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New Forest

A region of southern England. Set aside as a hunting ground by William the Conqueror in 1079, it is mostly administrated as public parkland.

New Forest

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(Placename) a region of woodland and heath in S England, in SW Hampshire: a hunting ground of the West Saxon kings; tourist area, noted for its ponies; made into a national park in 2005. Area: 336 sq km (130 sq miles)

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a forest region in S England, in Hampshire. 145 sq. mi. (376 sq. km).
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Noun1.New Forest - an area of woods and heathland in southern Hampshire that was set aside by William I as Crown property in 1079; originally a royal hunting ground but now administered as parkland; noted for its ponies
Hampshire - a county of southern England on the English Channel
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The formation of the New Forest, bears evidence to his passion for hunting, where he reduced many a happy village to the condition of that one commemorated by my friend, Mr William Stewart Rose:
Through the latter miles of their walk their footpath had taken them into the depths of the New Forest, and towards evening, turning the corner of a lane, they perceived behind a brook and bridge a large board on which was painted in white letters, "This desirable Mansion to be Let Furnished"; particulars following, with directions to apply to some London agents.
Archers from the New Forest and the Forest of Bere, billmen from the pleasant country which is watered by the Stour, the Avon, and the Itchen, young cavaliers from the ancient Hampshire houses, all were pushing for Christchurch to take service under the banner of the five scarlet roses.
Edwild, whose father was torn limb from limb upon the rack because he would not confess to killing a buck in the new forest, a buck which fell before the arrow of another man; Edwild, whose mother was burned for witchcraft by Holy Church.
Everybody was out of town, and I yearned for the glades of the New Forest or the shingle of Southsea.
Americans he had always understood were the citizens of a great and powerful nation, dry and humorous in their manner, addicted to the use of the bowie-knife and revolver, and in the habit of talking through the nose like Norfolkshire, and saying "allow" and "reckon" and "calculate," after the manner of the people who live on the New Forest side of Hampshire.
"She must be a very remarkable old lady, eighty-five he tells me, and he takes her for walking tours in the New Forest. .
The Salted Caramel Cone joins the New Forest Ice Cream's existing line-up.
NEW FOREST SPA BREAK THE four-star Balmer Lawn Hotel in Brockenhurst, in the heart of the New Forest, is offering breaks that include treatments in its luxurious Saltus Spa.
BONUS NIGHT IN THE NEW FOREST The family owned and run Balmer Lawn Hotel on the edge of Brockenhurst, in the New Forest, has launched a special three-nights-forthe-price-of-two offer from just PS149 pp (B&B, two sharing a room).
EXPLORE THE NEW FOREST FOR LESS THIS SPRING WITH A DISCOUNT CARD MARCH is the month when the magical natural carpets of bluebells and daffodils appear in the New Forest for the famous wild ponies and donkeys to walk on.
The new Forest River app is claimed to make it easy for owners to find out what they need to know about their RV, boat or trailer.