Hamble River Valley

At long last Spring finally seems to be coming and there wasn’t a cloud in the sky today.  After weeks of snow and then rain it was a great opportunity to finally get out with my camera and go for a nice walk.

Village StreetThis afternoon I picked Walk 4508 from the Walkingworld website as it looked to be fairly pleasant walk by the river which wouldn’t be too strenuous as I haven’t done one for some time.  The website said it would take around 3 hours, but it only took us just over 2. 

The walk starts from Bursledon station, which offers a small free car park, and then heads through countryside past a lot of horses before ending up in the nice village of Hamble-le-Rice.  There were lots of nice pubs and interesting shops there, which would make a good spot for lunch – although we’d already had ours today.

Pink FerryBefore you can head any further on the walk you need to take the bright pink Warsash Ferry across the river.  It costs £1.50 for adults and £1 for children, and runs as soon as there are people there wanting to get across.  We were lucky to find it just pulling into dock as we arrived so we didn’t have to wait at all before it headed out again with us aboard.

The second half of the walk takes you along the river and mudflats where a lot of people were also out enjoying the sunshine.  It makes a really pleasant walk with lots of birds to spot along the way.

More photographs from the walk on my Flickr set.
River front property

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