Ashlett Creek to Calshot Spit Walk
Ashlett Creek to Calshot Spit Walk

Ashlett Creek to Calshot Spit Walk

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Ashlett Creek to Calshot Spit Walk

Ashlett Creek to Calshot Spit Walk

Distance: 2.8mi
Elevation: -118ft
Time: 0.5-1h

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This walk from Ashlett Creek to Calshot Spit takes in splendid views of the coast for most of the route, a favourite for those who enjoy time by the sea. Starting from the village of Fawley, you’ll walk along a minor road before turning south to follow the shoreline. You might catch a few ponies grazing in Fawley Green, or marine birds swooping over the Calshot Marsh Nature Reserve. Calshot Beach itself has colourful beach huts and plenty of activities for those out with their kids. A quick bus ride brings you right back to your starting point.

Ashlett Creek to Calshot Spit Walk Map

Getting there

To start this walk, head for the village of Fawley, perched near the banks of the Solent. You’ll find a car park in the center of the village, next to the Fawley Square bus stop.

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Yes - On Leash

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Ashlett Creek to Calshot Spit Walk
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Ashlett Creek to Calshot Spit Trail Description

From the car park, turn right at the Falcon Hotel and walk towards Ashlett Road. Follow this road all the way east to its ending point, where the Jolly Sailor pub marks the boundary between land and sea. Make sure you follow the road to its very terminus, where a footpath leads south from a car park. Take this path, head through a gate, and turn left to take another path which follows the shore. Keep your eye out for the New Forest ponies which graze here! The path bends to the right, mirroring the shoreline. When you reach a junction, bear left to continue along the coast. You’ll soon reach the decommissioned Fawley Power Station. Past this is the Calshot Marsh Nature Reserve, with excellent views out over the Solent.

The path eventually brings you to Jack Maynard Road, at the base of the Calshot Spit. If you have the time, it’s worth the extra walk to head all the way out to the tip of the spit, where Calshot Castle overlooks the waters. If that’s not in your plans for the day, turn right to walk along the road (or the beach) until you reach a group of cottages enclosed by a road loop. Turn right, and you’ll reach the Calshot Beach bus stop. From here, you can take a bus back to your starting point at Fawley Square.



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