Nice ways to unwind and relax in the New Forest
One of the most relaxing and enjoyable ways to not only relax but also keep fit while breathing in the New Forest air. There are many miles of wonderful walks to discover in the New Forest.
If you drive to the Forest make sure you park in one of the official car parks. They are free, and keep vehicles off the verges and from blocking access for emergency services.
Cycling in the New Forest is a great way to discover and explore the area. Either on road or cycle tracks, cycling can be a fun and relaxing way to keep fit and active during your stay in the New Forest. Plus it is a delightful way to explore. There are many cycle hire companies based in the New Forest who hire out mountain bikes. It is important that you stick to the roads or the approved cycle tracks though.
For many years the only dogs allowed onto the Forest were ones which could fit through the Rufus Stirrup. This was used to prevent large dogs which could bring down game from being on the the ‘royal forest’. Dogs which were too large, were maimed! The good old days…
Nowadays common sense applies and the Forest welcomes responsible dog owners and their pets. If your dog is a danger to the Commoner’s stock, will run after children, cyclists, then please keep your canine friend on a lead. Dogs have been killed by ponies and horses so it is in your interests to keep them under control. Please pick up any dog mess as well.
New research has confirmed that exercising in the fresh air can be much more effective than in a gym in making you happier! The natural energy of the New Forest Tai Chi in the New Forest is a wonderful gently flowing movement complemented and enhanced with some beautiful natural vistas and clean fresh air. If you want to be happier, Tai Chi has shown to have amazing rejuvenating effects, improving balance, posture, movement while cleverly and gently working your muscles through a good range of movements and of course helping the mind to relax while easing into new physical shapes, yielding and natural. Like the nature surrounding you in parts of the New Forest.