Adgestone Vineyard. The Isle of Wight is one of the rare areas of the United Kingdom where the climate and the soil allow the cultivation of the grapevine, and where there are grapevines there are vineyards and wine. Here at Adgestone, you can follow the whole process of making wine, from growing the precious plants to sampling some of its products, in a very friendly and convivial environment.
Fareham. Fareham is a bustling little town , which benefits from a good commercial position on the main A27 & M27 thoroughfares between Portsmouth and Southampton.
Wickham Vineyard. Hampshire's premier vineyard , produces wines specially for the House of Commons !, but not solely for the consumption of our ministers , the general public alike are welcomed here for a fascinating audio tour through the vineyard and winery. There is of course an opportunity to taste several award winning wines !
Gosport. Across Portsmouth Harbour situated on a peninsula , a short ferry trip away, is Gosport , home of the Submariners.
Harbour tours. During the summer , Portsmouth Harbour and it's warships, old and new , ( The Victory , Warrior etc) can be seen from close up by catching one of the tour boats operating from Gosport landing stage at the end of the High Street. There are also from the same departure point , leisure cruises around the Solent , and to Fort Spitbank ,and the Isle of Wight.
The Alver Valley Natural / Country Park.. The valley is a fascinating criss cross of paths and trails.Some of these lead to ' The Wildgrounds' an important haven for rare breeds of creatures and plants. There is a programme of events all through the year including a Countryside Fayre'.
Titchfield Haven Nature Reserve. This 320 acres of sanctuary for birds and wildfowl is one of the best wetland habitats of its kind in the country. Situated on the Solent shore near Hill Head , here is a wonderful opportunity to observe at close quarters , the many wild fowl waders and migratory birds present ,from one of the many 'hides' available to rent. There is in addition , a wonderful , peaceful 3 mile walk from the haven to Titchfield Abbey , along the River Meon.
Portsmouth. This great seafaring town became a city in 1927. It has always been associated with the Royal Navy.
Hayling Island. Across Langstone Harbour from Portsmouth, Hayling Island can be reached by a small ferry from the extreme Southeastern point of Portsea Island near Southsea Marina or by road via a bridge from Havant. The North of the Island is quiet and given over to market gardening whilst South Hayling is a thriving tourist area offering beautiful beaches, safe bathing and lovely walks through wildlife reservations. Hayling is where board sailing was born and it is an ideal place to learn , practice or perfect windsurfing skills, or to sit back and watch the experts.
Hayling is a magic place to walk, especially out of season when the nature reserves are practically empty of human visitors and the feeling of wilderness is at its highest. The 'Hayling Billy Leisure Trail ' is one of the most popular walks in the area.
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