"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 and Cons
  • Pros:wonderful landscape, charming villages
  • Cons:too much traffic in some parts, parking space limited
  • In a nutshell:Great for a little holiday!
  • Last visit to New Forest: May 2010
  • Intro Written May 24, 2010
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  • christine.j's Profile Photo
    Aug 17, 2014 at 6:05 AM

    We finally made it there last year and had a wonderful time. I'm glad I didn't eat in the beach restaurant.

  • christine.j's Profile Photo
    Jun 11, 2010 at 7:34 AM

    The New Forest has been on my wish list for some time now.Hopefully next year or in 2012 I can come and see it.

  • ViajesdelMundo's Profile Photo
    Jun 10, 2010 at 8:56 AM

    Looks like a wonderful idyllic area to roam if not overrun by others!! Indian even there; great! I have never had bad Indian food, have you??

  • glabah's Profile Photo
    May 24, 2010 at 3:55 PM

    Always nice to see a new National Park formed.


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