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lymington pocket guide

Places to Visit • Eating Out • Accommodation • Shopping Guide • Beautiful Walks

Spring / Summer 2013

End ors ed b y the Lymington & Distr ict Cha mber of Commer c e


Welcome To Lymington The beautiful market town of Lymington is situated on the outskirts of the New Forest National Park between Southampton & Bournemouth. With its Georgian High Street, Lymington offers a wonderful array of eclectic shops, a fine selection of restaurants, traditional Tea-rooms and old fashioned pubs in which to relax and unwind. Lymington still boasts a Saturday market, a tradition which has continued for some 800 years. It lines both sides of the high street with its colourful market stalls selling local produce, antiques, fashion and just about everything else. At the bottom of the High Street is Quay Hill a cobbled street with colourful Georgian houses and independent shops leading to the Old Town Quay. From here you can see the Wightlink Passenger and Car Ferry which runs regular daily services from Lymington to Yarmouth on the Isle of Wight. Whether you are visiting Lymington for a day trip, short break or longer holiday it is a perfect destination whatever the time of year. Enjoy Lymington!

on the water Cover images: top right & left courtesy Carrie Bugg Photography www.carriebuggphotography.co.uk The Lymington Pocket Guide owned and produced by Emerald Sales & Marketing Agency © 2013. Whilst every care has been taken in compiling this guide the information herein is deemed to be correct at the time of publication. The publisher “Emerald Sales & Marketing Agency” are not liable for any errors or ommissions. Please check prices and amenities with individual establishments before you visit. 2

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Lymington Band Stand is at Bath Road Recreation Ground St Barbe Museum, New Street Lymington, 01590 676969 Lymington Market takes place every Saturday in the High Street

20th – 4th May

St Barbe Museum

Destination New Forest. (Local History Exhibition) Price included in admission: Adults £4: Concessions £3; Children £2: Family ticket £10

27th – 8th June

St Barbe Museum

Roland Green – A Tribute. Adults £4: Concessions £3; Children £2: Family ticket £10. Roland Green (1890 – 1972) was one of Britain’s most accomplished wildlife artists from the 1920’s onwards

28th

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Lymington Community Centre

Life in Lymington and the New Forest in World War II Gareth Owen, from the New Forest National Park Authority, will talk on the New Forest Remembers project, which has uncovered fascinating memories and artefacts from the Second World War along with new insights made possible by modern technology. Price: Members FOC; Non-members £ 3. Time: 7pm

8th

Lymington Band Stand

“Lymington Sailability” info@lymandpentc.org (FOC)

9th

Sway

Sway Open Gardens. Contact Paula Cheshire 01590 613026 or email paula@oakhavenhospice.co.uk

9th

Lymington Band Stand

“Jazz Two” - info@lymandpentc.org (FOC)

14th

St Barbe Museum

Annual St. Barbe Museum Open (15th June to 20th July) The St Barbe Museum Open provides a showcase for best of the region’s paintings, prints and drawings with no limitation as to subject or style. For entry forms and conditions of entry either contact the museum or download from our website

15th / Keyhaven Scout Hut, 16th Keyhaven

Outreach Exhibition run by St Barbe Museum The Story of our Coast, Fact, Fiction and Fantasy. 1.10pm – 4pm

15th

Lymington Band Stand

“Chris Walker Swingtet” info@lymandpentc.org (FOC)

16th

Lymington Band Stand

“Dixieland Band” info@lymandpentc.org (FOC)

22nd

St Barbe Museum

Selling Exhibition. 22nd June to 2nd August

22nd & 23rd

Lymington Keelboat Contessa 32/26 Open. Bath Road, Lymington SO41 Town Sailing 3SE. Tel: 01590 674514 (Richard) All Day Event Club

23rd

Lymington Band Stand

“Christchurch & Highcliffe Band” info@lymandpentc.org (FOC)

29th

Oakhaven Hospice Garden, Lymington

Family Fun Day. Contact Paula Cheshire 01590 613026 or email paula@oakhavenhospice.co.uk

29th

Lymington Band Stand

“New Forest Big Band” info@lymandpentc.org (FOC)

30th

Lymington Band Stand

“Lymington Town Band” info@lymandpentc.org 2.30pm – 4.30pm (FOC)

Beaulieu Boat Jumble, www.beaulieu.co.uk

MAY 2013 3rd

St Barbe Museum

Dinki DaVincis - Art Workshops.Price: £ 3.50 per child per session. Creative, arty and above all, fun workshops for young children and their families. 10.30am - 11.30 am (1-5 years)

5th

Lymington UK Solent 650 Regatta. Bath Road, Lymington SO41 3SE Town Sailing Tel: 01590 674514 (Richard) From 2.30pm Club

6th

Woodside Park

Car Boot Sale - The Royal British Legion Charity Event for “Help The Hero’s”

8th 10th

St Barbe Museum

Advanced Monoprinting Workshops - Art Workshops Price: £ 85 for 3 days of workshops. Booking is essential. Materials provided but bring your own lunch

11th

St Barbe Museum

Introduction to Mono-printing – Arts Workshop Half day workshop for beginners who want to have a go at this simple but rewarding printmaking method. Adults 10am – 12.30pm Children – 13.30pm to 4pm (Children must be accompanied by an adult) Price: £15

JULY 2013 21st

Lymington Band Stand

“Lymington Town Band” info@lymandpentc.org 2pm – 4.30pm (FOC)

25th

St Barbe Museum

Family Explorer Day. 01590 676969. Price included in admission: Day Ticket: Adult £4, Concession £3, Child £2, Family £10. Engaging and fun hands-on creative activities for children and their family, including the opportunity to handle museum objects. 10:30am – 3.30pm

27th

Bath Road Recreation Ground

Arts Festival, SUPER SATURDAY - info@lymandpentc.org 2.30pm – 4.30pm

27th

St Barbe Musuem

Under the Greenwood – Past. 27th July – 5th October Adults £4: Concessions £3; Children £2: Family £10 The exhibition looks at how trees have gradually been domesticated from the forbidding wildwood to the town garden. This exhibition will be a nationally important celebration of the tree exploring mythology, religious symbolism, longevity of trees, and the seasonal cycle.

Lymington Band Stand

“Sunbury Wind Orchestra” info@lymandpentc.org (FOC)

11th – St Barbe Museum 25th

All Our Stories. An exhibition by MiCO, the Milford Youth Group, about their project based on the history of Milford and its people - Performance Sat 18th

17th

St Barbe Museum

Dinki DaVincis - Art Workshops. £ 3.50 per child per session. Creative, arty and above all, fun workshops for young children and their families. Booking required – can be booked half termly. 10:30am – 11:30am (1 – 5 years)

26th

Lymington Band Stand

“New Forest Brass Band” (FOC). info@lymandpentc.org

27th

Lymington Community Centre

Charity Market Contact: Ed Haffenden, Lymington Rotary Club (All Day)

30th

St Barbe Museum

Family Explorer Day. Price included in admission: Day ticket: Adult £4, Concession £3, Child £2, Family £10. Engaging and fun, hands-on creative activities for children and their family, including the opportunity to handle museum objects. 10.30am – 3.30pm

27th

Lymington Sailability Fete (TBC). info@lymandpentc.org

29th / Woodside Park 30th

Children’s/Family Entertainment (TBC) info@lymandpentc.org. (inside if wet) 14:00pm – 15:00pm

JUNE 2013 1st 1st

Lymington Band Stand

“Light Motive” info@lymandpentc.org (FOC)

29th

Sunbury Wind Orchestra (TBC) info@lymandpentc.org 2.30pm – 4.30pm

1st – 15th

St Barbe Museum

Art Exhibition produced and curated by Priestlands School

30th, 31st

New Forest & Hampshire County Show www.newforestshow.co.uk, Tel: 01590 622409

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AUGUST 2013

29th

St Barbes Museum

Family Explorer Day. 10.30am – 3.30pm Price included in admission: Day Ticket: Adult £4, Concession £3, Child £2, Family £10. Engaging and fun hands-on creative activities for children and their family, including the opportunity to handle museum objects Fans through the centuries. 31st August – 14th September Adults £4: Concessions £3; Children £2: Family £10

New Forest & Hampshire County Show www.newforestshow.co.uk, Tel: 01590 622409

1st 3rd

Lymington Band Stand

“Chris Walker Swingtet” info@lymandpentc.org (FOC)

31st

4th

Lymington Sea Water Baths

Lymington Triathlon Event. www.newforestraceteam.co.uk (Application forms available): Contact Colm McCarty for more information on 07525 405 943. 6am – 11.00am

St Barbe Museum

31st

4th

Woodside Park, Lymington

Lymington Summer Spectacular & Car Show Fun for All the Family. Lymington Rotary Club. All Day Event

Lymington RS 400/800 (Dinghy). Bath Road, Lymington SO41 3SE Tel: Town Sailing 01590 674514 (Richard) All Day Event Club

31st

Lymington Band Stand

4th

Lymington Band Stand

“Jazz Two” info@lymandpentc.org (FOC)

6th

Pavilion Woodside Park

Children’s/Family Entertainment (TBC) info@lymandpentc.org. (Inside if Wet) 2pm – 3pm

7th

Pavilion Woodside Park

Children’s/Family Entertainment (TBC) info@lymandpentc.org. (Inside if Wet) 2pm – 3pm

St Barbe Museum

Family Explorer Day. Price included in admission: Day Ticket: Adult £4, Concession £3, Child £2, Family £10. Engaging and fun hands-on creative activities for children and their family, including the opportunity to handle museum objects. 10:30am – 3.30pm

Lymington Sailing Club

Scow Nationals (Dinghy). Bath Road Lymington SO41 3SE, Tel: 01590 674514 (Richard) All Day Event

21st / Sway Village Outreach Exhibition, Sway in War Time organized by St Barbe 22nd Hall Museum. Admission FREE

10th

Lymington Band Stand

“Light Motive” info@lymandpentc.org (FOC) 2pm – 4pm

22nd

10th

St Barbe Museum, New Street, Lymington

The Lyric, the Hospital and the Town Hall. 10th July – 24th August. Tel: 01590 676969

11th

Lymington Sailing Club

Scow Nationals (Dinghy). Bath Road, Lymington SO41 3SE. Phone: 01590 674514 (Richard) All Day Event

11th

Lymington Band Stand

RNLI/Lymington Band Stand (TBC) info@lymandpentc.org 2.30pm - 4.30pm

8th

10th

12th / Pavilion 13th Woodside Park

Children’s/Family Entertainment (TBC) – info@lymandpentc.org. (inside if wet) 2pm – 3pm

17th / Newforest Brockenhurst Steam Rally & Donkey Derby 18th Showground, Contact the Lions Club (Ian Duncan) All Day Event Brockenhurst 18th

Lymington Band Stand

Children’s/Family Entertainment (TBC) info@lymandpentc.org. (inside if wet) 2pm – 3pm

21st

St Barbe Museum

Share your memories of Lymington Cottage Hospital Tel: 01590 676969, 2pm – 4pm

22nd

St Barbe Museum

Family Explorer Day. 10.30am – 3.30pm Price included in admission: Day Ticket: Adult £4, Concession £3, Child £2, Family £10. Engaging and fun hands-on creative activities for children and their family, including the opportunity to handle museum objects

24th

Lymington Band Stand

“Light Motive” info@lymandpentc.org 2pm – 4pm (FOC)

25th

Lymington Band Stand

“Dixie Band” info@lymandpentc.org (FOC)

26th

Newforest Brockenhurst Carnival/Fete. Showground, Contact the Lions Club (Ian Duncan) All Day Event Brockenhurst

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SEPTEMBER 2013 1st

Lymington Band Stand

(TBC) info@lymandpentc.org 2.30pm – 4.30pm

1st

Woodside Park

RNLI Car Boot Sale. info@lymandpentc.org 2.30pm – 4.30pm

8th

Lymington Charity Bath Race. Bath Road, Lymington, SO41 3SE Town Sailing Tel: 01590 674514 (Richard) All Day Event Club

13th

Lymington Community Centre

New Milton

Under the Greenwood – Past. Exhibition curator Anne Anderson will talk about how artists have responded to myths, legends and our changing relationships with trees from Constable and Samuel Palmer to Paul Nash and Graham Sutherland. Price: Members FOC; Non-members £ 3 – 7pm

New Forest Marathon & Half Marathon www.newforestmarathon.org.uk

OCTOBER 2013 Looking at Trees in Lymington and Beyond, 7pm. Brian Wilson, leader of the National Park tree team, talks about the many tree species found in Lymington and the surrounding countryside. Price: Members FOC; Non-members £3

4th

Lymington Community Centre

6th

Hollands Bike & Hike. Contact Gemma Sinden 01590 613038 or email Wood, Brock- gemma@oakhavenhospice.co.uk enhurst

26th

St Barbe Museum

Memories of Ford’s. 26th October – 9th November Price included in Admission: Adults £4: Concessions £3; Children £2: Family £10

31th

St Barbe Museum

Family Explorer Day. 10.30am – 3.30pm Price included in admission: Day Ticket: Adult £4, Concession £3, Child £2, Family £10. Engaging and fun handson creative activities for children and their family, including the opportunity to handle museum objects

“New Forest Brass Band (Ken Matthews)” info@lymandpentc.org (FOC)

19th / Pavilion 20th Woodside Park

(TBC) info@lymandpentc.org 2.30pm – 4.30pm

NOVEMBER 2013 2nd

Pennington Recreation Ground

Firework Display. Contact: Ed Haffenden, Lymington Rotary Club Time (TBC)

8th

Lymington Community Centre

Under the Greenwood – Present. 7pm. Tim Craven, co-Curator of the Under the Greenwood Tree – Present exhibition, will be joined by two other exhibition artists, Abi Kramer and Fiona Lewis, to talk about the importance of trees in their art practice. Price: Members FOC; Non-members £3 Lymington Christmas Light – St Thomas’s Church, Lymington. (TBC) info@lymandpentc.org

DECEMBER 2013

Children’s/Family Entertainment (TBC). info@lymandpentc.org. (inside if wet) 2pm – 3pm

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St Thomas’ Church, Lymington

Light Up A Life. Contact Gemma Sinden 01590 613038 or email gemma@oakhavenhospice.co.uk

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St Barbe Museum

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The Lymington Open Air Sea Water Baths (or “historic Roman Seawater Baths”) is a lifeguarded open air lido in Lymington. Built in 1833 it is the oldest lido in the UK, and at 110 metres long by 50 metres wide it is also one of the largest in size and in volume with 1.7 million gallons of water.

Places to visit There are many places to visit in Lymington and the surrounding area of the New Forest National Park. It is a haven for outdoors enthusiasts with cycling, walking and boating all in plentiful supply. The St Barbe Museum and Art Gallery explores the unique history of Lymington and the New Forest Coast. The colourful, hands-on displays provide a fascinating journey of discovery for all ages, charting Lymington’s development as a market town and port and looking at the smugglers, salt makers and boat builders who have used the Solent shore. The art galleries host an exclusive programme of exhibitions that regularly include works on loan from national and regional collections.

Buckland Rings is the site of an Iron Age Fort in the town of Lymington. Today the mounds and dykes around the outside which constituted its defences are still clearly visible. Excavations of the inner and middle ramparts in 1935 revealed that they wer of wall and fill construction, retained at the front by upright timber beams and walls of cut and laid turf. Longdown Activity Farm offers a fantastic family day for everyone with their daily schedule of activities, which run throughout the day. You can bottle-feed the kid goats and the calves, feed the ducks, meet the pigs... PLUS lots more friendly animals to see, not forgetting their gentle giant - Billy the Shire horse. See website for further information: www.longdownfarm.co.uk | Tel: 02380 292837

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The town’s leisure amenities include several parks, a 9-hole golf course, a rowing club, a community centre, a skatepark (skateboards), several tennis courts and Football pitches. Take a day trip to the Isle of Wight and take the Wightlink Passenger and Car Ferry which runs regular daily services from Lymington to Yarmouth. Watch a movie at the Lymington Community Centre Cinema. It is a central venue for the latest films and has regular showings every week at competitive prices. From Lymington’s town quay there are a choice of boat rides for you to enjoy - from short trips up the Lymington River to longer cruises to Hurst Castle where you will enjoy spectacular views of the Solent, the Isle of Wight and the Needles. Feast your senses on breath taking scenery and take the great coastal walk along the The Solent Way footpath offering views of the Isle of Wight and the Needles. This area is the Lymington- Keyhaven Nature reserve and covers nearly 500 acres between the mouth of the Lymington River and the village of Keyhaven. You can obtain good views of the marshes and their wildlife from the Solent Way which runs the length of the reserve. There are also several attractive circular walks on local footpaths which cross the area. The reserve is a bird watchers paradise and you may just be fortunate enough to catch a glimpse of the highly secretive Dartford Warbler! At Keyhaven there is a ferry service to Hurst Castle. Hurst Castle is situated at the seaward end of the shingle spit that extends 1.5 miles from Milford-OnSea. The castle was built by Henry VIII as one of a chain of coastal fortresses and was completed in 1544. Charles I was imprisoned here in 1648 before being taken to London to his trial and execution. The castle was modernised during the Napoleonic wars and again in the 1870’s when the enormous armoured wings were constructed. Two of the huge 38-ton guns installed in the 1870’s can be viewed in their casemates.

ponies, cattle and deer have shaped the landscape maintaining the open character of the forest. This area of outstanding natural beauty offers endless opportunities for exceptional landscapes to be explored by bike or on foot, paving the way for your own adventure.

The New Forest National Park is a place of ancient history, fascinating wildlife and stunning beauty covering 145 square miles. It was originally a royal hunting preserve set aside by William the Conqueror more than 900 years ago. For centuries, grazing by 10

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Exbury Gardens and Steam Railway – the gardens are a spectacular 200 acre site, world famous for the Rothschild Collection of rhododendrons, azaleas, camellias and rare trees and shrubs. See website for further information: www.exbury.co.uk | Tel: 02380 891203 Beaulieu National Motor Museum, House & Garden is set in the heart of the New Forest National Park. It is a guaranteed great family day out with lots for everyone to enjoy including the world famous National Motor Museum. See website for further information: www.beaulieu.co.uk | Tel: 01590 612345

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Lymington - Keyhaven Nature Reserve

Illustrations Nick Skelton | Dan Powell

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Shopping

• glassware • unique gift ideas

With its Georgian High Street, Lymington offers a great shopping experience, from the heights of St Thomas’s Church all the way to the cobbled quay and beyond.

• bath & spa products • children's soft toys • birthday gifts • wedding gifts • wedding favours

From eclectic boutiques offering fashion and jewellery to old established antique shops through to the main high Street brands… the Lymington shopping experience has it all!

• anniversary gifts

inspired gifts for all occasions...

• Yankee candle specialists

The busy Saturday street market offers the shopper a vibrant and colourful event and brings traders from far afield with everything from local cheeses to original art and much more.

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Crinkle-crankle walls are not common, and most are found in Suffolk, where they were mainly built in late Georgian times. Some are found in other parts of the country, and Lymington is lucky to have a number of them. The wavy design of the wall works on the principle of corrugated cardboard - it is very stable and does not need additional support. It also uses less bricks than a straight wall, which would have to use a double thickness of brick, with piers supporting it at intervals - the wavy wall is only a single brick thick. We do not know how the walls came to be built in Lymington, but they seem to be of the same period as the Suffolk walls. 16

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Image: Carrie Bugg

www.scented-candles-gifts.co.uk

01590 675617

Until 1745 Lymington butchers slaughtered their animals in the street.

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Food & Drink Whether you’re looking for a quiet café to break up a long day or the perfect restaurant or gastro pub to enjoy a delightful evening, Lymington has many different eating establishments that can cater for all tastes and budgets. There is a wealth of fine local produce waiting to be dished up in mouth watering combinations.

Images: Lanes of Lymington

Look out for the recognised logo of the New Forest Marque that clearly identifies produce that has been produced in the New Forest.

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Explore the History of Lymington with Lymington Town Tours Walks take place on Sunday mornings and Wednesday evenings throughout the summer months. Each walk covers a different aspect of the history of the town and some fascinating questions are answered. The Story of Lymington walk takes you through the heart of the town and follows Lymington’s journey from Norman times when it was a planned new town, with a thriving port, through to the present day centre for tourism, sailing and retirement. Much of the original Norman layout survives but with the prosperity of Georgian times the timber-framed houses were replaced in the fashionable style of the day using brick. Much of the wealth in the town at that period came from the salt industry and as you walk down the present High Street you will see some of the elegant Georgian buildings which survive today. This walk begins at St Thomas’s Church and ends at the Town Quay. The Sea Salt & Smuggling walk takes you along the waterfront were you will find out how important the river has always been to the town of Lymington. From a time when the Quay was a very rough working area with sailing ships bringing coal in to fuel the salt making industry and then shipping the salt all over the world. Another source of wealth in the town up until the Victorian era was smuggling and Daniel Defoe found the town ‘teeming with smugglers and all sorts of desperados’. In Victorian times Lymington was also a fashionable spa for sea water bathing and its renaissance as a place of leisure and enjoyment began. This walk begins at the Town Quay and ends at the Royal Lymington Yacht Club, Bath Road. 24

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The Courts and Alleyways walk gives you the opportunity to explore some of the interesting nooks and crannies of the High Street and find out what domestic life was like in Lymington in days past. Until 1745 the butchers still killed their animals in the street and living at the bottom of Quay Hill after a heavy downpour was probably not a pleasant experience! This walk begins at St Thomas’s Church and ends in the High Street. The Pens & Personalities walk has more links with books and their writers than you might think. From Dennis Wheatley’s satanic novels to Captain Marryat’s ‘Children of the New Forest’. Come and hear about some of the literati of Lymington and discover where they gained the inspiration to put pen to paper. This walk begins at St Thomas’s Church and ends in the High Street.

Each walk lasts about 90 minutes, and is conducted at a leisurely pace over relatively short distances often ending at a pub to allow you to slake your thirst and chat about the walk. Join one of Lymington Town Tours and you could find the answers while taking a stroll through Lymington and its history! Email: info@lymington-town-tours.co.uk

The inventor of the Hansom Cab (Joseph Hansom), designed Lymington’s Catholic church.

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Rail South West Trains

Travel Services Visitors to Lymington have a good number of options for getting around. Take your time and use the various methods of transport below. It couldn’t be easier... Road The New Forest lies to the west of Southampton Water in south-west Hampshire. If you are travelling from Southampton, London or the east, exit the M27 at Junction 1, signed Cadnam where you will pick up the signs for the A337 to Lyndhurst and Lymington. By exiting the M27 at Junction 2, one can reach Lymington via Beaulieu, avoiding the potential bottleneck at Lyndhurst during the busy season. If you are travelling from the west, you can use the A31 from Dorset. From the north, take either the A338 from Salisbury to Ringwood in the west of the Forest, or the A36 to Totton in the east.

Station Street, Lymington Tel: 01590 672807 Lymington has two railway stations: The Lymington line is a branch off the main Waterloo to Weymouth line where passengers are required to change at Brockenhurst for Lymington Town and Lymington Pier (for the Wightlink Ferry to the Isle of Wight).

Ferry Services Wightlink Ferry Terminal Lymington Tel: 0870 582 7744

Bus Wilts & Dorset Bus Co High Street Lymington Tel: 01722 336855 / Tel: 01590 672382 Lymington to Bournemouth (X1 & X2) Lymington to Hythe Ferry (112)

New Forest Tour Bus The New Forest Bus Tour operates daily in the summer, leaving Lymington hourly. There are 2 routes, one in the south and one in the north, both of which meet in Lyndhurst. www.thenewforesttour.info

Blue Star Bus Co. High Street Lymington Tel: 02380 618233 Lymington to Southampton (6)

Parking Pay and display parking is available in the town centre, although the car parks do get busy on a Saturday as that is market day.

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Marconi used the Lymington ferries to carry out his earliest wireless experiments.

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Lymington & District Chamber of Commerce & Industry on the water

On the water The Solent is the most popular open water sailing venue in the UK and Lymington is it’s epicentre. With two of the largest marinas on the South coast and two sailing clubs; RLYCand Lymington Town, it offers a full service to both local mariners and yachtsmen from around the world. No trip to Lymington is complete without a stroll from the marinas along the sea wall were you can watch some 200 annual organised sailing events take place. Feast your senses on breath taking scenery and take the great coastal walk along the The Solent Way footpath offering views of the Isle of Wight and the Needles. This area is a coastal nature reserve covering nearly 500 acres between the mouth of the Lymington River and the village of Keyhaven. It is a bird watchers paradise and you may just be fortunate enough to catch a glimpse of the highly secretive Dartford Warbler.

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“Probably the most comprehensive display of Outboard engines, inflatable boats, RIB’s, fishing boats, sports boats, trailers, water skis & wakeboards, wetsuits, lifejackets, fishing tackle, inflatable canoes & kayaks and power related chandlery”

• Open 7 days a week • • Used boat & Engine sales • • Established 1947 • Head Office & Showroom: Ampress Park, Southampton Road, Lymington Hampshire SO41 8LW Tel: 01590 613600

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Chamber Member Simon Nuding, owner of Rib Charter specialist and Powerboat School Rib-it.com, says: Rib-it.com has so much more to offer this year, with the launch of our new services – Apache buggies and the Rib refit operation at Haven Quay – and it has been very beneficial sharing these exciting times with all at the Chamber of Commerce. The breakfast meetings in particular have been a nice way to find new customers and suppliers alike, all in a friendly atmosphere. I’ve also found it a great platform to promote the work of the RNLI, as I am a helm on the Lymington crew. All in all, the Chamber of Commerce is an excellent networking opportunity. The Chamber is a thriving business networking organisation with the common aim of supporting commercial activity and representing combined interests in the community as a whole. If you would like to find out more about the Chamber, just visit the web site www.lymington.biz, phone 07545 786896, or send an e-mail to chamber@ lymington.biz – we’ll be pleased to hear from you!

Where to stay Vistors to Lymington are spoilt for choice with a range of hotels from quality brands like Macdonald Elmers Court Hotel & Resort to fashionable top end boutique hotels like Stanwell House plus a great choice of original B&B’s in the town and on the edge of the New Forest. LY MINGTON P OCKET GUIDE : S P R ING / SUMME R 2 0 1 3

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Lymington pocket guide 2013 (spring summer edition)  

The Lymington Pocket Guide provides essential information for visitors. There is a fantastic range of things to do in Lymington from shoppi...

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