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One of our favourite beaches within the New Forest is at Calshot on the East side of the forest. Known as Calshot Spit, a mile long sand and shingle bank looking out to the Isle of Wight on one side and Southampton Water on the other, it's a great place for a walk. It's often windy though (like today) so remember to grab a jacket before you go. Due to it's location, there is always plenty to see; ...

Having stayed within our local area and not having travelled very many miles since lockdown, on Friday we decided to head out of New Milton to the north of the forest, away from the busy tourist spots near the coast and to lesser known hidden away villages and hamlets.  Our route in the car took us through the village of Burley (known for it's witches) and then east out on the A31 for a few miles....

Today was the first time that we have ventured out into the New Forest by car for over 8 weeks, but we didn't need to go far to feel a world away from the town. Taking the forest road, out through Bashley, we turn at the Rising Sun and head down to Wootton Bridge; a stream follows slowly under the bridge and it's shallow enough here for paddling when the water is warm enough. We headed back over t...

A couple of days ago, before the rains came, we set out for a "circular choose the route" as we went along walk through the urban parts of New Milton and Ashley and out into the countryside, on paths we have never trod before. Heading from Inglewood Drive, we crossed the Ashley Road into Oak Road, and paused to lean over the narrow bridge to see how much water was in the possibly named Litchford s...