Welcome to The Watercress Way

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Plans for 2017

January 30, 2017

A day of activity on Sunday 30 April 2017 starting with a Dawn Chorus walk at 4.45am. (also see Dawn Chorus 2016 report) We have finalised a design for roundels to mark the route and will start erecting signs on parts of the route and two information boards in the Couch End and Gratton car parks. We are seeking Friends of the Line to volunteer to adopt a kilometre of the line and to regularly check it for litter and report any issues.

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The Watercress Way Annual General Meeting

January 12, 2017

Despite the snowy weather members of the public joined the 9 trustees in reflecting on progress

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The Watercress Way Current Route

January 9, 2017

We have produced a map showing the paths that you can currently walk using existing public paths.

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Information Board at Worthy Down Halt

November 28, 2016

Worthys Conservation Volunteers (WCV) celebrated 10 years of work on the disused Didcot, Newbury and Southampton Railway (DNSR) line with the installation of a new interpretation board.

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Dawn Chorus Walk

June 14, 2016

On Sunday 1 May 2016 The Watercress Way celebrated the launch of this website by a Dawn Chorus Walk.

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Donate to The Watercress Way.

We will be starting to put up signs on the first sections of the route in 2017 so would be grateful for any donations.  Click here to donate


The Watercress Way became a registered charity on 16 June 2016.

Its aim is:

To promote and encourage for the public benefit the development in the community of, and the provision of, safe routes, paths and facilities for walking, cycling and horse riding, based on the original routes of the disused railway lines between Sutton Scotney and Alresford via Kings Worthy in Hampshire and known as The Watercress Way, and to undertake and carry on projects and activities of a charitable nature which will assist in promoting recreation and the protection of the environment.

The Strategic Plan 2015 - 2018 is available as a PDF


The proposed Watercress Way
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