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Autumn in The New Forest

Autumn is a magical time in the New Forest, the leaves change their colours, pigs are allowed out for Pannage and pubs start lighting their log fires.

The New Forest comes alive with rich reds and golden hues under the autumn canopy making it the perfect excuse to come and explore what this beautiful seasonal show can offer.

autumn landscape

Last year brought one of the most impressive displays of autumn colours in 80 years - to rival even the Canadian fall - due to the New Forest's unique mix of ancient, ornamental and native trees. Expectations are high again for this year.

 
Go on Fungi Walks to spot fairy toadstools at the start of the fungi season, hunt for conkers which have fallen among the crisp, curled leaves on the ground or blow away the cobwebs with a clifftop walk along 43 miles of beautiful coastline.

Choose from 80 expert-led walks through beautiful autumn landscapes at the New Forest Walking Festival 2016.

The Walking Festival is spread over a fortnight from 15 to 30 October 2016, including half term, and includes Wildlife Walks, History Hikes, Activity Walks, Family Adventures, Accessible Walks, Shorter Strolls and Longer Walks.

Led by the New Forest National Park Authority and partner organisations, the Walking Festival is the perfect opportunity to discover more about the National Park, with guidance from friendly and knowledgeable walk leaders to help walkers of all ages unlock the secrets of the Forest.

Most of the guided walks are accessible by public transport, and many are free or discounted if you arrive by bus, train, bike or on foot. Book your walk today at www.newforestnpa.gov.uk/walkingfestival