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Walk - Capturing the Power of Sunshine and Water

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West Solent Solar Farm

Iley Lane, Off Lower Pennington Lane

Pennington

Lymington

SO41 8AL

United Kingdom

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Starting the walk with a tour of the West Solent Solar Farm you will walk amongst the panels on the solar field and find out about how solar power is generated and sent to the grid.

A 2 km walk takes you across fairly flat land, over a few stiles and on to the Mill.

Efford Mill. There has been a mill on this site since before the Norman Conquest. Although the old mill waterwheel is under restoration, the mill pond, leat and sluice gates are fully functional. There is also an example of a ground source heat pump on the site.

There is a slightly different 2 km walk back to the Solar Farm.

(The order of the walk may differ if a large group is split into 2 smaller ones)

Not suitable for dogs - as the solar farm has sheep grazing the field.

Complimentary tea/coffee provided at the Mill.

This event is part of the New Forest National Park's Walking Festival 2017.


FAQs

Accessibility

Only on the solar farm is suitable for pushchairs and wheelchairs.

Toilets

Composting toilet on Solar Farm.

Toilet at the Mill.

Difficulty

Leisurely –walks with more varying terrain, but at a leisurely pace.

**Could be some wet areas in October, strong walking shoes advised. Need to cross 4 stiles.

Solar Farm Tour – Bring your wellies, just in case, but you can change out of them before the walk to the Mill.

What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?

Parking

Iley Lane is off Lower Pennington Lane, approx. 600m South of Oakhaven Hospice entrance

Map Reference: SZ 316934

Parking in Iley Lane for 6 cars on a layby, 3 cars on Iley Lane just beyond Solar Farm entrance and 4 cars in compound opposite the Solar Farm entrance.

Public Transport

X1 Wilts and Dorset Bus, Stops at Milford Road, Efford Bridge

(Please let us know if you are arriving this way, then we can meet you and take you to the start point).

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Date and Time

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West Solent Solar Farm

Iley Lane, Off Lower Pennington Lane

Pennington

Lymington

SO41 8AL

United Kingdom

Refund Policy

Refunds up to 1 day before event

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