Upcoming Lymington and New Forest Events


Sep 2020

The Seasons: Art of the Unfolding Year
A unique exhibition celebrating seasonal change, as portrayed by British artist over the last 100 years


Sep 2020

Lymington Pop Up Restaurant
A vibrant outdoor pop-up restaurant experience in central Lymington - come and join us in a Covid-secure environment with local restaurants and bars serving up some of Hampshire's finest food…


Sep 2020

19:30 - 21:30
This week’s line-up features The Last Inklings. Mystery has largely disappeared from the world; we can put the trolls back under the bridges and remind you not to step into a fairy ring…

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Latest News from Lymington.com

  • 1 Mark and Hugh on cartography featuring New Forest trig pillars
  • 2 Missing having a hug in the New Forest
  • 3 Keep eating out to help out in Lymington and the New Forest
  • 4 New Forest will and probate disputes - by Lester Aldridge Solicitors
  • 5 Lymington and Pennington Town Mayor Message
  • 6 Balmer Lawn Brockenhurst back in business big time New Forest
  • 7 New Forest recipe for September, bolognaise sauce special
  • 8 Families declare Colten Care best care homes in the New Forest
  • 9 Look out for pigs! Pannage in the New Forest.
  • 10 New Forest drifts: 2020 dates and where to avoid
  • Mark and Hugh on cartography featuring New Forest trig pillars

    About New Forest trig pillars and other interesting facts A fascinating history of cartography from the inimitable perspective of Mark and Hugh This week Mark and Hugh cover the fascinating history of cartography. In their inimitable amusing style as always - but perhaps be prepared to concentrate a little more than usual! Cartography. Map making before the advent of radio waves. In your youth you must have made a map or three. There might have been friends who were coming for dinner and needed to find their way to your secluded house. Or a neighbour who wanted to know where to find a hardware shop. Maybe it was when you were at school and you and your chum drew a map
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  • Missing having a hug in the New Forest

    Missing your hugs in our weird world? Thinking of all those who would love a hug, in the New Forest and everywhere In these strange times I'm sure many of us are missing our hugs, especially people living alone, in fact those of us lucky enough to have partners and families living with us are very fortunate that we can still get a hug when we need one. In fact I did it myself this morning. It's my dear late mother's birthday, she died two years ago after living for 14 years with Alzheimer's, suddenly and for the first time since her death a big bawl came upon me - and then I needed my husband's hug. How pertinent. Not hugging
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  • Keep eating out to help out in Lymington and the New Forest

    Ongoing deliciously discounted dining in the New Forest  After "Eat out to help out" many restaurants are continuing with their own efforts and offers The Government's "Eat out to help out" scheme in August helped to get struggling cafes, restaurants and pubs back on their feet. The scheme was aimed at helping businesses closed due to the coronavirus crisis by encouraging customers to dine in, with establishments able to claim the money back from the government. That scheme is now over but let's recap what it was about and why it's so vital to continue to support restaurants, pubs and cafes into the autumn. Please send nominations for inclusion in this article - restaurants and pubs, including brief offer details. Hospitality is one
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  • New Forest will and probate disputes - by Lester Aldridge Solicitors

    Have you made your New Forest will?  Beware of the potential for will and probate disputes from hastily made wills: Life Matters for September from Lester Aldridge  Making a will is in principle obviously the right thing to do, but hastily home made wills may bring their own pitfalls! An increase in will and probate disputes is to be expected in the new normal to which we are having to accustom ourselves for the long term. In this month's Life Matters for Lymington disputed tax, trusts and wills Partner, Victoria Jones explains the potential pitfalls which lie ahead because of the ways in which some of us are making wills in haste.  The key message is that it could be well worth talking
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  • Lymington and Pennington Town Mayor Message

    A Message from our Mayor  Message from the Town Mayor of Lymington and Pennington  We welcome this update message from our Mayor Anne Corbridge after a summer break - it's amazing how quickly the weeks have flown.  We are also keeping a record of the mayoral messages through the coronavirus crisis for posterity - or at least for now! They're below, in date order going back to the beginning of the pandemic. 18 September 2020 "Already in September and although we are having some lovely, warm days, that chill in the morning and evening air tells us that autumn is on its way, following the strangest summer in living memory.  For the most part we have been lucky to have wonderful weather,
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  • Balmer Lawn Brockenhurst back in business big time New Forest

    Balmer Lawn is back, sizzling like never before! Historic family-owned Brockenhurst hotel is back in business big time with a whole host of welcome New Forest news to share Since its grand re-opening in July, the Balmer Lawn Hotel in Brockenhurst has enjoyed welcoming a staggering number of new and returning hotel guests and diners alike to enjoy the new surroundings and menus on offer. And as we welcome the annual autumn pannage season and pigs customarily hanging out close to this iconic hotel, what better time for us to give it a great big welcome back to our pages as well. Perfect for the New Normal: outdoor bar and pizza oven  The latest addition on the front terrace is ‘The
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  • New Forest recipe for September, bolognaise sauce special

    Real Food recipe for September: bolognaise sauce special Fiona Hill gives us a rich, easy sauce and one with which we can do many things This is a rich but easy sauce and one that you can do many things with.  Fiona's suggestion is to make it in a large quantity, use some and freeze the rest, sometimes in smaller portions, all ready for turning into tasty easy recipes for autumn and winter. As the weather starts finally to turn, the timing for this is perfect! As Fiona says: You will need a large saucepan and a wooden spoon together with: 4lb or approx 2 kg of lean mince ("preferably from your butcher as they don't put gristle in it")
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  • Families declare Colten Care best care homes in the New Forest

    "We couldn't have picked a better place" Families share confidence in the care their loved ones receive at Colten Care, where two free weeks are still on offer in a New Forest home  Professional and committed care home staff have won praise for their dedication and skill in keeping residents and families safe and reassured during the pandemic. One of the factors that sets Colten Care apart from other providers is that all its 21 homes are registered for nursing and benefit from a group-wide support structure. Here, three families share their reasons for confidence.      Words from advertorial printed below for easier legibility... Peter Wardle’s 87-year-old elder brother Jack has been living at Colten Care’s Avon Cliff care home
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  • Look out for pigs! Pannage in the New Forest.

    Look out for piggies in the New Forest this autumn! Pannage Season 2020 has begun in the New Forest - from 14 September  The pigs of the New Forest play a vital part in the eco-system. Their services are required to eat the acorns which they love and which are safe for them, and to prevent the ponies for whom they are potentially lethal, from doing so. Read on below to learn all about pannage! Sign up for our free Weekly What's On For all the latest local information, including lots of interesting articles like this one, upcoming events (including many community events which are free or low charge) and special offers,  sign up to receive our free weekly e-newsletter - which
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  • New Forest drifts: 2020 dates and where to avoid

    Drifts in the New Forest National Park. 2020 dates and locations to avoid due to pony round-ups. The​ ​Drift​ ​(or​ ​Round up) is​ ​an​ ​annual​ ​tradition​ ​that​ ​is​ ​carried​ ​out​ ​in​ ​many​ ​areas​ ​of​ ​the​ ​country​ ​that have​ ​wild​ ​or​ ​semi-feral​ ​stock. It​ ​is​ ​an​ ​essential​ ​part​ ​of​ ​the​ ​management​ ​of​ ​the​ ​stock​ ​to​ ​maintain the​ ​health​ ​and​ ​welfare​ ​of the​ ​animals. In​ ​the​ ​New​ ​Forest,​ ​the​ ​5​ ​Agisters​ ​who between them cover the entire forest area, ​constantly​ ​monitor​ ​the​ ​animals​ ​to​ ​make​ ​sure​ ​they​ ​are​ ​fit​ ​and​ ​healthy. Any animal​ ​looking poor​ ​may be taken off the forest at​ ​any​ ​time​ ​throughout​ ​the​ ​year​ ​and it is then the Commoner's (owner's) responsibility to take it ​back​ ​to​ ​their​ ​smallholding​.
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Featured Businesses

Koh Thai Tapas Lymington

Koh Thai Tapas is a stylish, award-winning restaurant on Lymington High Street. Incredible flavours of Thai cuisine and tapas-style food with fiery cocktails, far-flung beers and world-class…

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Hammersley Homes

Hammersley Homes in Lymington is a new charity established 2018, to provide a safe home for life for adults suffering from enduring mental illness-people whose condition cannot be cured. Help…

La Perle

La Perle is a family-run restaurant in Milford-on-Sea offering beautiful dishes using locally sourced ingredients. Highly commended by The Good Food Guide, La Perle is currently offering home…

Lymington, Hampshire
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Beaulieu is an award winning family visitor attraction at the heart of the New Forest. Visit Palace House and gardens, Beaulieu Abbey and the National Motor Museum, with over 250 vehicles.…

New Forest, Hampshire
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Goodalls Strawberry Farm and Pick Your Own

Delicious strawberries, raspberries and other produce grown in Lymington opposite the Isle of Wight ferry. Pick your own berries from May to August. Pick your own pumpkins during October half…

Lymington, Hampshire
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Lymington Infant School

Lymington CE Infant School provides an outstanding start to your child’s education. Based in the New Forest, Hampshire on the same site as Lymington Junior School it offers seamless primary…


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    Lymington is a pretty Georgian market town in the south of the New Forest. The town's sheltered position on the western bank of the beautiful Lymington river has made it an important settlement since the Iron Age. For many years Lymingtonians have made their living from the sea or the river - as boatbuilders, fishermen, sailors and in past centuries as salt workers and even smugglers! Today Lymington is an internationally famous yachting centre with a population of almost 17,500.


    It’s not surprising that Lymington is one of the “Best UK Coastal Towns in Which to Live”. Combined with accessible road and rail links north to London, west to Bournemouth and east to Southampton and beyond, as well as the car ferry service to Yarmouth, Isle of Wight, the town combines practicality with pleasure; the perfect work-life balance. There are many excellent schools and a wealth of local sports, clubs and leisure activities.

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