Lymington and Hurst Castle

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Lowland and Hill Walks
Jul 07
2019

22 people attending

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£10.00
Event booking closes on Jul 6 at 19:00:00
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14 miles, 6-7 hours

A walk through the beautiful historic town of Lymington, across the old salt pans to Hurst Spit and then along to Hurst Castle. Lunch will be on the beach and then you can choose your option.                                             

Option 1: Will walk the spit and look at the fort. Total distance for the walk will be 14 miles                                  Option 2: Will stay on the beach after lunch, for a swim or sunbathing and rejoin the main group for the walk back. Total distance for the walk will be 12.2 miles.

Lymington with its Georgian architecture, is a busy and bustling place. The salt pans running from the town through to Hurst spit, were active until the 19th century and are still very much in evidence today. Now an ornithologists' delight, particularly at this time of year with the migrating birds coming through. 

Hurst Castle was built on a spit running out into The Solent to protect the western entrance of the Solent. Built by Henry VIII in 1544 and used up until fairly recent times. During the Civil War, Charles I was imprisoned here before being executed. It is one of the best-preserved forts of Henry VIII left.

Route: https://osmaps.ordnancesurvey.co.uk/route/935138/Lymington-Hurst-castle…

Dogs - this route is really not suitable.

All pictures are courtesy of Geograph and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence. geograph-333907-by-gillian-thomas.jpggeograph-2676320-by-mike-smith.jpggeograph-037160-by-c-d-uglow.jpggeograph-169114-by-peter-facey.jpg

 

 

  © Copyright Gillian Thomas and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence
© Copyright Mike Smith and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence
Hurst Castle and Hurst Point Lighthouse on the end of the spit.
 © Copyright Peter Facey and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence
  © Copyright Gillian Thomas and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence
© Copyright Mike Smith and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence
Hurst Castle and Hurst Point Lighthouse on the end of the spit.
 © Copyright Peter Facey and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence

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