The popular footpath from Buckler’s Hard to Beaulieu, alongside the Beaulieu River, has reopened to walkers after two years.
It means there are now two riverside loops for walkers to enjoy the tranquility and stunning birdlife on the Beaulieu River.
The riverside walk had been closed to allow time for the natural habitat to revive after constant use by walkers and cyclists. The straight path through woodland remained open as the main path connecting Beaulieu and Buckler’s Hard.
Bucklershard.co.uk said: “Now two loops have been created at either end of the 2.5-mile stretch, with an inland, woodland path joining both so that walkers can complete their journey.
“A more sensitive central area continues to be protected in order to safeguard the wildlife habitat, which provides a special area for breeding birds and feeding waders”.
New feeders have also been installed at the bird hide at Keeping Marsh to help birdwatchers to spot some of the thousands of wildfowl and wading birds which visit the Solent each winter.
Enjoy the delightful riverside walk from Beaulieu – with route map, GPX and essential information – on our Bucker’s Hard walk route.