A walk in the New Forest (1)

One impulse from a vernal wood

May teach you more of man  

Of moral evil and of good

Than all the sages can.

William Wordsworth


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The New Forest (situated mostly in S W Hampshire) comprises approximately 150 square miles of heathland and ancient woodland.  It has changed little since the Bronze Age.  The fact that the soils are largely infertile and unsuitable for serious cultivation has contributed to the Forest’s unaltered appearance.  The area was a favourite hunting ground for King William I (the ‘Conqueror’) and acquired the name of New Forest by royal charter in 1079.

There will be more to follow.


Filed under Art, grasses, Nature, photography, Sunlight, Trees, Uncategorized, Water

6 responses to “A walk in the New Forest (1)

  1. I look forward to it – the English woodlands are an important part of our heritage over here in America, even if unconsciously.

  2. Looking at the pictures you produce on your various walks and journeys I often sense a difference in scale. Yes, we have large trees – mighty oaks, pines and even redwoods! – but the nature of the landscape seems generally more ‘intimate’.

  3. Nice historical back round for the lovely terrain.

  4. Gigi Galore

    Ancient landscapes like the New Forest are part of life’s good. Beautiful, I especially like the last one. 🙂

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