The footpath from Swanwick to Warsash has been improved by our Countryside Access team, with support from rangers at River Hamble Country Park, to make it accessible for all.
It has made it easier for people to explore all that this fantastic riverside walk has to offer, with new timber ramps in place of the concrete steps on the ‘Chinese’ bridge.
We hope our access improvements will enable even more people to enjoy this public footpath, which runs for just over two miles along the causeway on the eastern side of the River Hamble.
With picturesque views across the river to Hamble-le-Rice, the path meanders beside mudflats and meadows with nature reserves to enjoy along the route – and it’s a great walk for blowing away the winter cobwebs!
Community engagement ranger Natalie, said: “It’s been great working on this project. It’s such a popular route that means so much to so many people. Feedback from walkers and on social media has been fantastic!
Further work is being planned for the spring, including repairs to the banks and surface which are suffering from years of exposure to the sea.
Why not make it part of a visit to the beautiful Hamble Valley? Visit Royal Victoria Country Park and River Hamble Country Park, or enjoy the historic villages themselves, their shops and restaurants, and then take the Hamble-Warash Pink Ferry across to the causeway for a walk.
If you would like to be involved in this sort of work in the countryside, we have opportunities available for volunteers in the countryside. Volunteers make a real difference and each opportunity provides its own experience.
With thanks to Andy Blakemore for the use of the photograph of the Causeway