I think for Gosport this is probably one of my favourite walks; from home along stoke road, westbound to the white hart. Cut across to join the disused railway track now excellent footpath & cycle way all the way down to The crescent, the remaining symbol of a bygone extravaganza then across to GAFIRS, Fareham’s lifeboat station.
Then perhaps my one part of the least popular for walking, but amazing for the scenery; the grave,led walk along the shore to Gilkicker Fort. Pausing to admire the verging on derelict Palmerston Folly, which is engaged in a game of ownership ping-pong. I pause briefly to look at the current state op progress. The brutal metal fence has been moved on for land side of the fort, which has been opened up just a little bit.
From the fort we move on to prepays one of the more dangerous parts of the walk,walking across the fairways two of Gosport Golf club’s fine holes, making sure that the players are not hitting their balls astray. I confess I don’t know the protocol do we, the walkers, give way to the players or vice versa?
Not long after we leave the golf club, we are heading for one of my favourite parts of the walk, Haslar sea wall. I do like to pause here to take a seat and watch the world go by, sadly though not today. On the to Haslar road, the road sided by the high brick walls that can become a real sun trap.
One we are over the bridge we are back in to territory that forms part of my walk during the week. And home. Today that’s a nice six and a quarter miles to add to the monthly total.