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to go there. Distances are estimated.
Swanwick - from the clock
tower, go down Shore Road and
Passage Lane, then along the footpath
beside the car park. The path
passes the ferry to Hamble and
winds round alongside the river,
ending at Universal Marina. There
is a marked walk-way across the
marina and the river path continues
to Swanwick Shore Road. At the
end of this road, turn left on
to Bridge Road A27 and Lower Swanwick.
|This is an uneven path, liable
to flooding on and after spring
tides and after heavy or prolonged
rain. There is an alternative
road route via Sarisbury.
Shore - From the clock
tower, go down Newtown Road and
look for the entrance to Strawberry
Field on the right. Go across
the park and turn left on to the
path at the bottom. (You can instead
go from the clock tower down Shore
Road and turn left down to the
Rising Sun and left on to the
path at the bottom of Strawberry
Field). Follow this path, passing
the Maritime Academy to the shore.
Turn left along the beach to Meon
Shore. The shore at Solent Breezes
is difficult, being covered by
rocks and the remains of failed
sea defences. At high tide, the
sea covers the entire shore at
|This route along the beach should
only be used at low tide and cliff
falls are possible. An alternative
path (The Solent Way) is shown
on maps, following the shore although
going inland at Solent Breezes.
I have not checked it.
Shore - from the clock
tower, go along Warsash Road.
Follow this road, bearing right
at the junction of Locks Road
(1.24mi / 2.00km), all the way
to Common Lane (2.33mi / 3.75km)
which is on the right. Go down
Common Lane and turn right in
to Posbrook Lane. Stay on this
road as it winds its way to Meon
Shore, changing name to Triangle
Lane and later Meon Road. Most
of the route from Posbrook Lane
onwards is on roads with no footpath.
- from the clock
tower, go along Brook Lane to
the junction with Barnes Lane.
Turn left and continue on this
road to the A27 Bridge Road at
Sarisbury. (Continuing down the
hill brings you to Lower Swanwick).
- from the clock tower, go along
Warsash Road. Follow this road,
bearing right at the junction
of Locks Road (1.24mi, 2.00km),
all the way to Common Lane (2.33mi
/ 3.75km) which is on the right.
Go down Common Lane which becomes
Coach Hill. Turn left in to South
Street for the village centre.
Turning right in to Bridge Street
takes you towards Stubbington
avoiding the village centre.