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Tern on named green arrowSolent Way

96 km / 60 miles

Hampshire, Portsmouth, Southampton
The route crosses coastal marshes to Lymington before going inland and past the heaths, woods and villages of the New Forest, Bucklers Hard and Beaulieu to reach Hythe on the Test Estuary. The ferry is taken to Southampton from where it follows the Solent shoreline, crossing the River Hamble to reach Portsmouth via the Gosport ferry. It continues along the historic waterfront of Portsmouth and Southsea and passes the coastal marshes and quays around Langstone Harbour.

Between Broadmarsh and Portsmouth if forms part of the E9 E-Route. Route details are on Hantsweb website below. The first 7 miles of the Solent Way between Milford-on-Sea and Lymington are described in the book by Leigh Hatts (Countryside Books).

See also E-Routes (E9).


Path Type
Paths Marked on OS mapping
Waymark: Tern on named green arrow
Tern on named green arrow
Easy; Coastal; Heath; Urban
SZ291918 - Milford-on-Sea, Hampshire
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SU753055 - Emsworth, Hampshire
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Publications, Badges and Certificates:

External PDF
Solent Way (Hampshire County Council - 2005)
Exploring the Bournemouth Coast Path (Countryside Books - 2005)
Exploring the Solent Way (Countryside Books)


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Contains Ordnance Survey data © Crown copyright and database right 2016.
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Large scale digital mapping is provided by John Thorn.
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Walking, Hiking and Cycling Holidays (Let's Go Walking! Ltd)

Accommodation within 5 Km of this Path:

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Harvest House  (bookable online)
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The Summer House  (bookable online)
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Glamping The Wight Way  (bookable online)
5 Km
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Walcot Guest House  (bookable online)
3 Km
34 Km
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75 Km
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Willowbrook Riding Centre  (bookable online)
4 Km
96 Km

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Route Profile:

100.7 Km (62.6 miles)
483 m (1,585 ft) ascent
43 m (141 ft)  maximum height