This new edition for 2009 is redesigned into the "Landmark Visitor Guides" range and includes new mapping. The New Forest is the biggest area of largely unspoilt countryside in the lowlands of southern Britain. Its renowned popularity draws many visitors each year. This guide book also includes excursions beyond the forest to Romsey, Winchester, Salisbury, the Bournemouth area and Portsmouth Historic Dock Yard. The author is a local tour guide with considerable knowledge of the Forest. With this full-colour, itinerary based guide visitors will be able to prepare for their holiday with an extensive briefing on all aspects of the New Forest, including: history, climate, culture, food and drink. Each area covered by this guide has maps and detailed background notes. The comprehensive FactFile includes information on how to get there, main attractions, local amenities and other essentials. Look out for the author's top tips and recommendations.