Date: 20th February
Despite its misleading name the New Forest is not new, but quite the opposite – it was created as a deer hunting area by William the Conqueror in 1079! There is a wealth of places to visit and explore in the New Forest, each season provides a change of scene from the rich deep colours of spring and summer to the seasons of mists and mellow fruitfulness. The landscape is a mosaic of ancient and ornamental woodland, open heather-covered heaths, rivers and valley mires, a coastline of mudflats and saltmarshes, and pretty, historic villages. What is more, the New Forest is believed to have the highest concentration of ancient trees in Western Europe!
|Mariia Sedykh (firstname.lastname@example.org)
|Departure time & location:
|8 am outside Trinity gates, Broad Street
|Estimated return time:
|Well worn-in walking boots, waterproofs, warm clothes
|Packed (also bring cash for dinner on the way back)