The Solent Way begins in the seaside town of Milford-on-Sea. It follows the seashore to Hurst Castle Spit, which stretches out to Hurst Castle.
From here you can retrace your steps back to the mainland, or catch a ferry (seasonal) to Keyhaven Harbour along the seawall past the unique Lymington-Keyhaven Nature Reserve, which provides a home for a huge number of wetland birds, plants and animals.
The Way continues to the yachting Mecca of Lymington with its pretty cobbled streets hosting many cafés, restaurants and pubs, as well as shops to browse in.
Distances 9 miles, 3-4 hours Large route map
Ringwood Tourist Information Centre, tel 01425 470896
Lyndhurst TIC Tourist Information Centre, tel 023 8028 2269
Lymington Tourist Information Centre (summer only), tel 01590 672422
Places of Interest
St Barbe Museum, Lymington, tel 01590 676969
Hurst Castle, Milford-on-Sea ,tel 01590 642344
Gun Inn, Keyhaven tel 01590 642391