Blog (Wildlife) - Visit The New Forest

  • It’s Pannage time in the New Forest!
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    It’s Pannage time in the New Forest!

    If you go down to the New Forest from Monday September 13, you’re sure of a ‘pig’ surprise!

    Because the National Park’s free-roaming ponies and donkeys have now been joined by several hundred of our unique Pannage pigs – domestic porkers turned out every autumn to feast on the forest’s fallen acorns, beech mast and chestnuts.

  • Be New Forest Friendly…
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    Be New Forest Friendly…

    When walking, cycling, horse riding, driving or just relaxing in the New Forest, we all need to be aware of it’s special needs and particularly help keep our free-roaming animals and all of our other wonderful wildlife safe and protected

  • Top Wildlife Attractions in the New Forest

    Top Wildlife Attractions in the New Forest

    The magical New Forest is famous for its roaming ponies and donkeys. But what about our fallow deer? Or our shy smooth snakes? If you’d like to treat yourself or the children to a close encounter with some of the UK’s rarest creatures, the New Forest is the place to come.

  • Come and meet our cutest residents!
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    Come and meet our cutest residents!

    If you want to see something that is off-the-scale adorable, make time to visit the magical New Forest for a few days or hours over the next couple of months. Now is the best time to catch the enchanting new foals, baby donkeys, calves and fawns as they wobble and skip through the newly-awakening woodlands and heaths.

  • Top Spring Walks in the New Forest

    Top Spring Walks in the New Forest

    The longest, darkest winter is over and Spring is finally here! There’s no better way to make the most of the brighter, warmer days than with a walk (and maybe a picnic, too!) in the magical New Forest.

  • Autumn Colour Walks in the New Forest

    Autumn Colour Walks in the New Forest

    As the temperatures drop and the days shorten, the trees in the magical New Forest explode with colour; from brilliant scarlet to bright gold, hot pink to flaming orange. Then there’s the heathlands; bursting with purple heather and the flare of the gorse.

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