New webcam gives bird’s eye view of the Forest

Published Friday 7 August 2009

If you would rather be out enjoying the New Forest than sitting at your computer, you can now enjoy the next best thing.

If you would rather be out enjoying the New Forest than sitting at your computer, you can now enjoy the next best thing – a view of the lawns and woodland at Brockenhurst from a National Park Authority webcam.

The state-of-the-art webcam is hosted by the Balmer Lawn Hotel and pans and zooms automatically to provide a clear picture of the surrounding traditional Forest landscape.

‘The view includes classic Forest woodland and some of the open grassy areas known as lawns,’ explained Martin O’Neill, the Authority’s Director of Information and Visitor Services.

‘You may well see New Forest ponies, Shetland ponies or cattle roaming free. If you are lucky you may even see deer on the lawns at dawn or dusk.’

The webcam will enable the Authority’s website visitors to see how the landscape has been created and maintained by commoners’ livestock, as well as promoting the unique qualities of the National Park.

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Media Contact:
Karen Evans, Communications Officer, New Forest National Park Authority
Tel: 01590 646650
Email: karen.evans@newforestnpa.gov.uk

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