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Autumn Retreat to The New Forest

10 Things to do in the New Forest this Autumn

The transition into autumn is defined by the earth’s orbit around the sun and begins every year on the 22nd or 23rd September. There is something very special about autumn at Heathfield Estate. The New Forest ignites with spectacular reds, oranges and yellows. Its iconic forest ponies, cattle and donkeys are prepared for winter. Pannage …

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History of the British seaside holiday

Looking back to the 18thCentury doctors would prescribe sea bathing as a beneficial aid to health. A trip to the seaside was a  privilege usually only afforded to the wealthy until the 1840’s, the huge expansion of the railway network saw the first package holidays with entrepreneur Thomas Cook arranging to take his first group …

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