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HOOK AND WARSASH

Potted histories and circular walk

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Hook with Warsash nature reserve stands at the eastern entrance to the Hamble river, and commands fine views of the Solent and the IOW. Based around a large lake and reedbeds it is home to many rare and endangered birds and plants. Hook is also the home to the college of maritime studies, where merchant navy officers and seamen are trained. Hook lake is the starting point for my seashore to source ramble.



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In bygone days, day trippers came from miles around to sample the fresh shellfish and locally grown strawberries of Warsash. The pools, once brimming with crab and lobster, are now filled in, used for boat and car parking, and many of the strawberry fields, developed for housing. Happily visitors still come, to enjoy the good pubs, and pretty walks.
The Rising Sun, has a plaque on the wall, commemorating the villages role, as an embarkation point for allied troops, during the D-Day landings of 1944.
Other notable visitors to Warsash, include King Edward VII, who stayed at , the now demolished, Warsash House, from time to time.

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