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?
Magical! Great photos too.
Ohhh, the baby at the mom’s feet… too cute. I wonder how old the baby is? Did they ever get skittish around you?
So nice to see that there is still some nature allowed to roam wild in this world. Thanks for sharing!
We were told the babies were born in the Spring but hard to know if that was 2020 or 2021. And as they are used to cars and people they are skittish unless you get too close to them or between a mom and her baby!
Never heard of this place before but I think you blogged about it a while ago? Yes?
I really would love to get there one day. Hope to get to the UK next spring and now I have to go for two weeks to do all the amazing things you showcase to do and see in London/UK.
You are the best.
The coloring on the chestnut horse whose head is down eating and looks like his feet were dipped in white paint and some child painted a white blob on his rear and side is gorgeous.
The deep color of the chestnut is so striking on the white contrast. Really stunning and I would have loved to have pet or ridden it.
Those baby horses are so cute. Fabulous that you can get so close to them and that they don’t run away.
Perfect for your photography. I bet you got hundreds more photos.!
I can’t believe that there are so many horses just roaming around. Seems like it is out of a movie.
What a cool spot Kelly.