In 2013 we described a temporary walk, Walk 5b, to complete the Poole Harbour Trail pending our preferred option, see our online leaflet.Back to Walks.
Unfortunately previous rights of way and roads used by the current Poole Harbour Trail took you rather a long way away from the harbour. We have called the missing part of the ideal trail the "Lytchett Gap". Our preferred option would be to use the new right of way along the route of the old railway line that was used by the cordite factory at Holton Heath, which we call the "Cordite Way". This would lead to a new bridge crossing the mouth of Lytchett Bay to Hamworthy.
The map below and this leaflet are our idea of what such a walk would look like.
The track mentioned above is well used but has only recently been confirmed as a Public Right of Way. Considerable work, now starting, will be needed to clear the path and turn it into a pleasant walk.
We are most grateful to all who supported us and in particular those who provided witness statements of their use of the path.
Wherever you walk, always follow
the Countryside Code
Page updated 13th September 2023.