Autumn in the New Forest
The countryside of the New Forest transforms over autumn, with great swathes of rich colours and crisp atmospheric mornings.
The heather across the New Forest looks beautiful in September, with vibrant pinks and purples contrasting with green bracken and yellowing silver birch leaves.
Ancient oaks, beech and sweet chestnut trees canopies display rich autumnal hues of gold and red, this contrasted with evergreen species such as holly and pine, create a feast for eyes.
Fungi start to emerge from early September, littering the Forest floor with a diverse array of colours and mystical shapes. To help conserve fungi we do not allow unauthorised picking.
Mist begins to hang in small valleys and ponies can be seen huddling up together for warmth.
So treat your senses this Autumn with a visit to the New Forest and enjoy a leaf-crunchingly good walk!