Bolton’s BenchThe New Forest

This time last year, I spent the weekend in one of the most enchanting places in England (in my humble opinion) — The New Forest. It’s a place that I find inspiring and relaxing, and I’m lucky enough to have family who live right in the heart of it, so I often spend weekends down there when I can. As soon as you leave the motorway, you are immediately surrounded by deep woodland and immersed in a natural world, away from the hustle and bustle of the outside.

During this particular trip, we took a walk to a place called Bolton’s Bench. At this time of year, the landscape offers a variety of colours — deep greens, burned oranges and faded browns. We walked across the heathland and over a clearing, bringing us into a small meadow of trees. There are many wild ponies who roam the land there, and it’s not uncommon to see deer running through the valley.