Distance: 9.7 km, 6.0 miles

Walking Time: 2 hours
30 mins

Difficulty: Easy

Wheelchair Accessible: Yes

Start/End: Hayling Bridge

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Hayling Billy Line
Hayling Billy Line

This walk follows the old Hayling Billy railway line from Hayling bridge south onto the island. Following the closure of the line after the Beeching cuts, the track was removed (its sleepers can be seen holding back the sea on the Warblington/Langstone foreshore) and the route was turned into a leisure path for hiking, cycling and horse riding.

While quite long, there are pubs at either end, so whichever way you choose to walk there are opportunities for a break.

On the way down, the walk branches onto a nature reserve close to the old oyster beds in Langstone Harbour.  The oyster industry, once a mainstay of Emsworth and Hayling Island has now passed into history.