CELEBRATE the WINTER SOLSTICE …. A walk from Harroway Organic Gardens with Carols at the White Hart, Stoke.

A walk in the Bourne valley, a roaring fire in a welcoming pub, a glorious sing a long with the Loft Singers and a Mummers play too.
Join with the Loft Singers in a walk from Harroway Organic Gardens in Whitchurch to the White Hart in Stoke via The George Inn in the centre of St Mary Bourne.

New Year’s Day Walk to the Watership Down Inn, Freefolk

Start putting your New Year’s resolutions into practice! Join a free circular walk from Whitchurch to the Watership Down Inn Freefolk (2.5miles). There will be a stop at the pub for refreshments with a choice of routes back from the pub – either the direct route (1.5 miles) or via The Harroway (3 miles). New walkers, including visitors, friends and dogs on leads are especially welcome.

Winter Lights at the Silk Mill

The Mill and its gardens in the heart of rural Hampshire will glisten and sparkle this January with an all new magical, after dark illuminated trail. The Mill will be transformed by spectacular installations, leaving the dark winter evenings aglow. This is a first for the Mill as it features dazzling light artworks, installations and an illuminated trail.

Normally this quiet Hampshire town falls into darkness but this January the Mill will glow brighter than usual from 17 to 26 January thanks to the addition of sparkling installations from Yes Productions.

As part of the illumination, there will be a series of events including a business networking event, artists’ development event, a health and wellbeing day and a skills project involving local young people. There will be markets and family activities over the weekends.

It will be an amazing time of year to visit the Mill as the unique facades of this weaving icon will be brought to life with colour, shape and movement, and the tree canopies and river vista will be drenched in grand illuminations reflected in the crystal clear waters of the River Test. Vintage lanterns in the Mill and light pipes on the lawn continue the surprises both inside and outside the Mill.