Photo: Hamble Common
From home via St Denys Road, Cobden Bridge, Bitterne Park Triangle, Bullar Road, Bitterne Road, Northam Bridge, Princes Street, Millbank Street, Belvidere Road, Marine Parade, Albert Road North, Itchen Bridge, Bridge Road, Portsmouth Road, Pound Road, Hamble Lane, Satchell Lane and Hamble Square to Hamble Quay. 8.75mi 14.08km.
A break with a coffee by the river in Hamble. 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 café. A cup of tea, sitting outside. From the country park to Netley station via Victoria Road and Station Road. 3.93mi 6.32km. Train home.
12.68mi 20.41km.
Cloudy and mild but feeling cold in a strengthening wind. Hamble Common very muddy.
 
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