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Dog Walkers

Here Boy … advice for dog walkers when visiting sites run by the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust. Taking note of the signs and notices: Wildlife Trust nature reserves have different policies for dog walking and some do not permit dogs. Please look out for the appropriate signs at the entrance and around the reserve. Always picking up after your dog: A selection of nature reserves have red dog bins, but if you can’t find a bin, please take the waste home with you to dispose of safely or use a nearby litter bin. Keeping your dog...

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Cycle the Hamble Valley

Cycling the Hamble Valley way … Here you will find a really enjoyable cycle route that takes in the history and sights of the Hamble Valley. Visit our interactive map which makes it easy to locate the cycle routes:eastleigh.pindarcreative.co.uk Woolston-Hamble: 8 km/ 1- 1.5 hours with a few stops… Start from Woolston Station. From either platform head to the Southampton end of the station, down the hill to Bridge Road. Then proceed south from Bridge Road, across the crossroads, into Victoria Road and south though the new Centenary Quay development area. Take care of traffic at the crossroads and...

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Where To Stay

Bed & Breakfast The Hamble Valley has plenty of quality bed and breakfasts which, offer a warm welcome and excellent service. Choose from bed and breakfasts in Hamble, Botley, Netley, Hedge End, West End and Eastleigh Town. Hotels The Hamble Valley has a range of 3- and 4-star hotels, from country club hotels to historic hotels with spa and leisure facilities; hotels in Eastleigh and near to Southampton Airport to countryside hotels offering relaxing short breaks Self-Catering/Caravan The Hamble Valley is an ideal holiday and short break destination with cottages and modern establishments offering both short and long term stays. Caravan and camping is offered in Hamble close the River for a waterside family holiday.   How is the accommodation within Hamble Valley rated? All the national assessing bodies (Visit Britain, Visit Scotland, Visit Wales and the AA) now assess hotels and guest accommodatin to the same criteria and award one to five stars which reflect the overal quality of the experience.   Booking and Prices Prices are a guide only; all details and facilities should be confirmed with the establishment at the time of booking. Please mention this website when making an enquiry or booking....

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Local Produce

Local produce features prominently in the Hamble Valley with a rich heritage from strawberries in Botley, to cherries in Chandlers Ford and oysters from the River Hamble. It is no wonder that the area is one of the best in the UK for sampling gastronomic delights from local producers, whether you wish to sample and purchase the very best of Hampshire produce at farm shops or delicatessens or stop for afternoon tea in a tea room in one of the villages or at a country park Children will love getting their hands dirty at Pickwell Farm where pick-your-own is available for...

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Fork and Cork

Good food and drink is always on the menu in the Hamble Valley and local produce features prominently with a rich heritagefrom strawberriesin Botley, to cherries in Chandlers Ford and oysters from the River Hamble. Hamble The Water’s Edge is set on the River Hamble with attractive views to enjoy a meal and drink. With a large bar and conservatory, plus an outside terrace and large patio area, there are plenty of places to sit and enjoy the view and soak up the atmosphere. The Olde Whyte Hart on the High Street is the oldest pub in Hamble offering a traditional bar menu with daily specials including fresh fish and speciality steaks. For modern European cuisine visit the River Rat Cellar and Kitchen who host a number of events and special menus throughout the year.   Warsash The Jolly Farmer Country Inn in Warsash offers a delicious menu every lunchtime and evening. Among the choices are succulent steaks, locally caught seafood dishes and a daily specials board.   Eastleigh Unwind in the relaxing atmosphere of Artisan Coffee and Wine Bar, offering authentic Turkish cuisine. La Fenice offers the finest Italian cuisine with freshly caught fish being their speciality. The Swan Centre complex offers a number of restaurants with a variety of tastes and flavours, from Italian Prezzo to New York Italian Frankie and Benny’s, the legendary Portuguese Nando’s ,...

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