With the introduction of National Park
status for the New Forest, the running
of this superb area is now ‘under new management’.
However, ancient traditions still
dominate and are run alongside new ideas and
initiatives. Because of this, the area remains
outstandingly beautiful with a broad range of
habitats and wildlife. Even though this is Britain’s
smallest National Park, few people ever explore
every area from the southern coast to the
northern ridges, from the River Avon to the
Solent shore and, of course, its heathlands.
This book is designed to share with the reader
a true ‘sense of place’ of this beautiful area.
The pictures portray many of the moods,
atmospheres and places you can find – if you
only have the time, and the eyes to look.
All four seasons are portrayed from the fresh
greens of spring through the hot, heady days of
summer, the glorious colours,mists and mellow
fruitfulness of autumn to the stark, leafless trees
of a cold winter’s dawn.
Showing everything from broad vistas right
down to tiny details, this book celebrates the
uniqueness of a magical blend of bogs, heaths
and woodlands. This is truly The Perfect New
Mike Read is an established professional
wildlife and landscape photographer,
writer, lecturer, and tour guide, living
on the edge of the New Forest. His
previous books for Halsgrove include the
acclaimed New Forest Moods,Discover the
New Forest and The Spirit of New Forest
Imprint: Halsgrove. ISBN 978 1 84114 756 7, hardback, 230x214mm, 144 pages. Published October 2008.