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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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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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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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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The River Hamble has several stunning walks but one of the best is from Warsash and can include a ride in the famous pink ferry.
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Walk Titchfield Canal to see flourishing local wetlands and seasonal birds in Hampshire.
Next to Titchfield Haven National Nature Reserve, the canal path is a natural extension of the reserve and an easy walk perfect for a slow Sunday morning.
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“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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[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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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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Proudfoot & Co in Winchester is serving up drinks #ForTheBoldandCurious derived from foraged, fermented and barrel aged goods.
Owner Eoghan is an expert in all things botanical and foraged and a whizz at inventing, rediscovering and reinterpreting drinks to devour.
‘Life should be full of constant discovery’ is Proudfoot’s tag line, which I couldn’t agree more with. If you like something a bit different and want to discover something new then this one’s going to be right up your street.
I totally fell in love with this place, from the wildly knowledgable owner, the pretty interior and truly unique and incredible drinks…
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