The nature reserve is on old land that had belonged to Bursledon Brickworks and the lakes are formed where clay to make the bricks was dug out the ground. There are a few bricks here and there on the walk to remind you of the history of the site.
The next walk was from the Ship Inn at Swanwick, along the bank of the Solent estuary as far as Holly Hill Park and back again. There are lots of types of birds here and a few shipwrecks to see depending on the tide.
We then had lunch in The Silver Fern at Warsash.