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Your support still needed to preserve England’s railway heritage

We recently published information on the railway bridge at Stoke Road, Itchen Abbas that is affected by the proposed plans by Highways England to demolish
Collage Trustee Poster March 2021

April 6 2021

The hunt begins ….could you be a Trustee?

The Watercress Way Charity seeks 2 new trustees: a Treasurer and an Ecologist   Treasurer: Could you oversee our efficient, easy to run online system? Training is available. Ecologist: Have you a knowledge of wildlife, conservation and interest in recreational land management and community involvement?  Typical trustee tasks include commenting on planning proposals affecting the…
Bridgemap

January 17 2021

Railway bridges threatened

Highways England are planning to demolish or infill decommissioned railway assets that could instead be used by walkers and cyclists. 135 structures are currently at risk including the bridge  at Stoke Road, Itchen Abbas which is planned to be infilled. More info on the New Civil Engineer website. Please sign the Railway Rambler’s petition here:…
The Watercress Way At Dusk

January 2 2021

2020 End of Year report – A busy year in lockdown

Trustees Mike Collis and Kim Adams look back on 2020 and what the charity has planned for 2021. This has been a difficult year for the charity with the restrictions during the Covid pandemic. We were unable to run our normal range of activities and fundraise. Despite this, we have had a busy year planning…
Christmas Ladybird Trail

December 17 2020

The Watercress Way Children’s Trail – A ladybird is not just for Christmas!!

Do you know the answers to these questions? Where did ladybirds get their name from? Why won’t you see ladybirds at Christmas? Why are ladybirds called The Gardeners Best Friend? How long do they live? An outdoor quiz/treasure trail The answers to these questions will be found by the latest online quiz which can be…
View From The Bench Martyr Worthy November 2020

November 28 2020

Trustees enjoy walking the Way during Lockdown 2020

During the difficult days of the repeated lockdowns the trustees have taken the opportunity of using
Bridge Over The Itchen At Easton

September 30 2020

Getting Outside Day Sunday 27 September 2020

The Watercress Way is too long for most walkers to attempt in one go, so the Trustees have devised 7 separate circular walks
Watercress Beds

August 25 2020

First post-lockdown Guided Walk 23 August 2020

On Sunday 23 August we were thrilled to do our first Guided walk.
Conservation At Worthy Down Halt September 2019

July 21 2020

Worthys Conservation Volunteers receive prestigious recognition

Years of active conservation work in and around the old Worthy Down Halt near Kings Worthy by the Worthys Conservation Volunteers has had official recognition