The second version of the index page to the guides section of the site once it had spread into other areas.
Currently two areas (the New Forest and Dorset) have got so big that I have had to divide them up into sub-areas: One of these days Iʼd love to see them in print; in the meantime I can dream…
The New Forest covers most of Hampshire west of the Solent and is an attractive mixture of heath land, ancient woodland, more recent forestry enclosures and open 'lawn'. Throughout the unenclosed parts of the forest New Forest ponies can be found roaming free, along with cows, donkeys, and the occasional pig.
Attractions such as Beaulieu, Burley, Lyndhurst and Bolderwood draw many visitors, and there are many attractive small towns bordering on to the forest.
Is there any county in England with more varied and different types of scenery? Heathland, Downland, Limestone uplands, Clay Vales and some of the finest coastal scenery anywhere in the country.
In human terms, it also stretches from the lively Poole/Bournemouth conurbation to remote villages that have not yet been fully suburbanised. Although not best known for its industrial remains, there is nevertheless plenty to see: Clay Mines, Quarries and plenty of old Mills.
There are various other articles scattered throughout the site. Hereʼs a selection:
See the Site Map for a full A-Z listing.