The Low Carb Diabetic: Spring-time in Lyndhurst


Swan Green, Lyndhurst, New Forest

Photograph Credit Elizabeth Lloyd

These little fellas seen at Lyndhurst, New Forest

Photograph Credit Hang Ross

Lyndhurst has long been recognised as the ‘unofficial capital’ of the New Forest, and is a very pleasant place to visit. At the top end of the High Street the spire of Lyndhurst’s St. Michael’s & All Angels church is clearly visible. The church sits opposite the Tudor-beamed Crown Hotel, which is another famous Lyndhurst landmark. The Church has stained glass windows by Edward Burne-Jones, Charles Kempe and William Morris. 

Alice Liddell, the girl who inspired Lewis Carroll’s classic book Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, lived in Lyndhurst after her marriage to Reginald Hargreaves, and within the grounds of the church is her grave.

Then of course you have Swan Green which is very picturesque. The green is overlooked by picturesque thatched cottages, and the home of a well-used cricket pitch. Horses and ponies like it it too, and it is one of the most photographed locations in the New Forest 

The first recorded history of Lyndhurst was in 980. Over the centuries Lyndhurst became the haunt of royalty, nobility and commoner alike. It was also a magnet for artists, writers and professionals of all kinds.

Not far from Lyndhurst you have the village of Minstead where Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, creator of Sherlock Holmes, is buried in Minstead Churchyard.

Definitely lots to see and do, or just enjoy a stroll and a cup of tea in a nearby café.

Wishing all readers a happy Sunday.

All the best Jan


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