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New Forest Ponies

New Forest Ponies When you think of the New Forest, you immediately think of the ponies. These natives of the forest are undoubtedly one of the National Park’s main attractions. Nowhere else in the UK can one find ponies wandering freely not only throughout the...

5 Great Gardens in Dorset

Whether you are a plant enthusiast or just enjoy walking in beautiful places, there’s a garden in Dorset waiting to be explored. Here are 5 of our favourites: Knoll Gardens Informal plantings of glorious grasses and flowering perennials flood the garden growing over...

Hotel Owner to Experiences Expert

I’ve spent most of the last 15 years as a hotelier. It was like being the head of a massive extended family – with our team and our guests – all getting on with their individual lives but dependent on each other for turning an otherwise okay day into a great day. I am...