Dawn to Dusk Day: Sunday April 28th 2019

The Watercress Way

Free events for all to enjoy and learn more about the Watercress Way, the marathon length circular trail N.E. of Winchester, following old railway lines & historic ancient droves. Donations welcomed.

Limited places please book at info@thewatercressway.org.uk or on our Facebook events page

  1. 4.30 am for 4.45am startBirdsong Dawn Chorus walk Couch Green Recreation Ground, Martyr Worthy, S021 1EA. 4 miles, along the Mid-Hants/Watercress Line disused railway track & River Itchen.
  2. 10.00 am-3.00pm: 26 mls circular cycle ride on and off- road following the trail, starting Sutton Scotney, The Gratton Recreation ground, SO21 3LG. Coffee & cake break at The Cricketers, Alresford
  1. 00am-1.00pm Family Geocaching/Treasure Trail Worthy Down Halt. Parking Hookpit Farm Lane S021 2RR.  Bring a picnic (bonfire, weather permitting)
  1. 3.00- 6.00 pm Ecology and Heritage circular walk Sutton Scotney, The Gratton Recreation ground, SO213LG. 4/5 mls: newly cleared section of the Didcot-Southampton railway at Wonston Rd Bridge, River Dever, chalk downland droves with Jim Thompson, ecologist and Chris Cornell, railway historian. Stops at the Wonston Arms (CAMRA Pub of the Year) & Coach and Horses.

Come and see our new interpretation boards and benches!

More information on our website www.thewatercressway.org.uk

  For last minute information check Facebook, twitter, Instagram

dawn to dusk map

dawn to dusk map

Our Latest News


Railway Bridge Cleared at Wonston Road, Sutton Scotney

The railway bridge at Sutton Scotney which used to lead to Sutton Scotney Station has long been closed and was filled with rubble and rubbish.


Robert Hall, BBC, to open the Information Board at Couch Green

On our Dawn to Dusk Day on Sunday April 28th the Trustees of the Watercress Way are delighted that Robert Hall, a local who often walks parts of the trail

Looking at the South Wonston interpretation boards

3 New Interpretation Boards Installed

We are delighted to announce the installation of 3 brand new Interpretation Boards on The Watercress Way.


Maintenance of the path in Martyr Worthy and at Worthy Down Halt

The paths on The Watercress Way need regular maintenance to keep them clear and also to improve the habitat for wildlife and to encourage wild flowers.