A Short Stay in the New Forest

As I mentioned in a recent post, I went for a short break to the New Forest. The New Forest is a designated national park in the south of England and a refreshing break away from London life.

I stayed in a beautiful lodge that looked traditional from the outside, but modern and cosy in. Below is some photos of the lodge I stayed at.

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What I love about the New Forest is waking up and going outside to feel the fresh air upon my skin. It’s seeing trees and hearing birds sing, rather than seeing buildings and hearing traffic. Below is some photos of me on a sunny morning outside the lodge.

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In the forest you don’t have to walk or drive far to see animals darting about. There’s horses, donkeys, cows and deers. As they’re all wild animals it’s advisable not to get too close or too feed them, but just appreciate them roaming freely.

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Driving in the evening, the animals tend to congregate in groups, feeding before the sun sets.

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The setting sun is a beautiful sight wherever you are in the forest. The sky changing colour behind tall spindly trees, is a peaceful and beautiful end to each day.

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Despite looking remote, the New Forest is never too far from a picturesque town or village. It’s only a thirty minute drive from where I stayed near Godshill, to the large seaside town of Bournemouth.

I’ll be sharing a few of my favourite places in and around the New Forest in future posts, but I hope you’ve enjoyed a glimpse of why I love the New Forest so much.

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