GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Itchen Valley Country Park

2 miles (3 km)

Explore 440 acres of parkland in this attractive country park in Southampton. There are numerous walking trails and an off road cycle trail running through the park. The park contains a 250 acre water meadow nature reserve, 90 acres of ancient woodland and 60 acres of grazing land. The River Itchen also runs through the park.
The park has excellent facilities with a Visitor Centre built in the style of a 17th Century Hampshire Aisle Barn. The centre houses a gift shop and various interactive displays.
To continue your walking you can pick up the Itchen Way long distance trail or visit the nearby Lakeside Country Park.

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Itchen Valley Country Park OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Itchen Valley Country Park Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Also in the city you can head to Southampton Common on the western side of the river. The expansive common is great for walking with miles of trails and several pretty lakes.
In the city centre you can pick up the Southampton Walls Walk and learn about the history of the old city walls.
For more walking ideas in the area see the Hampshire Walks page.

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby

Photos

Ditch in Itchen Valley Country Park - geograph.org.uk - 157006

Ditch in Itchen Valley Country Park. This area is very good for Damselflies, including the nationally scarce Southern Damselfly

Itchen Valley Country Park visitor centre

Itchen Valley Country Park visitor centre

River Itchen - geograph.org.uk - 157001

River Itchen in the park. Track is private due to fishing interests. Baffle on the right is to create slack water for fish. Taken from the bridge between two parts of the country park

Itchen Valley Country Park woodland trail

Woodland trail

GPS Files

GPX File

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Memory Map Route

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