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Walhampton Monument

Walhampton Monument

Visit the monument to Admiral Sir Harry Burrard-Neale (1765-1835)

Burrard-Neale was a prominent Naval officer and former MP for Lymington who was greatly admired for the changes he brought to the town.

This walk also enjoys good views over the Solent and is easily accessible by train and bus. It is part of the Rail Trail series, offering walks from Brockenhurst and Lymington railway stations.

  • Start/finish: Lymington Town Railway Station, SO41 9AU
  • Ordnance Survey map: Explorer OL 22 New Forest
  • Getting there: Take the train to Lymington Town railway station
  • Distance: 3.2 miles (5.1 km)
  • Duration: 1-2 hours
  • Local facilities: Public toilets in Lymington, near St Barbe Museum. Train and bus transport to start of walk
  • Accessibility: Moderate walk

1. Exit station

Exit the station and turn right at the end of the road

2. Junction

Turn right at the junction, crossing the railway line and then the Lymington River via a former toll bridge.

3. Right towards Old Ferry House

Turn right and walk until you reach the white-painted Old Ferry House.

4. Turn left

Turn left, then right and walk a short distance before going through a gated footpath entrance beside a National Park boundary marker.

5. Walhampton Monument

View the monument.

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