GPS Cycle and Walking Routes


Portchester Castle Walk

9 miles (15 km)

This walk visits themedieval Portchester Castle and the Roman Fort of Portus Adurni near Fareham in Hampshire. The walk then continues along the Porchester coast towards Fareham with lovely views of Portsmouth Harbour on the way.
The walk starts from the car park next to the castle. The Grade I listed building was probably founded in the late 11thcentury and taken under royal control in 1154. Occupying a commanding position at the head ofPortsmouth Harbour, in the medieval period Portchester was an important port.
After exploring the castle the route heads west along the Allan King's Way, passing the Kenwood, Alton Grove and Harbour View Open Spaces. The route continues past Wicor Hard, Fareham Lake and Cams Bay where the path bends around the Cam Hall Estate and golf course. The final section runs along the opposite side of Fareham's pretty quays.
To continue your walking in the area try our Fareham Walk which uses more of the Allan King's Way footpath to visit the Nelson Monument and Fort Nelson. The fort is one of five defensivefortsbuilt on the summit ofPortsdown Hillin the 1860s, overlooking the important naval base ofPortsmouth.

Portchester Castle Postcode

PO16 9QW - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

Portchester Castle OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Portchester Castle Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby

Photos

Saxon Shore, Portchester Castle - geograph.org.uk - 258616

Saxon Shore, Portchester Castle. Castle built by Henry II on site of Roman fort. English troops left here en route to Agincourt.

Portchester Castle (geograph 5886902)

Castle interior

Portchester MMB 03 Castle

The entrance to Portchester Castle.

Portchester MMB 02 Castle

The entrance to Portchester Castle.

View across Wicor Lake-Fareham - geograph.org.uk - 700897

View across Wicor Lake-Fareham. View from footpath south of Cams Estate, looking across Wicor Lake toward Wicor Marine.

Portchester MMB 11 Castle

Looking out over Portchester harbour from the castle.

Cams Hall Fareham - geograph.org.uk - 94767

Cams Hall Fareham

Path to Fareham Town Quay - geograph.org.uk - 464806

Path to Fareham Town Quay

Video

GPS Files

GPX File

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

Memory Map Route

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