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.


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