New Forest

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!

See Poster.

Trip Organiser: Mariia Sedykh (mariia.sedykh@spc.ox.ac.uk)
Leaders: Alice, Christian
Accommodation: N/A
Departure time & location: 8 am outside Trinity gates, Broad Street
Estimated return time: Late evening
Cost: £12
Extra equipment: Well worn-in walking boots, waterproofs, warm clothes
Grid ref: SU297082
Lunch: Packed (also bring cash for dinner on the way back)

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