Vereley Wood, in the New Forest, is one of the very oldest parts of the hunting grounds once set aside for Kings of the Realm. Here Beech, Oak and Ash trees grow to 300 or more years of age and stand, with solemn dignity, as the world speeds by beneath them. Walk softly and you will be rewarded with sightings of rabbits, grey squirrels and roe deer, but, to be honest, it is the trees themselves that make this a special place.
Tucked away near the village of Weyhill, near Andover, Hampshire, just south of the A303, you will find the Hawk Conservancy Centre. The Trust undertakes pioneering work for all species of raptors – birds of prey – ranging from caring for the injured through helping with international breeding programs to help preserve endangered species. There are daily flying displays throughout the summer – which makes the Trust a fantastic place for a day out, as the following images will hopefully demonstrate.
Canon EOS10D with Sigma 24-105mm Lens