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A New Forest Blog – about local businesses and events, New Forest-related gossip, walks, bike rides and days out in and around the New Forest National Park. You can also find us on Facebook and Twitter.
Ben Ainslie's gold letterbox - now and forever with a shiny new plaque!

So Gold Letterboxes Here to Stay?

After the furore that followed hot on the heels of the Olympics with respect to the famous Gold Letterboxes, the hard-won post box in Lymington High Street was painted a few weeks ago with grey primer. This cemented the unhappy...
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New Milton Pedal Car Grand Prix

The Spectacular New Milton Pedal Car Grand Prix

A Fiercely Competitive Tour de New Milton. On an absurdly hot Sunday afternoon in New Milton my rather naive illusions of what a pedal car race were like were torn down and trampled under hot feet. What I witnessed today...
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The Twizy electric car in the New Forest

Twizy Electric Cars

We hadn’t appreciated how widespread the Twizy electric cars had become until we saw them gliding along in this video. They look like a great idea to us – and the fact that you have to hire two for a...
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Spitfire

Spitfire at Beaulieu Airfield

Model aircraft taken to a new level. Travelling along the road from Lymington towards Beaulieu, you’d be forgiven for missing one of the gravel tracks on the left as you approach Hatchet Pond. But if the weather is right, glance...
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Snowman at Longslade Bottom

Snowmen at Horseshoe Bottom

Even one day of snow in England can brush away the cobwebs of grey, January gloom. As a Canadian friend of mine said yesterday “I LOVE this country! Three inches of snow and its a national holiday!!“. And so out...
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Hurst Spit Road Closed

Road Closed on Christmas Day at Hurst

What’s turning into a family tradition of walking (as far as we are able) along Hurst Spit on Christmas Day continued this year. I say family tradition… this is actually only the second year that we’ve done it, but who’s...
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