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Sheep in the New Forest
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Our New Forest Blog


Keep up to date with all the latest news, views and events at our New Forest inn with our very own blog.

Our New Forest Blog

A child using binoculars in the forest
Where best to see the new Forest ponies
With around 5,000 ponies scattered throughout the New Forest, you will have no trouble spotting some. They are fairly social animals and love the nutritious food the forest offers. It's because of this that you are likely to find them in small groups in the open areas that provide the best vegetation for them.
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Forest Made
At the bell in, we love things that are made locally. Not only does it enable us to witness that quality being put into the items, but also helps us to support the local communities and bring the unique flavors and crafts that you can't find elsewhere.
Forest trees and fallen leaves
Autumn in the Forest
It’s hard to beat autumn in the New Forest for incredible scenery and dramatic changes to the visual appearance. Find out what the forest has to offer.
Dog-Friendly Walks in the New Forest
Whether your dog is full of beans or keen on a stroll around to sniff the local smells, we can help by advising you on what to explore in the local area.
Cyclists in the leaves
Reasons to come to the New Forest this Autumn
Find out what the new forest has to offer this autumn. Changing leaves, wildlife and the places to visit. The new forest is an incredible destination.
A seller standing at his market stall
Forest Markets in the New Forest
Many of our visitors are looking for ways to get a taste for the local area. Visiting the local markets is an incredible way to immerse yourself in both the food and produce of the community. Whether it’s through eating locally, admiring the forest’s animal inhabitants, or spending time in the local towns, we have a recommendation to make the most of your stay.

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