Walk Swanick Lakes Nature Reserve

Walk Swanick Lakes Nature Reserve

Swanick Lakes Nature Reserve is home to a series of beautiful lakes, with routes to viewpoints and fishing spots.

It’s a great short trail for walking or running and has transformed the ex-clay pit that was once used to supply the local brick works.

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Walk Gull Coppice and Whiteley Woods

Walk Gull Coppice and Whiteley Woods

Gull Coppice is part of the surrounding woods of Whiteley. It’s a small woodland central to the many paved walking routes in the area, community and shopping centre.

While the woodland is not great from an accessibility viewpoint, the surrounding paved pathways offer a very accessible trail for those who might have different requirements when looking for a walk.

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Independent Coffee Roasters in Hampshire

Independent Coffee Roasters in Hampshire

Up your ‘at home’ coffee game with this helpful directory of Independent Coffee Roasters in Hampshire!

We are incredibly lucky to have a thriving coffee roasting scene in the county, offering a fantastic range of single origin and blended coffees.

I’ve listed local roasters by area to help you easily find a new morning brew to try. And, all of them deliver straight to your door!

Let your journey into Hampshire coffee begin…

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Festive Chocolates from Bonham’s Bonbons

Festive Chocolates from Bonham’s Bonbons

[AD] Festive Chocolates from Bonham’s Bonbons were just the festive pick me up I needed and a great gift idea!

Charlotte, the chocolatier, sent me a festive box of her hand made chocolates to try recently.

If you want some delicious Southampton artisan home made chocolates to gift or for yourself, shh I won’t tell anyone, you’ll want to take a look at these…

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Netley Abbey in Southampton

Netley Abbey in Southampton

Netley Abbey in Hampshire is in the heart of the South coast and the surviving ruins of a Cistercian monastery.

The ruins are stunning and is the perfect place for a picnic in the summer or a short winter wander.

The guide will give you a great overview and plenty of suggestions of ways to enjoy this beautiful spot.

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Hampshire Travel Christmas Gift Guide 2020

Hampshire Travel Christmas Gift Guide 2020

This Hampshire Travel Christmas Gift Guide 2020 is here to help you find the best experiential gifts for the travel lovers in your life.

This guide will help you navigate shopping local and online this festive season because let’s face it, the majority of shopping is going to be done from home. Weirdest year ever, right?

Supporting local businesses, creators, causes, charities and institutions is particularly important this year so they are all still there, once the pandemic is under control. Supporting them will ensure our towns and cities stay diverse fun places to explore.

Here’s some of my favourite local travel experiences to inspire your gift giving this year.

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Where to get real Christmas trees in Hampshire 2020

Where to get real Christmas trees in Hampshire 2020

Where to get real Christmas trees in Hampshire is your handy guide to finding the nearest place to you.

When I have been looking for real trees, I found it hard to find a good round up of the places across the county. I hope this guide helps you find your perfect tree this year.

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10 Zero Waste Shops in Hampshire

10 Zero Waste Shops in Hampshire

Here’s 10 zero waste shops in Hampshire that will help you make a few changes to your basket.

Sustainable shops are becoming increasingly popular and with good reason. I mean we’ve all watched the latest David Attenborough documentary, seen that turtle who has a straw stuck in his nose or the seahorse wrapped around a plastic cotton bud, haven’t we?

If you want to make a few changes here’s some great shops that will help you on your way….

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Pick Your Own Pumpkins at Sunnyfields Farm

Pick Your Own Pumpkins at Sunnyfields Farm

Pick your own pumpkins at Sunnyfields Farm is an experience! It has a reputation in Hampshire for throwing an annual pumpkin festival. Every year the team goes the extra mile to put on something special.

It’s nice to see that things haven’t changed in 2020. The team at Sunnyfields has really pulled out all the stops for a socially distanced pumpkin picking experience. Take a look…

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