Deerleap Car Park - PHOTOGRAPHER COMMENT
Deerleap Car Park
Deerleap Car Park - FURTHER INFORMATION
Deerleap Car Park - New Forest visitor guide showing a virtual tour of 'Deerleap Car Park' linked to an interactive map with local and travel information. 360° panoramas from Hampshire.
New Forest in Hampshire is a National Park and a proposed World Heritage Site. Cycle through ancient woodlands with 1000 year old canopies of beech and oak trees. Walking, hiking and horse-riding trails weave circular and linear routes across heathland and scenic pasture land where visitors can safely explore the habitats of wildlife, reptiles and birds in this protected environment before repose in charming pubs and inns. Catch sight of the famous ponies, deer and cattle grazing in the wild. Soak in the tranquil atmosphere as the golden sunlight of dusk brings out the best in the colours - and the creatures - of this precious forest.
The Rufus Stone is a memorial landmark named for the son of King William the Conqueror who so loved these woods that in 1080 he decreed them as his Royal Forest. Such history is brought to life at the New Forest Visitor Center in Lyndhurst, an interactive educational center and museum of this living landscape. Indeed, many attractions are rich in history throughout the New Forest such as the historic Georgian village of Buckler's Hard where ships for Nelson's fleet were built, and from where Sir Francis Chichester began and completed his epic around the world solo yacht voyage. Nearby Beaulieu village is notable for the Palace House, home of the Montagu family and of the National Motor Museum. Brockenhurst village is six miles further on, worth visiting for it's Heritage Railway, New Forest Show and the scenic village ford.
Further west is Ringwood, an agricultural and brewery town known for cask ales and a variety of wines. Burley village is a delightful village for visitors with tea rooms, cafes, gift shops, art galleries and "pick your own" fruit orchards and farms.
Throughout the New Forest you will find a warm welcome at a wealth of visitor accommodations including hotels, farm houses, bed and breakfasts, hostels and camp sites.