Venturing in to the New Forest

A few weeks ago, Kate and I decided to go for a walk in to the New Forest. Apart from going the week previously to make pancakes in the New Forest for part of a project Kate was doing, I have never actually been to the New Forest before. Considering I’ve lived in Hampshire for nearly five years and to say I haven’t ventured that much outside of Winchester/Southampton/Eastleigh area is quite sad really. It doesn’t help that Greg’s lived locally all his life so doesn’t think of exploring Hampshire that much.

If you read Kate’s blog regularly, although I love going for a walk and outside adventures, you will see that Kate is much more of an outdoor, adventure blogger than I am. She’s also an Ordanance Survey #GetOutside Champion and seeing as she spends much more of her free time venturing around Hampshire, I left her to decide on the walks and places were going to.

She couldn’t have chosen a more perfect day as the Sun was shining so brightly with really clear blue skies, one of the first most really bright sunny days of 2017. We ended up doing a 5 mile walk from Beaulieu to Buckler’s Hard. The ground was a little boggy when walking through the trees but that didn’t bother us as we came dressed fully prepared for this kind of terrain.

Once we had walked to Buckler’s Hard, we stopped to have a tea break, watch the boats and take some photos obviously! As we were having a look at the houses, an old vintage car turned up with a couple that had quite clearly just gotten married. It looked like they were having they had their wedding reception held here which seemed like such a perfect day weather wise and location to have chosen.

After we had finished taking our photos, we headed back to Beaulieu to then go on to Thatchet’s Pond. We didn’t really do any walking here but got to see some of the New Forest ponies and take some photos of how gorgeous the water and surrounding scenery was looking, along with some selfies of course! 😄

We then went down to Lepe Beach to get some photos of the sun setting over the sea and the Isle of Wight. A couple were sat there and had the idea of throwing chips to the seagulls thus causing a flock of gulls to appear which can only be described as Kate put it, “Something out of an Alfred Hitchcock movie”. Although I wish to point out that they didn’t attack us but it did make a great photo opportunity.

Where have you been out walking recently?




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