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NEW FOREST GUIDE
WHEELERS MCE

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 2019

NEW FOREST MARKETS 2019 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 Sunday 29 September - Sunday 6 October 2019: Bournemouth Arts by the Sea Festival Every Autumn, Bournemouth Arts by the Sea Festival brings intriguing, spectacular and down-right curious arts experiences to Bournemouth, with over 60 events – a spirited mix of some of the best regional, national and international arts across dance, film, music, visual art, literature, theatre and comedy. 12-27 October 2019: New Forest Walking Festival The New Forest Walking Festival boasts dozens of guided walks led by knowledgeable local experts to help you discover more about the history, heritage and wildlife of the Forest. With 80+ behind the scenes family strolls, history hikes, wildlife walks and more led by the New Forest National Park Authority and partner organisations, you'll soon  learn more about the National Park and the flora and fauna within it. Friday 25 - Saturday 26 October 2019: Oktoberfest Southampton Oktoberfest is coming to Southampton! Expect traditional Bavarian drinks, food and LIVE Oompah bands at Mayflower Park. Saturday 26 October 2019: Beaulieu Fireworks Celebrating 50 years since the moon landing, this year's fireworks display at Beaulieu promises to be 'out of this world'! One of the largest firework displays in the South, choreographed to music with a range of entertainment for the whole family. Arrive early to enjoy the attractions of Beaulieu, enjoy live entertainment and have fun on old time fairground rides (extra charge applies). 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.
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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 2019

NEW FOREST MARKETS 2019 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 Sunday 29 September - Sunday 6 October 2019: Bournemouth Arts by the Sea Festival Every Autumn, Bournemouth Arts by the Sea Festival brings intriguing, spectacular and down-right curious arts experiences to Bournemouth, with over 60 events – a spirited mix of some of the best regional, national and international arts across dance, film, music, visual art, literature, theatre and comedy. 12-27 October 2019: New Forest Walking Festival The New Forest Walking Festival boasts dozens of guided walks led by knowledgeable local experts to help you discover more about the history, heritage and wildlife of the Forest. With 80+ behind the scenes family strolls, history hikes, wildlife walks and more led by the New Forest National Park Authority and partner organisations, you'll soon  learn more about the National Park and the flora and fauna within it. Friday 25 - Saturday 26 October 2019: Oktoberfest Southampton Oktoberfest is coming to Southampton! Expect traditional Bavarian drinks, food and LIVE Oompah bands at Mayflower Park. Saturday 26 October 2019: Beaulieu Fireworks Celebrating 50 years since the moon landing, this year's fireworks display at Beaulieu promises to be 'out of this world'! One of the largest firework displays in the South, choreographed to music with a range of entertainment for the whole family. Arrive early to enjoy the attractions of Beaulieu, enjoy live entertainment and have fun on old time fairground rides (extra charge applies). 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.
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.