Bursledon Recreation Ground

Marker post location

The Church of St Leonard in Bursledon was built by monks around 1230 and although altered in the mid 19th Century the church maintains its original font.

On the plaque showing Bursledon Recreation Ground there is a Meadow brown butterfly and Hawksbeard, a yellow flowering plant which is often mistaken as Dandelions. The Meadow brown butterfly is one of the most common butterflies in the UK. To read more about Meadow brown butterflies visit the Butterfly Conservation website.

This is the thirteenth marker post on the Hamble Peninsula Trails. From here it takes approximately 15 minutes to walk south east along supporting trails to Bursledon Station. 

The longer Principal Trail south to Hamble Foreshore takes an additional 65 minutes to walk.

Taking that Principal Trail south and then west to Netley Abbey takes around 2.5hrs to walk; or a shorter cross-country walking route using the supporting trails is about 60 minutes. 

You can also use the supporting trails to find your own route either along the coast, or inland visiting Netley, Hamble and Bursledon railway stations, where you will find the Parish Posts designed by artist Madeleine Allison.

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Bursledon Recreation Ground