Short Walk 13
This walk takes us through the Lordsdale Greenway. The walk itself will take under an hour. Including bus journeys this outing can be completed in about 2 hours.
Catch the U6H bus from outside Macdonald’s in High Road or the 7A (not Sundays or after early afternoon) from Stoneham Lane or Bassett Green Road. Alight at the first stop in Tremona Road, outside the General Hospital. Walk down Dale Road and find the entrance to the Lordsdale Greenway on the right, opposite Dale Valley Road. Follow the path and after reaching the children’s play area, cross Warren Avenue and enter Shirley Pond Park. Go along the path, past the north side of the pond. Exit through the gate beside the cycle track. Ahead, find the sign-posted entrance to the next section of the Lordsdale Greenway. You will eventually reach Coxford Road beside the (now closed) Bridge Tavern. On the opposite side of Coxford Road is the continuation of the greenway with a newly constructed footpath. At the end of this section, across Olive Road, the entrance is beside Coxford Community Centre. Pick up the footpath just behind the children’s play area. As you go along the path, eventually you will see the Princess Anne Maternity Hospital towering above you on your right hand side. Shortly after, the path ahead abruptly stops. Take the path to the right and exit into Springford Road. Go right, then right again and catch the U6C bus at the stop outside the Princess Anne Hospital or the 7A outside the General Hospital main entrance.