I promised myself last year that the 2017 A-Z Challenge would be my last. Then come February I found myself itching to find a theme. Appropriate there that for 'I' I have chosen -
|River Itchen at Ovington in Hampshire|
The river flows for 28 miles from the middle of Hampshire into Southampton Water and out into the sea.
|Chalk rivers of Hampshire|
If you are a fly-fishing fan then the Itchen is the place to be. The river is said to be one of the finest chalk fly-fishing rivers in England - some claim in the world. Or is that just a fisherman's tale?
|River Itchen meanders through water meadows north of Cheriton|
Its source is to be found in springs just south of Cheriton; it flows north before it turns to flow through the cathedral city of Winchester on its way to the sea on the south coast.
|City Mill branch of the Itchen at Winchester.|
- River Itchen at Ovington: 16 August 2005, by Joolz - CC BY-SA 2.5 licence
- River Itchen north of Cheriton: 5 may 2006 ex geograph.org.uk, by Peter Jordan - CC BY-SA 2.0 licence
- River Itchen at Winchester: 4 June 2009 ex geograph.org.uk, by Dr Neil Clifton - CC BY-SA 2.0 licence.