What do I need for a walk in the New Forest?

What do I need for a walk in the New Forest?

A walk in the New Forest can take you through a patchwork of landscapes and habitats. The national park is Europe’s largest area of lowland heath and boasts 30,000 acres of woodland. There are special moments of tranquility to savour in ancient woodland, in...
Accessible walks in the New Forest

Accessible walks in the New Forest

The New Forest has the advantage of being relatively flat with a network of compacted gravel cycle paths. These are generally accessible for wheelchair users and those with limited mobility to enjoy the forest’s woodlands and open spaces. Of course, any path is...
Top 10 most popular New Forest walks of 2023

Top 10 most popular New Forest walks of 2023

As 2023 draws to a close, we’ve compiled the top 10 most popular walks in the New Forest over the past year, based on page visits on NewForestWalks.co.uk. 1. Lyndhurst – Brockenhurst loop Our most popular route is a great walk connecting two of the main...
Buckler’s Hard riverside path reopens

Buckler’s Hard riverside path reopens

The popular footpath from Buckler’s Hard to Beaulieu, alongside the Beaulieu River, has reopened to walkers after two years. It means there are now two riverside loops for walkers to enjoy the tranquility and stunning birdlife on the Beaulieu River. The riverside walk...
On the trail of the New Forest Unicorn

On the trail of the New Forest Unicorn

A new children’s book, inspired by the New Forest’s iconic ponies, makes for an original way to explore the national park. New Forest resident Carole Smith came up with the idea for Have You Seen The New Forest Unicorn? during the Covid pandemic lockdowns....
New Forest Walking and Cycling Festival 2023

New Forest Walking and Cycling Festival 2023

The 2023 New Forest Walking and Cycling Festival is under way, with a theme of inclusivity.   This year the festival runs for two weeks from 14-29 October, with plenty of expert-guided walks for all interests and abilities, such as wildlife, heritage, arts, and...
New rules come into force in New Forest

New rules come into force in New Forest

This summer, residents and visitors are being encouraged to make sure they know about new measures in the New Forest. The district council has introduced two new Public Space Protection Orders (PSPOs), supported by Forestry England, the New Forest National Park...
Guided and organised walks in the New Forest

Guided and organised walks in the New Forest

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...