Walking - Diary - May 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 2 May
Photo: Weston Parade
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, Victoria Road, Weston Shore, Weston Parade, footpath, Conker Field, Victoria Road, Royal Victoria Country Park, Hamble Lane, High Street and Hamble Square to Hamble Quay. 8.59mi 13.82km.
A coffee break by the river, then Green Lane, School lane, Hamble 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 via Hound Road and Hamble Lane to Hamble station. 4.00mi 6.44km. Train home.
12.59mi 20.26km.
A cloudy, damp and misty day after overnight thunder. A chilly breeze along the shore.
 
Saturday 4 May
Photo: Warsash Ferry Hard
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 and Bridge Road to Sarisbury Green. Sat for a while with a cool drink then via Barnes Lane, Brook Lane, Shore Road, waterfront and footpath to the ferry hard. 10.18mi 16.38km. Ferry to Hamble.
A break with a drink at Hamble Quay 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. Relaxed with a drink outside the café. From there to Hamble station via Hound Road, The Orchard, Hamble Rail Trail footpath and Hamble Lane. 4.09mi 6.58km. Train home.
14.27mi 22.97km.
A warm and sunny day with only a light breeze. Hamble Common still wet and muddy but this feels like spring at last.
 
Wednesday 8 May
Photo: Hamble Shore
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, Satchell Lane and Hamble Square to Hamble Quay. 8.37mi 13.47km.
A coffee break by the river, then 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. A cup of tea sitting outside. From the country park via Hound Road, The Orchard, Hamble Rail Trail footpath and Hamble Lane to Hamble station. 3.85mi 6.20km. Train home.
12.22mi 19.67km.
Sunny and warm.
 
 
Thursday 9 May
Photo: River Hamble
From home via St Denys Road, Cobden Bridge, Bitterne Park Triangle, Bullar Road, Bitterne Road (Lances Hill), Bitterne shopping precinct, Bursledon Road, Le Marechal Avenue, Bower's Drive, Hamble Lane, Jurd Way, Portsmouth Road, Oak Hill, Bridge Road, Swanwick Shore Road, river path, marina, river path, footpath, Passage Lane, Shore Road, Newtown Road, Strawberry Field and the footpath to Shore Road waterfront. A break there, then along the footpath to the ferry pontoon. 9.02mi 14.52km. Ferry to Hamble.
A break by the river in Hamble then 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. A break outside the café, then Hound Road and Hamble Lane to Hamble station. 3.68mi 5.92km. Train home.
12.70mi 20.44km.
Warm and sunny again with just a light breeze.
 
Friday 10 May
Photo: Hamble Common
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, Satchell Lane and Hamble Square to Hamble Quay. 8.45mi 13.60km.
A break with a cool drink by the river, then Green Lane, Hamble Common, School lane, Hamble Common and Hamble Shore to the Royal Victoria Country Park. Round the park to the café. A cup of tea sitting outside. From the country park via Hound Road, The Orchard, Hamble Rail Trail footpath and Hamble Lane to Hamble station. 3.74mi 6.02km. Train home.
12.19mi 19.62km.
Sunny and warm with a gentle breeze.
 
Saturday 11 May
Photo: Warsash
From home via St Denys Road, Cobden Bridge, Bitterne Park Triangle, Bullar Road, Bitterne Road (Lances Hill), Bitterne shopping precinct, Bursledon Road, Le Marechal Avenue, Bower's Drive, Hamble Lane, Jurd Way, Portsmouth Road, Oak Hill, Bridge Road to Sarisbury Green. A short break with a drink then Barnes Lane, Brook Lane, Newtown Road, Hook Park Road, footpath through Hook local nature reserve to the beach, river path, Strawberry Field, Newtown Road, Warsash Road Co-op, Shore Road, Passage Lane and footpath to the ferry pontoon. 10.65mi 17.14km. Ferry to Hamble.
A break at Hamble Quay then Hamble Square, High Street, Hamble Lane, Coach Road, Westfield Common and Hamble Shore to the Royal Victoria Country Park. Round the park for a break in the woods. From the country park via Hamble Rail Trail and Hamble Lane to Hamble station. 3.56mi 5.73km. Train home.
14.21mi 22.87km.
Warm and sunny again.
 
 
Tuesday 14 May
Photo: Hamble Quay
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, Botley Road, Bursledon Road, Le Marechal Avenue, Bower's Drive, Hamble Lane, Satchell Lane and Hamble Square to Hamble Quay. 9.26mi 14.90km.
A coffee break by the river, then 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. A cup of tea sitting outside. From the country park via Hound Road, footpath and The Badgers to Netley station. 3.15mi 5.07km. Train home.
12.41mi 19.97km.
Heavy cloud with some sunny spells. More generally sunny later. Windy.
 
Wednesday 15 May
Photo: Warsash Ferry Hard
From home via St Denys Road, Cobden Bridge, Bitterne Park Triangle, Bullar Road, Bitterne Road (Lances Hill), Bitterne shopping precinct, Bursledon Road, Le Marechal Avenue, Bower's Drive, Hamble Lane, Jurd Way, Portsmouth Road, Oak Hill, Bridge Road, Southampton Road, Southampton Hill (Titchfield), High Street, Coach Hill, Common Lane, Warsash Road, Shore Road (Warsash), waterfront, footpath to the ferry hard. 13.41mi 21.58km. Ferry to Hamble.
A break by the river in Hamble then Hamble Square, High Street, Hamble Lane, Ensign Way and Hamble Shore to the Royal Victoria Country Park. Sat for a while by the shore before heading round the country park and through the woods to the café. A cup of tea while sitting outside the café. From there via Hound Road, The Orchard, Hamble Rail Trail and Hamble Lane to Hamble station. 3.60mi 5.79km. Train home.
17.01mi 27.37km.
Sunny with light clouds and a cold breeze.
 
Friday 17 May
Photo: Hamble Quay from the ferry
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 Hamble path, marina, River Hamble path, footpath, Passage Lane, Shore Road, waterfront and back along the footpath to the ferry hard. 10.02mi 16.13km. Ferry to Hamble.
A break with a drink by the river. From Hamble Quay 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 break with a drink outside the café and then via Hound Road and Hamble Lane to Hamble station. 4.14mi 6.66km. Train home.
14.16mi 22.79km.
Sunny despite some big clouds. A light breeze.
 
 
Monday 20 February
Photo: Hamble Common
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, Botley Road, Bursledon Road, Le Marechal Avenue, Bower's Drive, Hamble Lane, Satchell Lane and Hamble Square to Hamble Quay. 9.25mi 14.89km.
A break with a drink by the river. From Hamble Quay 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 break with a drink outside the café then via Hound Road, The Orchard, Hamble Rail Trail footpath and Hamble Lane to Hamble station. 4.09mi 6.58km. Train home.
13.34mi 21.47km.
Mostly sunny with well broken cloud. A light breeze.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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