High Street, Bursledon
OS Landranger Map 196 Grid Ref SU486093
Client: Hampshire County Council, Countryside Service
This is a rare and tranquil site, almost within a stone's throw of the River Hamble, with a natural transition from saltmarsh to unimproved pasture. There is usually no public access. See the HCC website on Hacketts Marsh for a full description.
Brushcutters and hand tools blitzed the brambles growing around the old fences, in preparation for repairs and new fencing where required.
We may be back!
Meet at 10am in High Street Bursledon in the gap between the houses on the southern side of the street, this is not your typical shop filled High Street. From Junction 8 of the M27 head southwest for Bursledon and Hamble, at the top of the hill take the first exit of the roundabout onto the A27. Follow the A27 all the way down the hill to the bottom then turn right (south) just before the bridge into Station Road and then right into Church Lane. Follow this round until it meets High Street at a T junction. Turn left and park. Note that you cannot drive up Station Hill from Station Road into High Street. We will be moving on from here to park some cars nearer the site, so don't be late!