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HAMPSHIRE BURLEY To find out more visit saga.co.uk/newforest New Forest Discovery Explore southern England's hidden gem. Age-old forest, sun-dappled clearings and rolling heaths there's a wealth of beautiful scenery for you to discover. 4 nights from 329^ HALF BOARD Single rooms at no extra cost* l l l l l l Half board Welcome drink New Forest orientation walk Saga Host Porterage at your hotel Cancellation rights. Moorhill House Hotel QQQ Your 3-star hotel is a short distance from the village of Burley on the western edge of the New Forest, making it the perfect base from which to explore the National Park on its doorstep. There's a comfortable lounge, a cosy bar and restaurant, plus a sauna and small heated pool. All 31 bedrooms have a flat-screen television with free-view channels, a telephone, hairdryer and free Wi-Fi. A limited number of ground floor bedrooms are also available and the hotel does not have a lift. New Forest New Forest District Council Tourism Exbury Gardens You may spot red deer Discover the beautiful woodland, rolling heaths and picturesque villages of the magical New Forest. Although it became a National Park in 2005, the New Forest has enjoyed protection for more than 900 years, since William the Conqueror made it a royal hunting area. You can walk directly from your hotel into the forest to follow some of the many walking trails. Explore the pretty village of Burley, a half-mile stroll away, to discover its gift shops, cafes, tea rooms and 17th-century pub. Burley still practises commoning, so ponies and cattle are allowed to roam freely in the forest and may make an appearance on the village streets too! If you'd like to explore on two wheels, cycle hire can be arranged from the hotel. Further afield is the spectacular garden of Exbury, home to the Rothschild collection of rhododendrons, azaleas and camellias. The historic market town of Ringwood is around six miles away with the classic seaside town of Bournemouth just an 18-mile, 30-minute drive away. New Forest Wildlife Being a National Park, the New Forest is packed with diverse habitats, home to many varieties of wildlife which has seen the majority of the park awarded Special Area of Conservation status. The hundreds of miles of bogs, woodlands and open heathland makes it a haven for nature lovers, and its animals and birdlife are one of the National Park's main attractions. The New Forest is synonymous with its native ponies, who can be seen freely roaming and grazing, not only in the open countryside, but also in towns and villages. They come in several different colours and sizes, as over the centuries they have been interbred with other breeds to increase variety. Donkeys can be seen in the New Forest year-round. They love to graze on hedgerows and therefore avoid the open heaths in favour of more built-up areas like Brockenhurst, Burley and Beaulieu. You can even see pigs roaming the New Forest. They are let loose every autumn by the Commoners in an act known as Pannage, which dates back to the time of William the Conqueror, who founded the New Forest. Pannage sees the pigs eat the fallen acorns and chestnuts to avoid ponies eating them, as acorns and nuts are poisonous to them. The New Forest is also home to five different species of deer dawn and dusk are the best times of day to spot them. Cattle also roam and graze the forest freely. Thousands can be seen in the New Forest in the summer and there are more than a dozen different breeds that call the forest home, from the Friesian cow to the winter-ready Highland cattle. Having a mixture of woodland and heathland means that the New Forest has a very healthy bird population. The list of species you can spot includes buzzards, crossbills, Dartford warblers, stonechats, woodpeckers, curlews, owls, hen harriers and sparrowhawks. SAVE 20 ^per person on selected departures when you book by January 31, 2019 Prices from: Apr 28, 2019 Jun 9 Sep 15 4 nights 349 329 379 359 379 New Forest Discovery - Moorhill House. Holiday code: TB14Y. All prices are s per person based on two people sharing, including savings as advertised and are subject to availability. Single rooms: *Limited number of single rooms at no extra cost, subject to availability. 26 Please quote UG337 Questions on an existing booking? Call FREE on 0800 056 5115 or visit saga.co.uk/managemybooking