• 1 The origins of Sway's Treacle Mines
  • 2 Soothe mind, body and soul in the New Forest with CBD at SenSpa
  • 3 The Natural Health Hub's Yoga Fundraiser for Oz in the New Forest
  • 4 A wide range of excellent self catering holiday accommodation with New Forest Cottages
  • 5 Ten finalists in the running to win a free winter wedding in the New Forest
  • 6 Tea and togetherness: find companionship each month at Colten Care homes
  • 7 The Great Flood of Lymington in 1909
  • 8 New Year, New You – enjoy the Thai-Tox package at SenSpa in the New Forest
  • 9 What's on in the New Forest in 2020
  • 10 2020: a year of productivity and purpose
  • The origins of Sway's Treacle Mines

    The origins of Sway's Treacle Mines

    How a delightully quiet New Forest village became a centre of construction and infamous for 'Treacle'.

    Lymington Junction - the point at which the Bournemouth Direct Line starts The terms 'Sway Treacle Mines' and 'Sway Docks' were commonly used in the 1950s and 1960s (and I remember them also in the 1980s!) as humorous descriptions of the destination by railwaymen and bus crews when arriving at Sway Sation. Gwen Boule, in her booklet 'Memories of Sway' (1996), recalls the ticket inspector on the train responding when asked if the train stopped at Sway "Yes, it stops at Sway Docks and how are the treacle mines doing?"

    These terms actually date to the mid-1880s when the Bournemouth Direct Line was being built.

    The Bournemouth Direct Line

    Construction

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  • Soothe mind, body and soul in the New Forest with CBD at SenSpa

    Soothe mind, body and soul in the New Forest with CBD at SenSpa

    Careys Manor Hotel & SenSpa launches CBD treatments and holistic therapies to heighten relaxation

    New for 2020, award winning SenSpa at Careys Manor Hotel in Brockenhurst has launched a range of CBD treatments and holistic therapies, set to take self-care and relaxation to the next level.

    CBD Oil treatments now available at SenSpa

    Anti stress massage at Careys Manor SenSpa with CBD Oil

    One of the biggest trends in health and beauty, CBD oil (Cannadbidiol) has been proven to help treat specific areas of pain and discomfort, alleviating tension and relieving inflammation.

    In collaboration with MariPharm 's pure, organic, vegan-friendly MariCare Essential Cannabis Oil, SenSpa’s new CBD Anti-Stress Massage (£99 for 60 minutes) is a deeply relaxing

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  • The Natural Health Hub's Yoga Fundraiser for Oz in the New Forest

    The Hub’s Fundraiser for Oz in the New Forest

    Lymington's Natural Health Hub is raising funds to help the wildlife blighted by the Australian bushfires with a Yoga and Meditation evening at SenSpa.

    Bushfires in Australia 2020 - photo Blue Robinson The Natural Health Hub in Lymington is holding a large yoga and meditation fundraiser for the animals and wildlife that have been blighted by the bushfires in Australia.

    For two months Australia has been ravaged by the fires. The toll this uncontrollable firestorm has taken is staggering: 27 people have died, more than 2,000 homes have been destroyed and 18 million acres have burned. It is thought that 1.25 billion animals have been killed.

    Yoga and meditation evening

    The Natural Health Hub’s bushfire fundraising evening will bring

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  • A wide range of excellent self catering holiday accommodation with New Forest Cottages

    Over 155 self-catering holiday homes in Lymington and the New Forest

    Let the friendly experts at New Forest Cottages help you find the perfect holiday accommodation!

    New Forest Cottages has a wonderful selection of holiday accommodation in the New Forest

    Are you looking for somewhere to stay in the New Forest? Whether you want somewhere cottagey and tradition or modern and open plan, in woodland, town or near the sea, New Forest Cottages will have the perfect self-catering holiday accommodation for you.

    The oldest and largest holiday cottage letting agency in the New Forest, New Forest Cottages has over 40 years of experience and a national reputation for excellence. And with over 155 self catering holiday homes on their books, you'll be spoilt for choice! Trudie Russo and her friendly, professional team know all of

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  • Ten finalists in the running to win a free winter wedding in the New Forest

    10 finalists in the running to win a free winter wedding in the New Forest

    To celebrate their 1000th wedding, Balmer Lawn Hotel and Spa is offering one lucky couple a free winter wedding - vote now! 

    Balmer Lawn 505 - credit - Ann Aveyard Ten couples are within touching distance of winning their dream winter wedding having shared their stories behind their most meaningful love songs, following an inundation of entries from across the UK to win a national competition.

    The four star Balmer Lawn Hotel & Spa, nestled in the heart of the ancient New Forest, is offering one lucky couple a free winter wedding to celebrate the venue’s 1,000th wedding – provided they get the backing of the public, having been shortlisted amongst the top ten.

    Some

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  • Tea and togetherness: find companionship each month at Colten Care homes

    Tea and togetherness: find companionship each month at Colten Care homes

    Combat loneliness and find companionship at each of Colten Care's New Forest homes at a new monthly café open to all

    According to a report by Age UK, there are 1.2 million older people who describe themselves as being chronically lonely and the number of ­isolated older people in Great Britain is predicted to rise to two million by 2026, a 49% incdrease in ten years. There are many causes of loneliness, including poor health, bereavement and a lack of contact with family, friends or neighbours.

    COMMUNITY FRIENDS. Colten Care is inviting people to banish loneliness with Tea & Togetherness Research indicates that loneliness can be a crucial factor in developing Alzheimer’s disease - apparently, older people who report that they experience severe loneliness are twice

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  • The Great Flood of Lymington in 1909

    The Great Flood of Lymington in 1909

    Disaster struck Lymington's riverside areas when a double tide coincided with endless rain 

    Flood 1909 in Lymington, Waterloo Road Lymington River frequently overflowed during storms and, most years, the low-lying areas along the river in Lymington were particularly vulnerable to flooding.

    In October 1909 endless rain was compounded by the river banks being burst by a double tide. This photo shows the flooding in Waterloo Road near the junction of Bridge Road. It appeared on a postcard, showing the waterborne relief party ferrying supplies of food to the marooned occupants who can be seen leaning out of the windows of their flooded homes. 

    Flood October 1909 On the reverse of the postcard a Mrs Polly Knight of 44 Middle Road wrote about

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  • New Year, New You – enjoy the Thai-Tox package at SenSpa in the New Forest

    New Year, New You – enjoy the Thai-Tox package at SenSpa

    Rejuvenate in the New Forest with a new day spa and detox package inspired by ancient Thai rituals

    Eminence rose radiance facial at Careys Manor SenSpa Rejuvenate and unwind at Careys Manor & SenSpa this January with Thai-Tox – a brand new all day spa and detox package inspired by the ancient Eastern rituals of Thailand. Located in Brockenhurst and set against the picturesque backdrop of the New Forest, a visit to Careys Manor is the perfect antidote to cure those January blues.

    Designed to revive and restore, Thai-Tox combines authentic Thai treatments with state-of-the-art facilities, holistic classes, and wholesome dishes at the award winning SenSpa. Start the day with a detox smoothie – a refreshing blend of banana, orange,

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  • What's on in the New Forest in 2020

    What's on in the New Forest in 2020?

    Festivals, races, countryside shows and other events - from Lymington to Lyndhurst, Highcliffe to Hythe, Ringwood to Romsey! 

    Whether you're local to the New Forest area or planning to visit on holiday there are some brilliant events happening here in 2020! Our guide below will give you a taste of the main events in the area including marathons, triathlons and cycling events, festivals, open days and countryside shows. Diaries at the ready..!

    wwo masthead Keep ahead of what's on this year by regularly visiting our comprehensive  Events Calendar  which is updated daily and to really stay in the loop , sign up to receive our FREE Weekly What's On email, sent out every Friday morning. This

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  • 2020: a year of productivity and purpose

    2020: a year of productivity and purpose

    Sue Leach from The Natural Health Hub in Lymington on setting and achieving your 2020 goals

    2020 loading "Happy New Year, everyone. 2020 is set to be significant year. Not only is it the start of a new decade and a leap year, in symbolic terms it is augured to be a year of great purpose and potential. 

    In Chinese culture it is the year of the rat, the first of all the zodiac animals, associated with yang, the symbol of outward energy and positivity. In numerology 2020 symbolises focus, pragmatism and conscientiousness – the belief is that it is going to be a great year for laying foundations for the future, teamwork and relationships, and

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  • LYMINGTON.COM:
    NEWS, EVENTS AND LOCAL INFORMATION

    Lymington.com provides you with information about the town of Lymington and its surrounding area, including the New Forest National Park. Find here news, events, things to do and local information, including where to stay, where to eat and drink, as well as places to visit. The Lymington.com Directory provides a comprehensive guide to local businesses and organisations, with a search function enabling you find what you are seeking and a review function so that you can tell others what you think!

  • LYMINGTON:
    GEORGIAN MARKET TOWN AND FAMOUS YACHTING CENTRE

    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.

  • SAILING IN LYMINGTON:
    PERFECTLY LOCATED FOR THE BEST SAILING IN THE BRITISH ISLES

    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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