Pennington Today

Today, Pennington is easily the largest ward within the Lymington & Pennington Civil Parish with a population of over six thousand, and is bordered by the wards of Milford, Hordle, Sway, Buckland, and Lymington.

Pennington’s population is 6,060. That compares to 5,844 in Lymington & 3,501 in Buckland. See link here.

HampshireHub Stats, 2017

Pennington is the link between the New Forest and the Solent. Pennington is home to four schools, two preschools, a nursery school, a church, four excellent pubs, health facilities, and local shops.

Local businesses include aerospace engineers, chartered accountants, care homes, two breweries (one with a distillery!), heating and plumbing engineers, a vineyard, car sales, physiotherapy practitioners, campsites, stylists, farms, builders and carpenters, B&Bs, and more. (See Area Guide)

Running, walking and cycling on the Solent Way, and around the lagoons and marshes of Lower Pennington, are very popular pursuits. There are also fantastic areas to walk in Upper Pennington, including the footpaths across Pennington Common and paths that begin at Yaldhurst Farm and lead across to Lymington. (See Activities)

 Alongside the marshes, Lower Pennington is home to important local infrastructure including a recycling centre, a water treatment works, and a pioneering solar farm.

The Health Centre at Priestlands has a 25 metre swimming pool, an astro-turf pitch for 5 a-side football and hockey, a gym, and offers a varied schedule of aerobic, yoga and martial arts classes. Pennington also offers cultural pursuits including folk music evenings, historical talks (and walks), dance classes, and more. (See Activities)