garden photography: New Forest

During November I want to see trees or leaves or anything found in a woodland environment

(this can include individual trees or leaves or woodland/forest views, fungi, wildlife or wildflowers – it can be of an autumnal flavour or anytime in the year, up to you)


Four years ago I was lucky enough to visit the New Forest for my youngest son’s wedding. As it was the same time as my birthday we decided to book into a B&B for a week to allow us time to explore this beautiful natural area. In 1079 William The Conqueror came to The New Forest and named the area his ‘new hunting forest’ – 1000 years later his ‘Nova Foresta’ is one of the few places in England where the ancient landscape has remained relatively unchanged by modern day society. You will still find a mass of beautiful woodlands and heathlands as well as wildlife, such as ponies, pigs, cattle and deer roaming the land and delightful towns and villages to explore.


If you would like to join in with Garden Photography then please take a look at my Garden Photography Page. No complicated rules🙂

  • Create your own post and title it NovemberWoodland
  • Include a link to this page in your post so others can find it too
  • Add the tag “GardenChallenge” so everyone can find the posts easily in the WP Reader
  • Get your post in by the end of the month, as the new theme comes out on the first Sunday in December.
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33 thoughts on “garden photography: New Forest

    1. Hampshire has so many lovely places, one of my favourite views was from the Cheese Foot Head above Winchester, but for really big skies you have to head east to the flat counties.

    1. Too touristy? We only went a couple of times when we lived in the south-east. Not much actual woodland left, more heathland I think. We quite liked it on the coast near Lymington with the views across to the IOW.

  1. I passed through there briefly, many years ago, and I don’t have strong recollections of it but it was warm. I love your first couple of watery shots. I don’t associate that with the New Forest. Whereabouts are they?
    Reading the small print again today, I realise that I could have linked my 6 words to you. I was too busy fighting the new laptop (and losing) to think clearly. No, it was not the wine! This was before I started drinking 🙂 Working on the old one today 😦

    1. I liked the watery shots too, they were taken very close to where the wedding reception was held at the Rhinefield House Hotel near Brockenhurst. It is the Rhinefield Ornamental Drive.

  2. Heathland I like and forest I like and watery I like. This post takes me back to my introduction to the Cromwell days, via “Children of the New Forest”: a little book from my childhood and my beloved aunts, bound in crimson mock Morocco.

    1. I’m afraid this book passed me by; having looked it up I think I would have quite enjoyed it when I was young – love history and loved anything about kids doing things for themselves.

  3. Thanks for sharing. I am from Hampshire but have been living in Switzerland for the last eight years so it was nice to reconnect with my home county! I have just started a poetry blog here on WordPress in case you have time to look? Have a good day, Sam 🙂

    1. Thanks for popping in Sam and I am glad you enjoyed the post. We spent a few years in the Hampshire / Surrey area. I’ll check your poetry out 🙂

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