Meet the ancient trees of the New Forest

Forest floor

Published Wednesday 18 September 2013

Come along on a gentle stroll through the Ancient and Ornamental woodlands of the New Forest this Saturday (21 September) in search of the largest ancient beech tree in the Forest.

Learn about the history and wildlife of the woods and meet some remarkable trees along the way as you set off from Emery Down. 

The walk has been arranged by the New Forest National Park Authority in conjunction with the St. Barbe Museum, Lymington, which is holding an exhibition, ‘Under the Greenwood’, celebrating British trees by well-known artists.   

For more information about the exhibition visit:

The walk is free and suitable for all but please bring appropriate footwear and clothing as some parts of the walk are not on a path. Meet at Millyford Bridge car park, Emery Down, grid ref SU267078.

Although the event is free, booking is essential as spaces are limited. Visit to book.


Notes to Editor:

About the New Forest National Park Authority

Protect - Enjoy - Prosper

The New Forest National Park Authority’s statutory purposes are to:

  • Conserve and enhance the natural beauty, wildlife and cultural heritage of the Park - Protect
  • Promote opportunities for understanding and enjoyment of its special qualities – Enjoy.

We also have a duty to:

  • Seek to foster the social and economic well-being of local communities within the Park – Prosper.

The New Forest National Park was designated in March 2005. Its unique landscape has been shaped over the centuries by grazing ponies, cattle and pigs which roam free. Majestic woodlands, rare heathland and a spectacular coastline provide fabulous opportunities for quiet recreation, enjoyment and discovery.

Visit to find out more.

Media Contacts:
Hilary Makin, Communications Manager, New Forest National Park Authority
Tel: 01590 646608

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