New Forest Taste Trails
The Taste Trails have been designed for you to enjoy two of the best things about The New Forest at once, the environment and the food. Each trail can be done on foot, by bike or by hoof!
Once you have fuelled up on a New Forest Breakfast served at Stable Tea Rooms the North Trail takes you from Hyde to Fritham across the Hampton Ridge. This trail will give you some of the most spectacular views the New Forest has to offer. Stop for lunch at the Royal Oak where you can tuck into one of the best ploughman's in the area using New Forest Marque produce. Heading home you can pick up some more local treats for supper at D.J. Prices Butchers in Fordingbridge.
Watch out for the New Forest ponies on the South Trail, as you will be going through the villages of Brockenhurst and Burley, here these furry locals have the right of way! The South trail starts near to the railway station in Brockenhurst through the picture perfect scenery to Burley along the old railway line.
Start your day with a morning dip in the Sea Water swimming baths - the oldest lido still open in the UK. A gentle stroll along the Solent Way through the Lymington to Keyhaven Nature Reserve with glorious views across the Solent towards the Isle of Wight brings you to Keyhaven and Milford on Sea. You will arrive back in Lymington with time to explore the shops or sample some New Forest ice cream whilst watching the world go by on the Old Town Quay.
Starting the day from Lyndhurst you set off to Minstead then across to the Bolderwood deer park this route takes in the most ancient woodlands and is a 'must see'. You will take in some stunning views so don't forget your camera! From Bolderwood you make your way to Burley - a village well known for its 'witchy' connections and the village is an ideal spot for an ice cream or cream tea. Then it is homeward bound back via Bolderwood to Lyndhurst.