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Sunday, 10 April 2016

New Forest is coming alive

Spring is here the gorse is out bringing a golden glow to the New Forest and it will soon be time to be spotting the foals that start to arrive late April and May. The New Forest is coming alive after the long winter months, the trees are turning a fresh green the days are getting longer and it's one of my favourite times of the year to visit the New Forest National Park.

There is so much to do in the area. The world famous Exbury Gardens with its wonderful display of colour at this time of year when you can see the rhododendrons, azaleas and camellias. If you don't feel like walking round the huge gardens you can take a 20 minute ride on the steam train that takes you all round the gardens.

The New Forest Wildlife Park is on the edge of the New Forest and is also worth visiting. Follow the woodland trails to see the animals in beautiful natural settings.
You can find more details of both these attractions on their websites.

A wonderful way to explore the forest is by bike. You can either bring your own and we can store them in our secure covered bike shed overnight or you can hire them from the local bike hire shop next to Brockenhurst station.

Don't forget if you want to avoid the traffic there is a wonderful inter-city train service from London Waterloo to Brockenhurst that only takes one hour and thirty five minutes if you get a fast train.

Finally the Cloud Hotel is a hotel for grown ups where you can unwind and relax in the peace and comfort of our lounges or secure garden, when the weather is warm enough!

Please call for details of our special breaks.