4.2 miles - no stiles
Meet at the public car park by the Community Centre to car share leaving at 9.30am for Hilsea. Use the car park by the footbridge opposite Hilsea Lido, ref. Su654044 or PO2 9RR (see map above).
The walk will aim to set off from the car park at about 10am, going westward over the footbridge and around the Lido, then along the north side of the moat to view the new sea defences. We will return on the south side of the moat, through the woods below the Lines. If the recent weather has been dry then there is an opportunity to walk along the top of the Lines, descending at bastion 3 on Peronne Road. This route is uneven and a bit overgrown, so not obligatory. There is a good range of food at the Green Farm Toby Carvery, Copnor Road, PO3 5HS.
This is the route we took.