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Name the Lamb Competition

Over the summer the Trustees of the Watercress Way have been inviting children to enter a Name The Lamb competition with a prize of a cuddly lamb. Events included our Dawn to Dusk Day on 29 April, guided walks in Easton and Sutton Scotney, the Alresford Watercress Festival and fetes in Kings Worthy and South…
Kings Worthy Halt brush cleared March 2018

Volunteer Day Sunday 16 September at 1:00pm

In conjunction with Worthys Conservation Volunteers we are doing conservation work at Worthy Down Halt, SO21 2RR. Please wear appropriate clothing and gloves. Undoubtedly stinging nettles to clear! Please let us know if you are coming. email info@thewatercressway.org.uk
Group photograph of the AGM

3rd AGM of The Watercress Way

Thursday 21 June on the Alresford Drove The nine trustees were delighted to present their Annual Report after another busy and successful year for the charity. Thank you to the members of the public who attended. Highlights were: Increased awareness and use of the Watercress Way which is now fully waymarked. In particular, the organised walk…
Sutton Scotney walk

20 people join trustees for a sunny walk in Sutton Scotney

Sunday 24 June 2018 This is one of walks organised and guided by one of the trustees to share our knowledge of the Watercress Way, highlighting its history and ecology. Sign up as a Friend of the Line to receive information about future walks. Walkers were able to see the site of the railway bridge…
Watercress Festival 2018

The Watercress Festival and the Kings Worthy Fete

Our trustees met a large number of interested people in both Alresford and Kings Worthy. Many of whom were unaware of The Watercress Way. They are now! The display inside our new gazebo attracted plenty of attention and we gave out hundreds of leaflets. If you want a leaflet please download here There were many…

Dawn to Dusk Day 2018 The Itchen Abbas Station Walk

There was a real team spirit as 10 people led by ex-archivist of the Watercress Line, Chris Cornell, discovered new artefacts

Dawn Chorus Walk, 4.45am Sunday 29 April 2018

As I reflect on this year’s dawn chorus, I am reminded that I have experienced the magic of this event every year now for the last ten … still it takes practice and keen ears to identify the many birds from their respective melodies, especially with several in full song at the same time. I…

The 3rd Annual Dawn to Dusk Day on the Watercress Way

The trustees of the Watercress Way celebrated their 3rd annual event to advertise the use, ecology and heritage of the route based on two disused railway lines and ancient sheep droves.
watercress worker

The Watercress Festival Sunday 20 May

Due to a clash of dates the walk we advertised in Alresford has been cancelled.