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The redeveloped Hardway promenade by upper Portsmouth harbour.

Walking the not so Hard Way! (Event from 2021)


Guided walk

Assemble at the entrance gate (north side on Heritage Way) to Explosion – The Museum of Naval Firepower., Royal Naval Armament Depot, Priddys Hard, Heritage Way, Gosport, Hampshire, PO12 4LE

A walk around Hardway foreshore area.

During this walk you will be visiting : Priddys Hard ramparts (under restoration); Hardway slipways used for D Day embarkations; abandoned marine craft and their stories in Forton Lake.; Priddys Hard Coastal Common Nature Reserve and its wildlife.

Duration Approx 90 minutes


Please note that this is an Event from 2021


Pre-booking: Required



There are some rest points along the way. Please wear shoes suitable for walking; lightweight wet weather anorak or similar if needed. Please note this does not include entry to Explosion Museum, but their cafe and toilets are available. Also, there are two public houses on the line of the walk which offer refreshments and meals, should you wish.

Partially accessible Service dogs welcome rest stops refreshments



COVID-19 Considerations

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


Please arrive ten minutes before start.


Louis Muray & The Gosport Society

Photo credits to The Gosport Society


Assemble at the entrance gate (north side on Heritage Way) to Explosion!