16 March 2011

I is for Itchen

The River Itchen's source is situated just south of the village of Cheriton in Mid Hampshire, it passes through Winchester and down to Southampton Water and is 28 miles long. The river flows in several different channels through the Winchester, some of which come close enough to Winchester Cathedral to have caused serious problems to the building's foundations in earlier years. The main channel flows through Winchester City Mill along an area known as the Weirs, the river then heads south through a series of water meadows passing the Hospital of St Cross before leaving the city and heading towards the villages of Twyford and Shawford. This photo of the Itchen is in the St Cross area with St Catherine's Hill to the right.

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21 comments:

  1. This is a beautiful, but flat country like we have. So you live near Southampton. My sister and I cycled from Holland via Dover, Brighton, Southampton to Longwell Green between Bath and Bristol in 1956. It was rather hilly, but beautiful.

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  2. How peaceful a sight ! Thank you very much for this wonderful escape ! Please have a good Wednesday.


    daily athens

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  3. Great photo, the river leads your eye to the trees and sky. Very nice.

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  4. lovely, tho I'm unfamiliar.

    ROG, ABC Wednesday team

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  5. This is lovely, the river and the duck in it,

    thanks for sharing such a magical location with us,

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  6. Very tranquil and beautiful! England is fairy land but I enjoy being amazed again and again.

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  7. How peaceful and gorgeous this scene is!

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  8. It looks so serene. lovely to meander on in a kayak.

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  9. Very interesting informations about this river and your picture is really lovely!
    Léia - Bonjour Luxembourg

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  10. The lone swan makes a very nice scene. Peaceful but a bit forlorn somehow.

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  11. Wil - that's a long way to cycle! I think the Netherlands would be the ideal place for me to cycle - no hills!

    It is a lovely place to go for a walk

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  12. Very pretty and what an unusual name.

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  13. how beautiful and serene. Just lovely, thank you.

    Meryl,
    http://departingthetext.blogspot.com

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  14. Lovely photo. Not only you make great photos, but you're also knowledgeable with the subject or area in the photos. Enjoyable blog.

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  15. It is a very beautiful walk - I used to go that way most days to meet my son from school. I do miss it.

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  16. It is nice in St Cross. Nearly bought a house there, but it fell through in the end and now we are in Hyde, which is nice too!

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  17. I liked Hyde, we did look at a house there but that fell through for us! My husband wanted to be nearer the leisure centre, but ended up having to cycle there and get extra fit as a result.

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