On my rambles through the brambles of the New Forest today, I came across this underpass. It was a new discovery for me. It runs under the Cadnam to Lyndhurst road.
It's a very useful means of allowing the new Forest ponies (and other animals) to move around different parts of the New Forest, overcoming the barrier of the busy road.
As long as I live, I will never understand why it is that we build in underpasses for ponies but we rarely get anything similar for people in the New Forest, catering for pedestrians or cyclists.
We could definitely do with a few of these along the A326 which is a real barrier for people who live along the Waterside and want to access the New Forest, by means other than a car.
Amusingly, this underpass was effectively blocked by three horses, all of different sizes, using it as a cool place to rest. it was if they were saying "Horses only".
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