Country escapes in England
Declared a royal forest by William the Conqueror and now designated a national park, the New Forest spans a vast area of pasture, heathland and forest across both Hampshire and Wiltshire. This wild landscape is dotted with picturesque villages as well as the two main towns where many visitors base their stay, Lyndhurst and Brockenhurst. The forested landscape can be explored on foot, by hiring a bike or joining a horseback ride from the riding stables in Brockenhurst.
Travelling north of the capital to central England, the Peak District draws outdoor enthusiasts to its forest and moorland for exploration of hiking trails including a section of the Pennine Way. Within this extraordinary landscape, other areas of interest include heritage landmarks like Chatsworth House - also known for being Pemberley estate in the popular 2005 adaptation of Pride and Prejudice.