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Welcome to the New Forest National Park and my Unique Travel Guide. I live here and can share my animal photos and tales with you. Explore my personal recommendations too.
Enjoy Christmas in the New Forest - where do I recommend?
My little foal blog is all about the New Forest pony foal I recued from slaughter
Share my newborn foal on the New Forest National Park tale and photos, I know you'll love it.
Where are Ready tents in the New Forest for 2013?
New Forest cycling in a National Park on or Off Road for year round fun.
New Forest Walks, walking routes and trails I can recommend in this National Park, I've done them!
New Forest Furzey Gardens Minstead. Fairy Doors and Giants Tables too.
Luxury lodges and cabins hidden deep in the woods at Blackwood Forest are just waiting for you to discover.
New Forest campsites and camping, Discover 10 camping and caravan sites I can recommend.
New Forest Autumn 2013 will offer you wonderful colours in woodland trees and stunning wildlife and fungi
New Forest fishing offers angling in lovely surroundings.
Find New Forest resources, links and services at your fingertips. My New Forest information just for you.
new forest lodges offer you a romantic break in a luxury woodland setting.
New Forest Caravan Parks information, get back to nature at my 10 recommended sites
My dog friendly New Forest tips I can share with you. I live here and so know all about this UK National Park.
Im a student at upper shirley high school and i would like to use one of your pictures of the cow for my course work in ICT. I'm happy for you to use
Your New Forest Lost Stolen Found forum for your lost, stolen or found pony, donkey,dog or other pet.
New Forest Farmers Markets food: delicious cheese, bread, eggs, honey and cakes.
During the last weeks I've been out looking for New Forest pigs which have been put out onto the forest to eat the acorns.
This year has been a dangerous year and over 30 New Forest ponies have died as a result of eating too many acorns.
Tragically, many have been this years foals.
I found it difficult to find pigs out at first but recently found some wonderful pigs and piglets
New Forest fungi is often spectacular and can be found all over this National Park in October and November
Share New Forest cycling routes I've been on and lots more.
New Forest Family Tree Forum - find out who knows your family and exchange memories and histories.
The only Forestry Commission New Forest Campsite for tents, caravans and motor homes that is now open for the winter months is Setthorns.
The New Forest is starting to get very wet and muddy but that shouldn't stop you having a fantastic time away
Autumn is with us and on a bright sunny day you could have a fantastic time away.
You can check out the details I can share with you on this campsite if you feel like visiting
A summary of For's and Against in my view are
Great woodland site with lovely walks and bike trails
Set in a lovely valley setting with views for miles
Close-ish to Brockenhurst for food and pubs etc
Not too far from the sea
You need a basic level of your own facilities as no toilets or showers here!
Hope that helps you decide whether to visit and if you do - enjoy!
Many areas on the New Forest don't have donkeys put out by the Commoners as stock. This is normally true of the area I live in. In the summer we had 18 suddenly turn up out of the blue - someone said they had come on holiday!
Joking aside they are lovely, gentle animals who always look just a little bit sad - have they really got all the world worries on their little shoulders???
They look like it!
By coming to a new area they drive the New Forest ponies and also often riding ponies out on the forest absolutely barmy. They react like they usually do when they smell a strange pig in the area. This can cause laughs as territory needs to be re established and egos settle down.
Today I learned that my friend was leading her beautiful thoroughbred mare back to her field when she encountered these donkeys and leapt 5 feet in the air off all hooves - she's already nearly 18 hands high so quite a handful. Glad I wasn't on the end of the lead rope!
Hi Where is the best place to see the pigs and piglets during pannage? We came down a few weeks ago and didn't manage to spot any! Thanks :) I am covering
The Verderers of the New Forest have taken the unusual step this year of extending the Pannage season beyond the usual 60 days.
This is both good and bad news. let's start with the bad news. This decision has been made due to the extremely high levels of acorns which are all over the forest floor this year. Acorns can cause a painful death to some New Forest ponies who love to gobble them up.
The good news for visitors is that the chance of seeing a New Forest pig and piglets has been extended - so make sure you look out for them.
If you are a visitor then it is probably not necessary to say be careful on the roads as locals cause the majority of animal road deaths. Some of the pigs featured on my pig page are no longer with us due to speeding cars, which is very sad.
We have lost out beautiful Jack Russell called Gus. A friend took him out for a walk at Holmsley Camp Site on Friday 11th October 2013 and he got spooked
The New Forest autumn for 2013 is one its way. Lots of spectacular fungi about and also some lovely early morning cobwebs on the gorse shimmering from the morning dew.
As the trees turn to their spectacular colours I'll be posting photos I can take - I hope I get some good deer pics but they are hard to capture by my photographic skills!
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