Walk around Thorney Island

Walk around Thorney Island

A walk around Thorney Island is nine miles and takes about three to four hours, but guides you around some excellent West Sussex coastline. It’s right on the Hampshire border next to Emsworth.

It’s a circular walk around the peninsula on a public footpath that hugs the shoreline and the MOD owned British Army Military base.

Discover one of the South’s best hidden white sand beaches!

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Walk around Warsash Nature Reserve

Walk around Warsash Nature Reserve

Follow the tree trail on a walk around Warsash Nature Reserve and read the poetry trees for something a little bit different on your next walk.

A popular local spot, the nature reserve is great for picnics, short trail runs and dog walks…

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Walk the Wallington River in Fareham

Walk the Wallington River in Fareham

A walk around the Wallington River in Fareham will take you from town to country in less than 10 minutes.

You won’t believe this walk starts in an industrial estate and has you in glorious farmland in just a few short strides.

If you like a quieter countryside walk and some escapism, this one’s for you…

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Walk around Portchester Castle

Walk around Portchester Castle

A walk around Portchester Castle will take you through the pretty pastel homes of the village, the along the coast and around the historic ruins.

I think I’m a bit obsessed with walks by the water, this is another that takes in Hampshire’s gorgeous coastline!

It’s a fairly short loop but can be extended, take a look…

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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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Warner Bros. Studio Tour London – The Making of Harry Potter

Warner Bros. Studio Tour London – The Making of Harry Potter

“Whether you come back by page or by the big screen, Hogwarts will always be there to welcome you home.” 
― J.K. Rowling

Rowling should have also added the studio tour into this quote. There is a comforting familiarity and child-like excitement when visiting Warner Bros. Studio Tour London – The Making of Harry Potter. And, the anticipation of returning to the studios, for me, is always off the scale!

The Making of Harry Potter is a travel highlight, a literary dream come true and a step into the world of big movie magic. Wave your wand, book a ticket and take a look at what’s in store for you.

If you’ve been before, well prepare to get nostalgic because these post is going to bring back some great memories! And, if you haven’t, well you’re in for a real treat.

Don’t worry, this post and my series of posts is spoiler free…

And, by that, I mean the big reveals aren’t in this blog. There’s pictures of what to expect inside but, that’s it. It’s too magical an experience to want to ruin it for someone else. If there’s anything specific you’d like to know, head to the comments section at the end or my Instagram and I can answer any DMs.

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Christmas Wreath Making at Charlotte’s Crafty Cottage in Titchfield

Christmas Wreath Making at Charlotte’s Crafty Cottage in Titchfield

[AD] Recently I was invited to do something I didn’t think would be possible this year, a Christmas Wreath Making at Charlotte’s Crafty Cottage.

Charlotte saw that I hadn’t been able to make a wreath this year and invited me to one of her socially distanced classes. It’s done per household bubble and in a very well ventilated and clean cabin in Titchfield, Hampshire.

If you’re looking for a year round wreath making experience it’s worth noting that Charlotte also does Easter, Spring, Summer, Autumn and Halloween wreath classes too.

Here’s what’s involved…

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