Question by Taylor: Does anyone know of a hiking trail through an old growth forest in England?
I am trying to find a trail in South England, near Sussex, that goes through an old growth forest. Thanks!
Answer by LOU
the New forest in Hampshire is an ancient forest
History & Culture
There can be few other places in England where the ancient landscape has remained so unchanged. In 1079 when William The Conqueror named the area his ‘new hunting forest’, little could he imagine that nearly 1000 years later his ‘Nova Foresta’ would still retain its mystery and romance.
The ancient system established by William The Conqueror to protect and manage the woodlands and wilderness heaths is still in place today through the efforts of Verderers, Agisters and Commoners – literally the judges, stockmen and land users of the forest.
As well as the ancient systems of managing the forest, man has left his mark on The New Forest in many other ways. Learn about the forest’s history and archaeology at our many museums and Heritage Centres. From stately homes such as Beaulieu to the Roman Villa at Rockbourne, The New Forest has it all
this is a link to their website
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