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New Forest National Park

The New Forest National Park was created in March 2005 and the New Forest National Park Authority took up its full powers in April 2006. Its purposes are:

It is the eighth national park in England, the first in the south-east of England and the first to be created for nearly 50 years.

The National Park lies mainly in south-west Hampshire � from east of the Avon Valley to Southampton Water and from the Solent coast to the edge of the Wiltshire chalk downs.

The New Forest has long been recognised as a special and important area that needs protection. National Park designation means the strongest possible level of protection for the future which is especially important in the south and south-east where development pressures are intense and on the increase.

The New Forest National Park is a unique landscape of ancient woodland, heather-covered heath, wide lawns, boggy mires, gentle farmland, coastal saltmarsh and mudflats and picturesque villages.

It is one of the last places in the south-east of England to offer a sense of wildness and tranquillity. As the largest remaining area of lowland heath in Europe, it gives the flavour of a landscape that was once much more extensive. Like other National Parks, it is one of Britains breathing spaces.

William the Conqueror set aside the Forest for hunting more than 900 years ago and centuries of grazing by deer, ponies and cattle have shaped the landscape. William would probably still recognise much of the Forest as the same place he hunted the beasts of the chase: wild deer and boar.

Today it is a wonderful area to explore by walking, cycling and on horseback. It is especially rich in wildlife and visitors can enjoy a host of sights that make a trip special, including ancient oaks, wild flowers, fungi, deer, reptiles, birds of prey and dragonflies.



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Hillbury


Alderholt, By Fordingbridge
Tel: 01425 652582
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Accommodation includes a double/family room, a twin and single bedrooms with shared bathroom. Their is a patio, a spacious garden and car parking facilities. We request that visitors do not smoke indoors. There is a colour television, a hairdryer and tea...

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Alum Dene Hotel


Bournemouth
Tel: 01202 764011
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Come and be spoilt at the Alum Dene Hotel. Family run for over 18 years, enjoy our good old fashioned hospitality. The hotel has recently undergone an extensive refurbishment to a high standard. Open all year round you can be guaranteed a warm welcome, tasty home cooked food and excellent service....

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Daisybank Cottage Boutique Bed and Breakfast


Brockenhurst
Tel: 01590 622086
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Daisybank Cottage Boutique Bed and Breakfast is an award winning unique and secret hideaway in Brockenhurst within the heart of the New Forest National Park. The quirky Arts and Crafts cottage houses stylish guest bedrooms with airy colours, plantation shutters, luxurious beds and bedlinen, fluffy...

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Alderholt Mill Bed and Breakfast


Fordingbridge
Tel: 01425 653130
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Here at Alderholt Mill Bed and Breakfast, we are happy to invite guests into our traditional family home. We offer 1 double bedroom and 1 twin room all with en-suite shower rooms. Our B&B accommodation is in a separate wing of the house, therefore giving our residents a sense of privacy. All...

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Broadcroft Bed and Breakfast


Lymington
Tel: 01590 672741
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You will be able to unwind and completely relax at Broadcroft Bed and Breakfast in Lymington. We are children and pet friendly (dogs welcome by prior arrangement) and have a large guest sitting room and fully secure garden so you can relax whilst they play. At Broadcroft B&B in Lymington you...

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Rosedale Bed And Breakfast


Lyndhurst
Tel: 02380283793
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As well as offering comfortable rooms with TV and tea and coffee making facilities, we serve a delicious breakfast. Jenny and her family offer a very warm welcome to their family home. Family room double bed and adult size bunk beds. Room 2, double/twin room, both rooms are ensuite....