Walking - Royal Victoria Country Park
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Walking Diary
Weston Shore
and Netley Abbey
Royal Victoria
Country Park
Hamble Quay and
Hamble Village
Hamble Common
and Hamble Point
Hamble Point and
Hamble Shore
River Hamble
and Warsash
Walking Info
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Royal Victoria Country Park
Attractive parkland, woodland and seashore overlooking Southampton water. On foot, the park can be accessed from many directions including Hamble Lane, Hound Road, Victoria Road, Westfield Common and Hamble Shore.  
The visitor centre includes information, a shop, a restaurant and cafe / takeaway.
There is seating available outside this building and around the park.
To plan your visit, to check opening times and for general information, please go to the Royal Victoria Country Park website or visit their facebook page.
Chapel Tower
The chapel tower exhibition can be visited. The tower's 109 steps can also be climbed. Refreshments available and an ice cream van is normally nearby. The tower is not open every day. Sometimes it is reserved for private functions. Please check for days, times and prices.  
The Beach
The beach at the country park forms one end of Hamble Shore which extends to Hamble Point.  
Parkland and Woods
The country park has a large grassy area, ideal for exercising the dog or having a picnic. There are also extensive woodland walks.  
For the younger ones
With two permanent and one visiting play areas the park is a favourite with children. The fairy garden will appeal to their imagination. The railway runs at weekends and during school holidays. Visit Royal Victoria Railway for details.  
Sophie's Pond
Just outside the Victoria Road entrance to the park is Sophie's Pond. A popular place to watch the wildlife. Visitors are asked not to feed bread to the birds and to give them seeds, lettuce or peas instead.  
History of the hospital
Around the country park there are a number of sites displaying the layout and history of the military hospital which stood in these grounds from 1856 until it was demolished in 1966.  
Commonwealth War Graves
There are 637 British, Empire and Commonwealth graves from the first world war and 35 from the second. There are also Belgian and German graves. The cemetery is at the Hamble Lane end of the park, near the recreation ground.  
Interactive maps
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