The New Forest"Visitors come to the New Forest to enjoy a break from the frantic pace of life; they leave with the sense of a place unmoved by the centuries and where the natural beauty in indiminished by the demands of time."
(Stay, New Forest Official Accommodation Guide 2013)
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Map courtesy of 'Stay', New Forest Official Accommodation Guide 2013
Over 900 years ago when William the Conquerer claimed this land, he gave it special protection, hence why it has not changed significantly during all this time. That, and the fact the ancient system set in place to protect the forest still works well today through the combined hard work of the Commoners (land users), the Verderers (Judges of the Land) and the Agisters (Police of the Land). These ancient titles are still very much in play today, in fact, the Verderers still meet ten times a year at their court in Lyndhurst to administer the commoning system and its forest habitat.
There are three rivers that flow in this land; Lymington River, Beaulieu River and Avon Water. There are also many little villages that still have many of their original historic features intact.
The New Forest may be the smallest National Park in England, yet it is still incredibly popular with those wanting to escape the city and enjoy a break away in this peaceful area of natural outstanding beauty.
To get a true taste of life in the New Forest you can also visit the annual New Forest and Hampshire County Show
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