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Relax and picnic beside a river near Brockenhurst

Brockenhurst is on the, main line station from London Waterloo for the forest with a branch line to Lymington Town and the Isle of Wight Ferries.

Brockenhurst is a very busy village in summer with 3 Forestry Commission Camp sites close by together with a Caravan Club site.

The Ponies, Donkey’s and cattle wonder freely through the streets, and there are several bike hire facilities within walking distance of the railway station, to enable you to explore the New Forest by bike.

Brockenhust is the home of New Park were regular events including the New Forest Show are held July, a 3 day show with Show jumping, ponies, cattle and sheep displays together with a variety exhibitions and crafts. This can all offer you a chance to meet many Forest Characters and learn about the Forest way of life.

The Parish church at Brockenhurst was mentioned in the Domesday Book and standing beside it is a Yew tree, which is reputed to be 1000 years old. The main street in Brockenhurst has a ford know as the Watersplash. If going through this and then turning right you can pass through the Ornamental Drive where wild rhododendrons line the roadside and way marked walks lead you through the Forest. A short distance on crossing the A35 at Boldrewood you will find the Knightwood Oak and the Deer Observatory Platform where you might see some of the 5 species of Deer which graze the Forest.

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