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Including one of the largest areas of open heathland and forest in England’s south east, the best things to do in the New Forest are simply stunners. Encompassing parts of Hampshire, east Dorset and Wiltshire, its boundaries are similar to the picturesque New Forest National Park. Lush scenery makes this part of England particuarly popular for outdoor activities, whether that’s horse riding, paddle boarding, hiking or wild pony-spotting. Fancy exploring this special part of the English countryside? We’ve rounded up the very best things to do in the New Forest.
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