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Bursledon station is closer to some attractions but more trains stop at Swanwick. Bursledon is a village on the River Hamble. Swanwick is pronounced 'Swanick' (the second w is silent).
OS Explorer Map for this area: Meon Valley
Bursledon Brickworks was still steam driven when it closed in 1974 and all the machinery is still
present and working (although bricks are no longer made). Collections of bricks and tiles showing developments in the industry.
Activity and exhibition areas. Narrow-gauge railway operating on some event days (see website).
Café and picnic area. Events programme. Tel. 01489 576248.
Open WThSu 1100-1600, see website for steam-up dates.
A nature reserve of woodland and lakes created from old clay workings and now managed for wildlife
and education. A good place for bird watching and to see wildflowers and dragonflies. The waymarked trails are surfaced
but other paths may be muddy after wet weather. Tel. 01489 570240. Free admission.
Open at all times.
A restored and working tower mill dating from 1814 with wooden machinery.
Guided tours of the mill. Reconstructed traditional timber-framed barn and granary. Nature trail.
Tel. 023 8040 4999.
Open Mar-Nov, SSu 1000-1600.