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New Forest Boxing Day Point-to-Point 2018

As soon as the location details are released for the 2018 New Forest Boxing Day Point-to-Point I will post them on this page and on Twitter at @Forest_Commoner. ……but until then, here are some picture from previous years.

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New Forest Boxing Day Point-to-Point 2016

Boxing Day this year (2016) began with a glorious sunny aspect, which warmed the early morning with the promise of a good day. The drive to the meet was pleasant and punctuated at important road junctions with signage pointing the … Continue reading

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New Forest Boxing Day point-to-point 2015

My friends and followers will know that the New Forest Boxing Day Point-to-Point is one of the highlights of my commoning calendar. Long have I held ambitions to one day take part myself and be one of those triumphant pairs … Continue reading

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New Forest: modern tools and ancient practices

Commoning is an agrarian system that has been practiced on the New Forest since before the Norman Conquest in 1066 and is one of the most ancient forms of agriculture known to man. The basic principles, of farming by using … Continue reading

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New Forest Boxing Day Point-to-Point 2014

The New Forest point-to-point race meeting is one of the most anticipated events of my calendar. For me it represents so many of the things that make the Forest unique. It offers the experience and spectacle of living history and … Continue reading

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Christmas on the New Forest

With Christmas fast approaching I have been thinking about some of the Forest traditions and folklore connected to the festive season. The idea was sparked during a recent visit to check the stock, when I saw a man harvesting holly … Continue reading

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