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Nowadays, the Hayling Island Billy Trail follows the route of the old railway line for around three miles along the west coast of Hayling Island, although the original route technically starts a couple more miles further north at Havant train station. The trail between Sinah Lane and Havant Road is hugely popular among walkers, cyclists and horse riders, and can be combined with other routes to create a circular trail perfect for exploring more of Hayling Island. As it is, the Hayling Billy Trail delivers fantastic estuary views of the Langstone Channel and beyond. The old rails and sleepers were removed many years ago, leaving a well-kept path where you can spot wildlife such as ground nesting gulls, tern and cormorants.
The Hayling Billy Line car park is off the A3023, just after you cross Langstone Bridge to the south of Havant. The bridge is less than a mile south of the Havant and Hayling Island roundabout on the A27, which runs along the south coast between Portsmouth and Eastbourne. If you’re arriving by public transport, there’s a bus stop just yards from the car park which is served by the number 30 and 31 bus. You can hop on this at Havant Railway Station, which is served by Southern trains, while you could also park up at the station and walk the whole original five-mile route if you prefer. Just remember it’ll be a 10-mile round trip to get back to your car.
Whilst you wait... just think about being in your swimmers, the sun's out and the smiles are big