Welcome to the start of a new week! If you are following me on Instagram you will know that I was in the New Forest this weekend and despite the rain, we had a great time. For those who don’t know this is a gorgeous sanctuary in Southern England, covering most of southwest Hampshire which spans more than 200 square miles and where the New Forest horses roam free.
For our weekend getaway we stayed in Brockenhurst as it is one of the main towns and it was easy to take the train from Central London there in less than two hours. In the grand scheme of things I took only a fraction of photos I would have normally shot because not only was it rainy but because I was truly enjoying the beauty. Between the two days we biked nearly 60 miles and did two loops which took us through Brockenhurst, Burley, Lyndhurst, and Beaulieu.
It has only been a national park for the last 16 years but it’s history dates back hundreds of years – it was once a royal hunting ground for William the Conqueror. In the Fall of 2018 I went biking with the New Forest with my parents but we stayed outside of the forest and drove into Burley to drive bikes for the day. This time we did a two day rental and I think by now you will get that I had a great time – now take a look at the New Forest horses:
They are officially called the New Forest horses, accordingly to the official website, but I am going to keep going with hundreds of horses, it is a much better alliteration. And while this post is just about horses I wanted to also share a few other shots I like that do not have horses in them:
And one last photo of me with a pony right off the bike trail!
Would you want to see the New forest horses?