Great walks are only a train ride away

Great walks are only a train ride away

Guest author,  Kieran Seale, explains how the new Railwalks.co.uk website is getting people walking, with the help of Britain’s rail network. I have always enjoyed walking in the countryside.  So when Covid hit and I realised how much it meant to...
D-Day walks in the New Forest

D-Day walks in the New Forest

The peace and tranquility of the New Forest was shattered during World War Two. With a strategically-important location on the south coast, the forest was to play a vital role in the preparations for D-Day in June 1944. Eighty years on, it is still possible to find...
Where to find bluebells in the New Forest

Where to find bluebells in the New Forest

A shimmering carpet of bluebells is a sure sign spring has arrived and the New Forest’s shady woodlands are wonderful places to witness this natural wonder. Bluebells usually flower throughout mid-April to late May – they flower early to benefit from the...
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...