Bursledon Windmill

Marker post location

Bursledon Windmill was constructed in 1814 and operational until the 1880s. After becoming derelict the windmill was restored by the Hampshire Buildings Preservation Trust and opened to visitors in 1991. Bursledon Windmill is currently managed by Hampshire Cultural Trust and open to visitors during the summer months.

Also on the plaque there is an Emperor dragonfly. Usually spotted near ponds, lake and canals, Male Emperor dragonflies have a sky blue abdomen whereas females are green. Find out more about Emperor dragonflies on the British Dragonfly Society website.

This is the twelfth marker post on the Hamble Peninsula Trails. From here it takes approximately 30 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 Windmill