There’s more to Hamble than the water - Hamble Valley Tourism has launched a free, glossy guide for yachties wanting to go ashore.

A glossy new guide to the River Hamble and surrounding countryside has been launched for 2003 to encourage visitors to explore the region and make the most of their visit to this famous stretch of coastline.

Produced by Hamble Valley Tourism, the guide includes details of the main marinas on the River Hamble, and their visitor mooring and facilities, as well as how to get about once moored and explore the region by dinghy, foot, bus and train. Also incorporated are details of maritime and other events taking place in and around the river and pretty village of Hamble, including the Hamble Valley Food and Drink Festival and Hamble Week (both June 28 to July 6).

The Visitor Guide, together with more information about the Hamble Valley and what’s on, including guided walks around Hamble village and nearby Netley and Bursledon, numerous local events at attractions, the heritage of the river and famous people associated with the Hamble Valley (from Nelson to Jane Austen and Benny Hill) can be picked up for free at the Village Tea Rooms in Hamble High Street. Alternatively, call 0906 68 22 001 to receive the guide and free literature in the post or email

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