Hamble Peninsula Trails
Tour the unique history, character and ecology of the Hamble Peninsula, incorporating the parishes of Bursledon, Hamble-le-Rice and Hound.
The series of self-guided trails use artworks and specially crafted wayfinding markers to explore and celebrate the richly diverse heritage and nature of this very special part of the Borough of Eastleigh.
The Hamble Peninsula offers a dazzling mix that encompasses historic shipbuilding, pioneering aviation, sailing, railways, early industries and agriculture, ancient monuments and warfare, together with a natural environment that encompasses shoreline, ancient woodland, riverside and heathland.
Explore the trail here by navigating through the numbered markers and illustrated map or scan the QR code on a marker to read about its location with your smartphone or tablet.
Use the digital map to plan your own route around the Hamble Peninsula or use these directions:
- The Principal Trail from Bursledon to Netley (2.5hrs)
- Netley Circular (1hr)
- Hamble Circular (1.4hrs or 2hrs)
People Place Nature is a creative collaboration led by landscape architect Paul Best. For this project Best has worked with artists Madeleine Allison and Daniel Powell, along with members of the local community including Bursledon Rights of Way & Amenities Preservation Group (BROWAPG), Bursledon History Society, The Hamble History Society, Hound History Society, The Three Rivers Rail Partnership, Netley Abbey Infant and Junior Schools, and Hamble Primary School.
Hamble Peninsula Trails were commissioned in 2021 by Eastleigh Borough Council with support from South Western Railway and the Parish Councils of Bursledon, Hamble and Hound.
The project has been informed by the Public Art Vision for Bursledon, Hamble & Hound.