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Hamble-le-Rice is a sailing Mecca and is ideal for those who have an interest in any type of boats and watersports. It also offers some lovely walks along the river where birdwatchers and nature lovers can enjoy the variety of wildlife.
The village offers boat trips, fishing, cycling, golf, horse-riding and windsurfing. One of the annual highlights is the Hamble Valley Food and Drink Festival along with other social events which the village hosts.
The Royal Victoria Country Park is less than a mile from the village and has plenty of open space for walking and other sports. The long distance Strawberry Trail runs through Hamble-le-Rice along the riverbank from Botley to Netley.
The Netley Abbey ruins are also within walking distance from Hamble-le-Rice. It was once a sizeable and impressive Cistercian Priory with many arched windows and doorways in the surviving stone walls.