Welcome to The Watercress Way

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The Watercress Way (registered charity 1167675) seeks new trustees.

The charity has been in existence for nearly 4 years. We have negotiated with land owners, local authorities and the South Downs National Park to establish a circular marathon length walking trail, using disused railway lines and historic rights of way NE of Winchester.

Cyclists and horse riders can use much of the route, with alternative sections and loops.

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Dawn to Dusk Day Sunday 26 April

In light of the guidance on social distancing advised by the Government in relation to the Coronavirus the Trustees have decided to CANCEL this event. We will hold some guided walks later in the year when it is safe to do so.

You can now donate to The Watercress Way via the LocalGiving online donating service.

You can now donate to The Watercress Way via the LocalGiving online donating service.

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

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