From 1 January 2012, the Defence Infrastructure Organisation have with drawn all permissive rights to walk along the foreshore for the Solent Way at Browndown near Gosport.
Alternative route map 216kb pdf
From the tiny harbour of Hill Head, the Way follows a long shingle beach to Lee-on-the-Solent and its promenade.
At Stokes Bay you are entering an area oozing with naval history - you can see a fort out to sea and a land fort at the western end of the bay. Dip inland before returning to the water's edge at Gosport, where there are excellent views across to Portsmouth.
Visit the exciting Royal Navy Submarine Museum with several submarines to investigate.
Take the ferry across to Portsmouth.
Distance 8 miles, 3-4 hours Large route map
Fareham Tourist Information Centre, tel 01329 221342/824896
Gosport Tourist Information Centre, tel 023 9252 2944
Old Ship, Lee-on-the-Solent, tel 023 9255 9811
Pebble Beach Café, Gosport, tel 023 9282 7456