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Guided and organised walks in the New Forest
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While the New Forest is relatively easy to explore, sometimes having an expert guide on hand can reveal more about your surroundings and the fascinating stories and history of the forest. The following groups and organisations offer a variety of bespoke or organised tours.
Inclusion is not a recommendation or endorsement.

New Forest Walking and Cycling Festival

The annual event, organised by the National Park Authority for the last decade, takes place each autumn. It brings together a range of experts to lead dozens of guided events from wildlife walks to historic meanders, forest bathing to fungi spotting, bird watching to ranger rambles – highlighting the unique countryside, wildlife, culture and history of the New Forest.
New Forest Walking and Cycling Festival.

Wild New Forest

Wild New Forest offers a wide variety of guided wildlife tours to suit all ages and abilities, including regular scheduled walks and private bespoke tours. Expert naturalists lead seasonal walks, focussing on topics such as bird song, bats, and fungi, as well as wildlife identification workshops and shorter walks aimed at kids and families.
Wild New Forest

New Forest Ramblers

The local branch of the national Ramblers Association campaign group has a busy programme of social group walks of varying distances throughout the forest.
New Forest Ramblers

New Forest Healthy Walks

New Forest Healthy Walks Scheme encourages people of all ages to join regular, short walks in their own communities. Led by trained volunteers, the walks are designed to be fun, free and supportive.
Community First

New Forest Nature and Nurture

Tailored guided walks offering the chance to learn more about the working forest, spend time nature spotting or simply get more exercise and meet new people.
New Forest Nature and Nurture

Brockenhurst Donkey Walks

If you’d like a four-legged companion for your walk, Brockenhurst Donkey Walks offer escorted walks with donkeys of up to 60 minutes with the chance of seeing New Forest ponies and donkeys grazing in their natural habitat. The family-friendly walks are on gravel tracks, heaths and through ancient woodland and run throughout the summer months.
Brockenhurst Donkey Walks

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