Saturday, August 4, 2012

A walk in the New Forest

We spent a few days in the New Forest in Hampshire on our return journey from Sweden.  We took a walk from Beaulieu to Bucklers Hard through the woods and fields and were blessed with a beautiful day.  I collected a few flowers along the way to draw later.

              My sister in law found this lovely feather which I drew later in coloured pencil.

The forest is a large area of open land where ponies and cattle roam and graze freely.  Great care is needed when driving around and every village has it's cattle grids to keep them from the houses!


  1. Valerie, what wonderful pages! You had a lovely journey by the looks of your pages :)

  2. Valerie, all three are beautiful and so evocative of where you were. Thank you so much for sharing!

  3. Three wonderful pages! Well done.

  4. These are fabulous pages, Valerie. Well done! I have to say I was amused that "The forest is a large area of open land..."
    That's really a 'new' forest! Ha!

  5. Thank you all for the kind comments. The 'New' Forest was created in 1079 for William 1. It contains the largest remaining tracts of unenclosed pasture as well as some deciduous woodland and many scheduled ancient monuments and barrows. In the overpopulated south of England it's a welcome area of open space!


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