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New Forest: autumn leaves and falling temperatures

If you have walked out onto the Forest recently, you will no doubt have been impressed by the variety of colours across the heathland and woods. Some of the higher elevations of the Forest provide spectacular views over the landscape … Continue reading

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New Forest: racing the cows

Being a commoner is never dull. My commoning friends not only share their adventures with me but also, on occasion, provide me with opportunities to have a few of my own! I was visiting a friend and fellow commoner recently … Continue reading

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New Forest: autumn is here and the drifts are underway

Autumn has arrived. The heathland, woods and lawns wear a pale blanket of mist in the early mornings and the heathland is mantled in purple heather. The blackberries shine like jewels in the hedgerows and great quantities of sloes decorate … Continue reading

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Pony Drifts: round-ups New Forest style

For me, one of the most exciting activities held on the New Forest has to be the series of annual round-ups known as ‘drifts’. ¬†The objective at these round-ups are to sort out the ponies either¬†for removal from the forest, … Continue reading

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