New woodland nature trail created in the New Forest

Following three years of careful planning, the Shorefield Holiday’s gardening team has created the trail in a Site of Importance for Nature Conservation close to their holiday park at Milford-on-Sea.

It links up with the park’s existing woodland walk, as well as a network of paths owned by Milford Parish Council.

Classed as ancient woodland, the area is carpeted with seasonal wildflowers and features a huge diversity of trees and wildlife.

The new trail also gives guests and holiday home owners at the park better access to the surrounding area and nearby seafront.

Head Gardener Ian Colverson says: “Since we’ve completed the path, it’s become apparent just how many bluebells are emerging.

“Everyone we have spoken to – both owners and local residents – are really pleased with what we’ve achieved and it’s great to have the work completed in time for Easter for all to enjoy.”

The new trail was officially opened by Keith Metcalf, from Milford Conservation Volunteers.

Tony Locke, Chairman of Milford Conservation Volunteers said “We are very pleased to see this additional path, which is of great benefit for the guests and people at Shorefield Country Park, for them to connect more than before through the woodland walk, pleasure gardens and Studland Common up to the clifftop.”

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