The New Forest National Park is well known for its heathland, forest trails, and native ponies. All of the New Forest Ponies, deer, cattle, and donkeys roam free.
The sun was shining on Sunday so we decided on a trip to the New Forest for a walk with the dog. We live so close and there are so many different places to go. We chose a little area called Burley on Sunday which is only about a 15-minute drive from where we live. We so lucky to be a 15-minute drive in one direction to the gorgeous beaches we have here on the South coast or 15 minutes in the other direction and we’re in the depths of the forest.
Caiden absolutely loved running around, climbing on fallen tree trunks, crunching in the snow that hadn’t by this point melted and getting up close to wild horses and ponies. We heard birds which included quite a few woodpecker s, we come across swings people have hung on trees, houses tucked in the depts of the trees with chickens and vegetable patches. It was so peaceful apart from the sounds of the wild.
It’s not just Forest and Heathlands in the New Forest, there are little villages, towns, hotels, hostels, camping sites, cycling routes, riding stables, golf courses, restaurants, outdoor water sports, museums, houses, and gardens … the list is endless. There is plenty of places to visit and things to do.