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Tank Fest returns for 2014

Events and things to do across Hampshire and Dorset this summer

From the summer 2014 edition of Destination South - our pick of the best events taking place over the summer in Dorset and Hampshire

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April 2014 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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Easter in the daffodils - Credit Stuart Cox

Easter events and ideas across Hampshire

Whether you fancy taking the kids on an egg hunt; glamming it up at a vintage parade, or feasting on a whole roast lamb – Hampshire has heaps of Easter events to suit all tastes

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The Makers Fayre

Hampshire crafting duo launch monthly market celebrating everything handmade

The Makers Fayre is the brainchild of two crafty friends who were fed up of attending boring craft markets and often having to compete with stall holders who buy in their produce.

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BIRDSONG 2013 Tour Company 6 credit Jack Ladenburg

10 reasons to love April in Hampshire

We’ve scoured the county to bring you the top events taking place this month. Compiled by Charlotte Tomlinson-White

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Holidays

April 2014 front cover

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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Travel review on The Aegean Gem of Skiathos

Elizabeth Barnett has a Mamma Mia moment on the beautiful Greek island of Skiathos

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Discover Out & About

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

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Putting the family first: how a boutique family law firm can help

Choosing an independent family law firm could protect you and your family, say Leiper Gupta Family Lawyers.

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Hampshire

What do visitors love about Hampshire?

Holidaycottages.co.uk look to develop its Hampshire property portfolio to meet tourist demand

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Holiday E-Edition

Great British Life Holidays

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Places

Bluebird CN7

The National Motor Museum showcases Land Speed Record breakers in a stunning new display

Four of the National Motor Museum’s iconic Land Speed Record cars, the 350hp and 1,000hp Sunbeams, Golden Arrow and Bluebird CN7, which reflect the success of British record-breakers between the 1920s and 1960s, feature in an inspiring new multi-media display For Britain & For The Hell Of It, opened by Don Wales, grandson of legendary Sir Malcolm Campbell.

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Marie Mills Easter solo show at Lyndhurst Gallery launching 5th April

Artist Marie Mills has just delivered her work for her Easter show at Lyndhurst Gallery in the New Forest.

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Spring time at Hinton Ampner

Discovering the spring beauty of Hinton Ampner gardens

Owned by the National Trust, the historic Hinton Ampner estate, near Alresford, has an important and distinctive garden created by its last private owner, Ralph Stawell Dutton, the 8th and last Lord Sherbourne.

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Southsea

Things to see and do in Southsea

The tide’s turned for Southsea in recent years where a lively festival atmosphere rubs shoulders with its traditional seaside charms and historic sights

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Soldiers

Remembering our troops at the home of the British Army in Aldershot

With the centenary of WW1 in everyone’s thoughts, Claire Pitcher heads to Aldershot ‘The Home of the British Army’ to remember our troops

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Wildlife

Bouldnor Forest by Natalie Light

Wildlife on offer in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight

Get to know some of Hampshire and the Isle of Wight’s friendly dwellers on a trip to one of the Wildlife Trust’s nature reserves

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Winnall Moors - great for people

Evaluating the changes brought to Winnall Moors in Winchester

In 2008, the Wildlife Trust began an ambitious five-year plan to improve Winnall Moors, a beautiful nature reserve just minutes from Winchester’s city centre. Now the project has finished Martin de Retuerto, Winnall Moors Project Manager, evaluates the changes

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A hawthorn dominated hedgerow forming a field boundary

Howard Beck tells us why preserving the hedgerows of Hampshire is so important

With hedgerows being to Hampshire what stone walls are to the Pennines, it is vital we preserve them for the future says Howard Beck

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Redshank by Ian Cameron-Reid

Out and about in Lymington and Keyhaven Marshes

Lymington and Keyhaven Marshes make a great day out for an invigorating walk, a leisurely stroll or a spot of birdwatching says Peter Hutchings from the Wildlife Trust

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Blashford Lakes by Jim Day

Wildlife walks to enjoy in The New Forest

This month the Wildlife Trust invite you to slow down and take a leaf out of Hampshire writer, Emily Laurence Baker’s book to appreciate the natural beauty that surrounds us

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Walks

The walk heads along the shoreline passing the lighthouse (or Beaulieu River Millennium Beacon) which was built to help seafarers navigate in The Solent (at high tide you may have to use the parallel road instead) © Steve Davison

The beautiful coastal views on offer when walking along the southern fringes of the New Forest National Park

Walking along the southern fringes of the New Forest National Park offers lovely coastal views, picturesque villages and a fascinating history, writes Steve Davison.

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The picturesque River Meon near Soberton © Steve Davison

Hampshire walk around Meon Valley

Follow Steve Davison on a 4 1/2 mile walk exploring the picturesque Meon Valley

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After leaving Binsted’s church the walk heads between fences towards The Cedars pub, Binsted, Hampshire © Steve Davison

Steve Davison takes us on a walk around Binsted

Follow Steve Davison on a 4 1/2 mile walk exploring the area around Binsted on the corner of the South Downs

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Blashford Lakes by Jim Day

Wildlife walks to enjoy in The New Forest

This month the Wildlife Trust invite you to slow down and take a leaf out of Hampshire writer, Emily Laurence Baker’s book to appreciate the natural beauty that surrounds us

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The Barley Mow pub at Dogmersfield - right beside the start of Walk 2

10 winter walks in Hampshire this New Year

Steve Davison suggests ten short walks across Hampshire to get you out in the bracing fresh air over New Year. For maps of each route, see the gallery on the top right of this article

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