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This is a Slow Ways route connecting Fareham and Portsmouth.

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Grid Ref SU5784706212
Lat / Lon 50.85253° / -1.17959°
Easting / Northing 457,847E / 106,212N
What3Words strutted.ramp.leader
Grid Ref SU6415500266
Lat / Lon 50.79840° / -1.09103°
Easting / Northing 464,155E / 100,266N
What3Words pretty.shirts.energetic

Farpor One's land is

Intertidal flats 6.5%
Pasture 4.6%
Urban 88.9%

Data: Corine Land Cover (CLC) 2018


Jen Stoneham

18 Jun 2023 Spring

This route was pleasant enough scenery wise, and provided a great lunch stop in the form of Hilsea Lines Cafe at around the 7 mile point.

It was difficult to assess what the route was aiming to achieve. Was it trying to avoid walking alongside busy roads? Was it hoping to provide a more scenic journey between Fareham and Portsmouth? We did not pass along many major roads, however the bobbing and weaving route suggested did lead us to crossing over busy roads multiple times, which could have been avoided should we have just kept to the wide pavements running alongside the busier roads.

One minor obstacle was a metal pole sticking around 6 inches out of the ground when passing through the wheat field at the top of The Causeway in Fareham.

At one point, the route was completely inaccesible - the GPS wanted us to pass through a hedge and jump a wall in to someone's back garden just as we came off the Southampton Road from Allaway Avenue. It also highlighted an exit from Cosham Park which did not exist, so we had to loop right back around.

I would not recommend this route. The journey between Fareham and Portsmouth can be made multiple ways, but this one made no sense at all.

Dave M

18 Jun 2023 Spring

Begrudgingly giving this 1 star as 0 is not doable.
Completely lost my sanity during the course of this walk. It would be quicker and easier to start at Fareham train station, point yourself in the direction of Portsmouth and go.
Plenty of times it takes you in the opposite direction and across major roads that don't have pedestrian crossings.
Extreme care is needed when going around Cams Hill roundabout as there are no crossings and even when doing this at 0940 on a Sunday there were plenty of cars about. Walking up the footpath Paradise Lane, which is all gravel and not a stable path, you come out onto The Ridgeway. The sensible thing to do would be to turn right down to Downend Road and then left up to The Thicket, but this route takes you left, around to The Causeway and then up a bridle path to a kissing gate which is covered by stinging nettles, along a corn field which would be dire in bad weather. Out of another kissing gate where there is a metal post sticking out of the ground creating a major trip hazard, to then go back down past the end of The Causeway! After a little while longer you end up taking 2 left turns to go North, the complete opposite direction you want to go. At the end of Allaway Avenue you are directed to a footpath that isn't easily spotted, if it even exists, as it appears to be someones back garden. All of this could be skipped by heading down Marsden road and over the footbridge. I understand why it takes you off Cow Lane as there is no pavement under the bridge, but this route then pulls you to the north again, ending up at Cosham train station which you have no need to be anywhere near. The route directs you through Cosham Park, however the exit it indicates doesn't exist. And then it takes you down the Eastern side of the roundabout and over the footbridge to Hilsea Lido, whereas there is an underpass on the Western side that brings you out there immediately. Google directs you down Northern Parade however, Slow Ways has this better by taking the scenic Hilsea Shore Path. After the Mountbatten centre, don't follow Slow Ways, just walk up to Twyford Avenue and turn right, Slow Ways will bring you across this road in a minute anyway after a few turns in the wrong direction. Slow Ways also asks you to cross Twyford and Stamshaw Road which are both extremely busy with no crossings. If you have done this then you don't need to worry, but if you do follow Slow Ways, just take the path around the edge of Stamshaw Rec, there is absolutly no need to go into the centre of it. Once you are on Kingston Crescent, sit back and relax as there is no pedestrian crossing on this major road in the city. When you are down to Sultan Road and you think you'll be able to just go into the underpass and along a straight line to your goal, think again, the route will take you off in the opposite direction for fun & laughs (from where you can see your destination in the distance before turning the other way) and you'll somehow end up at the roundabout in Lake Road. But fear not, for now we will reach the end of the road and turn into Commercial Road for the final stretch, and the station will be in sight!.

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