At Hythe Pier catch the ferry to Southampton's Town Quay where there are many places to visit.
Leave Southampton and cross the Itchen Bridge to Woolston, once a great aircraft and shipbuilding area. The route returns to the shoreline passing Westwood Woodland Park, Netley Castle, the ruins of Netley Abbey and the popular Royal Victoria Country Park.
Stop for a ride on the miniature railway or play on the beach before continuing along the shore and up the River Hamble to the delightful waterfront village of Hamble-le-Rice.
Distances 7 miles, 2-3 hours Large route map
Lyndhurst Tourist Information Centre, tel 023 8028 2269
Southampton Tourist Information Centre, tel 023 8083 3333
Hamble Valley Tourism
Places of interest
Royal Victoria Country Park, tel 023 8045 5157
Netley Abbey, tel 01732 778000
Bursledon Windmill, tel 023 8040 4999
Prince Consort, Netley, tel 023 8045 2676
Royal Victoria Country Park Tea Rooms, tel 023 8045 7745