Brockenhurst- NEW FOREST
the new forest is a medieval royal hunting area in the south of england.
the new forest was created in 1079 by william I (known as william the conqueror) as a hunting area, principally of deer. It is a unique area of historical, ecological and agricultural significance, and retains many of the rural practices conceded by the crown in medieval times to local people. principal of these is the pasturing of ponies, cattle, pigs and donkeys in the open forest by local inhabitants known as commoners. the new forest has also been an important source of timber for the crown. it is an outstanding recreational area for walking and riding.