In which I visit an ancient wood, a new wood and some ancient barrows on Beaulieu Heath
In which I find wildflowers in the sunshine among the trees and heaths of Highland Water and Puckpits Inclosures and Withybed Bottom
In which I walk from Fordingbridge to Bickton and back again, among clouds of Cow Parley and buttercup-filled meadows
In which I walk through Roydon Woods Nature Reserve, and find my first Cuckoo, Swallow, and Bluebell carpet of 2022
In which I walk through Woodgreen and along a disused railway track in the New Forest in spring, under a blue sky and among the calls of Chiffchaffs
In which I set out in mist and finish in sunshine on a walk to explore Ibsley Common and Dockenswater. Along the way I meet a Silver-studded Blue butterfly and lots of lovely wild flowers.
In which I enjoy the first properly sunny day for ages, and go for a walk round lovely Godshill Wood in the New Forest.