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Pigs looking for acorns, chestnuts, crab apples etc.
Pigs looking for acorns, chestnuts, crab apples etc.

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Friday 28 September 2007 to Friday 5 October 2007
A week in the New Forest
Hale, Hampshire

Map: OS Explorer OL22 The New Forest at 1:25000

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On Friday 28 September 2007 my wife and I drove down to Hale in the New Forest where we had booked a holiday cottage for a week. It was already getting dark as we arrived and we were looking forward to exploring the area which I had not visited for 38 years, so it was all new really.

Our holiday cottage near Hale
Our holiday cottage near Hale

Pigs foraging for acorns
Pigs foraging for acorns

Saturday 29 September 2007
A short walk from the Bolderwood car park - 4 km

Sunday 30 September 2007
Too wet for walking! - so we had a wet day at the seaside at Bournmouth instead

A wet day in Bournmouth
A wet day in Bournmouth

The inscription on the Rufus Stone
The inscription on the Rufus Stone

Monday 1 October 2007
The Rufus Stone to Minstead circuit - 9km

Tuesday 2 October 2007
Bolderwood to The Eagle Oak
to The Knightwood Oak circuit - 10.5 km

Roe deer browsing by the track
Roe deer browsing by the track

Swans on the river Avon
Swans on the river Avon

Wednesday 3 October 2007
Hale & Woodgreen circuit - 6 km

Thursday 4 October 2007
Telegraph Hill to Fritham circuit - 8 km

Cob-web catching the morning dew
Cob-web catching the morning dew

Cedar in the grounds of Hale House
Cedar in the grounds of Hale House

On Friday 5 October we had to drive home. The weather was fine, warm and sunny with blue skies. The traffic was light and we made it to our home in five and a half hours after a lovely week in the New Forest despite some dreary weather at the start.