Author Archives: Leigh Hatts
The Marine at Milford-on-Sea has opened the upstairs which it has renamed ‘Valentine’s’. It was the St Valentine’s Day storm which closed the cafe. Breakfast, morning coffee, lunch, afternoon tea and an evening restaurant menu are now available. The ground floor … Continue reading
Oswald Bailey outdoor shops which have been part of walkers lives for 108 years are closing. Closing down sales are being held this week at Winton and Parkstone. The business has been sold to Blacks Outdoors Group which includes Millets. The … Continue reading
The main coast path route between Southbourne and Mudeford is now open for the summer. This is determined by Mudeford Ferry which operates daily during British Summer Time which has just started. The winter route is via Wick Ferry/Tuckton Bridge … Continue reading
The Bournemouth Air Festival is enjoyed by many walkers either in Bournemouth or from the cliffs in Purbeck or Highcliffe. The dates this year are Thursday 29 August to Sunday 31 August.
A plaque has been placed on the front of Clarks shoe shop in Lymington’s High Street recording that it was once home of Admiral Arthur Philip who was the first Governor of New South Wales and founder Sydney. Lymington Rotary … Continue reading
The Hengistbury Head Visitor Centre has been open for a month and with the improving weather more vistors are drifting in. It was good to be there on Monday and see a couple of solitary walkers going in to … Continue reading
The Pig on the beach is to open at Studland in June. The former Manor House Hotel will open its doors as The Pig on the beach on Friday 6 June. The 23 bedroom house will feature a greenhouse restaurant, … Continue reading
The best report of the St Valentine’s Night rescue from The Marine restaurant and cafe at Milford-on-Sea can be found in The Lymington Times and The New Milton Advertiser.
There has been a landslip on Bournemouth’s East Cliff. The fall was just west of the cliff lift. This is not unexpected following the record wet weather and storms. Meanwhile, the pine wooded cliff at Brownsea Island has suffered damage. … Continue reading