Watercress Line

Walkers raise funds to preserve Hampshire’s heritage railway

More than 950 walkers, including children and dogs, from across Hampshire dusted off their walking boots recently to raise over £14,750 to preserve an important part of the Watercress Line at the heritage railway’s annual sponsored Walk The Line.

Families took part in either a three, six or ten mile walk, each offering them the opportunity to experience the railway from a completely different view and enjoy a peaceful stroll in the heart of quintessential English countryside.

Walk The Line is a fantastic opportunity for all the family to see the Watercress Line from a different view and play an important part in securing its future.The money raised will go a long way to keeping Hampshire’s heritage railway on track.

The funds raised from the sponsored walk will be used to re-ballast a section of 1000 yards of track at Wanders Curve between Medstead and Four Marks and Ropley and maintain the trackbed.

Thank you to all who took part and those who helped in the organisation.