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Category Archives: THE SOUTH

A Good, Long, Dog Walk on Bramshott Common in Hampshire

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A Good, Long, Dog Walk on Bramshott Common in Hampshire

Hoover and I whizz up and down the A3 quite often as my parents live close to the West Sussex coast, and for a long time now we have been intending to stop for a good, long, dog walk on Bramshott Common in Hampshire.  Today we did just that.

The common is a huge area of …

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Castlehaven near Niton, on the Isle of Wight’s Southernmost Tip

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The tiny hamlet of Castlehaven near Niton, on the Isle of Wight’s southernmost tip, is a magical spot that is tucked neatly away off the beaten track.  Located close to Ventnor, the larger village of Niton that sits above Castlehaven is split into two by a break in the inner cliff: Upper Niton, and Niton Undercliffe.    We have …

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A Dog Walk Around Hawley Lake, near Farnborough

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The sun was shining this morning so Hooves and I escaped for a stretch before the weather changed.  We headed out for a dog walk around Hawley Lake, near Farnborough and to investigate Hawley Common.  Hawley Common is part of the Minley MOD Training Area.   There are public rights of way zig-zagging across the land, which are always …

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A Walk up to St. Catherine’s Oratory on the Isle of Wight

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A walk up to St. Catherine’s Oratory on the Isle of Wight will reward you with stunning views of both the sea and the countryside.  Built in the 14th century St. Catherine’s Oratory is a medieval lighthouse high up on St. Catherine’s Down, overlooking Chale Bay, near to the southern tip of the island.  The stone structure, known …

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The Completely Magical Carisbrooke Priory on the Isle of Wight

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We think you can almost stop time by having a cup of tea and a slice of cake at the completely magical Carisbrooke Priory on the Isle of Wight.  Carisbrooke Priory is a still-active priory situated in an area of outstanding natural beauty, on the outskirts of Carisbrooke close to Newport, in the centre of the …

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