Discover the history of Lymington’s coast, salt industry and smuggling, led by a National Park archaeologist.
Learn how salt was worth its weight in gold and how it turned Lymington into a thriving town, with cargo regularly shipped to Europe and the Americas. Explore the UK’s last sea salt boiling houses, and the salt marshes which were perfect hideaways for smugglers’ contraband.
Organisation Name: New Forest National Park Authority
Contact: Enquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org or 01590 646639
Distance: Four miles
Train from Waterloo, Woking, Winchester, Southampton and Brockenhurst arrives at Lymington Town at 09.37. Train from Weymouth, Dorchester, Poole, Bournemouth and Brockenhurst arrives at Lymington Town at 09.37. Full details at www.nationalrail.co.uk
Forest Bus from Southampton arrives at Lymington High Street at 09.40. Please check www.forestbus.info. X1 bus from Bournemouth Square arrives at Lymington High Street at 09.14. Please check X1 timetable.
Train from Lymington Town to Brockenhurst, Southampton, Winchester, Basingstoke and Waterloo leaves at 13.29, 13.59 and 14.29. Train from Lyminton Town to Brockenhurst, Bournemouth, Poole, Dorchester and Weymouth leaves at 13.29, 13.59 and 14.29. Full details at www.nationalrail.co.uk
Forest Bus return trip to Southampton leaves Lymington High Street at 13.40 and 14.40. Please check www.forestbus.info. X1 return trip to Bournemouth from Lymington High Street at 13.33 and 14.40. Please check X1 timetable.
Food and drink: Bring light refreshments. Food available at several cafes, pubs and hotels in Lymington town centre.
Walk difficulty: Moderate
Not suitable for push chairs
Well behaved dogs on leads welcome
All walkers walk at their own risk and neither the New Forest National Park Authority, partners or guides can take responsibility for personal injury.
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Royal Lymington Yacht Club car park, next to the gas column