The sparkle of streams meandering through charming valleys, the peaceful reflections on quiet lakes and scenic footpaths beside estuaries and seashore are just some of the attractions of walking beside water.
In this new edition of ‘Waterside Walks in Hampshire’, the rivers, lakes, canals and coastline of the area have been revisited in a series of twenty circular routes. Each of the revised and updated walks are accompanied by details on how to get to the start, where to park and what refreshments are available nearby. Most of the walks are based on a good local pub serving food. There is also information on places and features of interest passed along the way. The walks vary in length from 1.5 to 5 miles and are designed to be in scope of most people, including family groups and the young.
The routes enable the walker to experience many of the Hampshire’s rivers at their best, including Rivers Avon, Beaulieu, and Wey. There is the opportunity to enjoy the flora and fauna of the area as well as the diverse bird life at such places as Titchfield Haven Nature Reserve and North Solent Nature Reserve, which are havens for wildlife.