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26mar9:00 am4:45 pmHythe and Southampton Water - Solent Discovery Guided Trip

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Southampton Water Guided Trip Boat Club Trafalgar

As we travel up Southampton Water you’ll pass Calshot Spit, with a historic Tudor Castle and the original Flying Boat Hangers. Many of which are now used by Calshot Activities Centre. Perhaps for the last time, you will also see the vast Fawley Tower, a major navigational aid and part of the disused power station. Take a photo as the Tower is soon to be dismantled and replaced as part of a new development scheme!

Hythe is located on the southern side of Southampton Water and the New Forest. It has the oldest pier train that rumbles up and down the historic wooden pier to the Ferry over to Southampton.

The village of Hythe is a short walk from the modern Hythe Marina village along the board walk, where we will moor up. It is a historic seaside resort, with a fascinating history and great pubs and restaurants.

After lunch, we’ll take in the sights of Southampton Water and the River Itchen. Then pop into Ocean Village, former home of the start of the famous Whitbread Round the World Race, and the British Steel Global Challenge.

Suggested itinerary:

09:00Meet at Trafalgar Wharf
09:15Coffee and briefing in the Beach Hut Café
09:30Boat checks and leave Trafalgar pontoon
10:15Meet at Spit Bank Fort
11:00Meet at Hamble Point Buoy (South Cardinal)
11:30Hythe Marina lock entrance
12:00Moor up and head for lunch
13:30Meet back at boats and head out of Hythe Lock
13:45Venture up to cruise liner moorings and Southampton Water
14:30Head up River Itchen and pop into Ocean village
15:15Meet on Weston Shelf proceed back to Trafalgar
16:15Meet at Spit Bank Fort
16:45Moor up at Trafalgar pontoons

Please state on the booking form you wish to join the Hythe and Southampton Water Solent Discovery Guided Trip.

Time

(Thursday) 9:00 am - 4:45 pm

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