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We are surrounded by beautiful Hampshire countryside and many local attractions.  The nearest town is Bishop's Waltham, just a 15 minute walk away with cafes, restaurants, boutique shops and pubs.  A 10 minute walk up the lane takes you to the award winning Hampshire Bowman, selling real ales and ciders and home cooked food.  Within a 20 minute drive you will find beautiful villages within the Meon Valley, as well as Winchester and Portsmouth.

There are lots of local walks and places of interest and we have given a few ideas below.  It may be advisable to contact an attraction to ensure that all facilities are fully open before visiting.


Marwell Zoo, a few minutes drive

South Downs Trekking 07841866192

aj's Tennis Academy (pre book 07885792290)

Blue Reef Aquarium, Portsmouth

New Forest Reptile Centre, near Ashurst in the New Forest

Bolderwood Deer Sanctuary, New Forest

New Forest Wildlife Park

Hawk Conservancy Trust, near Andover

Country Parks

Itchen Valley Country Park, West End, Southampton (Go-Ape activity centre)

Lakeside Country Park, Eastleigh (miniature railway)

Royal Victoria Country Park, Netley (miniature railway)

Staunton Country Park, Havant

Adventure Farms

Manor Farm and Country Park, Hedge End, Southampton

Longdown Activity Farm, near Ashurst


West Quay Shopping Centre, Southampton

Gunwharf Quays, Portsmouth (home of the Spinnaker Tower)

Whiteley Shopping Village, off the M27 junction 9




5.5 mile walk around the local countryside.

5.2 mile route, each visiting The Hampshire Bowman en route!

21.6mile cycle route: Bishop's Waltham - Cheesefoot Head - Dean

33.8 mile cycle route: Bishop's Waltham - Curbridge - Locks Heath - Winchester Hill


Beaulieu National Motor Museum, New Forest

Portsmouth Historic Dockyard (home of HMS Victory and the Mary Rose)

Milestones Museum, Basingstoke

Submarine Museum, Gosport

Solent Sky Museum, Southampton

D Day Museum, Southsea, Portsmouth

Steam Railway

Watercress Line, Alton


Winchester Science Centre & Planetarium

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