• 1 ‘Remarkable’ BSO French Horn player astounds Colten Care home residents
  • 2 Lester Aldridge Life Matters for Lymington: first solicitor meeting
  • 3 Colten Care residents pay tribute to much loved Queen Elizabeth II
  • 4 Mark and Hugh unique perspective New Forest drifts and pannage
  • 5 New Forest pony drifts and 2022 dates and where to avoid
  • 6 Look out for pigs! Pannage in the New Forest.
  • 7 Royal visits to the New Forest photo gallery
  • 8 Road to recovery with the Rehab Code - Simpkins and Co Solicitors
  • 9 Recipe for New Forest Gill's Regal Rock Cakes
  • 10 National Garden Scheme at Woodpeckers Brockenhurst
  • ‘Remarkable’ BSO French Horn player astounds Colten Care home residents

    Colten Care home residents enjoyed a stunning performance from Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra’s (BSO’s) new Artist in Residence, the professional musician Felix Klieser, who plays the French Horn with his feet. Kingfishers in New Milton welcomed guests from Colten’s Court Lodge in Lymington for the special performance.
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  • Lester Aldridge Life Matters for Lymington: first solicitor meeting

    This month the Lester Aldridge feature article in the "Life Matters for Lymington" series is about how to get the best out of your first meeting with a new solicitor. So this might be a very good time to get in touch with the team at Lester Aldridge and take advantage of a first meeting, free of charge!  
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  • Colten Care residents pay tribute to much loved Queen Elizabeth II

    Colten Care residents in the New Forest paid their tributes to Queen Elizabeth II with respect and reminiscence.Homes held special get-togethers and prayer services, staged poetry readings, opened books of condolence and created space for reflection.
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  • Mark and Hugh unique perspective New Forest drifts and pannage

    Masked pony drifts this autumn! Entertaining AND useful information about pony drifts and pannage in the New Forest by Mark and Hugh Ed note: For your enjoyment we've just republished this lovely article by our erstwhile writer and cartoonist duo Mark and Hugh, who a couple of years ago set out to consider some of the unique autumnal traditions in the New Forest. Traditions which are of course annual...and timeless. If you don't already receive our Weekly What's On e-newsletter do sign up to receive it on Friday mornings! Do you get my drift? The next time you are driving in the New Forest and you find yourself delayed in a queue of traffic, you’ll have a fair idea of
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  • New Forest pony drifts and 2022 dates and where to avoid

    Drifts in the New Forest National Park About the drifts or "round-ups" and where to find 2022 dates and locations to avoid  Updated 30 September Ed note: Sally Fear is a "fear-less" local photographer who "gets in where other people don't" to capture the gritty and stunning realism of life in the heart of the New Forest. Sally has also published some amazing books full of fascinating forest facts as well as her incredible photography. For more images like this one visit this gallery page on Sally's website. This year's pony drifts began last month and continue throughout September, keep an eye out for latest dates and locations by checking the links below. Members of the public are urged please to stay clear of
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  • Look out for pigs! Pannage in the New Forest.

    Look out for piggies in the New Forest this autumn! Pannage season 2022: 19 September - 18 November It's once again the season of pannage in the New Forest, when pigs are released on the forest to stop the ponies from eating more acorns than are good for them. Living here we become accustomed to these annual forest traditions but you may be interested to know that this year pannage is being being reported and explained in the National Press too! About the pigs of the New Forest  The pigs of the New Forest play a vital part in the eco-system. Their services are required to eat the acorns which they love and which are safe for them, and to prevent the
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  • Royal visits to the New Forest photo gallery

    This week's "Throwback Thursday" (do follow us on Facebook or Instagram to see Throwback Thursday every week!) and this photo gallery of Royal visits to the New Forest were made possible thanks to the Advertiser & Times which had all these wonderful treasures in its archives. Do make sure to get a copy of this week's Lymington Times which also reports on the local proclamations of the accession of King Charles III. Also thanks to Exbury Gardens for the photo of the Queen on the train!    
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  • Road to recovery with the Rehab Code - Simpkins and Co Solicitors

    When someone suffers a personal injury through no fault of their own, their first thoughts will probably not be about claiming a cash payout, especially if their injuries are life-changing, but more along the lines of “how am I going to get my life back on track?” Read here about the Rehab Code and how Simpkins & Co can help you if this is appropriate.
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  • Recipe for New Forest Gill's Regal Rock Cakes

    New Forest Gill has a claim to fame in the baking department, having won 8 of the baking classes at the 2022 New Forest Show! Including with her rock cakes: this recipe for Frankie's Rock Cakes gained Gill first place in the Cake & Bake! For the purposes of this rather special weekend however, as we mourn the loss of our amazing monarch of 70 years Queen Elizabeth II and prepare for her funeral on Monday, some of us might appreciate something special to nibble so for now it's the Regal Rock Cake Recipe!    
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  • National Garden Scheme at Woodpeckers Brockenhurst

    The National Garden Scheme gives visitors unique access to over 3,500 private UK gardens and raises impressive amounts of money for nursing and health charities through admissions, teas and cake. Colten Care home Woodpeckers in Brockenhurst welcomed visitors to its lovely gardens on the weekend of 3-4 September and it was a tremendous success with record numbers of visitors attending.
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Featured Member Offers Lymington & New Forest

    NEWS, EVENTS AND LOCAL INFORMATION provides you with information about the town of Lymington and its surrounding area, including the New Forest National Park. Find here news, events, things to do and local information, including where to stay, where to eat and drink, as well as places to visit. The Directory provides a comprehensive guide to local businesses and organisations, with a search function enabling you find what you are seeking and a review function so that you can tell others what you think!


    Lymington is a pretty Georgian market town in the south of the New Forest. The town's sheltered position on the western bank of the beautiful Lymington river has made it an important settlement since the Iron Age. For many years Lymingtonians have made their living from the sea or the river - as boatbuilders, fishermen, sailors and in past centuries as salt workers and even smugglers! Today Lymington is an internationally famous yachting centre with a population of almost 17,500.


    It’s not surprising that Lymington is one of the “Best UK Coastal Towns in Which to Live”. Combined with accessible road and rail links north to London, west to Bournemouth and east to Southampton and beyond, as well as the car ferry service to Yarmouth, Isle of Wight, the town combines practicality with pleasure; the perfect work-life balance. There are many excellent schools and a wealth of local sports, clubs and leisure activities.

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RNLI Lymington Lifeboat

The RNLI is an independent charity and does not receive any funding from the UK government. We cannot save lives at sea without public support. Lifeboats need to designed, built, fuels and…

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New Forest Holiday Lets self catering holiday accommodation

New Forest Holiday Lets based in Brockenhurst manages a selection of top class holiday properties ranging from apartments to cottages to mansions in Lymington, Brockehurst, Lyndhurst and…

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New Forest Interiors

Modern and tradional soft furnishings in Lymington at New Forest Interiors where the experienced and helpful design team will translate your embryonic ideas into beautiful new curtains,…

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Boost Bike Hub Brockenhurst

Boost Bike Hub Brockenhurst is a long established independent cycle shop which provides for your carbon performance and everyday cycling needs alike and is now also THE go to friendly New…

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Lester Aldridge Solicitors

Professional, friendly firm of solicitors which provides business and personal legal services in the New Forest. Offices in Bournemouth, Southampton and London. Free initial consultation with…

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The Lymington Centre

The community centre in the centre and heart of the community in Lymington! Read about the Malt Cinema,Theatre and Tidal Boutique, pre-school; eating and drinking; further education, leisure…

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