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With the summer months behind us and the busy holiday season over, now is an ideal time to book a holiday cottage in the New Forest for a well-earned, peaceful break. If you're planning to escape to the New Forest this month, here are a few of the best events to keep an eye on.

Beaulieu International Autojumble 2015

Despite the sad news of Lord Montagu’s passing on 31st August 2015, the Beaulieu International Autojumble will still take place over the weekend of 5th and 6th September in accordance with his wishes.

The biggest outdoor sale of motoring items in Europe, the International Autojumble brings more than 2,000 stands to offer a wide array of vintage and classic motoring products. Whether it’s an elusive car part you’ve been after for years, or maybe just some motoring-related literature, there’s sure to be something for everyone.

Walking Picnics

You'll no doubt be keen to explore the great outdoors during your country cottage break, so why not enjoy a beautiful picnic at the same time? This is exactly what Walking Picnics are offering; a four-mile stroll with a local guide and then a home-made picnic afterwards. The walks start near Burley, Frogham and Godshill and run right through September. Prices are £16 per adult or £8 per child.

New Forest Waterscapes & Coast Landscape Photography Workshop

If you’ve arrived in the New Forest in search of superb photos, this fantastic one-day photography tuition workshop is a must. The workshop will be held at a number of specially selected locations where the unique landscape of the forest is complemented by water. These will include the former flying boat base at Calshot and Lepe Beach, which is famous as a major departure point for the D-Day landings.

After a full day of shooting, it will end with a sunset shot at Hatchet Pond near Beaulieu. The workshop will take place on 22nd September from 11am – 7pm, with places now available for £79 per person. Full details about the event can be found here.

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