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Natural beauty

The landscape of the New Forest National Park is beautiful, rare and fragile.

Natural Beauty

Rather than just forest, as its name would suggest, the New Forest is a patchwork of ancient and ornamental woodland, open heathland, rivers and valley mires and a coastline of mudflats and saltmarshes. It contains the largest area of lowland heath in southern England, a rare habitat that once covered this part of the country. But the New Forest is not a natural landscape, it has been shaped by man, by history and by the grazing of animals for many hundreds of years.
Ancient trees

Ancient trees

Coastline

Coastline

Geology

Geology

Farmland

Farmland

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