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Walking Past: Forts and Walks (Event from 2021)

In Person

Guided Walk

Gosport Leisure Centre, Gosport Leisure Park, Forest Way, Gosport, Hampshire, PO13 0ZX

A mixture of historical defence and nature await in this walk, where you will discover the spooky goings on at an isolation hospital, anti-tank stop lines and a village dating back to the Roman conquest.

Visit Monks Wood, a hidden gem of grassland and woodland, opening out to views over Portsmouth. Try and spot the old orchard and a whole host of wildlife, while taking in the views of Fort Brockhurst.

Gosport Voluntary Action were awarded a Heritage Fund grant to deliver an exciting programme of local historical walks, which they entitled ‘Walking Past’.
This one-year funded project (extended by a year due to Covid 19) commenced in September 2019.
The aims of the project are to:
• Inspire interest in Gosport’s built, coastal and natural heritage
• Engage local residents and visitors
• Create free, walking trails at a wide range of heritage sites that appeal to a diverse range of people
• Motivate people to become involved in and support their heritage with a variety of volunteering opportunities.
The project is culminating in HODs 2021 with all 6 walks being available to participate in.

Duration 120 minutes

OPENING TIMES

Please note that this is an Event from 2021

BOOKING DETAILS

Pre-booking: Required

ACCESS

Part of this walk is off-road and and the footpath narrow, around Fort Brockhurst and Monks Walk, making it unsuitable in parts for wheelchair users and pushchairs. This is a fairly long walk. Please bring sufficient drinks and wear comfortable clothes and shoes.

Partially accessible Service dogs welcome

 

 

COVID-19 Considerations

This event will run in line with local & national government guidelines at the time of the festival.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

This walk is a circular route.

ORGANISED BY

GVA – Walking Past

 

 

MAP / DIRECTIONS

Please meet outside the front of the Leisure Centre, near the benches (but away from the main entrance). Arrive 10 minutes before start time. Your Guide will be holding a pink HODs H.