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Pony near Hampton Ridge
For comprehensive information about the New Forest National Park
For comprehensive information about the New Forest National Park
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New Forest golf courses

Lyndhurst Golf Course
Lyndhurst golf course

Golfing enthusiasts are well-catered for in the New Forest by a number of attractive 18 hole courses 'on the open Forest' where golfers can expect to share the greens with commoners' ponies and other stock animals.

The golf courses are at:

(A) - Bramshaw

(B) - Brockenhurst

(C) - Burley

(D) - Lyndhurst

(E) - The Dibden Golf Centre, not far from Southampton Water, is also nearby.

All provide varying degrees of challenge and interest, and all welcome visitors.


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** New Forest ponies and other animals**
The New Forest
Commoners' ponies, cattle, pigs, sheep and donkeys are a popular part of the New Forest scene, but during 2019 agisters attended 159 road traffic accidents involving these animals, a small but disappointing increase on the 154 accidents attended in 2018.

Sadly, 58 animals were killed - 35 ponies, 13 cows, 8 donkeys and 2 sheep, whilst a further 32 were injured - 3 pigs, 9 donkeys, 11 cows and 9 ponies.

(Forty-three accidents occurred in daylight, 15 at twilight and 101 in the dark. Twenty-seven accidents were not reported by the driver involved).

Here's just one horrific example - Three donkeys killed in collision with van at notorious New Forest blackspot (Advertiser and Times)
** Always take care when driving **
Content produced by Andrew Walmsley
Content produced by Andrew Walmsley