I absolutely love the New Forest. Based in the south of England, it's such a beautiful place to visit. I adore watching the New Forest ponies, cattle, deer and donkeys make their way around the villages and seeing all the wildlife in the wooded areas. It's lovely to stop off at and tuck into a cream tea. I remember well going on holiday there and driving through a little ford which was very exciting. I highly recommend a visit, if you're thinking of a holiday. Great place to go horse riding and dog walking, too.
When I wrote this blog back in 2017, the Friends of the New Forest were 150 years old. Since 1867, the association has been protecting, conserving and enhancing the fauna, flora and heritage of the New Forest.
Its vision of the New Forest is "a unique naturally beautiful yet living and changing place in which strong elements of tranquillity and wilderness are maintained despite the increasing pressures from the demands of local population, recreation and infrastructure." You can find out more about it here
And it carries on its work today, protecting the Forest.
Its campaigns include
If you become a member of the Friends of the New Forest and contribute to the long-term protection of the special character and qualities of the New Forest. There are also events and campaigns you can get involved with.
As a Friend of the New Forest you will receive: