Hordle Cliffs

Type:Walking Route

Hordle Cliffs

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2 Miles, 2.6 Miles

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Milford-on-Sea is on the New Forest boundary 4 miles south west of Lymington on the B3058. The
Hordle cliffs are just to the west of Milford-on-Sea village centre. There are excellent walks on a
sealed surface of fine gravel embedded in tarmac, with wonderful views of the Solent and the Isle
of Wight.

OBSTACLES. Around the White House (Walk 2) there are difficult slopes with significant

Hordle Cliff West Car Park :
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Walk 1 from the HORDLE CLIFF WEST CAR PARK - Difficulty level 1.

This lovely walk is along the cliff top from the car park in both directions. To the east, once you get
to the Paddy’s Gap car park, there is a long gentle slope down towards the White House, although
this is less than 5% gradient.

There are bench seats at frequent and regular intervals all along the coastal path, as
well as the wooden or brick shelters with seating, marked on the map. This is a very easy walk
with lovely views over the Solent and you can choose the length of the walk to suit your


Walk 2 from the HORDLE CLIFF WEST CAR PARK - Difficulty level 3

You can continue along the promenade to the east. This walk is made more difficult
by a short but awkward stretch where the promenade curves seaward to pass around the White
House. There are gradients of 15% down with a crossfall of 16% in places for 20 metres (22
yards) followed by a 5 metres (5.5 yards) stretch upwards of 14% slope with a crossfall of up to
8%. (It is possible to go inland here around the White House grounds and rejoin the walk at Hurst
Road car park). You can travel as far as the Hurst Road East car park, although the views in
places are partly spoiled by the concrete roofs of beach huts on the shingle seafront below. The
Sturt Pond walk starts from this car park.



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