Spring is such a magical time to be in the New Forest, as the trees slowly turn green the ground magically turns to a sea of purple as the bluebells appear in late Spring.
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Take a stroll from Shorefield Country Park to the delightful village of Milford on Sea though the 'Pleasure Grounds' - an ancient wooded area surrounding the Danestream River.
If the bluebells aren't magical enough you may be lucky enough to spot one of the local fairies or elves!
There are many winding paths through the woodland and it's easy to lose yourself - although it's easy enough to pop out onto one of the nearby roads to regain your bearings or even better pick up a map from the village - usually stocked by the Parish Council or newsagent.
You may find yourself on Studland Common Nature Reserve which borders Shorefield Country Park. It's a great place to spot wildlife and cows can often be found grazing freely here, the sign on the gate will tell you if they are.
Many of the paths are well managed gravel paths thanks to the Milford Conservation Volunteers so are fairly accessible for pushchairs etc.
Once you reach the village treat yourself to a well deserved drink from one of the many cafes or a treat from the delicious Coastal Bakery!