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Wednesday, 11 November 2015

The New Forest

The end of October saw us heading west, this time in the school minibuses for several trips along the delight that is the A27, to the New Forest. We've been through it many times but I've never stopped there - Trev had, but more years ago than he cares to remember.

Anyway, the purpose of the trips were to drop off the kids at the start of their Duke of Edinburgh expedition and pick them up a few days later, hence the multiple trips.

Obviously I took the chance to grab a few photos, only wishing that I'd brought the proper camera.

IMAG0180Well, it looked stunning, as I'm sure you can imagine, the changing colours of the leaves bringing its own beauty.  We loved seeing the ponies ambling across the roads and managed to get a few snaps. Seeing the deer scamper through someone's garden and across into the woods was wonderful but they were too quick for the moment to be captured to digital memory.

The meeting point for the kids at the end of their trip was a fireplace. Yep, you read it right. To be precise, the Portuguese Fireplace is all that reminds of a cookhouse used by Portuguese soldiers who helped the local area with logging during the First World War.

So, the New Forest has most definitely joined the long list of 'must do's in Patsy', hopefully next autumn.



  1. Great place to visit we go there every summer staying at the Black Knowl caravan club site & a great base to tour around from.

  2. Hi Robyn, thank you for taking the time to comment. Will have a look at that site. Cheers.