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Sunday, 10 August 2014

Picket Post a must see Panoramic View of the New Forest National Park

Exit the A31 signposted Burley and Services. Follow the road round signposted Burley and within a couple of hundred yards there is a small gravel car park signposted Picket Post. Drive in to the car park and you are confronted with one of the most magnificent panoramic views of the New Forest National Park. Immediately before you is a valley stretching miles. In the far distance the landscape inclines to reveal a forest skyline.

You could literally sit there for hours with a pair of binoculars and survey the endless heathland terrain. While I was there I took four photos using my iPhone (shown below). I don't think I captured the true spender like a professional photographer, but I'm sure they will give you some idea of the magnificent views from Picket Post. Enjoy and do visit if you are in the area.

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Twenty splendid short country walks in the New Forest National Park - The New Forest is the jewel of Hampshire's crown. Relatively unchanged for centuries, it continues to provide wonderful opportunities for the walker to experience both its unique woodland and rare wildlife. The New Forest is a working, living landscape consisting of peaceful lawns and wild heather moorland, all of which set it apart as a place for the peaceful enjoyment of nature. Its proximity to the commuter belt of the south east means that it is ideally placed for weekend walks, while it continues to attract visitors from much further afield, who come to stay and explore the area for a week or two. Read more...

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