20 Jul Walking the Solent Way
The walk from Warsash to Lee-on-the Solent is lovely at any time of year, but especially great in the summer months if you fancy some time on a quiet stretch of beach. The walk takes in the cliff tops and beach of Meon Shore, Titchfield Haven Nature Reserve, Hill Head and finally the small town of Lee-on-the Solent
Here, Frances Elizabeth of Where Mummy Walks takes photos for us on this 6-mile walk. “There’s free parking at Warsash and Lee-on-the -Solent and also at the Haven and Hill Head if you choose the shorter walk,” explains Frances. “Buses are an option but they’re not frequent, so you need to plan well if public transport is your preference. We used two cars for convenience.”
Warsash is situated on the mouth of the Hamble River and the walk starts from here looking across the river to Hamble-le-Rice. The Rising Sun pub is a good option if you fancy some lunch before you set off or choose to walk the route the other way round.
The path takes you along wetland marshes, alive with wildlife, across clifftops and quiet beaches and past quaint beach huts until you reach Titchfield Haven Nature Reserve and Hill Head harbour.
There are toilets here and a café run by the RSPB, and a little further along if you take the road, you can have a pitstop at Breezes Café or the Osborne View @osborneview with its stunning views across the Solent to the Isle of Wight and its namesake, Osborne House.
Eventually you reach the promenade which runs from Hill Head and its Shack (good chips!), past the Hovercraft Museum and to Lee-on-the-Solent with its High Street, tea shops, amusement arcade and ice creams or fish and chips to eat on the beach.
You can read more about the details of the walk here.
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