The New Forest National Park
The New Forest covers an area of 220 square miles. In it you will find many acres of woodland, heathland and some pretty, unspoilt villages. One of the unique features of the New Forest is that ‘Commoners’ are still allowed to keep livestock on the forest. Which means that ponies, cattle, donkeys and pigs will often be seen on the roads and in the villages.
The New Forest was created by William I, circa 1079. This ‘royal forest’ was ‘New’ at the time and devised mainly for the royal hunt, mostly of deer.
New Forest Accommodation
There are many more varieties of New Forest accommodation available as well as bed and breakfasts, including cottages, hotels and of course camping. Here are some useful accommodation resources:
Cycling in The New Forest
The New Forest has many miles of cycle paths and cycle hire is available in Burley and Brockenhurst. Remember to stay on the official cycle routes only as cycling freely across the forest has a detrimental affect on the nature, particularly breeding birds. Also you could receive an expensive fine if found off track.
The New Forest roads are fantastic for road cycling but we warned of speeding past livestock, the animals have no fear of vehicles and will step out in front of you while looking you square in the eye.
What’s on in the New Forest
We have lots of information about the New Forest National Park. iNew Forest is a New Forest guide to show you places to visit, what to do, local events, images of the wildlife, the villages, places of interest and lots more. Visit iNew Forest and see what is going on.