The Strawberry Trail in the Hamble river valley provides a range of distance options for mostly easy riverside, coastal, country park and rural walking, visiting its attractive villages. The Trail is essentially a figure-of-eight from Botley with a first smaller loop around Manor Farm Country Park and a larger loop from Bursledon visiting Netley and Hamble-le-Rice with a section on Southampton Water (coincident with the Solent Way).
This was an important strawberry growing area and Bursledon was where horse-drawn carts would load their baskets of strawberries from the fields of the 'Strawberry Coast' to the Strawberry Special trains to London.
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|Ben Pitman||1h 40m 52s|
|Jack Collins, Jamie Rendall, Richard Straughan||2h 8m 4s|
|Jamie Hurrell||2h 49m 51s|
|Anna Brown||2h 18m 46s|
|Paula Williams||2h 33m 40s|
|Samantha Borrett, Amy Fowler, David Milton||3h 4m 34s|