The New Forest is wonderful to visit at any time of the year, however during the spring it is most spectacular. It is not often you can spend so much time completely surrounded by beauty, but you can do it each day here.
However, unless you really do have the time, you will have to choose where to go and see. So here we have compiled a guide of the most beautiful not-to-be-missed locations. We are proud to be a highly regarded bed and breakfast New Forest visitors love and help everybody to find the best sights to see.
Firstly, be sure to take a trip down to the Beaulieu River. It is situated just near the town of Lymington and boasts tranquillity and unique beauty. Just nearby is the Hatchet Pond, home to ducks, swans and donkeys. This spot is somewhere that should be visited just in time for the sunset, as the perfectly formed lake sits in front of the view.
Another notable location is the Exbury Gardens. This is known internationally, welcoming visitors from around the world. In spring you will have a grand opportunity to see camellias, azaleas and other rare trees bloom. However, the gardens are just as beautiful in the summer and autumn months.
The Northern Commons are also a must-see. The National Trust’s Rockford and Ibsley Commons are situated north of the Forest. Both of them are perfect for a spring walk.
Lepe Beach, which was compared to the Bay of Naples by Prince Albert, provides beautiful views as it has wild natural land behind and picturesque beaches in front. To mix it up, the Buckler’s Hard is a man-made beauty spot whereby you can learn about the tiny ship building village. Make sure you take in the scenery at your own pace if you visit.
Let’s not forget The Ancient Woodlands, one of the last remaining in Europe. Although its beauty is all year round, it is best witnessed during the spring months as you will see the first leaves beam with sunlight breaking through the canopy. You can observe this sight along the stretches from Bramshaw and Eyeworth Woods, Frame Wood and Berry Wood.
Lastly, pay a visit to Clayhill Heath to see the spectacle of the spring Bluebells. This is one of the most incredible things you will see at any time of the year; certainly not to be missed.
If you would like to know more about where to go, or are already set on coming to the area then consider Harvest House as the place to stay. We do everything we can to ensure we are spoken of as possibly the best bed and breakfast New Forest visitors can choose to stay at.
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