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Jeni Bell’s Wild Britain – Beautiful Blashford

The continued adventures Of Jeni , Bill and Millie……..

Now I’ve already confessed my love for wildlife hides in one of my previous blogs, and although the ones in this blog aren’t set on expansive lochs or surrounded by mountains it doesn’t take away how awesome these ones are.

Blashford Lakes is up there in my all-time favourite wildlife watching spots. Run by the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust it is an absolute haven for all sorts of wildlife on the edge of the New Forest. It’s situated 2 miles north of Ringwood and it’s another site where nature is nestled right next to the busy hustle and bustle of everyday life. Just another reason why it’s one of my favourites; further proof that you don’t have to travel far to encounter the awesomeness of nature.

Every time I sit in one of their 6 hides (yes 6!!) I always find it hard to believe that what is now Blashford Lakes used to be a series of gravel pits. You really wouldn’t think that any of this was man made, the lakes, ponds, woodland and grassland fit together so intricately that it’s as if it’s always been there. And the wildlife, well, that obviously approves because it’s here in abundance.

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