Strawberry Trail

River Itchen © Mike Faherty
St Leonard's and St Paul's of Bursledon © Gillian Moy
Hamble Point Marina © Christine Matthews

The Strawberry Trail is a figure of eight walking path in the Hamble River Valley. Starting from Botley the first loop heads north west to the edge of Eastleigh before returning via the Itchen Valley Country Park and Manor Farm Country Park.

The second, smaller loop follows the River Hamble to Bursledon before making a circuit of the Royal Victoria Country Park beside Southampton Water and the pretty Hamble-le-Rice.

The footpath is managed by Eastleigh Borough Council. The area was once an important strawberry growing region. Hamble and the Solent Water have a long history of boat-building and you will find marinas and boating activity along the trail.

Hampshire Cottages

Beautiful Hampshire holiday cottages and self-catering accommodation perfectly located for walking and cycling the trails of this unique county