The Solent Way Walk

The Solent Way Walk, Lymington: Address, Phone Number, The Solent Way Walk Reviews: 4.5/5

The Solent Way Walk
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Starting from Milford-on-Sea, this is a two-mile walk alongthe coast, ending at Hurst Castle, an ancient monument open year 'round, with a cafe. A ferry runs from the village of Keyhaven from Easter through summer months.
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705simon
Warfield, UK55 contributions
Unspoilt but very long
May 2021 • Family
Did the walk from Milford on sea to Lymington which admittedly is a long walk. Took us 3 hours at a brisk pace. Very unspoilt but we all felt it was a bit boring as the scenery was the same all the way through with few points of differentiation or interest.
Recommend either starting at Lymington and doing a shorter loop or hiring bikes next time. The path was suitable for bikes and would have been a more enjoyable way of completing the route
Written 9 June 2021
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Timsmith40
Sudbury, UK20 contributions
Wonderful walk
May 2021
Quite a hike but some stunning views and well worth the effort. Don't try and walk from Milford back to Lymington without checking with the locals first - our phone took us via a busy road that ran out of path so we had to get a cab for the last mile! There is an alternative that is much better I have since found...
Written 21 May 2021
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01tw1969
London, UK443 contributions
Best walk you’ll ever find
Apr 2021 • Friends
The most beautiful walk in sunshine or on a dark and gloomy day as it changes what you can see dramatically. Even better if you can get up at sunrise as stunning then. And everyone you pass on the walk is incredibly polite and says Good Morning.
Written 21 April 2021
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stephanie i
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A beautiful walk by the sea
Oct 2020 • Couples
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 .
Written 28 October 2020
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Roger Taylor
Ludlow, UK26 contributions
A glorious addition to the Solent Way
Sep 2020 • Family
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.
Written 16 October 2020
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Triptips66
Neath Port Talbot, Wales10 contributions
A Great Walk
Sep 2020 • Couples
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
Written 5 October 2020
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01tw1969
London, UK443 contributions
Not to be missed
Sep 2020 • Friends
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
Written 30 September 2020
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Kings and Queens London
London, UK684 contributions
Great on foot but not on a bike
Sep 2020 • Couples
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.
Written 13 September 2020
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JAIME
Chandler’s Ford, UK16 contributions
Lovely walk and beautiful views
Aug 2020 • Couples
If you are looking for a relaxing walk with amazing views and the smell of the sea air, this is it. We did this at about 5 in the evening so thr sky colour was an amazing bonus on the way back. Definately one to do if you are a keen walker
Written 30 August 2020
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Jackie T
Stevenage, England, United Kingdom76 contributions
Fabulous walk
Jul 2020 • Couples
We used a car park in Milford on Sea and walked down to the seafront where there are a couple of cafes. The causeway (spit) stretches 2 miles into the sea with wonderful, panoramic views of the IOW Needles. The pathway is free from vehicles, apart from the odd tractor delivering to the castle, and is all stones. Nature reserve with still waters and the lighthouse to one side and crashing waves of the Solent to the other.
Well worth a walk and rewarded by a visit to Hurst Castle at the end, for a small fee, where there’s refreshments and toilets.
Written 29 July 2020
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