• 1 Local businesses at the 2018 New Forest Show
  • 2 Lymington.com at the Lymington Seafood Festival
  • 3 The Bosun's Chair: a relaxing lunch in the wonderful garden
  • 4 Curious Arts Festival 2018 Lymington.com Review
  • 5 This August, Transition Lymington challenge us to reap the rewards
  • 6 The Haven Restaurant Lymington - a fabulous lunch
  • 7 A taste of Thailand in the New Forest
  • 8 Sunshine and laughter at Lymington's 2018 Carnival!
  • Local businesses at the 2018 New Forest Show

    Local businesses on show at the 2018 New Forest Show

    Hot, hotter and huge crowds, for this year’s extreme weather show!

    new forest show 2018  ATKINSON 800 This year’s top spectator attractions were gigantic: in the main rings the amazing Ben Atkinson with his team of horses and brave stunt ridersand the Mounted Hunter games both enthralled and delighted the crowds.

    Fabulous Shire horses on show at the 2018 New Forest Show

    Meanwhile close to the Forestry Commission corner the Shire horses resplendently turned out enjoyed their own in hand classes, a spectacle in their own right allowing the public to get up really close to these magnificent creatures.

     

     

     

     

     

     

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  • Lymington.com at the Lymington Seafood Festival

    Meet the Lymington.com team this weekend at the Lymington Seafood Festival

    Fingers crossed the weather stays mainly dry for this weekend's second annual Lymington Seafood Festival, with its fabulous line up of food, cookery demonstrations and talks, and live music all weekend.

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    Lots of local businesses for you to meet

    Along with the food and drink stalls lining the perimeter of the Festival within Bath Road and Lymington River (what a fabulous setting!), many local businesses will be there to meet you.  They have all contributed to making the Festival possible so please do stop and have a chat with

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  • The Bosun's Chair: a relaxing lunch in the wonderful garden

    The Bosun's Chair: a relaxing lunch in the wonderful garden

    Excellent pub food served with a warm welcome in Lymington's calming oasis

    On a gloriously sunny day we escaped the hustle and bustle of Lymington's High Street for lunch in the calming garden at the Bosun's Chair. Close your eyes for a moment and imagine a spacious and serene oasis, fragrant with lavendar and peaceful save for the distant hum of bumble bees.

    Bosuns Chair garden Lymington Lymington is well known for pubs - it once had as many as forty in its heyday as a bustling port - but few centrally located eateries can match

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  • Curious Arts Festival 2018 Lymington.com Review

    Curious Arts Festival 2018 - Lymington.com Review 

    Nationally acclaimed New Forest festival now firmly on the annual festival calendar

    Five years since its creation by London based curators Patrick Keogh and Clare Conville the Curious Arts Festival is now firmly on the map of British Festivals. The Curious Arts Festival 2018 Thanks to the hospitality of Lord and Lady Teynham who own the Pylewell Estate this magical rural waterside setting with views across the Solent to the Isle of Wight now takes on an “other world” dimension for three amazing days every July. If you keep thinking about it but haven't experienced it yet, just to

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  • This August, Transition Lymington challenge us to reap the rewards

    Transition Lymington challenge us to reap the rewards

    Lymington 2020 Vision - Month 4: Reap the Rewards

    This August as a part of their 2020 Vision, Transition Lymington challenge us to reap the rewards - grow your own, make your own, pick your own... take a look at the inspiring ideas below.

    2020 Vision was launched by Transition Lymington in May 2018, with the objective of reminding ourselves why we love Lymington and what we can do to help enjoy it and protect it, making a sustainable community for the future. In May the challenge was to observe and interact with our

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  • The Haven Restaurant Lymington - a fabulous lunch

    The Haven Restaurant Lymington - a fabulous lunch

    Top Lymington river and sea view accompanied by delicious dining and first rate service.

    The Haven Bar and Restaurant exterior view 600x400 A first class lunch served in style to our table in a divine setting looking out over the Lymington River and across the Solent to the Isle of Wight, what more could one ask for on a beautiful summer’s day?

    We had the choice of the ‘Terrace Menu’, sitting out in the sunshine (or in the shade) on the stylish terrace, a sandwich menu or a more substantial set of options in the restaurant itself – in our case at

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  • A taste of Thailand in the New Forest

    A taste of Thailand in the New Forest

    Enjoy Thai tapas on the lawn this summer at Careys Manor 

    Careys Manor thai tapas Lemongrass, coriander, coconut and lime: the fresh, vibrant flavours and colours of Thai food are just perfect for summer.

    Thai chefs at the luxury Careys Manor Hotel in the New Forest create wonderfully imaginative menus at the hotel’s Zen Garden restaurant – and they are inviting everyone to discover the exotic flavours of Thailand this summer.

    A selection of Thai tapas will be served to both local residents and hotel guests on the lawns in front of the hotel from now until

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  • Sunshine and laughter at Lymington's 2018 Carnival!

    Sunshine and laughter at Lymington's 2018 Carnival!

    Crowds lined Lymington's streets to cheer the Carnival floats in glorious sunshine

    Carnival fever hit Lymington on Sunday 15 July 2018! The theme for this year's procession was TV Shows and the effort made by all participants was thoroughly appreciated by the cheering crowds. Despite being another very hot day, the procession was full of smiles and laughter (and a few weary brows by the time they had completed their lap of the town!

    Here are a few photos of the day, kindly shared with us by William Bonnett, Steve Elson and Bill

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Lymington Rowing Club smash River Thames World Record!

Dave Mans and Rob Maltby rowed the 167 mile length of the River Thames in just over 30 hours!

Total Thames finish their record breaking row the length of the Thames Lymington Rowing Club's pair, Dave Mans and Rob Maltby, are now the proud holders of the World Record for the fastest row along the 167 mile length of the River Thames. Congratulations and well done to you both for such a brilliant achievement!

Lymington Rowing Club are World Record holders!

The pair started their challenge at 0500 on Saturday 7 October in Lechlade in Gloucestershire and rowed the 167 mile distance in 30 hours and 5 minutes, breaking the previous Guinness World Record of 36 hours by a storming 6 hours! 

Dave and Rob have over 30 years of coastal rowing experience between them. They have a growing number of rowing achievements to their names, including successfully completing the 500-mile ‘Old Pulteney’ row to the magnetic North Pole.

Raising funds for Combat Stress and Lymington Rowing Club

Dave and Rob are raising funds for the veterans' mental health charity Combat Stress and Lymington Rowing Club's new club house. Lymington Rowing Club is a community sports association.

You can support their amazing efforts here:

https://www.justgiving.com/campaigns/charity/hampshire-iowcommunity/totalthames17

Dave Mans and Rob Maitby of Lymington Rowing Club will row the length of the River ThamesCombat Stress have helped former servicemen and women deal with issues like trauma, anxiety, depression and post-traumatic stress disorder for almost a century. They provide support to veterans from every service and every conflict. On the phone and online. In the community and at our treatment centres. Their mission is to raise awareness that invisible injuries can be just as hard to cope with as physical ones. So when a veteran is having a tough time, there's someone there to help tackle the past and to help them take on the future.

Both rowers serve in the army and Dave said the support Combat Stress give to ex-armed forces personnel is so important. "People are really aware of the more visible injuries people suffer from serving. The coverage and public knowledge of it is getting better, but a lot of the problem is the lack of visible symptoms with mental health. The charity do an incredible job helping veterans all over the country."

Total Thames 2017: the challenge

During their journey, Dave and Rob burnt around 30,000 calories, travelled across nine counties, went through 45 locks and under 214 bridges. The team from Lymington really did maximise their technical, practical and physical experience of rowing in challenging coastal conditions in order to set this new world record.

Total Thames 2017 attempt to break the world record Rob and Dave were assisted by an exceptional support team from Lymington Rowing Club, including experts in yacht racing, rowing boat construction and an RAF Doctor. The athletes used  a specially developed boat that maximises speed in the calmer upper Thames but is also seaworthy enough to cope with rougher water in the Thames Estuary. 

"We came up with the idea to try and break the record together really at the same time," Dave said, before the event. "Normally crews who try this to do this row on the Thames are traditional river rowers from City clubs.

"We're hoping our experience and specific skills developed in coastal rowing will help to give us some form of advantage over the course of the challenge. Sections of the River Thames are known to be quite rough, but we should be comfortable in that environment."

To prepare for the physical challenge ahead of them the pair, who both row at Lymington Rowing Club, have combined long sessions on the rowing machines with distance runs to build up their stamina.

Thank you to everyone who has supported the challenge.

Lymington Rowing Club will attempt to break the River Thames record"We've had some fantastic support from local businesses so far and hopefully that will continue right up to and after the challenge so we can raise money for a key cause as well as the rowing club's project." said Dave before the event.

The pair are particularly thankful to local department store Bradbeers who have given a donation of £1000 and also to Spencers New Forest and Burgashell Racing Boats. If you would like to find out more about the challenge and donate to the good causes they are supporting, please click on the link below.

Find out more about the Total Thames 2017 Challenge and donate.

 

Lymington Rowing Club break the Thames Guinness World Record!

 

 

 

 

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    Lymington.com 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 Lymington.com 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:
    GEORGIAN MARKET TOWN AND FAMOUS YACHTING CENTRE

    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.

  • SAILING IN LYMINGTON:
    PERFECTLY LOCATED FOR THE BEST SAILING IN THE BRITISH ISLES

    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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