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 water meadows alongside the Avon in the New Forest
In which I walk in the footsteps of New Forest smugglers, find some Water-crowfoot, and admire the pollarded Beeches of Ridley Wood
In which I find a mystical Beech grove and a musician's grave on a walk among spirit song
In which I pause under trees in the rain at the heart of Hasley Inclosure in the northern New Forest
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 find a haunted wood and memories of a woodsman's cottage, and spend some peaceful moments sitting on a bench deep in the forest.
In which I enjoy the first properly sunny day for ages, and go for a walk round lovely Godshill Wood in the New Forest.