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The Solent Way Walk

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The Solent Way Walk

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stephanie i wrote a review Oct 2020
2 contributions1 helpful vote
A wonderful walk all flat and level also good for cyclists. A haven for bird watchers take your time and listen and watch rather than hurrying by .
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Roger Taylor wrote a review Oct 2020
Ludlow, United Kingdom18 contributions2 helpful votes
The stretch I am going to describe is not strictly part of the Solent Way. It is the coastal path from Barton on Sea to Milford on Sea which I include because it is totally different to the rest of the Way. The path traverses the eastern end of the cliffs comprising the Jurassic Coast so looks more like Dorset, complete with a Chine, in Hampshire called a Bunny. See photo looking down to the beach. I have walked the path for over thirty years with my wife, friends and family at different times. The walking is generally easy but there is quite a climb across Becton Bunny. If you are fit, you can climb further down to the shingle beach, where the cliffs provide a stunning multicoloured backdrop. It is a fresh and exhilarating walk and is best started or finished at the Beachcomber Cafe which provides excellent local food, ice cream etc. The garden has a panoramic view of the Solent from Keyhaven and beyond, then across to Hengistbury Head and, in the distance, Studland and the Old Harry Rocks. There is also an easy slope down to the predominantly shingle beach which is rarely crowded and is ideal for junior water sports. Just one proviso to this idyllic description, periodic collapsing of the cliffs. This has been going on for centuries but the latest, which started in 2013, has now resulted in part of the path near Milford being lost to the sea. As a result heavy plant work is now going on to create a new path on firm ground which necessitates a temporary inland diversion. Walkers who are new to the path need to know this but don’t be put off. Hence my rating of four not five.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Triptips66 wrote a review Oct 2020
Neath Port Talbot, Wales10 contributions5 helpful votes
A stunning walk on a Sunny Day but 'keep asking' passers by for directions as there are short cuts etc. The signage both from Lymington and on the path is poor. Read the history and check out the Birds (winged). Some rare sightings to be had eg Dartford Warbler
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Date of experience: September 2020
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01tw1969 wrote a review Sep 2020
London, United Kingdom420 contributions89 helpful votes
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What a truly fabulous walk. For three days straight we would head out after breakfast and walk for 4 miles or so along the sea wall and little diversions. The views are stunning and change with the weather, clouds and time of day. Everyone we would pass would say brightly Good Morning. One lovely old boy we’d see each walk at some point named us The Spice Girls. Great walk and experience
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Kings and Queens London wrote a review Sep 2020
London, United Kingdom648 contributions220 helpful votes
we did this walk many years ago, ie walked one way and got the passenger ferry back.On this occasion we rode on our bikes from Lymington to New Milton along keyhaven, and thought we would continue along the Solent way to hurst castle, but this was hard ward on a deep pebble footpath.So in summary use your feet and forget the bike if you want to go along solent way, definately just for the walkers and not bike riders.Will be back soon for the walk.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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