Venturing into the New Forest


Recently I went for a walk with my friend Kate in the New Forest. More specifically we went to Beaulieu and then walked to Buckler’s Hard. The weather was beautiful so we got plenty of lovely photos…


lebellelavie - Venturing into the New Forest


lebellelavie - Venturing into the New Forest


A few weeks ago, Kate and I decided to go for a walk into the New Forest. Apart from going the week previous 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.


lebellelavie - Venturing into the New Forest


lebellelavie - Venturing into the New Forest


lebellelavie - Venturing into the New Forest


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 Ordnance 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 we were going to.


lebellelavie - Venturing into the New Forest


lebellelavie - Venturing into the New Forest


lebellelavie - Venturing into the New Forest


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.


lebellelavie - Venturing into the New Forest


lebellelavie - Venturing into the New Forest


lebellelavie - Venturing into the New Forest


lebellelavie - Venturing into the New Forest


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.


lebellelavie - Venturing into the New Forest


lebellelavie - Venturing into the New Forest


lebellelavie - Venturing into the New Forest


lebellelavie - Venturing into the New Forest


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 the surrounding scenery was looking, along with some selfies of course! 😄


lebellelavie - Venturing into the New Forest


lebellelavie - Venturing into the New Forest


lebellelavie - Venturing into the New Forest


lebellelavie - Venturing into the New Forest


lebellelavie - Venturing into the New Forest


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 was 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.


lebellelavie - Venturing into the New Forest


lebellelavie - Venturing into the New Forest


lebellelavie - Venturing into the New Forest


Where have you been out walking recently?


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