Walking - Diary - April 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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Tuesday 2 April
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, Bursledon Road, Le Marechal Avenue, Bower's Drive, Hamble Lane, Satchell Lane and Hamble Square to Hamble Quay. 9.67mi 15.56km.
A break for refreshments at Hamble Quay. From there 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. A cup of tea outside the café. From the country park to Netley station via Victoria Road and Station Road. 3.76mi 6.05km.Train home.
13.43mi 21.61km.
A sunny start but quickly clouding over. Heavy cloud with a light shower at Hamble Quay. A cold wind, increasing during the day. Heavy rain shortly after I arrived at home.
 
Wednesday 3 April
Photo: Hamble Common
From home via St Denys Road, Cobden Bridge, Bitterne Park Triangle, Bullar Road, Bitterne Road (Lances Hill), Bitterne pedestrian precinct, Bursledon Road, Le Marechal Avenue, Bower's Drive, Hamble Lane, Jurd Way, Portsmouth Road, Oak Hill, Bridge Road, Barnes Lane, Brook Lane, Shore Road, waterfront and footpath to Warsash ferry hard. 8.80mi 14.16km. Ferry to Hamble.
A coffee break at Hamble Quay. Then via Green Lane, Hamble Common, School Lane, Hamble Point car park and Hamble Shore to the Royal Victoria Country Park. Round the park and through the woods. A cup of tea outside the café. From the country park to Netley station via Hound Road, Hound Way and Station Road. 4.04mi 6.50km.Train home.
12.84mi 20.66km.
A cloudy day with some bright spells and a strong wind. Mild where sheltered.
 
Friday 5 April
Photo: 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, Botley Road, Bursledon Road, Le Marechal Avenue, Bower's Drive, Hamble Lane, Satchell Lane and Hamble Square to Hamble Quay. 9.13mi 14.69km.
A refreshment break at 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. Round the park and through the woods to the café. A cup of tea sitting outside. From the country park to Netley station via Hound Road, the footpath and The Badgers. 3.19mi 5.13km.Train home.
12.32mi 19.83km.
A mixture of cloud and sunny spells. Windy.
 
 
Sunday 7 April
Photo: Warsash Ferry Pontoon
From home via St Denys Road, Cobden Bridge, Bitterne Park Triangle, Bullar Road, Bitterne Road (Lances Hill), Peartree Avenue, Spring Road, Miller's Pond, Portsmouth Road, Pound Road, Hamble Lane, Lowford Hill, Portsmouth Road, Oak Hill and Bridge Road to Sarisbury Green. A short break for a drink, then Barnes Lane, Brook Lane, Shore Road, waterfront and footpath to Warsash ferry pontoon. 9.20mi 14.81km. Ferry to Hamble.
A break by the river in Hamble. From there via Hamble Square, High Street, Hamble Lane, Ensign Way and Hamble Shore to the Royal Victoria Country Park. Round the park and through the woods to the café. Sat outside the café with a cup of tea. To Netley station via Hamble Lane, Netley Station, Rail Trail footpath, The Orchard, Hound Road, footpath and The Badgers. 4.48mi 7.21km. Train home.
13.68mi 22.02km.
Sunny and warm. Very windy with some strong gusts.
 
Friday 12 April
Photo: River Hamble
From home via St Denys (Horseshoe Bridge), Itchen boardwalk, 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, Swanwick Shore Road, river path, marina, river path, footpath, Passage Lane and Shore Road to Warsash waterfront. A break by the water then back along the footpath to the ferry pontoon. 10.04mi 16.16km. Ferry to Hamble.
Another break, sitting by the river. From Hamble Quay via Hamble Square, High Street, Hamble Lane, Ensign Way and Hamble Shore to the Royal Victoria Country Park. Round the park and through the woods to the café, stopping to look at the bluebells in the woods. A break in the sun near the café. Then to Netley station via Hound Road, Hound Way and Station Road. 3.53mi 5.68km. Train home.
13.57mi 21.84km.
Feeling warm in the sun, particularly when out of the chilly breeze. Some high cloud at times.
 
Saturday 13 April
Photo: Strawberry Field, Warsash
From home via St Denys (Horseshoe Bridge), Itchen boardwalk, 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, Strawberry Field, footpath, Shore Road waterfront and along the footpath to the ferry pontoon. 10.30mi 16.58km. Ferry to Hamble.
A break by the river. 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 in the sun near the café. Then to Netley station via Victoria Road and Station Road. 3.61mi 5.81km. Train home.
13.91mi 22.39km.
Cooler than yesterday with more cloud.
 
 
Tuesday 16 April
Photo: Hamble Common
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 coffee 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 and through the woods to the café. A cup of tea, sitting outside. From the country park to Hamble station via Hound Road, The Orchard, the Rail Trail footpath and Hamble Lane. 4.12mi 6.63km. Train home.
12.27mi 19.75km.
A mix of thundery clouds and long sunny spells. Warm in the sun, chilly in the breeze when cloudy. Rain in the distance at times but remaining dry.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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