Discover the New Forest
The New Forest is a National Park with approximately 150 square miles of unspoilt, natural beauty. As well as forest, it is also made up of heathland, and is notable for its wildlife: horses, ponies, cows and donkeys that you can actually get close to. If you are lucky, you might see deer as well.
The forest is not actually ‘new’ at all. It was created as a royal forest in 1079 by King William I (William the Conqueror), mainly for the hunting of deer.