30s ‘Things to Do’ – Hare Farm, Twyford, Near Winchester, Hampshire, UK.

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Hare Farm, Twyford

For the Canine Crew

  • Off Lead Walks from Site – There is extensive off-lead walking straight from Hare Farm. Access the lane adjacent to the entrance gate to Hare Farm and half of Hampshire is open to you!
  • More Off Lead Walks – Twyford is on the edge of the beautiful South Downs National Park and close to The New Forest National Park where wild ponies roam free. Dogs can run their paws off in both of these Nationa Parks! See also the Hangars Way in ‘You May Not Have Thought Of’
  • Dog-Friendly Pubs to Walk To – The pubs in Twyford village; The Bugle  The Duke of Wellington and The Phoenix were all dog-friendly when we visited.
  • Dog-Friendly Links
    • Dog Friendly Britain is a website bursting with dog-friendly cafes, restaurants, parks, gardens, country walks and days out. Every one is searchable either by location or by using the interactive map.
    • Dog Friendly is “The largest database of dog-friendly places to stay and play in the UK.” Dog-friendly county guides to the UK can be downloaded electronically for a small charge. The Dog-Friendly County Guide to Hampshire can be downloaded here

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New Forest Ponies roam free in the National Park

For the Humans to Do

 

  • Marwell Zoo run by a conservation charity is well worth a visit. Among many other rare animals, they have Snow Leopards. Sadly, dogs are not permitted.

Sightseeing – Don’t Miss

 

  • Historic Winchester ancient capital of England (until 1066) is close by. Winchester Cathedral, whose foundations are a raft of logs, famously shored up by diver William Walker also contains the greatest symbol of medieval mythology, King Arthur’s Round Table. In December, there is a wonderful Christmas Market in the cathedral close.

You May Not Have Thought Of

  • The Hangars Way you can walk all or part of this 21 mile (34km) long distance walking route which takes you from Alton railway station to Queen Elizabeth Country Park near Butser Hill. Scenery includes beautiful villages, woodland and grassland as well as an impressive series of steep-sided chalk hills called the Hampshire Hangers, from which the path takes its name.
  • The Watercress Way is a 26 mile loop near Winchester which follows part of two old railway lines – including the Watercress line, which follows the famous fishing River Itchen. The area is famous for growing watercress in the clear, chalky waters. Bridleways and footpaths take in rolling chalk downland. There are many access points onto the trail and many shorter circular walks are accessible from it. More details are on the website, from which you can also download a map.
  • Butser Ancient Farm while you’re at Queen Elizabeth Country Park you might want to drop in on this unique archaeological experiment! Constructions of real stone-age, iron age and Roman buildings, rare breeds of farm animals and special events, such as Celtic Festivals or workshops in metallurgy, Iron Age Cooking or bushcraft all await you!  Dogs on a lead are welcome to visit the farm, but no animals of any kind (other than assistance dogs) are permitted at special events due to large crowds.

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    Our neighbours were Goats, Alpaca and rare breeds of chicken.

Campsite Highlights

  • Peace and Nature! Although it is a rural setting, it is well connected, being very close to the M3.
  • Hare Farm is very friendly, in a beautiful location, has access to stunning countryside, an abundance of wildlife and an archetypal English Village which has several dog-friendly pubs.
  • It is a CL (Certified Location) so has very limited facilities.

Find out how much we enjoyed our stay at Hare Farm, Livin’ the Dream Week 1 – Hare Farm, Twyford– it includes fox poo, ticks & goose eggs; a caravan manoeuvering course – & near death experience! 

 

 

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