But the modern version of getting lost can be a healing experience.
There’s lost and there’s actually lost…
We love the idea of lost because the opportunities are profound. Reconnection. Refinding. Slowing down. Right down. Enjoying the small moments, exercising self control, being mindfully aware, using deliberate focus to enjoy the moment. We invite everyone to take this luxury, that is entirely free, but requires some courage and bloody-mindedness to get started.
Here’s our Guide on Where to Get Lost in the New Forest:
2. Any National Park car parks off the B3056….
Our favourite is Beaulieu Road. The walking north and south of the road here is superb. It’s not as popular as many spots. Walk, find a spot in the heather, sit down, stare at the sky, you’ll be invisible and can take as much time to contemplate your own existence as you want. Skylarks love this area in the summer. Enjoy!
Slow down and enjoy the journey right now. Take time for the people in your life. They won’t always be there.
This is the spot. Particularly in blue bell season in May. (It’s often cited as one of the best locations to see bluebells in the country).
For fast acting relief, try slowing down.
5. Shepherds Gutter car park in the north of the forest.
Ancient trees, rolling hills (for the New Forest anyway), plenty of wild ponies and if you’re lucky you’ll find The Green Dragon Pub for a pint after. A really wonder full area.
Slowing down is sometimes the best way to speed up.
7. Frogham and walk back toward Deadmans Hill car park along the ridgelines.
There are clear tracks along the top of the hills here but walk parallel to them and you’ll not see many, if any people. Lovely skylarks here in summer.