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September front cover

Things to do in Hampshire this weekend

Great things to do in Hampshire this weekend: art exhibitions, walks, concerts, theatre, places to visit and other events and ideas.

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Events and things to do in Hampshire - September 2014

We’ve scoured the county to bring you the top events taking place this month

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Louise Jordan

forest LIVE presents: Louise Jordan’s album launch

forest LIVE presents the launch of singer, musician and composer Louise Jordan’s third album ‘Veritas’ at Fordingbridge Town Hall on Saturday 27th September.

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September 2014 events and things to do in Lymington and Pennington

A selection of events in and around Lymington and Pennington this month

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Hampshire Country Sports Day at Tichborne Park

Hampshire Country Sports Day on Sunday 14th September at Tichborne Park near Alresford, is all set to provide a fun packed celebration of country pursuits, with fantastic displays and competitions throughout the day.

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Quirky places to stay in Hampshire

People thrive for that thrill of something different so we’ve compiled some vital info on some of the most interesting places to stay in Hampshire

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The pretty medieval village of Saint-Milion (Photo Caroline Harrap)

Caroline Harrap takes a gastronomic mini-break in Bordeaux

It wasn’t something I’d ever really thought about before; how to separate the yolk and the white of an egg. But then again, I’d never attended a French cookery school either.

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Discover Out & About

Soak up the stunning views from Lepe Country Park

Things to do along Hampshire’s coastline

Enjoy a day out at one of the many coastal attractions in Hampshire.

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Blashford Lakes is a bustling centre for wildlife. Image: Peter Hutchings

Five of the best nature reserves in Hampshire

Discover the great outdoors throughout the year with our selection of nature reserves located across Hampshire.

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A Twitcher's Haven

A Twitcher’s Haven

One of the highlights of living in Hampshire is discovering all sorts of hidden delights right on our doorstep and Titchfield Haven National Nature Reserve is a shining example.

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Mid-Hants Railway Watercress Line

Mid-Hants Railway Watercress Line

Let off steam at this living history railway! Experience the nostalgic sights, sounds and smells of steam as you travel through 10 miles of beautiful Hampshire countryside.

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Linger in Lockerley

Linger in Lockerley

You maybe familiar with the nearby town of Romsey, but what do you know about Lockerley?

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Out & About Showcase

Celebrity chef James Martin will be headling the Food and Wine Raceday

James Martin headlines Ascot’s Festival of Food and Wine Raceday

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Combine food and wine from around the world with a memorable day of racing at Ascot’s Festival of Food and Wine Raceday on Saturday 6th September.

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A team of 10 acrobats form the shape of a racehorse crossing the winning post ridden by Stefanie Hofer to celebrate Dubai Duty Free Shergar Cup at Ascot Racecourse. Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images.

Dubai Duty Free Shergar Cup at Ascot Racecourse

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Acrobats form 6ft human racehorse to mark the annual team race at Ascot.

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What do visitors love about Hampshire? look to develop its Hampshire property portfolio to meet tourist demand

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Holidays E-Edition

Holidays E-Edition

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Front covers of 2014 so far

Hampshire Life 2014 – best features, stories and interviews of the year so far

Here we take a look back at a range of content from every Hampshire Life magazine this year. Our favourite interviews, your favourite features and more.

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Hattingley Valley

Best vineyards in Hampshire

English wine is flourishing. Whether sparkling or still, our Hampshire vineyards are producing award-winning bottles

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Market Square is the hub of Petersfield

Best things about living in Petersfield

A picturesque market town surrounded by beautiful countryside and a reasonable commute to London... Too good to be true? Emma Caulton finds out

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River Test

Things to see and do in Overton

Lining the banks of the river Test with its picturesque surroundings and vibrant village shops, Overton is the ideal place to spend a sunny weekend

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Hampshire film locations

Ever wondered where your favourite movie or scene is filmed? Here we summarise those that might be closer than you think

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Why protecting the wildflower meadows of Hampshire is vital for the future of the ecosystem

Look down on Hampshire from above and it may look like a patchwork of green, but when it comes to flora and forna it’s not as abundant as it seems. Kizzie Henderson explains why protecting our wildflower meadows is vital for the future of our ecosystem

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Deborah Griffiths shares her top tips for wildlife gardening

Deborah Griffiths from The Wildlife Trust says creating a prize wildlife garden does not mean weeds and overgrowth

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Badgers live in extended family groups

Peter Hutchings from the Wildlife Trust on our connection with the badger

With the culling saga fresh in our minds, badger conservation has never been more poignant.

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Dense beds of seagrass can protect against erosion

New byelaws secure the long-term future of Solent seagrass

The Wildlife Trust has worked tirelessly to protect the seagrass beds of the Solent, which is why we are celebrating the signing of three new byelaws that will secure their long-term future

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Comma by Amy Lewis

Butterflies to look out for in Hampshire

The beautiful butterfly wafting along a spring breeze is a highlight at this time of year and we have an abundance of species here in Hampshire

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The peaceful River Dun near Point 4

Hampshire walk around Dunbridge and Mottisfont

Steve Davison takes a walk round Dunbridge and Mottisfont in the Test Valley

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All Saints Church dates back to the 12th century (portrait)

Hampshire walk around Minstead visiting the grave of author Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Steve Davison heads to the New Forest to explore the final resting place of author Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

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At the end of Priory Road the walk heads down the cliff to the shoreline via a flight of steps © Steve Davison

Head to the Isle of Wight for a coastal walk

Steve Davison heads across to the Isle of Wight for a coastal walk offering some great views and a visit to the seaside town of Shanklin

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The final part of the walk heads through fields before passing The Sun Inn © Steve Davison

Steve Davison on the hunt for the famous golden postbox in Bentworth

Steve Davison leads the way on a 5 mile walk exploring the countryside around Bentworth, keeping an eye out for its famous golden postbox

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A peaceful scene at Keyhaven harbour © Steve Davison

Hampshire walk along the Keyhaven and Pennington Marshes coastline

Steve Davison heads to the southern fringes of the New Forest National Park to explore the picturesque coastline around Keyhaven and Pennington Marshes

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