Meet by The Lakeside Cafe & Bar, Walpole Park, South Street, Gosport, Hampshire, PO12 1FA
Discover how Gosport grew from nothing to become a town upon which the defence of the country depended, on this great new guided walk with Andrew Negus…
What will you hear about?
There’ll be telling of a dodgy vicar, a man of iron, the Press Gang and its tricks, and a tragic suicide.
There’ll be sewage galore, cholera, and massive rows with Alverstoke! Queen Victoria will come and go by train, often.
There’ll be barracks aplenty, loads of pubs, fights, and a harlot or two. Also, a massive hospital, where the sewers were the only way out to freedom. There’ll be submarine stories, spies, and massive damage from Nazi bombing.
And a lot of strong-minded people, proud to come from Turk Town!
Note: This is NOT a circular walk. It will finish at The Pump House, Cooperage Green, Royal Clarence Yard, PO12 1AX. If you need to return to the start point, it is 0.7 mile, taking about 15 mins to walk.
Duration 120 minutes.
Saturday 9 September: 1100
Please self book, but if you experience any difficulties please contact us.
Assisted Booking Telephone: 023 9217 7392 or 07849 399 823
Booking opens: 26 August 2023 09:30
Large car park by Walpole Park, charges apply but Blue Badge holders park free. Ground surface is mainly public paths but some grass areas. Please wear shoes suitable for a long walk. Some rest points along the way but feel free to bring a fold-up stool or chair for your comfort at stops.
Refreshments, parking, toilets at both the start and finish points of tour.
Gather by the foot of bridge leading to the cafe, beside the Boating Lake and Cockle Pond in Walpole Park.