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  • Michael Turner Gorilla

    Michael Turner Studios

    Muddy says: This New Forest-based sculptor has made a name for himself creating incredible pieces of nature-inspired art that are popular the world over.

  • KemptonBranson Logo

    Kempton Branson

    Muddy says: Turning shopping into a truly social occasion, Kempton Branson are a pop-up boutique bringing fresh and fabulous fashion direct to you and your gal pals.

  • LIME WOOD EXTERNAL ® Amy Murrell

    Lime Wood Hotel, Lyndhurst

    Muddy says: The perfect forest escape that oozes with laid-back luxury, not to mention a kitchen complete with celebrity chefs.

  • The Pig Hotel Brockenhurst New Forest

    The Pig Hotel, Brockenhurst

    Muddy says: A spot of rustic glamour in the New Forest, The Pig is known for their amazing culinary repetoire and sumptuous, but relaxing, rooms.

  • Support bar skiing basingstoke ski zone

    Ski Zone, Basingstoke

    Muddy says: Want to learn to ski/snowboard or perfect your technique but can't jet off to the mountains? Hop on this ingenious treadmill and get ski ready without the hefty price tag.

  • The Wykeham Gallery

    Muddy says: A leading contemporary art gallery, and yet another reason (if needed) to visit Stockbridge.

  • Group paddle-boarding at dusk.

    The New Forest Paddle Sports Company

    Muddy says: The only way to explore The New Forest's heartbreakingly beautiful coastline.

  • Lavender in a country garden.

    Tessa Lamb Property Search

    Muddy says: With 40% of houses not making it to the open market we’d like super-pro local property search agent Tessa Lamb on our side next time we’re looking to move within Oxfordshire, Berkshire or Hampshire.

  • Pink bottles of gin.

    Wessex Spirits

    Muddy says: Allelujah! Andover finally has its very own gin tasting room, the perfect spot to sample Wessex Spirits' stable of fabulous, erm, spirits: hand crafted, local and (far too) smooth on the palate.

  • Four children playing.

    H Jones Photography

    Muddy says: Helen is a Test Valley-based photographer with a natural, timeless style and a gentle, friendly manner which puts all her subjects at ease — from brides and business-people to newborns and pets.

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