The New Forest's name is misleading, as it is neither new ... it was created nearly 900 years ago ... nor is it a forest, as it consists mainly of heathland, wetland, estuaries and grassy plains. It is Britain's smallest National Park, yet one of the most varied, boasting a wealth of flora and fauna, not to mention historic villages, churches, monasteries and palaces. In this book, photographer and writer Beata Moore captures the New Forest's changing moods through the course of a whole year ... its natural and cultural heritage, its timeless villages and of course its famous wild ponies and donkeys. The New Forest's unique history, which is closely connected with hunting, warfare, shipbuilding and smuggling, reveals it as a special corner of the country, where, over centuries of change and turmoil, mankind has developed a harmonious relationship with nature.
Beata Moore is a writer and photographer. She has been passionate about photography since the age of twelve, when she received her first camera. Initially interested in recording nature - she has a postgraduate degree in botany - as time progressed she widened her interests, and now equally enjoys taking pictures of landscapes, architecture and general travel, shooting mainly in colour. Beata has written a number of fascinating books including Cracow: City of Treasures, A Year in the life of the New Forest and A Year in the Life of the Cotswolds. Her photographs have been published in magazines and books and her work has also been exhibited at galleries in London and across the UK. To visit Beata Moore's website click here