The New Forest
The New Forest was created in about 1079 by William I (the Conqueror) so its ‘new-ness’ is relative. Its original purpose was as a Royal Forest for the hunting of deer by the King. Now it is one of the largest remaining tracts of unenclosed pasture, heathland and forest in south eastern England, a National Park and home to the famous New Forest ponies (DO NOT FEED!).
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