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New Forest - Visitor
New Forest, Hampshire.|
0238 028 2269 - Lyndhurst Visitor Information Centre |
01590 689000 - Lymington
Visitor Information Centre
Wild life watching - Deer, Badgers, Foxes, New Forest Ponies. Watch the Deer
being fed daily between Easter-September near Bolderwood in the New Forest.
are several walks including the Deer Watch Trail (0.5 mile), the Jubilee Grove
Trail (1 mile), the Tall Trees Trail (1.5 miles) and the Radnor Trail (2 miles).
There is also a Reptile Trail (1.5 miles) and a longer woodland walk called the
Wilverley Wander (2.5 miles).
kit:||Binoculars, walking shoes and a trail map.
Plaster of Paris for making animal footprint imprints. Get hold of a wildlife
map from the visitors' centre.|
watching:||Dusk is a good time to watch
deer in the forest. The best times to see badgers are April and May. There are
special hides for spotting the deer - but avoid the middle of the day |
want to go on an organised butterfly safari - trips run every Saturday.
are three access friendly trails for wheelchairs and pushchairs - Boldwater, Black
Water and Whitefield Moor - obtain guide at visitor centres. The New Forest can
be very boggy in Winter so keep to gravel tracks. |
there:||Three main routes in from the
M27 junction 1 (busy in Summer), the A35 from Southampton, and the A31 from Bournemouth.
Trains stop at Ashurst, Beaulieu Road, Brockenhurst and Sway within
the forest - ring 08457 484950 for times.
times:||Open all hours.|