Sunday 3rd: Depart from your home area travelling to Hampshire, arriving late afternoon
at the Norton Park Hotel.
Monday 4th: This morning we begin with a drive to Romsey, with its historic Abbey. We
take a break here and later we drive to the historic town of Winchester. Here we can visit
the Cathedral and enjoy the remainder of the day in Winchester exploring its High Street or
perhaps the many museums in the town. Later we return to the hotel.
Tuesday 5th: This morning we head to the town of Lyndhurst, known as the capital of The
New Forest since the times of William the Conqueror. Lyndhurst offers a wide range of
shops, cosy tea rooms, old world pubs and cafes. Later, we travel to the market town of
Lymington, in the south of the New Forest. Here we have a chance to enjoy lunch and
spend some time exploring at our own pace. In the afternoon, we continue through the
stunning New Forest, arriving at Exbury Gardens, a spectacular 200-acre woodland
garden famous for the Rothschild collection of rhododendrons, azaleas and camellias.
Wednesday 6th: Our day begins with a ride through the South Downs, reaching the
market-town of Petersfield where we can enjoy a stop in the heart of the National Park.
The town has a variety of local shops, as well as a museum, Psychic Garden and art
gallery. Today is also market day! Afterwards, we head to the coast where the rest of the
day is yours in the Maritime City of Portsmouth, perhaps visit the Historic Dockyard, home
of ‘Victory’ and ‘Mary Rose’, or visit the lovely Cathedral.
Thursday 7th: After breakfast we leave and head for home.