My New Forest Resources, Links and Services information should help you find and source everything you may need to know about either a visit to this beautiful New Forest UK National Park, or if like me, you live here, help to put you in touch with just the right people. They are my personal recommendations too!
It's hopefully quite simple:
Resources will be the headings and categories
Links to relevant information will be accessible here
Services when recommended, will be from my own experience of living in the New Forest
A reciprocal link back to New Forest Life is required please.
Just Contact Me and I'll show you how to do it.
We've recently visited the Spring Event of the Southern Counties Heavy Horse Association and saw wonderful displays of horsemanship performed by dedicated heavy breed enthusiasts and their beautiful horses. As well as being dedicated to their heavy horse breeds, these are seriously lovely people!
Here are the dates for 2016
Spring Event –
Sunday, 17 April at Harbridge Farm, Ringwood (A338) Hampshire BH24 3PW from 10.30
a.m. This was a lovely day out - make a note in your diary for this years show! We had a wonderful day!
Great All England Ploughing Match, Country Fair and Family Dog Show – Sunday, 16 October at Eashing Farm, Godalming, Surrey, GU7 2QA from 10.30 a.m.
I'd like to recommend at some time during your visit to the New Forest that you take time to visit the New Forest Centre
This is a registered charity which has the New Forest Museum, the New Forest Gallery,
The Christopher Tower New Forest Reference Library (accessed by appointment) and all the maps and pamphlets on making your New Forest visit memorable you could ever want, all in one beautiful building.
The New Forest Tour bus stops here so you can hop on/hop off to suit your trip during the summer months.
Find out all the fascinating events and exhibitions they have on display throughout the year.
Conservation using New Forest timber to produce award winning furniture can be seen again this year at The New Forest Show in July. Find out about last years exhibition and winners by visiting The New Forest Trust for more info.
I've recently discovered The New Forest Guide which has some fascinating info about so many aspects of the New Forest, the history, villages, airfields and even smuggling and lots more too! I think you'll enjoy visiting their website.
Search for your campsite and then book through Camping in the Forest for individual campsites, camping and caravan listings on the 10 sites
Update for 2016
If you would like to go further afield to Europe or the USA check out the link below for Eurocamp.
There are currently some good deals you might like to check out.
Tent campsites on Pitchup.com
Touring caravan sites on Pitchup.com
Are you looking for a New Forest Park Holiday? There are some wonderful choices for you either inland or by the sea. The coastal views are stunning and the New Forest coastline is a wonderful place to explore - anytime of the year. We often pop off to Highcliffe, walk along the beach to Mudeford Quay and finish off with fish and chips!
The New Forest Holiday Parks website has great details of not only the New Forest but also other areas of Hampshire and Dorset where you might like to stay. Like they say you can "Find your perfect holiday." Well worth a visit I think!
New Forest Accommodation I suggest
Links for New Forest Accommodation
You'll need a map to get around OS Explorer 22 gives you the most in depth details of the whole UK National Park and you can buy it here.
Here's some really great news - you can now get your very own personalised Ordnance Survey map for any area of the UK you like.
This was kindly given to me recently. It shows the New Forest National Park on 1:50 000 scale and is my own personal copy with my website on.
A wonderful present for anyone!
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Photographers I would recommend
New Forest Fairies and Tiny Doors
WW2 Information and websites I recommend