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Long walks in and around the New Forest

The New Forest is a walker's paradise with more than 140 miles of tracks to explore, where you can see thousands of free-roaming ponies, donkeys and cattle. All spread across an area spanning 193,000 acres.

Listed below are a few long walks to download. Don't forget to take a look at our well stocked e-shop for maps and guidebooks.

If you are looking for a walking holiday, we have nearly 70 hotels, B&B’s and self-catering cottages signed up to our Walkers Welcome scheme where you’ll be assured of all the help and assistance you need to enjoy the perfect New Forest walking break.

long walks

Avon Valley Path

34 Miles

This walking route will take you from Salisbury - one of the most beautiful cathedral cities in England - to Christchurch Priory and the sea.

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avon valley

Lyndhurst Parish Walk

8.5 Miles

Discover the beauty of the parish, start from the thriving village centre, out to Bolton’s Bench and on into the tranquillity beyond.

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boltons bench

Sea Air Trail

5.5 miles

Walk from Lymington to Keyhaven via the Nature Reserve brings you to Keyhaven and Milford on Sea.

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boats in lymington

Solent way

Start from the seaside town of Milford-on-Sea finish at Emsworth Harbour (total 60 miles).

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Maps and Guides

Take a look at the maps and guides we have available on our eshop.

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walking friendly accommodation

Find New Forest Walker Approved accommodation.

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