The Solent Way

The Solent Way (more or less) – a few comments

Our favourite bit
The cliff tops at Meon Shore (Walk 3)
The cricket match at Bedhanpton (Walk 6)
Hengistbury Head (Walk 8)

The worst bit
Getting lost in the horse field near Bedhampton (Walk 6)

The most boring bit
Farlington Marshes (Walk 6)
The long road through Gosport beside a high wall (Walk 3)

The most interesting bit
Mudeford – Hordle (Walk 8)

The hardest bit
Climbing through stinging nettles to regain the path near Farlington (Walk 6)
Squeezing beside a barbed wire fence with cows the other side on Hook Common (Walk 4)

The nicest on the feet bit
Meon Shore (Walk 4)

The hardest on the feet bit
Crossing Browndown Army Range (Walk 3)

The best loos
The Turfcutters Arms at East Boldre (Walk 10)
Bournemouth Oceanarium (Walk 8)

Our favourite pub or café
The coffee Stall at Hordle Cliff (Walks 8 and 9)
Highcliffe Castle Tea Room (Walk 8)

The seaside resort we would go back to

Friar’s Cliffe.
(Where the little girl was making Beanie Baby Shelters). (Walk 8)

The places we missed and promised to return again someday
Walk 2 – The Marines Museum at Eastney
Walk 3 – The Hovercraft Museum at Lee-on-the-Solent
Walk 4 & 5 The Royal Victoria Country Park
Walk 8 – Highcliffe Castle
Walk 9 – Hurst Castle
Walk 10 – Calshot Castle

The best people
The couple on the ferry from Hurst Castle (Walk9)

Our favourite ferry

Hurst Castle (Walk 9)

The windiest bit
Barton-on-Sea – Hordle Cliff (Walk 8)

The hottest bit
Southsea-Eastney (August) (Walk 2)

The coldest bit
Over the Itchen bridge (April) (Walk 5)

The most traffic
Beaulieu Hill (Walk 10)