Saturday, 23 May 2015

Lands End Hard - Slipway Saturday

The lane runs past the Jolly Sailor and down to a dead end at Lands End hard, which is still in use as a launching site.

A few years ago the council put in some some sculpted oak benches in which make a nice picnic spot overlooking Bursledon pool. There's a set of scrubbing piles and the remains of an old marine railway.

Apparently the site dates back to Saxon times when there was a ferry across to Swanwick.


  1. Just to let you know I enjoy your blog Max. I loved the photo of the next Steve Redgrave! Bravo.

  2. Thanks bill - the photo was taken by my wife - she was at the right place and right time plus of course had the presence of mind to take a photo.

  3. We passed that very spot yesterday but didn't have time to linger...too busy winning the Hamble River Raid...


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