Winter Weather

Heavy Spring Snowfall, New Forest - 6th April, 2008 (Part 2)

Next, I headed for the northernmost part of the New Forest near Bramshaw and Godshill. The elevation is around 110m above sea level, enough to make a difference with the snow cover. It was 5-10cm deep, more in places:

Thick Snow

Snowy Road

The trees were covered in thick snow. I've never seen it like this before, it resembled a thick rime or hoar frost:



This Silver Birch appeared to have the most accumulated snow of all:



Some more ponies out on the plain:


This was the view from Deadman Hill, it looked like a scene from the Arctic:

Deadman Hill

The view towards the valley - maybe this sight was more common during the last Ice Age (the terrain remains the same here):


I noticed some Fallow deer crossing about 1/4 mile ahead, and they just kept on coming. In total I counted over 100, I've never seen so many in one place, it looked like an Arctic migration: