Rich cultural heritage

Rich cultural heritage

The extensive and colourful history of the New Forest has resulted in a rich cultural heritage that is central to the sense of identity of the communities living within the National Park.  It is also one of the main reasons why visitors are attracted to the area.  

A major influence has been the role of the commoners.  Their management of the environment by turning out ponies, cattle, donkeys, pigs and sheep to graze on the open Forest, has shaped the landscape over hundreds of years.


New Forest National Park Authority Rich cultural heritage feed

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