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Situated in the extreme east of Hampshire, adjoining both Surrey and West Sussex, the parish of Bramshott and Liphook includes Liphook itself and the hamlets of Bramshott, Conford, Griggs Green, Hammer Vale and Passfield.  Bramshott, originally the main settlement surrounding the Parish Church of St. Mary’s, has long been outgrown by nearby Liphook which, due to the coaching trade and the advent of the railway, became the parish centre.

This borderland of three counties, is renowned for its beautiful scenery of rich and varied woodlands and colourful heaths rising to nearly 700 feet above sea level at Bramshott.  The River Wey flows through the Parish.  Extensive areas in and around the Parish are in the ownership of the National Trust.

Liphook is just off the A3 London – Portsmouth Trunk Road.  Liphook is 4 miles south-west of Hindhead, 8 miles north of Petersfield and 4 miles west of Haslemere.   London is 46 miles away.  Liphook Station is on the South West Trains line from London Waterloo to Portsmouth with a regular service, and the journey time between Liphook and London is approximately one hour.

Bus routes link Liphook with Haslemere, Alton, and other surrounding towns.   National Express coaches call at Liphook.  The nearest airports are Gatwick, Heathrow and Southampton.

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Liphook Carnival  In October, on ‘the night the clocks go back’ Liphook hosts a Bonfire and Carnival celebration which is one of the biggest in Southern England.  Decorated floats process around the village followed by a Bonfire and Fireworks display.  Everyone is welcome to enter floats and there is no entry fee. Contact: Jane Laver 01428-722688.

Liphook in Bloom  Each summer local residents and businesses within the Parish prepare floral displays that are judged in a village wide competition.   The presentation and prize giving evening is usually held in October.  In addition, the Liphook in Bloom team plant floral decorations for both Summer and Winter.   Everyone is welcome to help.  Contact: Jan Roles 01428-722455.

Community Magazine  A quarterly magazine is delivered, free of charge, to each household in the Parish.  It contains local news, profiles of local residents and information on the many local clubs and societies.

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