Beaulieu Road Pony Sale Yard

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Beaulieu Road Pony Sale Yard, a working forest

A noted historic New Forest landmark, this sale yard is used by the Commoners to sell their ponies by auction. Commoners are people who occupy land to which Rights of Common attach. This includes the right to graze stock on the open forest. It has been a way of life in the New Forest since medieval times.

The auctions, which are significant events in the New Forest, are held up to six times during the year. Sale days have run from Beaulieu Road for over 60 years. Since 2002 they have been organised and administered by the New Forest Livestock Society.

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Keep Your Distance from livestock sign at Bolton's Bench

Walk up to the top of the hill at Bolton’s Bench and take a moment to let your mind wander amongst the magestic ancient yew trees. You'll also be treated to picturesque views of the heathland, ancient woodlands and grassy lawns that make the New Forest so special. 

Hatchet Pond lake sunset

Hatchet Pond is the New Forest’s largest body of fresh water and home to some of the rarest wetland plants and freshwater animals long since lost from many other parts of the UK. As one of the most wildlife rich water bodies remaining in lowland England, it has the highest possible conservation status as both a Site of Special Scientific Interest and a Special Area for Conservation.

White pony within rust orange shrubs

Tilery Road is named after a historic Victorian brick and tile works. From the car park there's easy access following the cycle route into Pignall Hill, this is one of the largest collections of inclosure woodlands in the New Forest. 

The extensive grassy lawn offers valuable grazing for ponies. Ponies are often referred to as the ‘architects’ of the New Forest. Please don't feed them and keep your distance.

Grassy path alongside tall trees in the New Forest

Also known as the New Forest Showground and located between the quintessentially English towns of Lyndhurst and Brockenhurst, there is always something to do at New Park. The coast is under 10 miles away if you're up for a challenging walk, or go wildlife-spotting around the park for a shorter stroll.

This location hosts special events throughout the year and guests can wander the grounds of the nearby Manor Hotel at any time of the year. 

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