New Forest Blog

Tick tips for walking in the New Forest

Planning a picnic, walk or outdoor activity in the magical New Forest? Then listen up, because we’ve got some helpful information on how to avoid an encounter with one of the New Forest’s least lovely inhabitants – ticks! Members of the arachnid family, ticks are tiny, spider-like insects the size…

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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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Royal New Forest Facts

It’s nearly Coronation Day! So, in the spirit of all the amazing things to come on May 6, here’s a few fabulous Royal New Forest Facts to get you started. 1. Founded by a King Everyone knows the date of 1066, when William of Normandy defeated the unfortunate King Harold at the Battle of Hastings…

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New Forest Literature Features and Facts

There’s only one thing better than curling up with a good book. And that’s visiting the places where the writer lived, or which they featured in their novel! Luckily for you, the magical New Forest is filled with them – here are some of our most amazing literature facts and features. The Real Alice…

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The Spooky History of the New Forest

Everyone loves a spooky story and the New Forest is filled with them! As Halloween approaches, take a trek through our horrible history - then visit the places where it all (allegedly) happened… The White Witch of Burley Ever wondered just why the pretty village of Burley has so many stores devoted…

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Interesting New Forest History and Heritage Facts

It’s no secret that the New Forest is teeming with natural history. But did you know that it’s also awash with real history, too? From shipyards which served Nelson, to fortresses built by Henry VIII, to a Roman villa and one of the UK’s most infamous unexplained deaths, the magical New Forest has…

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