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Tuesday, 27 February 2018

Choice of over 30 Campsites in the New Forest

Experience the beauty of the New Forest where nature thrives with a Camping or Glamping holiday. To help you choose a campsite which fits your individual needs, let me suggest a website that not only has a list of over 30 campsites but also offers a wealth of information and even a mobile phone App.

Camping and glamping marketplace was launched in 2015 and has quickly become one of the UK's favourite websites (and free iPhone apps) for choosing and booking camping holidays.

Founder, Martin Smith, says "Camping isn't just about cheap holidays and the rise of glamping proves it. Disconnecting from technology and getting closer to nature is what appeals to people most, and we want to inspire our audience to get out there and explore."

The site lists 1,200 campsites across the country, with 30+ sites in the New Forest alone. Indeed, it's the site's third most popular region, behind only Cornwall and the Lake District.

Options include everything from well loved holiday parks and Camping in the Forest sites, right down to tiny off-grid glamping sites with alpacas for neighbours.

CLICK HERE for campsites in the New Forest

Monday, 7 August 2017

Help NFNPA care for the New Forest

The New Forest National Park is a great place for walking, dog walking, cycling and horse riding. When you’re enjoying healthy exercise, fresh air, beautiful surroundings and the rich wildlife, please help us to care for this very special place.

Article and photo from: New Forest NPA

Birds: To help ground nesting birds rear their young safely, keep yourself, dogs and ridden horses on the main tracks from the beginning of March to the end of July.

Dogs: To minimise disturbance to wildlife, livestock and other people, please keep your dogs close by you and visible at all times - if necessary use a lead.  Pick up after your dog, especially around car parks, on paths and where people play or picnic, and take bagged waste home if there is no litter bin.

Monday, 10 July 2017

Five top tips for camping success

shared by National Trust

Whether you’re a first-time camper, a seasoned pro, or somewhere in-between, there’s something truly magical about spending a night under canvas.

With campsites at various places we look after across the country, you can camp on a working farm or near a watermill, pitch your tent in a stunning coastal landscape or relax in rolling countryside, nestled in peaks and dales.

Friday, 13 January 2017

Can Dogs Eat Cheese? 10 Toxic Foods, 23 Safe Ones and A Few in the Middle

Dogs and cats are the two most common pets. They are constant companions, and for real dog and cat lovers, they would have more than one pet around with them. Dog owners would have whole kennels of dogs and puppies if they had the space to spare. Of course, the ultimate cat lover would be the cat lady who takes care of more than a dozen pet cats.

Taking care of pets is not an easy task. Besides food and shelter, the owner also has to ensure the good health of the pets. If he had a lot of dogs or cats, a single one of them getting sick might spread the disease with the rest of the household. In the same manner, the owner has to ensure that the foods that the pets eat are healthy and not something that may be toxic.

New pet owners have this mortal fear that their pets would just fall over and die on them. The truth is that there are some types of food which are naturally toxic to dogs and cats. Usually, these toxic foods also happen to be healthy for humans.

Monday, 9 January 2017

22 ways how owning a dog can improve your health

Dogs are considered as man's best friends because of their loyalty and affection. They are sweet and cuddly, not to mention cute! You'll be surprised that owning a dog also has benefits on your health, and there are several of them.

If you don't have a dog yet, you'll be encouraged on getting one after reading this post. One of the things that you'll notice about dogs is that they are active and playful. They are perfect buddies for walking or running. Making it a habit to walk or run with your pet around the neighborhood is a good exercise for you. As you know, this is a vital part of staying fit and healthy.

Dogs are amazing stress relievers, as they help decrease the chemicals in your body that make you feel bad, while increasing the chemicals that make you feel good. Lower stress level also contributes to lower blood pressure.

Monday, 24 October 2016

12 interesting facts about the New Forest in a Tweet

A New Forest scene as shown in one of
New Forest Commoners tweets.
Each tweet on Twitter is like a mini blog post. Every day on my profile at @forestwaterside I scroll through my followers tweets reading the wealth of interesting information.

For some time now I have been particularly interested by the tweets put up by New Forest Commoner @Forest_Commoner. In the main, the tweets are comprised of very interesting facts about the New Forest.

Their Twitter Profile states: "Keeping the history, ecology and cultural traditions of the New Forest alive through practice of 'commoning'. Sharing information about #NewForest & #commoning."

I have listed here a dozen of the tweets they have published and hope you find them as interesting and informative as I have. For many more interesting and informative tweets go and follow them at @Forest_Commoner - enjoy!