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Langstone Harbour Waterside Walk - 14 miles circular - very easy and flat

We follow the coastal path down the western shore of Hayling Island following the old railway line. The route of the Trail mostly follows the old 'Hayling Billy' Railway which closed in 1963. We pass the West Hayling Local Nature Reserve popular with nesting sea birds. The site was originally oyster beds dating back to Roman times in Langstone Harbour. At the end of the trail we continue to Sinah Common via The Kench Nature Reserve and local houseboats - pub lunch at The Inn on the Beach (was the former lifeboat station) http://www.innonthebeach.co.uk/ for a fantastic fresh Fish n' Chips lunch (baguettes/Ploughmans/burgers or pizzas also available - see menu on website link)


After lunch we'll catch the Hayling Ferry over to Eastney (£2.70 adult single) - journey time 5 mins. Sections of the Mulberry Harbour used for WW11 D-Day landings were built here before being towed to Normandy. A broken concrete section can be seen just inside the entrance to Langstone Harbour. 

We continue along Portsea Island to Milton Lock and on to Farlington Marshes and past the remains of The Old Oyster House before returning to the start point.

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  • Rosanne J.

    Lovely day but it did appear longer than 14 miles!

    October 13, 2013

  • Terry H.

    This walk sounds great - just my sort of thing - but I can't make this weekend! I hope you'll run it, or similar coastal walks soon! Enjoy!

    October 8, 2013

  • David

    hiya, is anyone driving from South London/Surrey area and would like the company and some petrol money?

    September 23, 2013

    • Jaana

      Hi David, I'd be interested in sharing a ride, I'm in Ottershaw, where abouts are you?

      October 7, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    This looks very interesting. Can you estimate the length / toughness of the walk please? Many thanks

    September 18, 2013

    • Charlie

      Length: 14 miles. Toughness: 0. The only hill is the landing stage from the ferry to the shore, a distance of 7 metres..........or you could swim ashore.

      October 5, 2013

    • Derek

      Although the terrain is relatively easy; bear in mind that 14 miles is quite a distance if you are not used to regular walking

      October 6, 2013

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