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Highcliffe Castle path closed again

The path from the grounds of Highcliffe Castle down towards the beach, part of the Christchurch Coastal Path, is again closed. There are two alternatives for walkers. If you do not wish to visit Highcliffe Castle then cliff steps to … Continue reading

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The Time of Their Lives: coastal film scenes

The Time of Their Lives film, starring Joan Collins and Pauline Collins, is released this week. There was much excitement last summer when shooting took place around Boscombe Pier. The Boscombe clifftop and Hengistbury Head feature in the final footage … Continue reading

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Leslie Ward’s Twenties coast at the Russell-Cotes

I still find admission charges at the Russell-Cotes Art Galley & Museum on the Bournemouth East Cliff to be confusing. On arriving this week I was told that entry was £6. But it turned out this is not the cheapest ticket. … Continue reading

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Solent Way: Hythe Ferry future uncertain

The future of Hythe Ferry remains uncertain with with Blue Funnel still considering a proposed purchase from White Horse Ferries. Meanwhile the Hythe Pier Train & Ferry Action Group is hopeful that a solution can be found even if the … Continue reading

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Hordle Cliff closure date

The coast path between Becton Bunny, east of Barton-on-Sea, and Milford-on-Sea clifftop remains closed. In addition, the inland path to and from Taddiford Gap has also been closed. The closure order has been made on safety grounds following cliff erosion and … Continue reading

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New cafe at Milford-on-Sea

A new cafe has opened on the green in Milford-on-Sea. The maybe confusing name of Hurst on the Hill is the result of the venture being run by former Hurst Castle keeper Jason Crane and former castle chefs Jesse Wells … Continue reading

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High buildings plan for Sandbanks

Poole Harbour will have a twenty storey block of flats at its entrance if a planning application is successful. The proposal to replace the Haven Hotel next to Sandbanks Ferry by the tower block is being submitted to Poole Council … Continue reading

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Sandbanks Ferry is back

Sandbanks Ferry is operating again from Tuesday 22 November after an annual refit which has only taken two weeks. This year the work was a undertaken at Poole rather than Southampton.

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Hordle Path still closed

The New Milton Advertiser today reports that the  ‘path closed’ notices on the coast path each side of Hordle Manor Farm have been removed. Hampshire County Council confirms that the path remains closed due to erosion. Although the footpath down … Continue reading

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Sandbanks Ferry: November refit

Sandbanks Ferry will not be operating from Monday 7 November to allow for the 23 year old vessel Bramble Bush Bay to have its annual refit. This year the work is being undertaken at Poole rather than Southampton so the … Continue reading

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