On Sunday, the Friends of Weston Shore had a wonderful walk along the shore to enjoy the view on a beautiful summer day. We started off at Southampton Sailing Club at the end of the shore near Woolston and then set off in the direction of Netley. For a better view of the photos, please click on them.
We were joined by one of our members and a local hero. Richard is a regular visitor to Weston Shore and can often be seen clearing up litter and rubbish from the shore. He has been making a very important contribution to the improvement to the shore and many people are grateful to him for all his hard work. His energy and dedication are an inspiration to us.
Along the shore near the sailing club, we came across an old inspection chamber. This dates, apparently, from a time when sewage was pumped into the sea. The cover is now very corroded.
It was a lovely day and we were particularly impressed by the stream that runs over Weston Shore. This flows from Westwood. It was a calm day and we could see the clouds reflected in the water of the stream.
A bridge spans the stream next to Weston Parade and we walked on along the Weston Shore Link. This is a new path that links Weston Shore to the Conkerfield in Netley.
(Above: Councillor Warwick Payne and Adam Manning, both from Friends of Weston Shore).
The Weston Shore Link took us past Weston Yacht Club and across the Conkerfield up to Abbey Hill, opposite Netley Abbey.
We walked round the Abbey which acted as our end goal for our walk and then walked all the way back along the shore on what was a very restful summer Sunday. We’d certainly like to do more of these walks as it was a wonderful way to spend a few hours!