27 Dec Walking Warsash to Hill Head
Walking Warsash to Hill Head
The guide for this walk is Frances of Why Mummy Walks on Instagram, who takes so many of us locals on our own Shanks’s pony.
Follow her on Instagram if you love a good walk!
This is a one-way walk, not circular, so you’ll need to arrange a lift or hop on a bus to get back to your car and home. Parking at Warsash and Hill Head are both free and there are toilets at both. So here goes…
Leaving the iconic pink historic Hamble ferry, you arrive at Warsash, a pretty village filled with a Naval heritage and with a great café called High Tides if you walk up to the village itself.
From the Rising Sun pub on the waterfront walk along the shoreline path, passing wetlands, scrubland, beaches, and cliffs – before arriving at the picturesque harbour of Hill Head and the RSPB Titchfield Haven Nature Reserve.
Meonshore is a fantastic beach, it goes on for miles and because there is no direct parking is blissfully quiet. The wildflowers up on the cliffs are spectacular in the summer months and once you turn the bend past Warsash you can lap up spectacular views towards the Solent proper. See if you can identify where the old Fawley Chimney Stack, demolished in October 2021, used to be from memory.
At Hill Head you’ve got a few options for lunch or coffee and cake. The RSPB Titchfield Haven nature reserve has its own tearoom right on the waterfront, or further up the lane is Breezes Café which features the work of local artists and is so dog-friendly they even have their own menu!