The New Forest is home to the largest un-enclosed area in Southern England. 93,000 acres of wild open heathlands and ancient forests provide home and shelter to an incredible array of wildlife and plant life. From giant oak trees and impressive silver birches through to perfumed violets, tasty fungi and butchers broom, the fertile lands showcase mother nature at its finest.
Donkeys, pigs, cattle and over 3,000 New Forest ponies roam freely through the charming villages and towns here, and a wealth of stunning waterside and forest views set the scene just as it would have been centuries ago.
Granted National Park status in 2004, the New Forest provides a naturally abundant recreational area for walking, cycling, riding, sailing, fishing and bird watching to name only a few!
With stunning vistas in every direction, the rich and colourful tapestry of the coastal and country living that the New Forest offers makes this an unmissable destination at any time of the year.