Hampshire Walk – February 2016

The New Forest, or the Nova Foresta as it was known in the Domesday Book, is a unique and captivating landscape of open heath and ancient woodland tucked into south-west Hampshire. ‘Created’ by William the Conqueror in 1079 as a royal hunting ground, the New Forest has, for the last 900 years, owed its very existence to the influence of man and his animals. Continue reading “Hampshire Walk – February 2016”

Hampshire Walk – December 2014

Head to the lovely New Forest National Park for a choice of walks at Lyndhurst. Stop off at the Victorian church to see the grave of Mrs Hargreaves who was the inspiration for Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and to see a fresco by Edward Burne-Jones, before meandering through winter woods, admiring views across White Moor and passing the thatch-roofed cricket pavilion and Bolton’s Bench; published in the December 2014 issue of Hampshire Life. For lots more walks in the New Forest visit the Books page…

Image - The picturesque thatch-roofed cricket pavilion at Lyndhurst
The picturesque thatch-roofed cricket pavilion at Lyndhurst