Lymington Town Trail
A shorter walk packed full of local history
Visit St Barbe museum, the modern day quay and the bustling high street. See yachts moored in the harbour, the sea water baths and fine coastal views. The Isle of Wight is accessible from Lymington with a ferry to Yarmouth. Sailing has a rich history in this seaside town which continues today with events such as the Royal Lymington Cup. There’s plenty to keep you interested and entertained in this thriving market town.
- Start/finish: Lymington Town Railway Station, SO41 9AU
- Ordnance Survey map: Explorer OL 22 New Forest
- Getting there: Take the train from Brockenhurst to Lymington Town
- Distance: 2 miles (3.2 km)
- Duration: 1-2 hours
- Local facilities: Public toilets in Lymington, near St Barbe Museum. Train and bus transport to start of walk
- Accessibility: Easy walk along level ground
- Lymington Train Station
Head out of the train station and turn left along Mill lane, passing by Britannia House on your right. At the end of mill lane turn right and follow the narrow back street through to the historic quay side area of Lymington.
- Quay Hill & Town Quay Car Park
Head down the cobbled streets past restaurants and shops onto Quay Road. If you are driving then this is start of your walk. Keep the harbour on your left and walk south down onto Bath Lane and past the large marine broker warehouses.
- Bath Road recreation Ground
Bath road opens out as you reach the recreation grounds. Walk past the recreation grounds following the road round onto Kings Saltern Road. Pass by The Mayflower Pub on your left and head down the little lane (avoiding Stanley Road which bears round to the right).
- Kings Saltern Road
Stroll down this leafy lane passing the Sea Scouts building and the Chandlers Yard further down. Keep following Kings Saltern Road as it bends back up towards Lymington, crossing Stanley Road and going straight ahead onto Brook Road.
- Waterford Lane.
The road forks after a short walk. Take the lefthand fork onto Waterford Lane and head up through leafy suburbs onto Church Lane. Turn right onto Church lane passing through old Lymginton before arriving on the high street opposite the Church of Thomas the Apostle of Lymington.
- Lymington High Street
Turn right onto Lymington High Street. There are plenty of shops, pubs, and restaurants to enjoy along the high street. Follow the street all the way downhill. At the bottom look out for the Kings Head Inn and the cobbled path down to the Quay Side.
- Back to the start
Head down the cobbled street re-joining your previously walked route. The turning back to the train station is just before the bike hire shops so don’t miss it! The car park is straight ahead.
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