What is the New Forest National Park?
The New Forest National Park located in the South of Hampshire is one of the few places left in England where you can get away from it all!
This National Park is now recognised as one of the most unique and important wilderness areas in Western Europe.
This unique area comprising of 93,000 acres of mixed woodland, open heaths and grassy lawns is all that remains of a primeval forest that once covered all of Southern England.
Forest People still graze their ponies, cattle and donkeys, exercising the right which goes back at least 900 years to the time of William the Conqueror.
The New Forest is also a safe haven for a wide variety of flora and fauna including five species of deer and you are free to explore at your own leisure.
The New Forest is close to the coast. It is an ideal base for those who wish to spend some time sailing or just lazing on the beach, as well as exploring the countryside, and the forests many attractions.
When exploring the New Forest always remember that the ponies, cattle, donkeys, sheep and pigs have the right of way and however tempted please do not feed the animals..
The speed limit is 40mph on all unfenced roads.