Itchen in the City

L Leisurely
: Dominic Mann : 07826 337158
East and West banks of the Itchen and a crossing of the last bridge before the river meets the sea. An urban tour which will include a couple of pub stops.
: St Denys Train Station (platform 4 by the station exit)
: St Denys Railway Station (has a free car park and also there is free parking in the streets around the station - Adelaide Road being the closest)
: SU431137
: 50.9219357534038,-1.3876903080425
: 38-40 Adelaide Rd, Southampton SO17 2HW, UK
: Abigail Lewis : 07921 459745
The walk is at the northern edge of Portsea island. We will follow the Solent Way footpath around the outer sea wall. Along the unspoilt Marshes at Farlington Nature Reserve, popular for bird watching. The Solent Way path continues on the banks of Langstone Harbour to skirt the edge of Havant before coming to the beautiful village of Langstone. We will take the bridge to Hayling Island, and walk on and around the banks of Chichester Harbour to finish at the town of Emsworth on the Sussex border, the end of the Solent Way. We will stop for a drink in Emsworth before getting the train back to Cosham, where we will enjoy the last remaining 2 miles of the walk, along the Hilsea Lines. A military site surrounding the fortifications of Hilsea Lines ancient monument, this popular walking spot includes woodland, meadows and fresh brackish lakes. It is remarkable that it contains the only area of woodland on Portsea Island.
: Farlington Marsh Car Park. PO6 1UN. Next to the Solent Way
: Driving: The car park can be reached from the eastern Portsmouth A27 roundabout (signed for the A2030). Exit immediately from the roundabout. Cycle: The Portsmouth to Havant cycleway runs along the northern edge of the reserve on the south side of the A27. There are bike racks at each entrance. Rail: Hilsea train station is 1½ miles away. Cosham is about 2 miles away. Trains are every 30 minutes. Bus: The 21 service runs from Portsmouth Harbour to Havant. The closest stop is by Farlington Sainsbury's (north of A27) which is a 15 + min walk to the reserve. There are three car parks. Parking can sometimes be busy. Alternative parking could be found at the at: 1. Another small car park further south along the Eastern Road and walk. 2. Local residential parking in Farlington. 3. Either train station. 4. Ports Creek Bridge Car Park adjacent to Hilsea ‘Portsbridge’ Roundabout, nearest postcode PO2 9RR with a 1 1/2 mile walk through Hilsea lines. 5. Hilsea lido opposite. 6. The Portsmouth Tax office: Lynx House, 1 Northern Road, Cosham, Portsmouth, PO6 3XB and take the Hilsea Lines footpath. Please consider car sharing or allowing time for parking. We will meet at the third car park, closest to the nature reserve.
: SU679044
: 50.835668003807,-1.0358798503876
: Solent Way, Portsmouth PO6 1LG, UK
: Chris Bradley : 07952 242143
It's that time of year for the annual Prince of Wales Beer Festival in Farnborough ( In addition to the usual 9 real ale pumps in the bar, there will be around 40 beers with a "Beers of the North" theme. There may be some real ciders too (none of this insipid fizzy stuff!). There's usually a barbecue going with burgers, sausages and a vegetarian option to stave off any hunger pangs. To build up a thirst beforehand, we'll have an afternoon walk into the mainly coniferous woodlands on the Ash Ranges then along a small part of the Basingstoke Canal from Deepcut to Frimley Green. The walk is timed for the 1359 arrival from Basingstoke. As the main intention of this walk is to visit the beer festival afterwards, it is recommended that attendees come by train if possible or have a designated driver. Parking at Farnborough Main is £2.10 for all day.
: Farnborough Main station entrance, GU14 7NL
: The walk is timed for the 1359 arrival from Basingstoke. As the main intention of this walk is to visit the beer festival afterwards, it is recommended that attendees come by train if possible or have a designated driver. Parking at Farnborough Main is £2.10 for all day.
: SU868560
: 51.2966000808192,-0.7553780641584
: Station Approach, Farnborough GU14 7NL, UK
: Darren Page : 07763 476585
A circular walk in the Vale of Pewsey, taking in Milk Hill: the highest point in Wiltshire. Bring a packed lunch. There will be a pub stop part way round.
: Martinsell car park
: SU183645
: 51.3792724797636,-1.7375562221368
: Unnamed Road, Marlborough SN8, UK
Booking required
: Clare Norris : 07590 294065
Fancy spending an evening watching inspiring films about the big ol’ blue? The Kings Theatre in Portsmouth is hosting the Ocean Film Festival tour, brought to you by the same guys that put on the Banff film festival UK tour. Surfing, sharks, diving, waves, sailing, rowing, wildlife - the line-up of films looks really cool and if Banff was anything to go by the cinematography and soundtrack will be pretty epic too. Watch the trailer here: Read more about the festival here: Tickets are £13 each. They are selling out fast so I am booking them as people request them and picking seats next to each other. If you would like to join us please contact me on the details below and pay me via my pay pal link
: Just outside theatre
: Address is 22-28 Albert Road, PO5 2SJ Best station is Fratton. Come out of station, turn left, walk down to main road, turn left and at the roundabout go right down Victoria road. Walk to another roundabout and go left down Victoria road. Keep on this road for 10-15 minutes until you come to Albert road. Go down this road and you will go past pubs and shops and Kings theatre is on the corner of Exmouth road.
: SZ648990
: 50.7872043993372,-1.0813271999359
: 24 Albert Rd, Portsmouth PO5 2QJ, UK