"England's smallest and newest national park" Top 5 Page for this destination New Forest by King_Golo
New Forest Travel Guide: 44 reviews and 137 photos
The New Forest has only been granted the status of a national park in 2006 which makes it England's youngest national park. It is a very beautiful and interesting area: vast forests, seemingly endless heaths, tiny charming villages and some nice coastal strips.
A curiosity of New Forest NP are its numerous ponies that roam the woods and heaths in abundance. You can hardly drive for a mile without seeing a pony crossing the road and blocking the traffic. Moreover, rare birds live amidst the thorny gorse bushes or in the marshlands closer to the coast.
Among the favourite things to do in New Forest are hiking and cycling. While we went for a little hike, time was unfortunately too short to cycle the byways of the forest - a good reason to come back!
- Pros:wonderful landscape, charming villages
- Cons:too much traffic in some parts, parking space limited
- In a nutshell:Great for a little holiday!
Bucklers Hard (sometimes also spelled Buckler's Hard) is a tiny hamlet on the Beaulieu River. Located close to the sea,... more travel advice
If you come to the New Forest by car, you should definitely have a good supply of coins with you. Most of the parking... more travel advice
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