GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

BursledonWalks

1 miles (1 km)

This Hampshire village is located on the River Hamble, near Southampton, in the borough of Eastleigh.
Local walking highlights include the nearby River Hamble Country Park where there's some lovely woodland trails and the historic Manor Farm and Country Park to explore. You can reach the park by following the Strawberry Trail from the village.
On the other side of the river there's Swanwick Lakes Nature Reserve where there's lots of easy paths and plenty of wildlife to see.
This walk in the village visits the Bursledon Windmill. The Grade II* listed mill dates to 1814 and has been restored to working order. On certain days you can tour the windmill and then enjoy a stroll around Windmill Wood where there's a brass rubbing nature trail. There's also the old Chineham Barn, and the Hiltingbury Granary, an 18th century farm building.

Bursledon OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Bursledon Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Walks near Bursledon

  • Swanwick Lakes - This walk visits the Swanwick Lakes Nature Reserve in the Hampshire village of Swanwick.
  • Manor Farm and Country Park - This park has a number of delightful walking and cycling trails and is located just outside Southampton
  • River Hamble - Enjoy a lovely waterside walk along the River Hamble on this easy walk in southern Hampshire
  • Hamble Common - This walk takes you around an area of common land in Hamble-le-Rice in Hampshire
  • Holly Hill Woodland Park - This short circular walk takes you through the peaceful Holly Hill Woodland Park and along the estuary of the River Hamble.The park has two distinctive areas - Winnards Copse with a more formal landscape, lakes and ornamental exotic species and Cawtes Copse with its mix of native woodland species
  • Royal Victoria Country Park - Explore 200 acres of woodland, grassy parkland and coastline in this delightful coastal park located at Netley, near Southampton
  • Solent Way - Follow the Solent Way along the beautiful south coast from Milford on Sea to Emsworth.
    The route starts off at Milford on Sea and heads along the coastal marshes to Lymington with splendid views of the Isle of Wight
  • Strawberry Trail - This lovely figure of eight trail starts and ends near the car park at Hamble-le-Rice, passing through Bursledon and Botley on the way
  • River Hamble Country Park - This country park and nature reserve is located on theRiver Hamblein Hampshire.

Pubs/Cafes

Head towards the river and you could visit the Jolly Sailor. The 18th century riverside pub has a lovely terrace overlooking the Hamble Marina. There's also a charming old interior with old beams and exposed brickwork. You can find them at postcode SO31 8DN for your sat navs. The pub is dog friendly.

Photos

Bursledon - geograph.org.uk - 11425

Bursledon Windmill, originally built 1813 and lovingly restored between 1976 and 1991, is a fully working mill providing superb flour for bread-making.

Overlooking the River Hamble at Bursledon - geograph.org.uk - 1737803

Overlooking the River Hamble at Bursledon. Possibly the best vantage point, from which to view the River Hamble, at Bursledon. The location is Lands End Road, at the top of a set of steps which lead down between the "Elephant Boatyard", and the "Jolly Sailor" pub. At high tide, it might not be possible to access the pub from this side; the "official" route is via another set of steps, beside the pub sign. Note the elegant bridge, and variety of moored yachts and cruisers.

Picnic area in Manor Farm Country Park - geograph.org.uk - 1376006

Picnic area in Manor Farm Country Park

Early spring at Swanwick Lakes (1) - geograph.org.uk - 4061839

Early spring at Swanwick Lakes

Granary by Bursledon Windmill - geograph.org.uk - 1775913

Granary by Bursledon Windmill

Barn in Bursledon - geograph.org.uk - 1991648

Chineham Barn

Viewpoint at Bursledon, Hampshire - geograph.org.uk - 1740398

Viewpoint at Bursledon. The River Hamble, with its wide variety of boats, can be seen. Immediately below, the green roof belongs to the Elephant Boatyard.

The "Jolly Sailor" on the River Hamble at Bursledon - geograph.org.uk - 3320492

The "Jolly Sailor" on the River Hamble at Bursledon

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