Hoburne Naish

Residents warn of dangerous detour as holiday park to shut beach path

THE owners of Hoburne Naish holiday park at Barton have been criticised over plans to stop public access to a path which local residents use to reach the beach. For over 50 years people have...

Bay Trees B&B check out with VisitEngland Rose Award for customer service

A B&B in Milford has won a VisitEngland ROSE award for going the extra mile to provide excellent customer service. Owners of The Bay Trees, Mark and Sarah Clayson, were thrilled to receive the accolade,...
Lymington Harbour

Sailing town aims to keep ahead of competition with new moorings

NEW walk-ashore moorings have been completed at Lymington marina as the popular sailing town tries to keep ahead of rival locations in the Solent. The £620,000 project at Town Quay was recently finished by the...
Balmer Lawn Hotel

Tourism leader backs hotel’s ‘make or break’ expansion plans

A NEW Forest tourism leader has thrown his support behind “make or break” plans for a major expansion at one of the district’s most high-profile hotels. The backing is for Chris and Alison Wilson who...

Campers furious as holidays cancelled for Sandy Balls’ £10m luxury makeover

ABOUT 250 campers have had their holidays cancelled at one of the biggest tourist attractions in the New Forest as it prepares for a £10m makeover. Sandy Balls near Fordingbridge will start work next month...
Balmer Lawn Hotel

Tourism chief hits out at NPA plan to hike ‘hotel tax’

PROPOSALS to nearly triple a planning charge for new hotel rooms in the New Forest have been slammed as an unfair “tax” by a district tourism chief – who has suggested imposing car park...
Ice cream vans

Rival frozen out as cold war whipped up between ice cream sellers

A POPULAR Milford beauty spot was at the centre of a cold war after rival ice cream traders went head to head on a sunny afternoon. Despite operating her ice cream business at New Lane...

Water park clubhouse extension bid torpedoed at appeal

A PLANNING inspector has torpedoed an appeal by the New Forest Water Park against the refusal of plans to extend its clubhouse. Mark Jury, director of the popular facility off Ringwood Road, between Ringwood and...
Sandy balls

£10m revamp launched at New Forest tourism’s ‘jewel in the crown’

PART of a £10m overhaul at one of the New Forest’s most popular tourist destinations was launched by its new owner with an ambition of challenging what holiday parks are all about. The opening of...
Paultons Park

Paultons Park tops the table for fourth year running, says TripAdvisor

PAULTONS PARK has been named the UK’s number one amusement park by TripAdvisor for the fourth year running. The facility in Ower, which is home to the hugely popular Peppa Pig World, also retained its...
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