Picket Post New Forest views

22 January 2012

The new forest is well known for its natural beauty with its mix of forestry and heath-land. One of its unsung heroes is the small viewing point at Picket post. Situated just passed Ringwood along the A31 (head as if you were going to Southampton) follow the signs to Burley (another fantastic New Forest village). [...]

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Worbarrow Bay and Tyneham Village – Dorset beaches

03 August 2008

Swinging west past the popular tourist traps of Bournemouth and Swanage you are greeted by the real Dorset – pretty little villages rich with romantic thatched cottages and heritage. A short stop at any of these villages, such as Worth Matravers, Kimmeridge is enough to recharge the soul – in this area of Dorset you [...]

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Manor Farm – Hampshire – part of Manor Farm Country Park

27 May 2008

Situated in the peaceful area Manor Farm Country Park, situated close the River Hamble and among 400 acres of Farmland and countryside, Manor Farm in Hampshire is one of the best examples of a kid friendly working farm that you can get. Close to Southampton of Junction 8 of the M27, the drive into Manor [...]

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Worth Matravers – in the heart of Purbeck

05 May 2008

Worth Matravers is a pretty Dorset Village in the heart of Purbeck. An ideal start for walks with either the village of Corfe Castle out to the north or further south the short walk to the sea and pretty spots such as Chapmans Pool and its rocky beaches. With its traditions of quarrying and fishing [...]

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Jane Austen House – Chawton in Hampshire

25 April 2008

For fans of Jane Austen, Hampshire holds a special place being both Austen’s home for many years whilst also no doubt influencing her writing. These days Hampshire’s centerpiece in its Austen Legacy is her old House at Chawton. From 1809 Austen, along with her Mother, and sisters lived in the house, near the village of [...]

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Bluereef Aquarium – Portsmouth

01 April 2008

With Portsmouths strong maritme associations, its perhaps unsurprising to find a fantastic aquatic center nearby. Situated in Southsea, Portsmouth – the award winning Blue reef aquarium is a great visit for familys. With over 30 displays covering various habitats from around the world including the fabulous walk through coral reef display there’s tons to look [...]

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Longdown Activity Farm – Hampshire

31 March 2008

Longdown Farm is the sort of place that kids love – open from February through to October the farm allows kids to get hands on with the animals. Kids will love feeding the baby goats or handling the smaller animals (think chicks, rabbits). All the traditional farm animals are here to enjoy. Situated in Ashurst [...]

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Great Pub Walks in Dorset

29 March 2008

Dorset has many things going for it – the climate – the scenery (great coasts, villages, new forest etc) and fantastic local brewerys www.badgerbrewery.co.uk, http://www.palmersbrewery.com/, Dorset Brewing Company Ltd to name a few. So with this backdrop – why not combine the two facets of this great county and enjoy some of the best pub [...]

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Historical Wareham – entrance to Purbeck, Dorset

24 March 2008

Heading into rural Dorset, the historic market town of Wareham, situated to the west of Poole is one of the first towns you’ll come to as you head on down the A351. Often overlooked by those heading west or further south to the pretty seaside coves – Wareham is well worth a visit with picturesque [...]

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Brownsea Island – Days out in Dorset

23 March 2008

For those wanting a day away from the hustle and bustle of city life Brownsea Island, situated in the magnificent Poole Harbor, offers some fine walks and beautiful scenic views enabling the visitor to relax in some of the best countryside that Dorset has to offer. Brownsea, now owned by the National Trust, is perhaps [...]

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