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Refreshing New Year Walk

  • Royal Victoria Country Park

    Netley Abbey, Southampton SO31 5GA (map)

    50.876839 -1.356814

  • Meet outside the Information point and Cafe area
  • Our first walk of the new year. Follow the walk around the Country Park which includes areas of woodland, grassland and the shore and beach. There's also the British Military Hospital Chapel which is having extensive renovation completed so not sure if it will be open ? There's toilets and a Cafe at the start/finish of the walk for tea, coffee and snacks.

    The walk comprises of many hard surface (tarmac etc) paths and the woodland areas well worn compacted earth/grass paths and possibly shingle beach if you feel so inclined. There are steps down to the beach, or alternatively use the slipway. 

    Getting there:
    By train: 
    Netley station is on the main Southampton to Portsmouth line. The back entrance to the park is a 5-10 minute walk from the station. Follow the signs outside the station carpark. .
    By Bus: Bus no 16 goes to Netley Village from Southampton. From the village, follow the brown tourist road signs into the park via the main entrance along the coast road. For more details, please contact First Bus tel[masked] 4854.
    On Foot: Pedestrian access points, other than those described above, are available via the Solent Way and the Hamble Rail Trail.
    By car: Follow the brown tourist signs for the Royal Victoria Country Park from junction 8 off the M27 or A27. Parking is available (£1.10 Mon-Sat/£1.60 on Sundays). Parking is free for orange/Blue badge holders. Get the latest online @

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  • Ian H.

    These are scheduled walks Barbara. Some like to plan and know ahead. You don't need to decide now and even if you did RSVP you can always change at a later date. We promise to not hold you to it - lol

    October 10

  • Barbara P

    Maybe but a bit early to make a decision

    October 10

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    Hi im ur unorganized organizer lol. If there is any walks u would like to add just let me or ian... more

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