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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.  
 
 
  This July 10   walks 132.34   miles 212.98   km  
  2017 so far 63   walks 872.48   miles 1404.12   km  
                       
  Last July 14   walks 131.57   miles 211.74   km  
  This time last year 59   walks 653.74   miles 1052.09   km  
 
 
Sunday 23 6.01 mi 9.67 km
Home to Lakeside Country Park 2.21 mi 3.56 km
Portswood Road, High Road (Swaythling) and Stoneham Lane to the country park entrance. Spent time taking photos, having a train ride and visiting the cafe.
Lakeside Country Park to Home 3.80 mi 6.12 km
From the steam railway's main station, out to Wide Lane and down to the A27, passing the airport. Along the A27 to Mansbridge, through Riverside Park, over Cobden Bridge and along St Denys Road.
     
 
Photo: Sandy River (loco) at Eastleigh Lakeside Railway, 23.07.17.
 
Friday 21 11.80 mi 18.99 km
Home to Hamble Square 7.79 mi 12.54 km
Via the Itchen Boardwalk and footpath, under Northam Bridge, through Chapel, over the Itchen Bridge, through Woolston, along Weston Shore, through Netley and the Royal Victoria Country Park and down Hamble Lane.
Hamble Square to Royal Victoria Country Park 2.79 mi 4.49 km
Down to Hamble Quay for a short break. Up Green Lane and along School Lane and the footpath to Hamble Point. Along Hamble Shore to the Royal Victoria Country Park.
Royal Victoria Country Park to Netley Station 1.22 mi 1.96 km
After a break at the park cafe, out to Hound Road, Hound Way and Netley station for the train home.
Photo: Hamble Quay, 21.07.17.
 
Thursday 20 21.03 mi 33.84 km
Home to Hamble Quay 7.97 mi 12.83 km
Via the Itchen Boardwalk and footpath, under Northam Bridge, through Chapel, over the Itchen Bridge, through Woolston, along Weston Shore, through Netley and the Royal Victoria Country Park and down Hamble Lane to Hamble Square and Hamble Quay for the ferry to Warsash.
Warsash Ferry to Gosport 12.08 mi 19.44 km
Down the river path to the beach and along the beach to Meon Shore. From there via Hill Head harbour, Lee on the Solent, Stokes Bay (and a break) and Haslar to Gosport. Caught the ferry to Portsmouth.
Portsmouth Harbour to Portsmouth & Southsea 0.98 mi 1.58 km
From Portsmouth Harbour via Queen Street, Victoria Park and the Guildhall to Portsmouth & Southsea station for the train home.
Photo: Meon Shore, 20.07.17.
 
Saturday 15 18.39 mi 29.60 km
Home to Eastleigh 3.54 mi 5.70 km
Portswood Road, Woodmill Lane, Wessex Lane, Wide Lane, Market Street, Derby Road, Desborough Road to Leigh Road.
Eastleigh to Hamble Square 11.46 mi 18.44 km
Via Bishopstoke, Fair Oak (Eastleigh Road, not Fair Oak Square), Horton Heath, Denhams Corner, Bubb Lane, Tollbar Way, Botley Road, Wildern Lane, Hedge End Village Centre, St John's Road, the A27 and Hamble Lane.
Hamble Square to Netley Station 3.39 mi 5.46 km
Along Hamble Lane to the footpath between the football ground and the recreation ground, through the Royal Victoria Country Park to the shore, out of the back of the park to Hound Road, Hound Way and Netley station.
 
Photo: The shore at the Royal Victoria Country Park, 15.07.17.
 
Friday 14 13.16 mi 21.18 km
Home to Hamble Square 7.77 mi 12.50 km
Via the Itchen Boardwalk and footpath, under Northam Bridge, through Chapel, over the Itchen Bridge, through Woolston, along Weston Shore, through Netley and the Royal Victoria Country Park and down Hamble Lane to Hamble Square.
Hamble Square to Royal Victoria Country Park 2.94 mi 4.73 km
Down to Hamble Quay for a break. Back up to the square then down to Hamble Point, Hamble Shore and the Royal Victoria Country Park for another break.
Royal Victoria Country Park to Netley Station 2.45 mi 3.94 km
Along the park footpaths to Hamble Lane then Hound Road and Hound Way to Netley station.
 
Photo: River Hamble at Hamble Quay, 14.07.17.
 
Monday 10 12.64 mi 20.34 km
Home to Hamble Square 7.74 mi 12.46 km
Via the Itchen Boardwalk and footpath, under Northam Bridge, through Chapel, over the Itchen Bridge, through Woolston, along Weston Shore, through Netley and the Royal Victoria Country Park and down Hamble Lane to Hamble Square.
Hamble Square to Royal Victoria Country Park 2.72 mi 4.38 km
Down to Hamble Quay for a break. From there, through Hamble Common to Hamble Point, Hamble Shore and the Royal Victoria Country Park to the park cafe for another break.
Royal Victoria Country Park to Netley Station 2.18 mi 3.51 km
Out to Hound Road, Hamble Lane and Hamble station. Along the footpath (a lot of nettles at the Hamble end) and across the end of the country park to Hound Road. Then along the footpath and The Badgers to Netley station for the train home.
Photo: Weston Shore, 10.07.17.
 
Saturday 8 7.11 mi 11.44 km
Swanwick Station to Warsash 2.96 mi 4.76 km
Botley Road, Station Road, Brook Lane, Warsash Village, Newtown Road and Strawberry Field. The biennial Warsash Festival. From there to the ferry.
Hamble Quay to Hamble Station 4.15 mi 6.68 km
Hamble Square, School Lane, Hamble Point, Hamble Shore, Royal Victoria Country Park, Hound Road, Hamble Lane, Hamble Station.
 
 
 
Photo: Hamble ferry leaving Warsash, 08.07.17.
 
Friday 7 11.04 mi 17.77 km
Poole Station to Bournemouth Station 11.04 mi 17.77 km
Poole station, town centre, Poole Quay, Baiter Park, Whitecliff, Lilliput, Evening Hill, Sandbanks, Sandbanks ferry, Poole beaches to Branksome Chine, the promenade to Bournemouth pier, Bath Road, Lansdowne Road, Park Road, Bournemouth station.
A warm, sunny day with a cooling breeze on the coast. Breaks at Evening Hill promenade and Sandbanks ferry.
 
 
 
Photo: Sandbanks beach, 07.07.17.
 
Wednesday 5 19.27 mi 31.01 km
Home to Warsash Ferry 10.52 mi 16.93 km
St Denys Road, Cobden Bridge, Riverside Park, Mansbridge, A27, Hamble Lane, Lowford (to buy drinks), A27, Sarisbury Green, Warsash village, waterfront, ferry.
Hamble Quay to Home 8.75 mi 14.08 km
Up to Hamble Square (more drinks) and along School Lane and the footpath to Hamble Point. Along Hamble Shore to the Royal Victoria Country Park. Then home via Netley, Weston Shore, Woolston, the Itchen Bridge, Chapel, the river Itchen path and boardwalk (from under Northam Bridge) and St Denys.
A very warm day, so breaks at Sarisbury, Warsash, Hamble Quay and the country park.
Photo: The river Hamble from the ferry. 05.07.17
 
Monday 3 11.89 mi 19.14 km
Home to Hamble Square 7.74 mi 12.46 km
Along the Itchen Boardwalk, through Chapel, over the Itchen Bridge to Woolston, then Weston Shore, Netley, the Royal Victoria Country Park and Hamble Lane.
Hamble Square to Hamble Station 4.15 mi 6.68 km
Down to Hamble Quay for a short break. Up Green Lane and along School Lane and the footpath to Hamble Point. Along Hamble Shore to the Royal Victoria Country Park cafe. From there, out to Hound Road, Hamble Lane and Hamble station for the train home.
 
 
Photo: Royal Victoria Country Park Cafe. 03.07.17
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