Explore what’s happening on and around the River Hamble
Whether it’s a cosy log fire, hearty pies and pudds, real ales, or summer pudding and pimms which float your boat, The Hamble River has something for everyone. If you’re a nature lover or your lunch partner has four paws and a tail you’ll be in good company.
Picnic upriver by dinghy, take part in the Bursledon Regatta water carnival, enjoy ice-cream in Hamble village watching the dinghy racing or learn something new on an RYA approved course.
With boat handling days, summer parties, upriver safaris and the Bursledon Reggatta to name a few, there is lots to see and do both on-site and local to us.
If your best friend has four legs and a tail, you are in the perfect place to enjoy a pub lunch together. There are a variety of pubs locally, but to work up an appetite, a particularly pretty stroll can be enjoyed on the East bank of the river from Swanwick marina to the Rising Sun pub in Warsah.
The Strawberry Trail is a figure of eight walking path in the Hamble River Valley.The footpath is managed by Eastleigh Borough Council. The area was once an important strawberry growing region. Hamble and the Solent Water have a long history of boat-building and you will find marinas and boating activity along the trail.
Starting from Botley the first loop heads north west to the edge of Eastleigh before returning via the Itchen Valley Country Park and Manor Farm Country Park. The second, smaller loop follows the River Hamble to Bursledon before making a circuit of the Royal Victoria Country Park beside Southampton Water and the pretty Hamble-le-Rice
The River Hamble and nearby port of Southampton are awash with maritime history; explore Bursledon Windmill (Hampshire’s only working windmill), steam enthusiasts can lose several hours in the Bursledon Brickworks Museum, or head to Southampton to find out more about the 1912 White Star liner Titanic and stories of people who have arrived in Southampton Port over the last 200,000 years.