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Greenways

Image of Shirey Pond at Lordsdale GreenwayGreenways are ribbons of open space that follow stream valleys. They form valuable breaks in the built up area and in some cases reach out into the open countryside beyond. They provide areas for recreation enhance Southampton’s landscape and provide sanctuary for much of the wildlife that visit people’s gardens.

The greenways are sites of importance for nature conservation (SINC) which means they are areas that are of critical importance for nature conservation within the city. They are irreplaceable and deserve the strongest nature conservation measures.

Southampton has eight greenways which you can walk. Their locations can be found via the Google map below. Route descriptions are available for each of the greenways to assist your walk.

Find out more about Southampton's greenways

Image of Bassett Wood Greenway Bassett Wood Greenway

At one time part of the grounds of the late 19th Century house named Bassett Wood.

Image of Broadlands Greenway Broadlands Valley Greenway

Originally part of the 300 acre estate bought by Thomas Dummer in 1705 for £3,400. He built South Stoneham House nearby overlooking the River Itchen.

Image of Lord's Wood Greenway Lord's Wood Greenway

A large portion of Old Red Lodge Farm part of the extensive Stoneham Estate owned by John Fleming is now Southampton City Golf Course.

Image of Lordsdale Greenway Lordsdale Greenway

To the north west of Aldermoor Road (on land which is now Nursling Plantation) there was a prehistoric settlement known as Aldermoor Camp.

Image of Monks Brook Greenway Monks Brook Greenway

The Grange was built by the Dummer family in 1705. The house a red brick mansion in Queen Anne style was badly damaged by a fire in 1964 and was demolished in 1974.

Image of Rollesbrook Greenway Rollesbrook Valley Greenway

During the Middle Ages Rollesbrook Valley lay to the east of the village of Hill. The village takes its name from the nearby hill at the ancient crossing point of Four Posts.

Image of Miller's Pond Shoreburs Greenway

William Chamberlayne built Weston Grove House in 1802 on land that he inherited from his life long friend Thomas Dummer of Cranbury.

Image of Westwood Greenway Westwood Greenway

Formerly part of a large estate in the ownership of the Cistercian monastery of Netley Abbey.

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Contact information

  • 0800 519 1919
  • Parks and Street Cleansing (RL) Southampton City Council, Civic Centre, Southampton, SO14 7LY