GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Hamble Walks - Hamble Common Circular

1 miles (2 km)

This walk takes you around an area of common land in Hamble-le-Rice in Hampshire. The common has a waymarked trail to follow to ponds, heathland, oak woodland, meadow, salt-marsh, mudflats and a shingle beach on the River Hamble.
It's great for flora and fauna with purple moor-grass, rhododendrons and gorse. Look out for birds such as oystercatchers, turnstones, herons and ringed plovers around the mudflats and the creek.


SO31 4JD - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

Hamble Common OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Hamble Common Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking


Head to the King and Queen for some post walk refreshments. They do good home made food and have a nice garden area for warmer days. You can find them on the High Street with a postcode of SO314HA for your sat navs.

Dog Walking

The common is an ideal place for dog walking so you'll probably see other owners on your visit. The King and Queen pub mentioned above is also dog friendly and will provide water bowls.

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

The Strawberry Trail and the Solent Way both pass the common so you could pick up these trails to extend your walk. Head west and you can visit Royal Victoria Country Park.
If you cross the river on the ferry you could visit Warsash and try the River Hamble Walk. This takes you from the mouth of the river to Lower Swanick. The alternative Warsash Walk heads in the opposite direction to visit Hook Lake and the nearby Titchfield Haven. This lovely nature reserve is one of the highlights of the area with an abundance of wildlife and views of the River Meon. In nearby Gosport and Lee on Solent there's also Alver Valley Country Park to visit. The 500 acre park has some nice trails along the River Alver, another wildlife rich nature reserve, a cafe and cycle paths.
For more walking ideas in the area see the Hampshire Walks page.


Hamble Common - - 150636

Hamble Common. Looking inland from the beach

Creek between Hamble Common and Hamble-le-Rice - - 295035

Creek between Hamble Common and Hamble-le-Rice

The King and Queen public house, Hamble - - 1437655

The King and Queen public house, Hamble. An unusual feature of this pub is that it has its own self service launderette - which provides a great excuse for having a pint.

Maritime Art Gallery - - 877227

Maritime Art Gallery in the village. The display on the outside of Hamble's Maritime Art Gallery was more memorabilia and bygones. The Museum faces the waterfront near the foot ferry to Wasash. It's a nice place to visit after your walk if you have time.

Hamble Common - - 295038

Hamble Common. This land has been cleared of scrub, leaving a few trees, and is grazed by animals to keep it as maritime heath. It is currently very damp underfoot. The masts of boats in Hamble Marina can be seen in the distance.

Hamble Point Marina, The Hamble, Hampshire - - 760532

Hamble Point Marina


GPS Files

GPX File

Hamble Common.gpx (On Desktop:Right Click>'Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold>Share>Save to Files')

Memory Map Route

Hamble Common.mmo (On Desktop:Right Click>'Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold >Share>Save to Files)