The railway disappeared in Gosport many years ago, in recent years it has been transformed into a pleasant walk way and cycle route much enjoyed over the recent lockdown, here are a few photos taken en route.
Enjoying the visits to local National Trust parklands and gardens in this glorious weather, here are a few of my favourite Uppark photos. Really well organised with limited visitors, easy to park and navigate the site, toilets are open. Uppark is in South Harting, near Petersfield, Hampshire.
This lockdown phase has made many of us appreciate the local area much more. I have never seen so many poppies in the fields or perhaps I have just never taken the time to notice them. The photos are of Stubbington and Portchester poppies in Hampshire. Enjoy!
I may have mentioned how pleased I am that some National Trust properties have opened up their parkland and gardens for visitors to get out and explore somewhere new or different to their home turf. The organisation and welcome received at The Vyne was second to none and certainly I will return when the house is open to […]
Thank you NationaL Trust for opening some of your gardens and parklands. I urge others to become members of the National Trust if we want places such as Mottisfont to be available to explore and visit in the future. I had booked a time slot online last Friday and arrived at the designated time. We were […]
The Crescent in Alverstoke is stunning especially this time of the year with its white architecture against deep blue skies and the Crescent gardens. This area links very nicely to the old rail route at Ellachie Road and crosses Alverstoke Creek, here are a few favourite photos.
With daily exercise rules relaxed its great to explore the local. With the weather more than acceptable walking has been a great lockdown pleasure. Here are a few photos of Haslar and Hardway area. For those of you that do not know the area, Hardway was of great historical importance during the D Day operations […]
Are beach huts quintessentially an English thing? I asked myself that question when visiting the Isle of Wight earlier in the year when I walked past some rather spiffy ones in Sandown. There were a couple on the beach used for cycle and beach hire and a long terrace of bright blue with some ‘tongue in cheek’ names […]
I came across a book Hampshire and the New Forest Teashop Walks that I hadn’t dipped into for a long time. We chose the Hamble walk as it offered both river and sea and with last Saturday being sunny we took full advantage. We parked in the square followed our noses to the river and […]
It’s been a while Stockbridge but the reunion of The Grey Traveller and this perfect Hampshire village was sweet. The windows were festive, the retailers cheery and The Three Cups welcoming with warmth, good food and great cheer. Here are a few of my favourite photos. Happy Christmas.