16. Walking Past: Queen Victoria’s Railway

16. Walking Past: Queen Victoria’s Railway

In Person

Guided Walknew events

Meet at the White Hart, 195 Stoke Road, Gosport, Hampshire, PO12 1SE

Take a walk along the old railway line, and be introduced to some of the characters involved in the railway along the way.

Take a step back in time and walk along the old Stokes Bay branch line, used by Queen Victoria. Find out about the railway gateman and how his name lives on, and why Queen Victoria travelled this way. Learn about the Regency architecture of The Crescent and Gardens, and on the return, encounter some historical characters, including an aspiring Queen of Spain and a jazz musician whose name is a major part of Gosport to this day.

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 90 minutes


Monday 13 September: 1230
Thursday 16 September: 1030


Pre-booking: Required

Please DIY book via the BOOK NOW button.  But for people who may experience difficulty with booking online themselves, we can help.

Contact us from 0930 to 1700. Monday to Saturday….

In-person:  Gosport Tourist Information Centre (at the Bus Station)

By Phone:  023 9252 2944 or 07849 399 823

By Emailbookings@gosportheritage.co.uk (subject line:  ASSISTED BOOKING)

Booking opens: 21 August 2021 09:30
Booking closes: 14 September 2021 17:00


There is a small public car park behind the pub. Please arrive 10 minutes before start time and look for your Guide outside White Hart holding a pink HODs H. Please bring a drink and wear comfortable clothes and shoes.

Wheel chair Service dogs welcome rest stops parking family friendly



COVID-19 Considerations

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


This walk is a circular route.


GVA – Walking Past





The White Hart is at the far end of Stoke Road (away from the ferry).