Friday, February 24, 2017

UK ~ New Forest National Park ~

... Plenty of fantastic views of an area of exceptional natural beauty...Sherlock Holmes author Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, nursing heroine Florence Nightingale and Alice Hargreaves, the inspiration for Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland, are all buried in the New Forest... and guess from who it's coming??? o͜͡o Yep, my dear postcard friend Andrene♥... must have been a wonderful place to explore... Thaaaaaaanks!! ✿◕ ‿ ◕✿
Red Deer - Beaulieu Abbey - Blackwater Arboretum -
Stock Pig - New Forest Pony - Cottage

The New Forest National Park  situated mainly in south-west Hampshire but also extends north into Wiltshire close to the south coast. The "New" Forest is not new: it was created as a royal hunting ground by William the Conqueror in 1079.  It is not a forest in the modern sense of being entirely tree-covered: there are large expanses of open heath, bog and grassland in addition to ancient woodland.

New Forest ponies, the area’s most famous residents, appear to be wild but they are all owned by people known as commoners whose properties give them historic rights to graze animals.  Donkeys, cattle, pigs and sheep also graze freely in the New Forest alongside the ponies.

It is is one of Britain’s newest and smallest national parks, designated in 2005.


Universal Mail - Windsor Castle

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