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ABOUT US

The idea of creating a useful guide for those visiting our lovely New Forest, and the much copied name 'New Forest Guide' was born in a New Forest pub back in 1995 by locals Pete (Photography) &  Nick (Web Design). We have both lived in the lovely village of Hale for many years and have written this guide simply because we love The New Forest Our aim is to provide the visitor to, and the residents of the New Forest with a comprehensive informative and enjoyable website covering all aspects of this wonderful and unique area whilst helping to support charities. Many of our pages have photographs to supplement the text, extracted from our library of more than 1,500 images. We work, eat, drink, sleep and take our holidays here, and have written this guide, (which is being constantly updated and enlarged) simply because we love the New Forest. We hope that you will visit our beautiful New Forest and come to love it as much as we do. Our New Forest Guide has local information plus many FREE Desktop Wallpapers and Images, so please feel free to download our royalty free New Forest photos for your personal use.

DID YOU KNOW?

The New Forest is England's eighth National Park. It has 61 ancient monuments, 634 listed buildings and 18 conservation areas within it's boundaries. The Forest is famous for its wildlife, particularly ponies and cattle. Although they appear to be wild, in fact they are all owned by the 400 or so Commoners in the Forest. About 3,000 New Forest ponies wander freely across the Forest's heaths, woodland, roads and often into villages. The New Forest actually has 26 miles of coastline which includes wildfowl, egrets, herons, birds of prey and, of course, the famous New Forest Ponies who can occasionally be glimpsed rolling in sand-patches on our isolated beaches.   It is also part of the wider Solent and one of the world's most famous locations for sailing. A visit to Bucklers Hard is a must do for anyone who enjoys yachting and the peace and tranquillity that it brings. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, author of Sherlock Holmes, nursing heroine Florence Nightingale and a not so well known lady Alice Hargreaves are all buried in the New Forest.  Alice Pleasance Hargreaves was the inspiration behind Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland, when she asked him to tell her a story on a boating trip in Oxford. More information here.

WHEELERS MOTORCYCLE EVENTS

If you are a biker or enjoy motorbikes then please visit our sponsored website pages  Wheelers Motorcycle Events. The web site was set up by the New Forest Guide team to support charities. Bikers can enjoy a great day out with their  machines and at the same time support a good cause. WheelersMCE are always looking for volunteers to help with Marshalling, stewarding and any other duties that will help the event/show to run smoothly. Events build up and take down is another aspect of the programme we are always looking to cover. We will supply florescent vests and make sure you are looked after on the day/days of the events taking place.

UPCOMING NEW FOREST EVENTS 2020

NEW FOREST MARKETS 2020 Hythe Tuesday Street market takes place between 9am and 4pm every Tuesday and is located in the high Street in Hythe.  More Details Lymington Charter Market is a traditional market, established in 1250. 100+ stalls along Lymington High Street every Saturday from 8am until 4pm More Details New Milton street market which is held every Wednesday in Station Road 9am to 4pm More Details Ringwood Market every Wednesday has been in Ringwood for at least 780 years. Farm produce and general wares from 8am More Details BLASHFORD LAKES Open 9am - 4:30pm every day but Christmas Day. Best time to visit This reserve is spectacular in the winter, when huge flocks of overwintering birds fly onto the lakes to roost. Spring is also a great time to visit, when warblers are singing and the daffodils are in bloom. Entry fee Donations welcome – suggested donation £4. Parking information. The main car park is on north side of Ellingham Drove. Education Centre parking is on the south side of Ellingham Drove. More Details COMING WEEKS THE CHURCHILL ARMS BIKE NIGHT Every Tuesday night is BIKE NIGHT at THE Churchill Arms Alderholt, Fordingbridge. Food and drinks available including Tea, Coffee and Soft Drinks. More info & website link. CUCKOO FAIR  – Saturday 2nd May 2020  The Fair is traditionally held on the Saturday of the first May Bank Holiday and for 2020 the Cuckoo Fair will be held on the Saturday 2nd May 2020 so add that date to your diaries. The Downton Cuckoo Fair is friendly, fun and free to enjoy – and 2019 was our 40th year as the best family day out in Wiltshire! With a family-friendly festival atmosphere, the fair is held on the village greens in the picturesque village of Downton, six miles south of Salisbury on the edge of the New Forest on the Wiltshire/Hampshire border. In 2019 we held our fortieth anniversary with a cavalcade of Downton minis and opening by the mayor of Salisbury.  In 2018 we welcomed an over 20,000 visitors to our fair, with more than 300 craft, gift, homeware and food and drink stalls on the greens and in marquees along The Borough.  The Downton Cuckoo Fair offers fun for all the family including rural craft demonstrations, Punch and Judy, clowns, fairground stall and roundabouts in the Memorial Gardens and a produce market in the car park behind the Co-op.  The perfect day out in Wiltshire! More info & website link. THE NEW FOREST AND HAMPSHIRE COUNTY SHOW 28th, 29th & 30th July 2020 Taking place in Brockenhurst in the heart of the National Park, the New Forest Show offers visitors 30 acres of showground for the whole family to explore. 2020 celebrates the 100th anniversary of the New Forest and Hampshire County Show. The event takes place annually at the end of July and is now rated among the top ten agricultural shows in the country. The New Forest Show is organised by a charity – The New Forest Agricultural Show Society. The idea for the New Forest Show began in 1920,  as a small one day event at Netley Marsh. The Show became a regular event and became very popular, because as well as being a chance to show stock and produce, the event was a good meeting place for New Forest residents, farmers and commoners. Moving from venue to venue, including Brockenhurst, Hinton Admiral, Totton and Lyndhurst. The Show eventually took up permanent residence in its present home at New Park. Brockenhurst in 1955. To find out what you can expect at the 2020 New Forest and Hampshire County Show on 28th, 29th & 30th July, explore the website.  PAULTONS PARK GARDENS OPEN EVENING Tuesday 14th July 2020 Paultons Park will be opening the park grounds on the evening of Tuesday 14th July 2020 exclusively for horticultural groups, individual garden enthusiasts and clubs to view our exquisite gardens. This is a unique opportunity to see our themed and formal gardens in a peaceful atmosphere outside of the usual park opening hours. Over the course of the evening you will be free to roam at your leisure to discover over 65 acres of beautiful landscaped parkland. Explore a myriad of pathways and view beautifully themed topiary, magnificent Cedar trees and unusual copper themed water features. Our dedicated gardening team will be on-hand to provide some background on the gardens and answer any questions you may have. Tickets £10.00 per ticket
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THE MINNIE GUIDE

Minnie the Border Terrier is busy looking for the best locations in the New Forest to take her owner for a walk or cycle ride. She is always looking for owner friendly pubs so please click on her link below and let us know your favourites. We are happy to add your comments to the Minnie reviews coming soon. Look out for Minnie’s PAW ratings from 1 paw to 5 paw on dog friendly pubs, camp sites and foot paths.

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We are delighted to announce that we’ve launched the Beta version of our online store, we hope you enjoy it and find it easy to navigate! We are adding new wallpaper/backgrounds as fast as we can and to celebrate we are offering our quality Wallpaper Backgrounds to download absolutely FREE of charge!
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ABOUT US

The idea of creating a useful guide for those visiting our lovely New Forest, and the much copied name 'New Forest Guide' was born in a New Forest pub back in 1995 by locals Pete (Photography) &  Nick (Web Design). We have both lived in the lovely village of Hale for many years and have written this guide simply because we love The New Forest Our aim is to provide the visitor to, and the residents of the New Forest with a comprehensive informative and enjoyable website covering all aspects of this wonderful and unique area whilst helping to support charities. Many of our pages have photographs to supplement the text, extracted from our library of more than 1,500 images. We work, eat, drink, sleep and take our holidays here, and have written this guide, (which is being constantly updated and enlarged) simply because we love the New Forest. We hope that you will visit our beautiful New Forest and come to love it as much as we do. Our New Forest Guide has local information plus many FREE Desktop Wallpapers and Images, so please feel free to download our royalty free New Forest photos for your personal use.

DID YOU KNOW?

The New Forest is England's eighth National Park. It has 61 ancient monuments, 634 listed buildings and 18 conservation areas within it's boundaries. The Forest is famous for its wildlife, particularly ponies and cattle. Although they appear to be wild, in fact they are all owned by the 400 or so Commoners in the Forest. About 3,000 New Forest ponies wander freely across the Forest's heaths, woodland, roads and often into villages. The New Forest actually has 26 miles of coastline which includes wildfowl, egrets, herons, birds of prey and, of course, the famous New Forest Ponies who can occasionally be glimpsed rolling in sand-patches on our isolated beaches.   It is also part of the wider Solent and one of the world's most famous locations for sailing. A visit to Bucklers Hard is a must do for anyone who enjoys yachting and the peace and tranquillity that it brings. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, author of Sherlock Holmes, nursing heroine Florence Nightingale and a not so well known lady Alice Hargreaves are all buried in the New Forest.  Alice Pleasance Hargreaves was the inspiration behind Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland, when she asked him to tell her a story on a boating trip in Oxford. More information here.
Look out for Minnie on our website and her “dogs guide” to the New Forest. Minnie the Border Terrier is busy looking for the best locations in the New Forest to take her owner for a walk or cycle ride. She is always looking for owner friendly pubs so please click on her link below and let us know your favourites. We are happy to add your comments to the Minnie reviews coming soon. Look out for Minnie’s PAW ratings from 1 paw to 5 paw on dog friendly pubs, camp sites and foot paths.

WHEELERS MOTORCYCLE EVENTS

If you are a biker or enjoy motorbikes then please visit our sponsored website pages  Wheelers Motorcycle Events. The web site was set up by the New Forest Guide team to support charities. Bikers can enjoy a great day out with their  machines and at the same time support a good cause. WheelersMCE are always looking for volunteers to help with Marshalling, stewarding and any other duties that will help the event/show to run smoothly. Events build up and take down is another aspect of the programme we are always looking to cover. We will supply florescent vests and make sure you are looked after on the day/days of the events taking place.

UPCOMING NEW FOREST

EVENTS 2020

NEW FOREST MARKETS 2020 Hythe Tuesday Street market takes place between 9am and 4pm every Tuesday and is located in the high Street in Hythe.  More Details Lymington Charter Market is a traditional market, established in 1250. 100+ stalls along Lymington High Street every Saturday from 8am until 4pm More Details New Milton street market which is held every Wednesday in Station Road 9am to 4pm More Details Ringwood Market every Wednesday has been in Ringwood for at least 780 years. Farm produce and general wares from 8am More Details BLASHFORD LAKES Open 9am - 4:30pm every day but Christmas Day. Best time to visit This reserve is spectacular in the winter, when huge flocks of overwintering birds fly onto the lakes to roost. Spring is also a great time to visit, when warblers are singing and the daffodils are in bloom. Entry fee Donations welcome – suggested donation £4. Parking information. The main car park is on north side of Ellingham Drove. Education Centre parking is on the south side of Ellingham Drove. More Details COMING WEEKS THE CHURCHILL ARMS BIKE NIGHT Every Tuesday night is BIKE NIGHT at THE Churchill Arms Alderholt, Fordingbridge. Food and drinks available including Tea, Coffee and Soft Drinks. More info & website link. CUCKOO FAIR  – Saturday 2nd May 2020  The Fair is traditionally held on the Saturday of the first May Bank Holiday and for 2020 the Cuckoo Fair will be held on the Saturday 2nd May 2020 so add that date to your diaries. The Downton Cuckoo Fair is friendly, fun and free to enjoy – and 2019 was our 40th year as the best family day out in Wiltshire! With a family-friendly festival atmosphere, the fair is held on the village greens in the picturesque village of Downton, six miles south of Salisbury on the edge of the New Forest on the Wiltshire/Hampshire border. In 2019 we held our fortieth anniversary with a cavalcade of Downton minis and opening by the mayor of Salisbury.  In 2018 we welcomed an over 20,000 visitors to our fair, with more than 300 craft, gift, homeware and food and drink stalls on the greens and in marquees along The Borough.  The Downton Cuckoo Fair offers fun for all the family including rural craft demonstrations, Punch and Judy, clowns, fairground stall and roundabouts in the Memorial Gardens and a produce market in the car park behind the Co-op.  The perfect day out in Wiltshire! More info & website link. THE NEW FOREST AND HAMPSHIRE COUNTY SHOW 28th, 29th & 30th July 2020 Taking place in Brockenhurst in the heart of the National Park, the New Forest Show offers visitors 30 acres of showground for the whole family to explore. 2020 celebrates the 100th anniversary of the New Forest and Hampshire County Show. The event takes place annually at the end of July and is now rated among the top ten agricultural shows in the country. The New Forest Show is organised by a charity – The New Forest Agricultural Show Society. The idea for the New Forest Show began in 1920,  as a small one day event at Netley Marsh. The Show became a regular event and became very popular, because as well as being a chance to show stock and produce, the event was a good meeting place for New Forest residents, farmers and commoners. Moving from venue to venue, including Brockenhurst, Hinton Admiral, Totton and Lyndhurst. The Show eventually took up permanent residence in its present home at New Park. Brockenhurst in 1955. To find out what you can expect at the 2020 New Forest and Hampshire County Show on 28th, 29th & 30th July, explore the website.  PAULTONS PARK GARDENS OPEN EVENING Tuesday 14th July 2020 Paultons Park will be opening the park grounds on the evening of Tuesday 14th July 2020 exclusively for horticultural groups, individual garden enthusiasts and clubs to view our exquisite gardens. This is a unique opportunity to see our themed and formal gardens in a peaceful atmosphere outside of the usual park opening hours. Over the course of the evening you will be free to roam at your leisure to discover over 65 acres of beautiful landscaped parkland. Explore a myriad of pathways and view beautifully themed topiary, magnificent Cedar trees and unusual copper themed water features. Our dedicated gardening team will be on-hand to provide some background on the gardens and answer any questions you may have. Tickets £10.00 per ticket
A VISIT TO OUR LOCAL SHOP IS A MUST A warm welcome to Woodgreen Community Shop! The new shop was officially opened on 14th May 2011 after more than four years of campaigning and fund-raising by the local community. Now well established, the shop is regarded as the perfect place to shop for locals & visitors alike.