The New Forest: the destination to visit this spring

The New Forest is renowned for being a year round destination with something to do for every type of person. Even with this though, many believe it is best visited in the springtime. Why is this you ask? Well the National Park becomes even more colourful and scenic. Visitors can enjoy flowers blooming along with native wildlife waking from their slumber.

The chance to just simply stroll through the National Park and enjoy many activities in the area entices visitors. The New Forest Wildlife Park is very popular. Here you can spot beautiful animals and birds such as wolves, owls, bison, foxes, otters, deer, wallabies, lynx and more. If you hope for an informative visit, rest assured there are keeper talks, quizzes and feeding sessions.

Additionally, there is a reptile centre which is unique to the area. It features the native snakes and lizards of Britain such as the Sand lizard; these are only generally visible on warmer days, making spring a likely time to see them.

As well as witnessing the range of wildlife this area has to offer, it also provides a fantastic place to go walking, cycling and on horse rides. There are always plenty of paths to choose from. Circular walks are popular and you will venture past an array of famous beauty spots; choose between country lanes, quaint villages or thriving woodlands. Having this in mind, note there are special dog walks through heathlands, along coastlines and rivers; perfect for your companion.

If this all sounds like something you’d find enjoyment in, consider a stay with us here at Harvest House this spring. We are situated in Lymington, a stone’s throw away from the heart of the New Forest National Park.

We are a bed and breakfast New Forest visitors never cease to fall in love with. If you would like any further information regarding us or our local area, please get in touch today to avoid disappointment!