Category Archives: Hampshire

130. Emsworth and Thorney Island

October 2009 Having reached the end of the Solent Way (and Hampshire) on my last walk I needed to work out a route for this walk. Thankfully, this turned out to be easy because whilst I have finished one long-distance trail (the … Continue reading

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129. Hayling Island (West Coast)

August 2005 Having made my own way around the south and east coasts of Hayling Island I was pleased to find that the west coast has a proper coast path – the Hayling Billy Coastal Path. This is so named because it … Continue reading

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128. Hayling Island Part 1 (East and South coast)

Janurary 2016 Having thought I had walked all the Hampshire Coast I remembered that this was not quite true. When I first walked this stretch of the coast (which must have been getting on for 10 years ago now), I … Continue reading

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127. Hilsea to Emsworth

December 2004 This was to be my last walk along the Solent Way, which finishes at Emsworth. I decided to take the train to Hilsea, as it was nearly Christmas and the roads into Portsmouth would be congested with Christmas shoppers (and, … Continue reading

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126. Portsmouth to Hilsea

July 2011 and November 2004 I walked the entire coast between Portsmouth Harbour and Hilsea back in 2004 but have walked part of the path between Portsmouth and Southsea sea front more recently (on the same day that I visited … Continue reading

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125. Solent Forts

April 2015 Continuing my theme of visiting all the islands I have passed, there are some rather unusual islands located in the Solent between the mainland and the Isle of Wight, close to Portsmouth. Unusual in that they are man-made … Continue reading

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124. Portsmouth Harbour

July 2011 and February 2015 When you are walking the coast, harbours, rivers and estuaries always give you a decision to make. Do they count as the coast, or do you cross on the most coastal ferry or bridge? When I … Continue reading

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123. Lee-on-the-Solent to Portsmouth

November 2004 For this walk I decided that rather than drive to Lee-on-the-Solent I would park at Fareham station and take the bus from there to Lee-on-the-Solent and return by train from Portsmouth Harbour. Which is exactly what I did … Continue reading

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122. Warsash to Lee-on-the-Solent

October 2004 For this walk I was travelling from home. It took me a little over an hour to drive down to Warsash via the M3 and M27 and I was pleased to find a large and free car park on … Continue reading

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121. Southampton to Hamble and Bursledon

October 2004 and October 2009 Having rounded the Isle of Wight I am now back on the main land. The approach to Southampton from the west was utterly grim, along a busy dual carriageway. So I did not have high hopes … Continue reading

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