Fancy walking the line?

Showing the Way!


Fancy walking the line?

Join the trustees on short walks based on the Watercress Way, the new 26-mile trail NE of Winchester, based on old railway lines and droves.

• Walks* are scheduled, starting, and ending at one of our 8 sponsor pubs.
• They will be gentle rambles lasting about 2 hours, covering up to 5 miles.
• Families are welcome, as are dogs.
• There will be some stiles, and walking boots and waterproofs may be needed.
• Start: 10.00 am, return by 12.00 pm.

Next walks:

April 29th 4.45 am Dawn Chorus Walk, 4 pm Walk the Drove near Alresford
May 20th The Cricketers, Alresford SO24 9LW 01962 732 463
June 24th The Coach and Horses, Sutton Scotney SO21 3JH 01962 760 279

• Please park considerately, and If you want to order food, please do this with the pubs beforehand

• There is no charge, but donations are welcome to help fund our work in opening the old railway lines for public access.

Gift aid makes a big difference- use via MyDonate on our website

• Please contact us if intend to come on the walk, so we have some idea of the number of guides needed. email us at

• See our Facebook and Twitter feeds for last minute information on the walk or See map below for locations of the two walks labelled 2 & 3

*Walk 1 took place on 25 March and we ended the walk at The Chestnut Horse, Easton SO21 1EG  (01962 779 257) for lunch.


Our Latest News

Listening to Bird song

Dawn to Dusk Day Sunday 29 April 2018

The Watercress Way is a new route giving us a taste of the two disused railway lines between Sutton Scotney- Kings Worthy -Alresford.

Jackie introduces the Walk from Easton to Itchen Abbas

Sunday Walk 25 March 2018 Easton to Itchen Abbas

There was a real feeling of spring as supporters of The Watercress Way set off from the Chestnut Horse in Easton for a 4 mile guided tour

Tony puts up Waymarker near Sutton Scotney

Waymarking nears completion

We are delighted to announce that we have almost completed putting up the signs for the entire route.

Volunteers follow the signpost to Bridgets Lane

The Watercress Way Volunteers in Action

Although some of us have volunteered or led teams of conservation volunteers in the past, we haven’t had a special The Watercress Way Volunteer team- until now!