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The Category Southampton is a subset of Hampshire.

*Discover Southampton

'Sightseeing walks and tours in and around Southampton offer visitors great opportunities to explore and make the most of a day or short break in the area. Join one of the many guided or self-guided walks and discover the history and culture of this magnificent city.'

*Lower Test Nature Reserve
Size (acreage)385

'Test Way public footpath crosses the reserve with sections of boardwalk. Permissive path leads to bird viewing screens and hide in South. Please keep to the path to avoid disturbance to wildlife. Please check the tide times as the reserve is not accessible at high tide.'

*Southampton HF Group

Over 4,000 walks & counting  'Ideally suited for walkers over 50, who enjoy walking in the countryside with like-minded companions, we walk every weekend, on alternate Saturdays and Sundays, and on Bank Holidays. Chosen to be within an hour's drive of Southampton, our rambles are usually 6-8 miles in length.'

*Southampton Ramblers Group

''Formed in 1954. We offer friendly company on our guided walks, of which there are at least 3 every week, in Hampshire, Wiltshire, Dorset, Sussex and the Isle of Wight. These range in length from starter walks of a few miles, ideal for those new to or returning to walking, to all-day walks for the more experienced walker as well as the opportunity to explore long distance trails by coach trip. '

Curious about ... Southampton

'Southampton is one of Britain's famous maritime cities, a major departure point for ocean-going liners, as well as the many ferries which scurry to and from its port. But Southampton is more than that ... Take our fabulous walks of discovery, and have fun finding answers to clues which tell you more, whilst reading our stories about the most interesting facts.'

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Hampshire Way
Distance (miles)181

'A walkers' route designed to take in the best of the scenery Hampshire has to offer; through the beautiful New Forest National Park, following the valley of the river Test to north Hampshire, across the rolling North Hants Downs, then south through the valley of the River Meon and around the historic coastline of the Solent and Southampton Water.'

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Old Way [British Pilgrimage Trust]
Distance (miles)250

'The British Pilgrimage Trust has rediscovered one of Britain’s great pilgrimage routes: Old Way, a 250 mile journey from Southampton to Canterbury.'Access the Old Way Online Guide by subscription, or by becoming a Friend of the BPT.

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Three Rivers Community Rail Partnership Walks

The Three Rivers Rail Partnership is 'a group of local authorities, local people and the rail industry, working to promote our train and local bus services and doing what we can to improve our stations and services. Why Three Rivers? The rail routes which the partnership covers run alongside or cross the Avon, Itchen and Test rivers - hence "Three Rivers".'

Titanic Trail
Distance (miles)3

'Southampton will forever be associated with the liner RMS Titanic and there are a number of memorials in the city dedicated to those who perished when the ship sank in 1912 ...'

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