New Forest in Hampshire dates back to 1079 when William the Conqueror established
the area as a royal forest and hunting ground - his 'Nova Foresta'.
the New Forest is a nationally important wildlife environment comprising woodland
pasture, heaths, bogs and the remains of coppices and timber plantations.
forest provides excellent opportunities for nature watching.
The great thing about woodlands is that they offer little
windows into the past. If you know what you're doing, you can get a rough idea
of how old a forest is.
- Our woods offer amazing opportunities for
wildlife watching. Why not take a few tips from the Nature's Calendar team? Try
your hand at deer watching or birding.
Forest - Visitor Guide
New Forest, Hampshire.|
Visitor Information Centre - 0238 028 2269|
Lymington Visitor Information Centre
- 01590 689000
ARG (Toads) - email@example.com
National Park maps|
and camouflage clothing for deer watching. Warm clothing and boots for walking
and trails. Tree identification guide.|
Nature watching, riding, walks.
Patrols - via Frog Life
find out more about amphibians - contact the ARG
are three access friendly trails for wheelchairs/ pushchairs - guide at visitor
centres. The New Forest can be very boggy in Winter so keep to gravel tracks.
to see: The Knightwood Oak is located near Lyndhurst by the A35.
Three main routes in from the M27 junction
1 (busy in Summer), the A35 from Southampton, and the A31 from Bournemouth.
stop at Ashurst, Beaulieu Road, Brockenhurst and Sway within the forest - ring
08457 484950 for times.
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