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Local Area

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Local Area

In the small toilet cabin you'll find a mounted Ordnance Survey Explorer map centered on Rivermead Camping's post code, showing  the local walks and places of interest.

Annual Events (Winchester, Salisbury, Alresford)
Alresford Watercress Festival May                                                             
Arlesford Music Festival  - June                                                                    
Blissfields Music Festival - Woodmancott - July                                     
Boomtown Music Festival  - Winchester -  August                                
CarFest - Overton - August                                                                             
Hat Fair - Street Theatre - 1st Weekend July (Winchester)               
Mayfest Folk, Blues & Jazz Festival - May (Winchester)                     
Salisbury Contemporary Craft & Heritage Festival - September
Salisbury International Arts Festival - May/June                                   
Southampton International Boat Show - September                          
Winchester Christmas Market - December                                             
Winchester Cocktail Week - February                                                        
Winchester Comedy Festival - lateSeptember to early October
Winchester Fashion Festival - April                                                             
Winchester Festival -Cultural) - July                                                            
Winchester Short Film Festival - November                                            
Winchester Writers Festival – June

Gunwharf Quays (Factory Outlet Shopping & Restaurants in harbour setting)
Lavender Barn Alresford
Lymington (New Forest)
Southampton & West Quay
Stockbridge (with Walk along the river Test)
Winchester. Motorhomes, Caravans and trailers unable to fit into standard marked bays can park in the coach park in Worthy Lane.  There is also designated parking for motor homes in the St. Catherine's and South Winchester park and Ride.

Pubs & Restaurants (We will add a specific Pubs & Restaurants page so do revist this site reguarly)
Black Boy - Winchester               
Black Rat -Winchester (Fine Dinning)
Churchillian - Portsdown Hill (For the views over Portsmouth & Southsea)
Half Moon & Spread Eagle
Hotel Du Vin  - Winchester (Fine Dinning)
Northbrook Arms
Osborne View - Hill Head (For views over the Solent)
Seashells Hythe (For views over Southampton Water)
The Dove
Watership WhitchurchWhite Hart - Overton
Wonston Arms               
Wyckham Arms - Winchester
There aremany more good pubs to explore!  We recommend you bring a copy of The CAMRA Good Pub Guide with you or speak to David who is very knowledgeable on pubs serving good food and excellent real cask ales.

Walking & Cycling
If you like walking or cycling you are spoilt for choice and we are happy to provide advice.  Bring your Ordnance Survey Maps. A few great Walks:

Beacon Hill (Newbury)
Cheesford Head
Micheldever Woods
Watership Down
Weston Colley to Stoke Charity (Short Walk)
Weston Colley to The Dove, Micheldever Station over Weston Down

Culture Visits, Art Galleries & Museums, Sporting  (Including National Trust Properties), Places of Interest & Other Attractions
Americas Cup Base - Old Portsmouth (& Racing Series)
Andover Bronze Age Museum
Ageas Bowl (Hampshire Cricket)              
Beauleiu Motor Museum
Blue Reef Aquarium - Portsmouth
Bombay Saphire Distilliary - Whitchurch
Boscome Down Aviation Collection - Old Sarum, Salisbury
Bucklers Hard
Calshot Castle
Chichester Harbour ( Itchenor, Appledram & Dell Quay)             
Danebury Ring & Gardens
D-Day Museum Portsmouth
Farley Mount
Fishbourne (Roman Villa)
Fleet Air Arm Museum - Middle Wallop              
Gosport Submarine Museum
Great Hall & King Alfreds Round Table - Winchester
Hinton Ampner House & Gardens
Hursley House
Hythe Pier
Jane Austins House Museum Chawton
Keyhaven & Hurst Castle
Marwell Zoo
Montisfont Abbey
Netley Abbey
Newbury Race Course
Old Sarum
Porchester Castle
Portsmouth Historic Dockyard & The Mary Rose, HMS Warrior & HMS Victory
Portsmouth Spinnaker Tower
Poultons Park
Romsey Abbey              
Romsey World of Water
Royal Green Jackets Museum
Salisbury Cathederal
Southsea Castle
The Vyne (Sherborne St. John near Basingstoke)
Thruxton Motor Racing - Andover
Watercress Lime (Steam Railway, Look out for the regular Real Ale Train (RAT) and Dining Specials)
Wessex Gallery - Salisbury
Westgate Museum
Winchester Cathederal              
Winchester City Gardens
Winchester City Mill
Winchester City Museum
Winchester Discovery Centre
Winchester Science Centre & Planetarium (Previously Intech) - Winchester
Wolvesey (Old Bishops Palace) - Winchester

National Parks & Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty
New Forest
South Downs
Studland (Catch the chain ferry from Sandbanks)

Alresford Golf Club
Avington Park Golf Course -Avington,  Winchester
Test Velley Golf Course - Basingstoke

Tourist Information Centre
The Winchester tourist information Centre can be found in the Guildhall, which is located at the bottom end of the main shopping precinct (High Street) - near King Alfred's Statue.  Tel: 01962 840500. (Web:

Theme Weeks
We are considering introduce a few out of season Theme Weeks in 2017 for example Walking, Water Colour Painting, Photography & Cookery.  We would welcome feed back as to whether this would be of interest to our guests.