GPS Cycle and Walking Routes


The Solent Way Walk Lymington

10 miles (16.5 km)

This walk in Lymington takes you from the town to Keyhaven Marshes and Hurst Castle using a section of the Solent Way. It's a lovely section of the trail with lots of coastal birds and wonderful views over to the Isle of Wight, which is less than a mile from Hurst Castle.
The walk starts at Lymington Town Railway Station and heads south along the pretty marina where you can see lots of moored boats and the Wightlink ferry heading off to the Isle of Wight. There's also views of the Lymington River which enters the sea around here.
The path bends round to the west, hugging the coast and passing Pennington Marshes and Keyhaven Marshes. You'll pass along the sea wall with the marshes on one side and the sea on the other. There's lots of lovely lagoons with plenty of wildlife to look out for. Keep your eyes peeled for Egret, Shelduck, Curlew and Heron.
Shortly after passing Keyhaven Harbour you turn left along Hurst Spit to visit Hurst Castle. The striking coastal structure is anartilleryfort established byHenry VIIIbetween 1541 and 1544. It formed part of the king'sDevice Fortscoastal protection programme against invasion from France and theHoly Roman Empire, and defended the western entrance to theSolentwaterway. For a reasonable fee you can tour the castle and enjoy spectacular views from the roof of the Tudor keep across the Needles Passage to the Isle of Wight.
After exploring the castle the walk then heads back along the spit to Milford on Sea where you can enjoy refreshments at one of the cafes and stroll along the shingle beach. You can also catch the bus back to Lymington from here.

The Solent Way Walk Lymington OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

The Solent Way Walk Lymington Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

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Photos

Quay Street, Lymington, Hampshire - geograph.org.uk - 1800247

Quay Street, Lymington

Wightlink ferry (14132912410)

Wightlink ferry from Lymington

Lymington Yacht Marina, Hampshire - geograph.org.uk - 407580

Lymington Yacht Marina, Hampshire

Brackish lagoons north of Moses Dock, Oxey Marsh - geograph.org.uk - 505321

Brackish lagoons north of Moses Dock, Oxey Marsh

Pennington Marshes - geograph.org.uk - 145530

Pennington Marshes

Keyhaven , Keyhaven Harbour and Scout Hut - geograph.org.uk - 1720756

Keyhaven , Keyhaven Harbour and Scout Hut

Keyhaven , Solent Way and Harbour - geograph.org.uk - 1720825

Keyhaven , Solent Way and Harbour

Hurst Castle (19930660571)

Hurst Castle

GPS Files

GPX File

The Solent Way Walk Lymington.gpx (right click - 'Save As')

Memory Map Route

The Solent Way Walk Lymington.mmo (right click - 'Save As')