Cruising along the Beaulieu River on a fine sunny day. The Beaulieu River is a small river flowing south through the New Forest in the county of Hampshire in southern England. The river is some 12 miles (19 km) long, of which the last 4 miles (6.4 km) are tidal. Unusually, the entire river, including its bed, is owned by Lord Montagu of Beaulieu. The tidal river continues to flow through the forest, passing the village of Bucklers Hard and entering the sea through the Solent. The tidal river below Beaulieu village is navigable to small craft. Bucklers Hard was once a significant shipbuilding centre, building many wooden sailing ships, both merchant and naval and including Nelson’s Agamemnon.