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North of Lymington begins the New Forest covering significant part of Hampshire. The name of the area is misleading, for much of this region?s woodland was cleared long before the Normans arrived. This is Southern England main rural playground. Eight million visitors annually flock here to enjoy a breath of fresh air. The forest was requisitioned by William the Conqueror in 1079 as a game reserve. The most famous species of New Forest are the New Forest ponies which actually look like small horses (one explanation I?ve heard that those ponies are descendants from the Armada?s small Spanish horses which survived the battle). The visitors can see the ponies grazing by the roadsides and even ambling through some villages.

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  • Written Aug 30, 2002
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