Ashurst, Eling and Totton are on the outskirts of the New Forest.
Totton has a bustling town centre and benefits from four industrial estates and the areas behind the Calmore Industrial Estate by the River Test have been regenerated with lakes for boating, but their main use is for fishing and as a water supply resource.
There is also the Testwood Lakes Centre, with walks along the Test Way running from Totton to Inkpen Beacon in Berkshire, via Romsey in Hampshire.
Eling can be accessed by crossing the railway line which divides the original old village of Totton and the areas of Eling. Next to the Tide Mill can be seen wharfs where once ship building thrived but is now owned by timber merchants and light industry, while Eling Creek is a popular place for the mooring of private boats. The Anchor Inn, which stands on the wharf, is a popular stop off for those sailing in Southampton Water.
Ashurst benefits from being on the main trainline from London Waterloo. There is a large campsite within walking distance of the train station, which could possibly serve as a unit base out of season.
Longdown Activity Farm and the New Forest Wildlife Park are in Ashurst, offering the opportunity to film in unique settings.
Totton, Eling & Ashurst as a filming location as a filming location
Please contact the Film:New Forest office for information or advice on any of these locations.
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Totton benefits from a couple of High Street locations, Rumbridge Street, accessed via the A35 and the main shopping high street along with a small 1960's shopping precinct in the centre of the town.
Ashurst has a small parade of shops and is unusual in that it opens out onto the heathland and woodland.
Eling Tide Mill
Eling Tide Mill is a Grade II listed tide mill (c.1785) located in the centre of Eling. Its visitor centre has an onsite café and education room which can be hired out.
Opposite the Mill is the only surviving medieval toll bridge booth which leads to the riverside walk around the boardwalk.
Longdown Estate is approximately 2,000 acres of tenanted farmland and a similar acreage of land let on short term tenancies and licenses,1,500 acres of woodland, lettings of shooting rights over some of the land, lettings of salmon, trout and other fishing on lakes and the southern part of the River Test below the M27 motorway and part of the Lymington River.
A Queen Anne house over 4 floors in the black and white revival style with a wonderful porch and three turrets. The location also has wonderful fireplaces, gardens including a formal vegetable patch, snooker room, cinema, conservatory, plaster work stairs and stained glass. There is plenty of parking and a triple garage (a type 2A Austin Healey and mark 1 Sprite are also here). The secluded building has an ‘Adams family’ appearance and is surrounded by large trees. It has a beautiful grey patio, swimming pool and orangery and many palm trees. There is also an 8x5 meter pond, formal and gravel paths and a woodland walk.
Aerial 360 degree fully interactive panorama of Totton, Eling and Ashurst
The map takes two forms, once you click on the link below, you will be taken to an aerial map which you can zoom in and out of.
However, if you click the red circles located generally in the high street area you will be taken to a 360 degree panorama, and if you have a VR headset you can enter VR mode for a fully interactive experience.
The buttons on the bottom left and right of the map will help you navigate the different modes.
The images were taken between February and March 2022.
Map of Totton, Eling and Ashurst
Location accessibility (to major roads, motorways, rail links and airports)
10 minutes from Junction 2 M27
Southampton airport 9 miles /Bournemouth airport 24 miles
Lymington minor injuries unit 13 miles
Southampton General Hospital 5 miles
Nearest train station is Totton / Ashurst New Forest which are main stations on the London Waterloo to Poole/Weymouth line
Ample parking in New Forest District Council owned car parks
Room for coaches & lorries in Totton car parks.
In Ashurst, possibility to use Longdown Activity Farm car park as unit base
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