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Gosport Waterfront Trail

LOCALITY: Gosport, Hampshire
DISTANCE: 4 miles (6.44 km)
FACILITIES: There & back, Parking, Toilets, Pub, Cafe

GRADIENT: Mostly flat
TERRAIN: Easy
OS MAP: Meon Valley

Walk description:

To get to The Gosport Waterfront Trail, turn off the M27 at Junction 11. Then take the A32 at Fort Brockhurst, and follow the brown tourist signs to Explosion Museum. For Sat. Nav. users the postcode is PO12 4LE

Parking is before the Explosion Museum, along Heritage Way. Once parked, walk towards the Explosion Museum. You can walk through the museum grounds if the gates are open. If not you will need to walk around it.

Once on the other side, of the Explosion Museum, cross the road and walk along the path towards the Gosport Millennium Bridge. Cross over the bridge. From the bridge you have good views over Portsmouth Harbour.

Once over the bridge stay on the pavement on your left. At the T Junction, turn right and walk along Weevil Lane. On your right are the Officer's Quarters. Continue walking along and you will walk past the Pump House on your left. There is a coffee shop here.

At the end of the road by the bottle bank, turn left, along Mumby Road. You will now be walking along side a fairly busy road. Keep walking and you will pass Gosport Marina. You will then come to a pub on your left and a cafe on your right.

Just in front of you is the Falkland Gardens car park. This is a short stay car park, for twenty minutes only. Go right here. Walk past the bus station, and follow the brown signs for the Submarine Museum.

Follow the road around to the right, and will see another brown sign for Haslar Marina and Submarine Museum. Turn left down Haslar Road.
Walk along Haslar Road and you will come to Bastion No 1. This has a grass path that you can walk around if you wish.

On your right you will walk past Haslar Marina. Keep walking straight on, and you will get to Haslar Bridge. Go across the bridge, which crosses Haslar Marina, and the Submarine Museum is on your left. From here you need to turn around and retrace your steps.

Just after you get to the other side of Haslar bridge you will see a red brick path. Turn right here. You will walk along the other side of Bastion No 1.

Walk along the red paved path. Go over a wooden bridge and follow the path around to the right and then to the left. From here, walk straight on. You will have a really good view across Portsmouth Harbour. There are benches along the way to sit and look at the view.

On your right you will come to a wooden boardwalk pier that goes out across Haslar Marina. If you wish you can walk to the end of this and back to get better views of the Harbour. Then continue along the path. You will see the Spinnaker Tower on your right.

Walk past Gosport Ferry and you will come back to the Falkland Gardens. This is a small well kept garden. Follow the path around the Gardens and you will get back to the Falkland Gardens car park. From here retrace your steps back to where you started.

The Gosport Waterfront Trail will take approximately two hours to complete. Please allow extra time to visit the attractions on the way. The promenade is mainly flat and is suitable for wheelchairs and pushchairs.


Additional notes:

For more information about what to see and do in Gosport please visit www.discovergosport.co.uk


18/08/2008 | Walk posted by Mike Glavin

Walks With Buggies User Reviews

A walk full of history

30/04/2009 | Reviewed by cathy nettley

This is a really good walk with lots to see and do. If you wish you can make a day of it by visiting all the
places of interest along the way.

Dull

24/01/2010 | Reviewed by paula sumner

My husband, baby daughter and i and i traveled to Gosport to do this walk as it sounded very interesting and
we were looking for somewhere nice to walk with the buggy. Unfortunately it did not meet expectations, it was
essentially walking along built up areas and a busy road - we could have walked anywhere with footpaths for a
similar experience. You do get the view of Portsmouth but this is only for a very small part of the walk and
does not make up for the housing estates and building sites! In short - Dull.