New Forest Blog

Discovering the spring and summer colours in the New Forest

Here in the magical New Forest, discovering the spring and summer colours is one of our favourite things to do. It’s mindful, it’s fun and, once you start noticing the beauty all around, it’s very hard to stop! From the vast, cloudless skies over our heathland, to the sparkling seas off our 40-mile…

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Tips on caring for the New Forest

The New Forest is a special place, full of natural beauty and is home to a diverse range of wildlife and habitats. With rare animals, flora and fauna, several ancient and historical spaces, and being a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI), it’s super important to preserve and protect this…

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Best hotels with direct forest access

What are the New Forest’s best hotels with direct forest access? It’s a question that we’re always being asked and we don’t blame people because visiting the New Forest, with its unique roaming ponies, donkeys and wildlife, is one of the UK’s most magical holiday experiences. If you want to step or…

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The New Forest’s top ten breath-taking viewpoints

The New Forest is full of beautiful views, with free-roaming animals, ancient trees, vast landscapes and special wildlife, but nothing beats a view where you can see for miles in the distance. That’s why we’ve listed some of our top locations for breathtaking views in the New Forest: 1. Piper’s…

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How best to spend spring in the New Forest

Hooray – spring is finally here! With warmer weather, longer days and flowers blooming, this is a truly wonderful time of year, and where better to spend the season than in the New Forest? With spring now upon us, we’ve come up with ideas on the best way to spend spring in the New Forest… 1…

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10 reasons to visit in the winter

Happy first day of winter! Come and experience the magic of the New Forest during this wonderful time of year. Visiting our National Park in winter offers a unique and charming experience! Here’s our top 10 reasons to visit the New Forest in the winter… 1. Scenic beauty - The New Forest transforms…

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10 reasons to visit in the autumn

Happy first day of autumn! With the leaves turning extraordinary hues of orange and the mischievous pigs roaming the forest floors … autumn is well and truly here in the New Forest. We’re super excited for the cosy season ahead of us – and the New Forest is the best place to enjoy the magic of…

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Fungi Facts

With autumn comes the stunning array of magnificent fungi across the New Forest. From bright red toadstools to funky shaped yellow fungi, it’s a fantastic moment when you spot some when exploring the forest. Here’s some interesting facts about fungi in the New Forest: The New Forest is home to a…

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Autumn wildlife

Cooler days and darker nights mean only one thing – autumn’s coming! But, as summer slips away, don’t be sad – with the change of seasons comes the chance to release your inner David Attenborough and spot even more of the New Forest’s beautiful and unique wildlife. Along with our roaming ponies…

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It’s Pannage time!

Fancy seeing something truly unique? If you visit the magical New Forest from September 11 onwards, you’ll be able to witness one of the UK’s most endearing local customs. On that date, until Friday November 17, around 600 pigs will be joining our famous free-roaming ponies, donkeys and cattle, at…

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