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Stage 2: Lymington to Hythe — Solent Way

Stage 2: Lymington to Hythe — Solent Way

Difficult
07:00
17.0 mi
2.4 mph
400 ft
400 ft
Expert Hiking Tour. Very good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

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Includes an off-grid segment

Navigation instructions may be limited.

154 yd in total

Tour Overview

Starting Point
3.96 mi
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Sowley Pond

Hiking Highlight

6.47 mi
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St Leonard's Grange Barn

Hiking Highlight

10.1 mi
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Palace House

Hiking Highlight

10.2 mi
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Beaulieu Abbey

Hiking Highlight

16.9 mi
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Hythe

Hiking Highlight

17.0 mi
Destination

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Tour Profile

Waytypes

Mountain Hiking Path: 0.59 mi
Hiking Path: 0.52 mi
Path: 1.11 mi
Footpath: 5.65 mi
Street: 0.61 mi
Road: 8.40 mi
Off-grid (unknown): 154 yd

Surfaces

Unpaved: 1.12 mi
Gravel: 363 yd
Paved: 4.93 mi
Asphalt: 3.69 mi
Unknown: 7.02 mi

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Dan Hobson planned a hike.

August 7, 2020

Comments

  • Dan Hobson

    You depart from the coastline on this stage to explore historic buildings, breathtaking ruins and wildlife-rich countryside.

    Upping the ante, Stage 2 is 17 miles (27.4 km) long with an equal 400 feet (122 m) of uphill and downhill. (For a suggestion on how to split the stage, read on).

    You leave Lymington to the west, cross Lymington River, and enter the New Forest ahead of Sowley Pond. A short-step later you pass St Leonard’s Grange Barn, a vast Grade I-listed structure that was built in the 14th century.

    The trail heads north and soon follows the Beaulieu River to the village of Beaulieu, where there is a lot to see, including Palace House and the breathtaking 13th-century ruin of Beaulieu Abbey. If you wish to split the stage, there is accommodation here.

    After crossing Beaulieu River, a short section on the road follows, which takes you to the Royal Oak pub, a good place for a pit-stop. You then head south through Fawley Inclosure to Hardley village.

    The trail heads northeast, joins Southampton Water, and follows it to Hythe, where this stage finishes. The village has a good choice of accommodation, places to eat and drink, and a few shops.

    • August 13, 2020

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Stage 2: Lymington to Hythe — Solent Way