Walking Matters

Godalming & Haslemere Ramblers

Hayling Island

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Scattered showers were forecast for today. If there were any they missed us. We (12) met for the ten mile walk at the unsigned car park on the south side of Langstone Bridge 100m on the right after the petrol station. The tide was in and there was a good view across the water to Langstone. To the west we could see the Spinnaker Tower in Portsmouth.

We set off south on the Hayling Billy Coastal Path, the route of a disused railway. There were good views to our right along this. At the end of the HBCP we continued south, turned right (west) near the shore and followed trails through Sinah Common, joined the road and walked to the western point of Hayling Island where we stopped for lunch. A strong wind blew all day so those who ate outside sheltered behind a large concrete wall.

After lunch we returned to the HBCP via South Hayling beach. By now the sun had come out. The combination of blue sky, blue sea and yellow sands made this the most picturesque part of our route. A large group of kitesurfers added more colour. There were 17 kites in the air at one point.

Map: OS X 120

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Author: gandhr

A local group of the Ramblers

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