Worthys Festival Walk Sunday 15 September 2019

Twin Railway Bridge Kings Worthy

Trustees Kim, Jackie and Kay were delighted to be joined by 32  people (including 4 children, plus 7 dogs) on a beautiful Indian summer day

All enjoyed a 5 mile walk covering railway heritage and ecology. We didn’t quite manage to do the whole trail planned because of lots of stops and chats.

We

  • hunted  for a fog hut for Victorian railway workers to shelter in before putting a warning on the railway in inclement weather, hazel nuts chewed by dormice, rare wild liquorice and the Watercress Way trail of geocaches
  • stood  on a villa, the infilled railway cutting of Mid Hants line, the track of the Didcot-Newbury-Southampton line, the D Day Worthy Down platforms and on historic livestock droves
  • dreamed of the advantages of a trail for walkers and cyclists and horse riders from Kings Worthy to Alresford when we stood on Lovedon Lane old railway bridge
  • imagined pounding hoofs from Winchester racecourse, the roar of Spitfires on first flights from Worthy Down in WW2 and wondered what  soldiers in surrounding pill boxes still intact along the old railway would be thinking as impending invasion loomed .

The feedback from the walkers was very positive and we collected a lot of donations.

All the children received certificates of attendance although some of adults looked longingly at them too!

Kim, trustee and walk leader

Our Latest News

Conservation At Worthy Down Halt September 2019

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

The Trustees

The 4th Annual General Meeting of The Watercress Way 8 pm 16 June via Zoom

The meeting reported on the period from June 2019 until June 2020.

Swan Inn Undercroft Full Of Keen Quizzers

Fundraising Quiz at the Sun Hotel, Alresford on Sunday 17 November 2019

We were delighted by the response to our 2nd annual Watercress Way Fundraising Quiz.

Kim And Jackie Itchen Abbas Talk Nov 2019

The Watercress Way – End of year Review of activities

The Watercress Way Trustees talked to Upper Itchen Valley Association AGM.