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New Forest Walkers and Cyclists Approved

We are constantly looking to challenge the belief that a car is required to visit and enjoy the New Forest. Indeed we think there are better ways of connecting with this unique and special landscape through a focus on enjoyment and experience; walking in it, cycling in it, smelling it, feeling it, touching it and tasting it, allowing you to get closer to the Forest. Walking and cycling are ever increasingly popular activities for both domestic and overseas visitors wanting to engage with and truly experience their destination.

The New Forest Walker and Cyclist Approved accreditation scheme for local accommodation providers has been developed in partnership by New Forest Tourism Association (NFTA), New Forest District Council (NFDC) and New Forest National Park Authority (NFNPA).

It will provide walkers and or cyclists with the confidence that they are booking quality New Forest accommodation, which meets their particular needs, allowing them to enjoy a stress and hassle free trip; one that is more likely to be repeated. Accommodation will be assessed on whether they meet the agreed criteria (Downloadable PDF), those that do will display New Forest Walker and Cyclist Approved logos at their accommodation and online.