I gazed transfixed at the white beauty nimbly picking it’s way through the bushes. Until this day I had no clue that wild ponies roamed the moors of the UK.
For the final bank holiday of the year Gary and I decided to visit the New Forest, an area of England neither of us had ever been to before. And let me tell you, this little getaway surrounded by nature was just what the doctor prescribed for these two fully-fledged Londoners.
This is a place where outstanding natural beauty, an unspoilt coastline, a unique historic and cultural heritage, quaint towns and villages combine to form one of the best national parks in the UK.
We spent one night and two days in the New Forest. This was just enough to get a good overview but could easily have been extended by a couple of days.
So below is a list of things you might want to do when you head down to the New Forest for your weekend getaway.
ABOUT THE NEW FOREST
HOW TO GET TO THE NEW FOREST
WHERE TO STAY IN THE NEW FOREST
WHERE TO EAT IN THE NEW FOREST
WHAT TO DO IN THE NEW FOREST
EXPLORE THE WINDING COUNTRY ROADS OF THE NEW FOREST AND IT’S HEATHLAND
ENCOUNTER A WILD HORSE IN THE NEW FOREST
CYCLE AROUND LYNDHURST AND IT’S LOCAL SURROUNDINGS
SPEND A FUN DAY-OUT WITH THE FAMILY AT BEAULIEU
EAT ICE-CREAM IN BURLEY
EXPLORE LYMINGTON’S MARINA
TAKE A STEP BACK IN TIME AT BREAMORE HOUSE
OUR ITINERARY FOR A TWO DAY WEEKEND IN THE NEW FOREST
Note that I tend to pack our itineraries full activities. However August was an incredibly busy month for us. So on this occasion we decided to take it easy and have a very relaxed experience instead.
Total cost of the trip 519£ or 259.5£ per person