Take a walk around Gosport’s historic ramparts

NO KIDDING Visitors can walk with goats
NO KIDDING Visitors can walk with goats

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TWO guided walks will take place around historic ramparts in Gosport.

Explosion!, the museum of naval firepower in Priddy’s Hard, is holding tours of the ramparts – an area not usually accessible to the public.

The first will take place this Saturday and there is also one on August 6.

Along the way visitors will be able to meet the herd of 15 goats that has been brought in to help clear the site of vegetation. Both walks begin at 1pm from the Museum Coffee Shop and will be led by local historian Terry Hinkley.

The Ramparts are part of the early fortifications erected around the town, as an extension of the defences of Portsmouth Harbour. The ‘Gosport Lines’, as they became known, were surrounded by dry moat areas.

The walks will include this early history and look at how this area later became an important part of the Priddy’s Hard ordnance supply depot.

Tickets are free but must be booked in advance by calling (023) 9250 5600.