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Iceni Magazine | December 10, 2018

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Revealed! The New Forest Is The Nation’s Favourite Forest According To Instagram and TripAdvisor

Revealed! The New Forest Is The Nation’s Favourite Forest According To Instagram and TripAdvisor

The UK’s most ‘Instagrammed’ Forests have been revealed and the top 10 most hashtagged forests are in England

The hashtags for 70 of the forests in the UK were collected and compared in order to compile the list. Only those that had 50 or more uses of their hashtag were included.

The data showed that The New Forest was the most popular with a combined total of 452,854 uses of the hashtags #thenewforest and #newforest.

The Royal Forest of Dean came in second (with 102,955 uses of #forestofdean) and the forest made famous by Robin Hood, Sherwood Forest (with 98,672 uses of #sherwoodforest), came in third.

The New Forest is also the top forest according to Trip Advisor with a rating of 5 out of 5 and 1541 reviews. With plenty of new forest holidays to choose from, it’s worth a visit to the number one most instagrammed forest.

Despite being named as the most beautiful country in the world by Rough Guide in 2017, only one of Scotland’s forests, Galloway Forest, made it into the top 25.

Two forests from Northern Ireland made the list, Tollymore Forest Park and Castlewellan Forest Park, however the whole of the top 10 list comprises of forests based in England.

Away Resorts have put the information together on their website where the locations top 25 forests can be viewed.

About Away Resorts

Away Resorts is a private equity-backed UK holiday park operator, with a head office in Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire.

Away Resorts was founded in 2008 by third-generation holiday park entrepreneur Carl Castledine when he purchased Whitecliff Bay on the Isle of Wight. Carl’s grandfather ran Britain’s first holiday camp, at Caister in Norfolk, which opened in 1905, more than 30 years before Billy Butlin’s first park.

The UK holiday park operator Away Resorts now owns six parks across England and Wales, all of which are very different in personality.

Whitecliff Bay on the Isle of Wight is the operator’s coastal escape, Tattershall Lakes is the lakeside retreat, Mill Rythe Holiday Village is the entertainment-focused resort, Barmouth Bay is located on the north Wales coast with easy access to Snowdonia, Mersea Island, is Away Resorts’ island escape just off the Essex coast and its newest acquisition is the luxury Sandy Balls Holiday Village in the New Forest.

Away Resorts, operator of six holiday resorts based in the UK, analysed hashtags used on Instagram to discover the public’s favourite forests in the whole of the United Kingdom.


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