I have come under some criticism from a small number of people for posting photographs that do not show the anodyne, rose-tinted-spectacle view of the forest. I make no apology for this, the New Forest is as much about litter, fly-tipping, death and desecration as much as it is the beauty, plants and animals. My intention has always been to represent the truth. If you do not like what you see, then make a fuss, tell the authorities (heaven knows there are enough of them!) help put a stop to the litter, the road deaths, using the forest as a dump, if we all made an effort, some of these things could be stamped out.
Now I think I should get off my high (well, medium sized) pony and go and have a cup of tea.