The New Forest Englands Newest National Park.-vidalia

Outdoors Named by William The Conqueror the new hunting forest in 1079, the landscape of the New Forest has hardly changed since then. The woodlands and heaths are looked after today using the same ancient systems implemented by William The Conqueror mainly in the form of .moners which are the local inhabitants who farm cattle, pigs, donkeys and ponies. These areas are called pasture woodland are left open for the cattle and pigs, also deer. The Ancient and Ornamental woodlands cover 3,692 hectares of the open forest. There are also a number of other workers who manage the forest from rangers and keepers to skilled woodsmen, all of which work full time to look after the forest. The New Forest was given National Park status in 2005 and covers an area of approximately 580 square kilometres which is 143321 acres with a population of 38,000. The forest includes the largest tracts of unenclosed forest, heathland and pastureland remaining in the South East England. The uniqueness of the landscape provides habitat for rare wildlife and plants. These lowland areas are a rare occurrence in the UK today. In the forms of wet heaths, dry heaths and valley bogs these areas are home to adders, grass snakes and lizards and more information regarding these creatures can be found at the New Forest Reptile Centre. The New Forest is a popular location for all ages and interests. All year round there are activities such as guided walks, historic and geographic talks and traffic free cycle tracks with many New Forest bed and breakfast establishments to stay in. There are now a wide ranging selection of New Forest ac.modation venues available, from 5 star country house hotels and bed and breakfasts to stunning New Forest self catering cottages. Wildlife alone is what brings a large number of tourists to the New Forest. The unique landscape is home to the New Forest cicada which is the only cicada native to the UK, the Sika deer and Muntjac deer and the various species of snakes. The wet heaths are home to rare plants, such as marsh gentian and marsh clubmoss, again both rare in Great Britain. Alongside these rare animals and plants are several species of unusual insect, including the very rare Southern damselfly, and the mole cricket. Something that should always be kept in mind is the British weather and if the weather is inclement there are numerous museums, galleries and visitor centres to look round. Surrounding the park there are many pretty villages and the towns such as Totton and Lymington to explore and also get supplies if staying in self catering ac.modation. These villages make an ideal base with a huge choice of New Forest B&B ac.modation venues. About the Author: 相关的主题文章: