New Forest Northern Commons - Hightown
A small pocket of lowland heathland on the edge of the New Forest boasting stunning views to the south.
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.
Hide away in a secluded spot amidst bird chorus and the architects of the Forest. Perfect for picnicking on a blanket under the watchful eye of an ancient tree.
How to get here
The National Trust car park is situated on Hightown Hill rd, use post code BH24 3HH and grid reference SU 179 054.