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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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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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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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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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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Top family walks in the New Forest

With oodles of footpaths to explore, the New Forest is an ideal place for a family walk. Whether you are looking for a walk that’s buggy friendly, one suitable for preschoolers or longer walks that you can do with older children, there’s plenty of choice. Here, we’ve selected our top 10 family walks…

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Vibrant Spring Colours in the New Forest

There are sound scientific reasons why looking at colour can enhance our feelings of wellbeing and joy. Red and yellow stimulate the part of our brain which dilates blood vessels and increases heart-rate whereas blue lowers these responses. Looking at green things is understood to enhance creativity…

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10 reasons to visit in the spring

Happy first day of spring! The days start to get longer, the weather gets warmer and flowers begin to bloom… it’s no wonder it’s one of the best seasons of the year. And where better to enjoy the delights of this wonderful season than in the New Forest? Here are our top 10 reasons to visit the New…

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Spring Scents

Nothing says spring more than its delightful and delicate scents - yet stopping to indulge our most underrated sense is often the last thing on our minds. Given that studies have suggested a link between a compound in some floral scents and the suppression of stress responses in animals, perhaps…

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