Emsworth Mill Pond and Seashore

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This is one of my wonderful mother-in-law's favourite walks! She is 91 and now enjoys it from her wheelchair. Twenty years ago it was a favourite for our then young children, as there was always so much going on and little has changed since. Of course, the ducks and swans are always a hit with the young and the old!

The Mill Pond used to be a tidal creek with a shipyard at the northern end which was working from around 1660 to 1740. It was enclosed and the Mill Pond formed in 1760 when the mill on the Town Quay was built. The building is now the Emsworth Slipper Sailing Club. It is known that there were oyster-beds in the Mill Pond in 1896. The mill ceased to work as a tidal mill after 1921, the pond was gifted to the council in 1925 and is now used for training young sailors as well as being a haven for wildlife.

England - South England - Hampshire - Coast


Birds, Cafe, Food Shop, Good for Kids, Good for Wheelchairs, Great Views, Mostly Flat, Pub, Public Transport, Sea, Tea Shop, Toilets
6/17/2007 - Helena Pugsley

Lovely waterside walk. As text suggests this is great for a Sunday afternoon stroll for all ages, but can also be extended easily for those who want a longer walk. On a Sunday the carpark is also free (but can be busy). The main path stops about where the route suggests, but a smaller path continues on along the water, and then through some woodland.

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