Be inspired by flavour, texture and a passion for chocolate and learn how to make chocolate truffles like the professionals in this ultimate, hands-on, chocolate-filled extravaganza!
Region: New Forest National Park
Trip Type: Masterclass
Max Group Size: 14
Meet your guide at 09:30 am Southampton Central Train station SO15 1AL.
Start your New Forest experience with an easy hike through the gorse and heather of Bagshot Moor and Beaulieu Heath.
Pass by Bronze Age earthworks and the remains of one of Britain’s earliest airfields, as you visit one of the New Forest’s most ecologically important habitats and beautiful ponds.
See the fascinating BEAULIEU letters carved into the heath at East Boldre and experience the abundance of heathland wildlife. Expect Canada geese, herons, mute swans and commoner’s animals – New Forest ponies, donkeys and cattle – a-plenty!
Don’t forget your camera on this trip too! This is an excellent opportunity for photos of the wildlife as you break for lunch by the water’s edge with countless New Forest ponies eagerly eying up your sandwiches and attempting to sneak a bite or two…
There’s just time for an ice-cream (two flakes please) before heading deeper into the forest for an afternoon of chocolate making.
A fantastic workshop for all you chocolate enthusiasts out there (who doesn’t love chocolate?). Join an award-winning and innovative local chocolatier to create extraordinarily delicious and luxury chocolate truffles.
At the end of the workshop you’ll have truffles to go home with, so you can decide whether to make individual gifts or keep them for yourself to munch on the bus-ride home…
And no trip to the New Forest would be complete without a visit to a traditional local watering hole, before ending your day as the sun sets with a drop-off at 18:30 pm Southampton Central Train station SO15 1AL.
Walk details: 5.5 km / 3 miles | Total ascent 18 m | approx. 2 hours
Terrain: An easy, flat route in open moorland. Few actual paths, grassy and soft underfoot.
You’ll need to bring: