New Forest Northern Commons - Hightown
A small pocket of lowland heathland on the edge of the New Forest boasting stunning views to the south.
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Please be aware that camping is not permitted on our New Forest Commons. You can help us look after the countryside by closing gates behind you, keeping dogs under control, not using barbecues or campfires, taking all rubbish home and leaving no trace of your visit. Thank you.
Small but perfectly formed, Hightown is the New Forest in miniature comprising of all the lowland heathland habitats you would expect to find on some of our larger commons.
This parcel of land, consisting of 16 hectares, was acquired by the Open Spaces Society in 1929, in memory of George Shaw-Lefevre who founded the society. It was passed to the National Trust the same year, together with a memorial seat, designed by architect Elisabeth Scott.