Thank you for signing up for our exclusive membership scheme for full access to all our walking routes – and more great benefits.


It’s great to have you as a New Forest Walks Member. You now have access to the full content for all our self-guided walks so you can enjoy some fantastic days out in the New Forest.

After you login and visit a walk page, you may need to click refresh or reload the page to make sure you have the version with the content exclusive to Members.

Here are a few tips on making the most of your membership…

View maps

To view the route map for each walk, open the View Map section and click on the locate button on the bottom left hand corner of the map. Ensure your location services are activated in order to see the GPS locator. You will also see a directional pointer to show which way you are facing.

You can use the Elevation bar under the map to measure the distance and elevation of the route – just drag your finger along it or drag your mouse.

iPhone users can go to Settings >> Privacy& Security >> Location Services On >> Safari Websites >> While Using the App

Android phone users can open the Chrome App>>More Settings>>Location on


Member Offers

As a member you also have access to deals and special offers on outdoor clothing and walking accessories from top brands – visit our Members Offers page for the latest deals.

Download GPX Tracks

Each of our self-guided walk pages has the option to download the GPX track of the route. Select the Download GPX section on a walk page to access the GPX Track for that route.

A GPX Track file is a list of precise locations that make a up a route for walking or any other activity. This route can then be placed on top of a map for printing on paper or following on a phone screen.

On the walk page, tap on the Download GPX button to save the GPX Track to your phone or computer.

If you do not already have one, download an app which can import GPX files. We recommend Outdooractive, GPX-Viewer  and OS Maps (subscription based), but other free and premium apps are available.

Open the app and import the route. Look for an option labelled ‘Import Route’ or ‘Import GPX file’. You then should be able to see the exact walk route on screen, allowing you to follow your progress while you complete your walk. Instructions for OS Maps users can be found here.

GPX Track files are also compatible with most brands of GPS devices designed for outdoor sports and navigation. 

From your smartphone or desktop computer, download the GPX Track file from your chosen walk.

Your user manual will have precise details, but in most cases you can connect the device to your computer by USB cable or Bluetooth, then sending the file to a GPS device.

The route will then appear in the saved routes list on your device, and when active you will be able to follow it.


Contact us

Our walk information is correct at time of publication, but conditions on walking routes may change because of weather or work taking place around the forest. Do let us know if there are any issues which you think we should let other users know about. If you have any other queries, visit our FAQs.