Is the New Forest in Hampshire or Dorset?

Best known for its heathland, forest trails and native ponies, New Forest National Park covers parts of Wiltshire, Dorset and Hampshire.

What county is New Forest under?

New Forest, district, administrative and historic county of Hampshire, England.

Where in Britain is the New Forest?

Where is the New Forest? The New Forest is in Hampshire located between Southampton and Bournemouth, below Salisbury on the south coast of the UK.

What area is the New Forest?

566 km²
New Forest National Park/Area

The New Forest became a national park in 2005 and was once a royal hunting ground for William the Conqueror.It covers an area of 566 square kilometres and is made up of vast tracts of unspoilt woodland, heathland and river valleys.

Is New Forest free?

New Forest Heritage Centre, at Lyndhurst – the Forest’s ‘capital’, is free to enter. Here you’ll learn tonnes of interesting facts and information about the past, present and future of our wonderful New Forest; from its history to its traditions and its wildlife.

Is the New Forest Natural?

It contains the largest area of lowland heath in southern England, a rare habitat that once covered this part of the country. But the New Forest is not a natural landscape, it has been shaped by man, by history and by the grazing of animals for many hundreds of years.

Is Romsey classed as New Forest?

It sits on the outskirts of the New Forest, just over 3 miles (4.8 km) northeast of its eastern edge. More than 19,000 people live in Romsey, which has an area of about 1.90 sq mi (4.93 km2).

Is Ringwood under New Forest?

The historic market town of Ringwood occupies a strategic position on the western edge of the New Forest with the renowned Avon Valley long-distance walking path passing through it.

What is the oldest forest in England?

Hatfield Forest, Essex Among the oldest hunting woodlands in Europe, Hatfield Forest is home to spectacular ancient trees and wildlife.

Is Totton classed as New Forest?

Totton & Eling is a town of about 28,000 population in the New Forest District and County of Hampshire.

Is it legal to camp in New Forest?

We’d like to remind people that Wild camping is not permitted anywhere in the New Forest, it’s illegal to camp without the land manager’s permission.

Who owns New Forest?

As of 2005, roughly 90% of the New Forest is still owned by the Crown. The Crown lands have been managed by the Forestry Commission since 1923 and most of the Crown lands now fall inside the new National Park.