plaque to the left of the gates says:
"The land on either side of this path is part
of the Lymington-Keyhaven Nature Reserve owned and managed by
Hampshire County Council.
For many years it was in the ownership of three local ladies,
Mrs Nausa Pinckney, Miss Jane Allen and Lady Deverell who purchased
the land for the benefit of the town and its people.
All who use and enjoy this unspoilt area have much to thank them