The New Forest around Lyndhurst (4), Hampshire. Location map
 
  Photograph of the New Forest, Hampshire (Hants), England   The New Forest.

This is part of Bolderwood Ornamental Drive, following an old coaching route west of Lyndhurst, which features many non-indigenous species of tree. There are certainly some impressive trees along this road.

There are a number of car parks at various points along the road and it wasn't at all busy when we were here in July.

 

 

 

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  Photograph of thatched cottages in the New Forest, Hampshire (Hants), England   Thatched cottages, New Forest.

These rather pretty cottages are on the outskirts of Lyndhurst at Swan Green.

 

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  Photograph of New Forest ponies, Hampshire (Hants), England   New Forest ponies.

These ponies are wild and you should not attempt to feed them as they are unpredictable and can kick and bite. We saw these where the Beaulieu Road branches off the A35 at Lyndhurst but they are to be seen all over the forest on the open ground.

 

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  Photograph of a tranquil stream, The New Forest, Hampshire (Hants), England   Black Water, a tranquil stream in the New Forest.

This is near the Rheinfield Ornamental Drive.

 

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  Photograph of the Rufus Stone, New Forest, Hampshire (Hants), England   The Rufus Stone.

This is about one mile North-West of Minstead which is, itself, about 2 miles North-West of Lyndhurst. It was erected by Earl De La Warr in 1745 and marks the spot where King William II was accidentally killed by an arrow fired by Walter Tyrrell whilst hunting.

The original stone has been given a cast iron protective cover.

 

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