New Forest National Park

The New Forest is a mosaic of ancient and ornamental woodland, heather-covered heaths, boggy mires, picturesque villages and a coastline of mudflats and saltmarshes.

The area is believed to have the highest concentration of ancient trees in Western Europe and is also of particular importance for birds, invertebrates and reptiles, supporting the largest breeding population of Dartford warblers in the UK.

The Park was created in 2005, the first to be created for nearly 50 years, and is located mainly in south-west Hampshire. Most than 34,000 people live in the Park making it the most densely populated in England. 

Visit the New Forest National Park Authority and New Forest Association websites.

Image: Land of mist Beaulieu Heath (Colin Roberts)