1. New Forest National Park
Where is it? The heart and pretty much the entirety of the New Forest area.
What is it? Best known for its heathland, forest trails and native ponies, New Forest National Park covers parts of Wiltshire, Dorset and Hampshire.
Why go? New Forest National Park is pretty much a paradise for nature lovers. Hike, cycle or horseback ride your way round hundreds of kilometres of glorious land. If you’re after a spot of luxury stay at Limewood Hotel. With a spa, cookery school, and stylishly decked out cabin rooms, the hotel is only a short stroll from the river Test, where guests can try their hand at fly-fishing. Don’t miss Bolderwood at the very heart of the New Forest – the Deer Sanctuary is the main attraction, but there’s a scenic designated picnic area too, so bring some sandwiches.