Woodmill Walk

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Nine of us met at the Woodmill car park during the evening of Thursday 7th August.  We started by walking along the edge of the river Itchen at the Edge of the Park, where we saw about 15 ducks all sat on a log.  We walked up to the old bridge, and then we then went through a wood.  We saw the remains of a lock on the Itchen Navigation which was built as a Canal about 300 years ago.  We carried on until we reached the Mansbridge Reservoir which had a lot of Waterlilies on it.  We went a different way back to the bridge near the beginning of the walk and turned right.  This took us past some houses until we came to the South Stoneham Church.  According to the sign some of the the Church dates back to the 12th Century.  We looked at the different sorts of stonework on the building and the signs on their memorial gardens. We then walked back along the road for a while, and along a small path until we got to the Canoe centre on the otherside of the Road from where we had parked the cars.  We enjoyed the sunshine and the opportunity to explore some of the History of the area.  Thank you to those people who kindly led us on the Walk.

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