Uppark visit – photoblog

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.            

Mottisfont visit

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 […]

Alverstoke wanderings – photoblog

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.  

Local wanderings in Gosport – photoblog

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 […]

Beach Huts – a discussion!

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 […]

An amble round Hamble

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 […]

Stockbridge at Christmas

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.