I opened The Natural Health Hub just over a year ago because I reckon life’s gone a bit bonkers! It’s too fast and full on, we work too many hours, we’re too wrapped up in our job lists, tied to our digital devices, and we’ve lost the ability to relax. So I created The Hub… a place in the centre of Lymington to come to to slow down and escape. People say they instantly relax when they step through the…
The pigs of the New Forest play a vital part in the eco-system. Every autumn, when the acorns, chestnuts and various other nuts have fallen from their trees, up to 600 domestic pigs (usually owned by commoners) are let out onto the New Forest National Park for up to 60 days, to clear away and eat the nuts. This is called ‘pannage' or ‘common of mast’, and it is important because many of the nuts are poisonous to other animals in the New Forest, such as…
There was much to celebrate at Priestlands School last week as students received their GCSE results. Despite the uncertainties of the new exams in many subjects, Priestlands students did very well.
English, Maths and Science sustained high performance whilst there were also record results in Business Studies, Computing Science, Geography, ICT, PE and strong performances in many other subjects.
A third of all grades awarded were at 9-7 or A/A* and 74% students secured the new standard pass (4-9) in English and Maths, with 54% students secured the…
The second in our new monthly series on those niggling legal matters to which we should attend: t his month Paula Shea from Lester Aldridge de-mystifies Lasting Powers of Attorney, in Plain English.
Following last month's "Importance of a Will", this helpful Q&A about Powers of Attorney sets the scene for the next important subject to consider if we want the people we love to benefit the most (and the taxman the least!) should something happen to us.
Now in its sixth year the Solent Music Festival returns to Lymington from Wednesday 19th through to Sunday 23rd September.
Pianist Sam Haywood, the festival’s Artistic Director, says ‘I had dreamt of running a music festival for many years, of being able to put together programmes of my favourite works performed by the musicians I most admire. At the suggestion of a friend, Sophia and I came to Lymington and met with then Councillor Elizabeth Lewis, now the Festival’s president. Elizabeth advised that we…
Thursday 23 August is National Burger Day!
Matthew Tomkinson, head chef at the Montagu Arms Hotel in the heart of the New Forest, has shared with us the recipe of the famous Monty's Burger so that you can recreate it at home! Perfect for a Bank Holiday Weekend barbecue!
Of course you could save yourself the trouble and visit Monty's Inn to sample their fabulous burgers (and other food) for yourself! Find details of Monty's Inn here . And if fish…
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.
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.
Adam Bloom was 18 months old when his parents nicknamed him The Voice, and when he was 10, he told them he was going to be a comedian. By the age of 23, he was. Adam has appeared on various stand-up and panel shows on TV, and has recorded three series of his own Radio 4 show, The Problem with Adam Bloom.
Ricky Gervais says: Adam Bloom has been one of his favourite comedians for ten years:…
The New Forest and Solent shore are perfect for dog walks and it's little wonder that the area attracts many visitors and locals with four-legged friends. In fact the New Forest is doggy heaven for well behaved dogs.
Have you and your dog discovered a really dog-friendly business that is worth celebrating? The New Forest Dog Friendly Awards is your opportunity to nominate your favourite dog friendly businesses in the New Forest area.
Good news for the overall "anti plastic" campaign in Lymington and the New Forest is that one of our higher "consuming" businesses is really taking this issue seriously.
Colten Care has consulted relatives, management and support departments of its care homes in the New Forest as part of the launch of a campaign aimed at eradicating throwaway plastic. Altogether, the use of 1,161,124 plastic items will be avoided each year by choosing more environmentally…
From Friday 30th March - Sunday 15th April we're inviting all our visitors to become nature detectives and explore the wonders of the natural world on our bird-themed Easter trail.
Go on a nature hunt for natural treasure in the Beaulieu grounds, collect all the clues and complete the trail to pick up your nature detective bug prize. Look out for amazing tree carvings as you go, can you find the tree-top griffin, the magnificent green man or the many-headed serpent? If you tiptoe quietly down the Mill Pond Walk you might be able to spot the homes of the woodland fairies
If you get stuck the nature detective will be on hand to give you some clues, make sure you wave as he drives by in his Willys jeep!
Head down to Palace House to join Lord Montagu's cook in the victorian kitchen and help her create bird shapes out of dough and join in with bird-making and colouring crafts. Plus go incognito with our free nature-themed face painting. Running 11am - 4pm daily.
Find out about the ancient art of falconry in the brand new Abbot's Mews display. You might even be lucky enough to meet Lord Montagu's falconer!
Feeling peckish? Fly over to the Brabazon Restaurant to tuck into seasonal Easter treats. Have a go at the 'Guess the number of eggs' competition for a chance to win a jar of chocolate eggs.
Plus... Even more activities over the Easter Weekend! Visit us between Friday 30th March - Monday 2nd April to take part in the golden egg-hunt competition, crack the cipher code for a chance to win a New Forest luxury hotel stay.
Plus, see amazing historic vehicles from the National Motor Museum motoring around the grounds and your chance to meet the larger-than-life Easter Bunny!
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