{"LocationDetails":{"Id":597,"Name":"New Forest","Description":"\u003ch1\u003eOur guide to New Forest Holidays\u003c/h1\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eGrab your hiking boots and escape to the playground of a landscape that started out as William the Conqueror\u0026rsquo;s hunting ground. If you\u0026rsquo;ve seen the film Robin Hood Prince of Thieves you\u0026rsquo;ll already be familiar with the dappled canopy of trees and quintessential English woodland that comprise the national park, and the landscape\u0026rsquo;s been thoughtfully criss crossed with cycle routes and hiking trails that showcase the sights to its energetic visitors.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe New Forest ponies are one of the park\u0026rsquo;s most popular attractions, and although they\u0026rsquo;re wild they\u0026rsquo;ll often get close enough to visiting humans for them to get some fantastic photos. The ponies have called the New Forest home for more than 2000 years and little has changed throughout the park since the days when it was out of bounds to everyone but the king who used it as a hunting ground. Luckily things are far more relaxed these days and visitors can expect a warm welcome at the villages and attractions that dot the park.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","Alias":"new-forest","MainImageLocation":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/emily.judge/2018/11/New Forest.jpg/carousel.jpg","PointOfInterests":[{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"New Forest Guided Walks","Body":"\u003cp\u003eIf you want to walk the New Forest and you\u0026rsquo;re not quite sure where to start then a guided walk\u0026rsquo;s a great way to start exploring this colourful national park. The walks are guided by local experts who know everything there is to know about the landscape and the wildlife that calls it home, and walks come in various levels of difficulty so they suit every type of walker.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eIf you fancy walking as a family or small group you can hire one of the park\u0026rsquo;s private guides and tailor a route to suit you although the organised walking events are easier on the holiday budget (and the picnic walks are one of the nicest ways to experience the area). The walking picnics are every bit as quaint as they sound and they\u0026rsquo;re held regularly throughout the year. The picnics even include fresh local produce so you\u0026rsquo;ll be able to sample some of the county\u0026rsquo;s produce on your day out exploring its scenery\u0026hellip;see they\u0026rsquo;ve thought of everything!\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eMany of the walks are organised by official New Forest rangers (and let\u0026rsquo;s face it, you won\u0026rsquo;t find a guide who knows the area better than one of these guys) and they work hard to make the walks great fun for all ages.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":50.8768,"LocationLongitude":-1.6316,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/102/2014/08/bluebells.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"hampshire/new-milton-barton-on-sea/new-forest-guided-walks","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/users/102/2014/08/bluebells.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"The House Martin Pub and Restaurant","Body":"\u003cp\u003eAsk a random Barton-On-Sea resident for the most firmly established local venue and most of them will give you the same answer: The House Martin. Only minutes away from the sea front, this lovely combination of pub and restaurant offers you everything that you could wish for, whether going out for lunch, dinner or just a drink in the evening.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eTheir reputation of great hospitality is well-known throughout the region and you will instantly know why once you enter the front door and step into the welcoming wooden interior. As a family business, the House Martin maintains exceptionally close relations with regional producers, guaranteeing only ingredients of genuine quality being used to create a well-balanced selection of fresh, unpretentious, seasonal dishes.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eAs if that wasn\u0026rsquo;t reason enough, the House Martin is one of the exclusive pubs belonging to regional family brewery Hall and Woodhouse, so don\u0026rsquo;t miss out on their award-winning Badger beers, brewed with an experience of over 230 years.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":50.7453,"LocationLongitude":-1.67269,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/102/2014/06/PINT IN PUB.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"hampshire/new-milton-barton-on-sea/the-house-martin-pub-and-restaurant","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/users/102/2014/06/PINT IN PUB.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"The Fossil Beds","Body":"\u003cp\u003eNow, gather the kids and get your fossil hunting hats on during a stay in Barton-on-Sea, as the stretch of coastline between the resort and Highcliffe is renowned for its fossils. The Barton clay in this section of the cliffs becomes exposed at the hands of the elements throughout the year, and that means lots of opportunity to have a wander and try your luck at finding a 40 million year old piece of local history.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eVisit on the right day and you may just see the fossils of prehistoric shells, shark teeth and ray teeth jutting from the cliffs, and whatever you discover you\u0026rsquo;ll have great fun trying for a few hours. It\u0026rsquo;s easiest to access this section of the beach from the Highcliffe end as there\u0026rsquo;s a car park and an even footpath that leads down to the foot of the cliffs.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eIf you visit during a period when the weather\u0026rsquo;s been fine then start by looking around the foot of the cliffs, but if you plan your hunt for a day when the weather\u0026rsquo;s been a little rough have a look on the sand as you walk along the beach as fossils are often thrown loose from the cliffs during stormy weather.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":50.7377,"LocationLongitude":-1.68873,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/JosephG/2013/05/fossil.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"hampshire/new-milton-barton-on-sea/the-fossil-beds","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/users/JosephG/2013/05/fossil.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"Beachcomber Cafe and Restaurant","Body":"\u003cp\u003eGlorious sea views and delicious delights for the palate \u0026ndash; what more could you ask for when spending your day in the lovely coastal village of Barton-on-Sea? 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Then we recommend you to pay a visit to the Bay Restaurant at the Cliff House as this is an exceptional experience in every way.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eLocated right \u0026nbsp;on the cliff top, you\u0026rsquo;ll be treated to spectacular views of The Solent and all the way over to the imposing Isle of Wight. This sublime location is reflected, if not surpassed, by the culinary delights that await you inside. Choose from the A la Carte or Daily Specials menus and enjoy the taste of Hampshire thanks to the restaurant\u0026rsquo;s commitment to using local produce. \u0026nbsp;\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eAdd to that the friendly and welcoming ambience \u0026ndash; whether you take seat inside the gorgeously decorated interior or the laid-back Sun Lounge \u0026ndash; and you are guaranteed to have a truly memorable visit. 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