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New Forest Walks


The New Forest is home to 193,000 acres of unspoilt heath land and ancient woodland. With 143 miles of track, visitors are free to explore this stunning National Park by foot, bike or horseback - experiencing a huge variety of habitats and wildlife on the journey.


For the energetic rambler, the New Forest offers endless walking routes that will twist and turn through vibrant gorse, imposing woodland and bubbling streams. Many of these new forest walks will happily lead to a welcome rustic New Forest pub where hearty local produce and a warm welcome will certainly re-charge those tired feet.


New Forest guided walks are a great way to see the Forest through the eyes of a local expert who will share interesting facts and stories about the landscape and wildlife as you progress along the route.


Visitors really are spoilt for choice when it comes to New Forest accommodation - from country hotels with timeless elegance to the blissful ambiance of a spa hotel in the New Forest or an enchanting camp site. There really is an option to suit every taste and budget.


Whether your idea of afternoon relaxation is a roaring fire and full bodied glass of red or uber chic fine dining in sumptuous surroundings - your every dining whim can be catered for in the New Forest with an abundance of rustic pubs, fine restaurants and cafes.


The local villages of Ashurst, Lyndhurst and Lymington are home to a vast array of tea rooms, antique, gift and craft shops and other fascinating places of interest. A good place to begin any visit to the New Forest would be at the New Forest Centre which can be found in Lyndhurst.


The old village of Burley is a popular attraction with beautiful art galleries and homely tea rooms - beyond this village are miles of stunning open heathland providing excellent walking opportunities.


For keen cyclists, there are many fascinating cycle routes throughout the forest which will frequently take you through picturesque villages where you will find a traditional pub or cosy tea room for a welcome cream tea! Cyclists in the New Forest will benefit from over 100 miles of approved cycle routes which can be as short or long as you wish, ranging from 3 to 21 miles.


A holiday in the New Forest is guaranteed to create memories that will last for a lifetime. From romantic weekend breaks to a two week family holiday - the vast range of new forest walks, activities and sites will appeal to both young and old, ensuring an unforgettable stay.