"The black, vampire-infested forest of central Romania is not so bleak and forbidding a place than the twisted heart of the New Forest in Hampshire, England. It was here, several winters ago that I chanced upon two of the most dreadful creatures known to wizards and witches."
Gilderoy Lockhart, Marauding with Monsters[src]

New Forest is a forest in south-west Hampshire and extending into south-east Wiltshire. It is home to a Gytrash colony.[1]

In Marauding with Monsters, Gilderoy Lockhart wrote about his adventures in the heart of the New Forest in search of the infamous Wild Ponies, ending up finding (and defeating) a Gytrash colony instead.[1] The veracity of these events is doubtful, given Lockhart's theft of other people's achievements.


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