River Hamble Foreshore

Marker post location

The Admiralty Court books offer a valuable insight into the activities which have occurred here throughout history, including smuggling, illegal fishing and the operation of the Hamble to Warsash ferry dating back to 1493. Salt production was an active industry along the edge of the river and in Hamble during the 18th Century a Salt Officer ensured that taxes were paid on the valuable commodity. Read more about the history of maritime Hamble on the Hamble Local History Society website.

Also on the plaque there are Brown trout. Although they are actually the same species as Sea trout, Brown trout spend more time in freshwater such as rivers and lakes. Trout can live for up to 20 years and weigh up to 15kg. Find out more about trout on the Wild Trout Trust website.

This is the seventh marker post on the Hamble Peninsula Trails. From here it takes approximately 25 minutes to walk south along the Principal Trail to Hamble Point. 

The trail north to Bursledon Station, takes roughly 75 minutes to walk or 30 minutes to cycle. 

Travelling north west along the Principal Trail to Netley Abbey takes around 75 minutes to walk or 30 minutes to cycle. 

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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River Hamble Foreshore

River Hamble Foreshore