I have mentioned this elsewhere but I will post it here as this is the correct place.
Romsey and Southampton are quite close (maybe 11km as the crow files?) and could benefit from a direct Slow Way through nice countryside and following quiet paths, bypassing Lordshill. As a local resident, I would argue that the Lordshill node imposes too many restrictions and constraints on Slow Ways routes in the area. Lordshill is really one of many suburbs of Southampton and probably not a key enough location to warrant adding as a node.
There is a nice route which can be done via Halterworth, Baddesley Common, north of North Baddesley, Chilworth, northeastern Lordswood, then the Sports Centre and Common. Not sure of the exact distance but I would estimate somewhere a little over 15km.
This route can be defined using sections of Romlor Three and Lorsou Three.
Follow Romlor Three from Romsey to the motorway bridge just south of Chilworth at lat 50.9586, lon -1.4219 then direct to the north end of Coxford Road 50.9473 -1.4239. Thereafter, Lorsou Three is followed into Southampton.
A further Romsou route could be constructed using Romlor One and Lorsou Three. Follow Romlor one (*assuming that access to Broadlands estate is allowed - I am not sure about this, maybe Romlor one needs revising*) to north Rownhams at 50.9543 -1.4526. Then follow the footpath eastwards along the north end of Lordswood to meet the aforementioned motorway bridge, then as above. This route is probably the most direct route from Romsey to Southampton worth walking - though is less green and more built-up than the longer route described above.
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