New Forest Towns and Villages

Bed and Breakfast in the New Forest is very easy to find as there are so many small towns and villages where it can be found. Each town or village has its own unique character, and they all share the charm and personality of the New Forest. There are busy market towns, coastal fishing villages, remote villages and everything in between.

Here’s a nice artilce that explains a little about each of the New Forest Towns and Villages:
http://www.submitarticlesfree.com/travel-and-leisure/destinations/the-towns-and-villages-of-the-new-forest.html. The previous link no longer works, so here’s some information about New Forest Towns and Villages from our site.

If you’d like to visit the New Forest at any time of year, we can offer you a relaxing stay in a New Forest Bed and Breakfast in Lyndhurst. Come on own to the New Forest, its beautiful any time of year.

James Bond, Top Gear and others at Beaulieu

For all car lovers out there, Beaulieu Motor Museum in the New Forest is really a must see.

All year round they have some of the most important cars from the past 100 years, including Bluebird (the car in which Donald Campbell broke the land speed record in 1964), Damon Hill’s Williams-Renault, Del Boy’s Reliant Robin, Rolls Royce Silver Shadow, and many more.

On top of that they are currently showing “World of Top Gear” exhibition for fans of the BBC2 show. This exhibition features almost all of the cars featured in the show’s many challenges including the Reliant Rocket, home-made stretch Limos, the ski-jumping Olympic Mini, and amphibious cars. More info about World of Top Gear on Beaulieu web site.

If that’s not enough, they are also running the Jame Bond Experience, featuring the famous Lotus submarine car, Aston Martin Volante from The Living Daylights, and the Jaguar XKR Roadster used in Die Another Day. More info about James Bond Experience.

New Forest National Park Web Cam

If you’ve never been to the New Forest National Park before, or would just like to catch up on its most famous inhabitants – the New Forest Ponies – then you might be interested in the live Web Cam on which they can be clearly seen. The link to the web cam can be found at http://www.checkitlive.com/camera/new-forest-national-park.html.

The one drawback is that often the ponies and donkeys are in the distance so might appear very small, but i loved watching this and will probably spend more time in the future gazing at the wildlife, especially if i cant get outside for any reason! Hope you enjoy it.

Residents Welcome ‘New’ Park Plan

It seems that the New Forest National Park Authority is listening to New Forest residents. They had previously proposed some rather daft changes and hopefully they now see the error of their ways! Here is some more information about this on the BBC web site:

Residents welcome 'new' park plan via Google Alerts – "new forest" by BBC News on 9/3/09

BBC News

By Eleanor Williams
Campaigners and residents have welcomed plans by the New Forest National Park Authority (NPA) to revise its much criticised draft

New species of fungus found on the New Forest

The new forest is a haven for all manner of wildlife including some of the worlds rarest flora, fanua and fungi. only this month another new species has been discovered!

New species of fungus found on the *New Forest* – Care2 News Network by Cher C. on 9/1/09
The New Forest has confounded conservationists once again by yielding up a species hitherto unknown to science. But even as the new type of 'tooth fungus' was being discovered on the Forestry Commission estate, near Lyndhurst,
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Cycling in the New Forest

Cycling in the New Forest is a fantastic way to explore the hidden delights of the New Forest. Its the best way to get off the beaten track and see the real New Forest.

There are over 100 miles of approved, way-marked family cycle routes across the Crown Lands of the New Forest, that are suitable for cyclists of all ages and abilities. These follow well-defined, surfaced tracks and include Forest Trails and routes through open countryside. Why not take a ride down to the coast, for some stunning scenery? Whichever route you take, there will be plenty of opportunities to stop for a while to enjoy a refreshing cold beer, or a traditional English Cream Tea.

New Forest Cycling Routes

An excellent guide to New Forest Cycle Routes is available at the Forestry Commission Web Site.

It is very important while Cycling in the New Forest to ensure that you adhere to the New Forest Cycling Code, which is also available from the Forestry Commission Web Site.

New Forest Cycle Hire

If you’re thinking of coming for a cycling holiday in the New Forest, or would just like to hire a bike for a short time, you might be interested to hear about a brand new Cycle Hire service in the New Forest.

Trax Hire is a bike hire company with a difference – they deliver the bike to you! Not only that, you also get the following free of charge:

  • Free Cycle Helmet Hire
  • Free Bicycle Puncture Repair Kit
  • Free Bike Tools
  • Free Bicycle Pump
  • Free Bike Lock
  • Free Wet Weather Gear (lets hope you don’t need it!)
  • Free Maps and Suggested Routes

If push bikes aren’t your thing and you prefer to leave the hard work to an engine, you could try Bugad Classic Bike Hire and cruise around the Forest in style.

What are you waiting for? The weather is going to be great this year! What better way to get some exercise in the fresh air and take in some breathtaking scenery, than cycling in the New Forest?