New Forest Blog

Create your perfect escape to the New Forest this year

What would the perfect holiday escape mean to you? Beautiful beaches and a fascinating coastline to explore? Acres of wild, open countryside to walk and cycle in? Stylish, insta-worthy hotels and romantic rental cottage hideaways, or a holiday parks that have got the lot? Or do you dream of being…

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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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10 reasons to visit in the summer

Hip hip hooray – it’s the first day of summer today! Perhaps the happiest season of the year, with sun, outdoor adventures, delicious food and stunning colours all around. There is nowhere better to love this season than in the New Forest. Here’s our top 10 reasons to visit the New Forest in summer……

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How to celebrate summer solstice in the New Forest

If you’ve always wanted to celebrate a summer solstice but couldn’t face the Stonehenge schlepp, then may we make a suggestion? Come and celebrate this magical moment in the calendar year, when the night is at its shortest and the day is at its longest, in the New Forest. Why? Well, we’re not short…

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New Forest Free Roaming Animals

If there’s one thing the New Forest is famous for beyond everything else, it’s our free-roaming ponies. We’ve got around 3,000 of them but did you know how many other animals you might see wandering the woodlands and heath? From pigs to cattle, donkeys to deer, there’s a whole swathe of beautiful…

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How to have a car-free New Forest adventure

There are a dozen reasons why you should try a car-free adventure when you visit the New Forest. But here are three of the best. Firstly, it’s much more environmentally friendly to have a car-free day out! Secondly, because only bikes – and horses, paddleboards, carriages and your own two legs - can…

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