The Railway line between Fareham and Gosport finally closed on 30 Jan 69. At some point between then and now, somebody somewhere made one of their best decisions. That was to turn the old rail track partially into a bus route, and partially into a cycle track. The exclusively cycle & walking track part runs from Rowner Down to the old Gosport Railway Station.
Today, I paid a visit to Rowner church of St Mary the Virgin. The original building built in the 11th and 12th Century. I’ve never been there before. Rowner had a bad reputation for a while. No sign of that here today. Two separate fields both with sporting activities going on.
I got to the church by walking following the route of the old railway track. In both directions it was a really pleasant walk. The track was being well used, cyclists, walkers, scooter riders, people exercising their dogs, plenty of smiles and good afternoons exchanged.
I’m not going to write about the visit to the church. That will be the subject of a future post, and hopefully video. I couldn’t get inside the church as it was locked.
A very enjoyable if slightly tiring day.