Tag Archives: Solent

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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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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120. Yarmouth to Cowes

June 2010 My last walk on the Isle of Wight and this one takes in the Solent facing side of the coast. Sadly, the coast path on the north side of the island is not that coastal for much of … Continue reading

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119. Yarmouth to Freshwater Bay

May 2015 This is another walk I have done several times, and there is a good reason for this – it’s a wonderful walk with wonderful scenery and good variety too. In fact I did this as a circular walk, … Continue reading

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115. Ryde to Lake

May 2010 I first did this walk back in 2001 when the Foot and Mouth disease meant that many footpaths on the mainland were closed, making planning a walk very difficult. Thankfully, the Isle of Wight remained free of the … Continue reading

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114. Ryde to West Cowes

July 2005 I’m going a long way back into the past for this walk, as the Isle of Wight was one of the very first areas where I walked the coast. I have been a fairly regular visitor to the Isle … Continue reading

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