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.


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33 Comments Add yours

  1. Lucid Gypsy says:

    I love driving on the forest section of the A31 from my daughter’s, in early evening as the light is changing the sky is so big!

    1. Heyjude says:

      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. Lucid Gypsy says:

        I’ve family in Suffolk so I’ve been a few times, but never long enough to explore and I know a few pockets of Hampshire. I intend to see more of England when I’m really old! Here’s a few leaves for you,

        1. Heyjude says:

          Like me you mean? 😛
          You might like my Suffolk posts to come later this month.

  2. I loved visiting the New Forest and especially seeing the ponies.

    1. Heyjude says:

      You have seen a lot of the UK!

      1. I have been there five times and each time we’ve been to different places. There is still a lot we have yet to see.

        1. Heyjude says:

          Imagine how I feel about Australia! Still I have seen a lot of it by hitching a lift in your caravan 🙂

        2. We’re planning a couple of caravan trips next year so get ready to hitch a ride again. 😀

        3. Heyjude says:

          Oh, goody! I shall start packing my rucksack 😀 😀

    1. Heyjude says:

      Thank you Dawn 🙂 Most of our trees are looking a bit bare now though.

      1. I was surprised at the amount of leaves still on the trees when I went out briefly yesterday evening. A good November wind will fix that. (Not that is is broke 😉 )

  3. Sue says:

    Good shots Jude…I have to say, though, for me the New Forest doesn’t excite me as a destination

    1. Heyjude says:

      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. Sue says:

        Just didn’t find the place interesting….heathland doesn’t ‘do it’ for me!

  4. restlessjo says:

    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. Heyjude says:

      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.

      1. restlessjo says:

        I’ll look out for it if I ever get down that way. 🙂

    2. Lucid Gypsy says:

      Ooo a new shiny, how exciting! 🙂

  5. Jui says:

    All the photos are beautiful!

  6. 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. Heyjude says:

      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.

  7. restlessjo says:

    I thought on today! 🙂 🙂 Happy Saturday, Jude! We’ve had pink skies and frost, now replaced by a big black cloud 😦

  8. bhaatdal says:

    Beautiful pictures and well described, thanks for sharing:)

  9. samba2017 says:

    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. Heyjude says:

      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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