Three kilometres of promenade link all of Portsmouth’s historic waterfront. The route starts from Spur Redoubt near Clarence Pier, Southsea and finishes on The Hard, taking in Old Portsmouth, the Camber and Gunwharf Quays.The walkway has been built of the highest quality natural stone and opened up waterfront land that had been closed to the public for centuries.
The route is indicated by a chain motif set into the surface, symbolising partnership between the communities of Portsmouth and Gosport and between past and present. Historically it also refers to the chain, which used to be tightened across the harbour entrance at times of potential attack.
Column-mounted lanterns light the promenade, designed to reflect the historic character of blue lights at night that are strung around the harbour.
Distance: 1.8 miles
Places of interest: Gunwharf Quays, Spinnaker Tower, Portsmouth Historic Dockyard and The Mary Rose.
Train Station: Portsmouth Harbour
Car parking: Clarence Pier Car Park, PO5 3AP
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