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New Forest Town and Village Walks

Visitors to The New Forest have the choice of pretty villages in the heart of the forest or bustling seaside towns.

Explore the delights of Beaulieu and enjoy a walk along the river. Count how many donkeys and cows you can find strolling through Brockenhurst. Learn about witchcraft and cider making in Burley. Discover the 'capital' of the New Forest Lyndhurst with the grave of the original Alice in Wonderland.

Below are a selection of town and village walks to give you some inspiration.

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lymington town

beaulieu to bucklers hard

2 Miles

Take a walk around the picturesque village of Beaulieu, starting from the famous National Motor Museum, then along the river to the beautiful Buckler's Hard.

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bucklers hard

beaulieu food trail

2.2 Miles each way

They called it Beau-lieu, meaning beautiful place. There's some great places highlighted where you can visit to eat or pick up local produce.

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beaulieu water

boldre

4.3 Miles

This is a peaceful and varied walk through country lanes, farmland and an ancient woodland nature reserve through the pretty village of Boldre.

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walkers on path

brook to minstead

7.2 Miles

This walk starts at Brook, passes through ancient wood pasture then follows quiet country lanes to Minstead.

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rufus stone

brockenhurst

1.5 Miles

Take a gentle self guided walk around one of the largest villages in the heart of the Forest where ponies and donkeys roam freely.

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brockenhurst high street

brockenhurst to lyndhurst

10.7 Miles

Find yourself on this trail from Brockenhurst to Lyndhurst, which focuses on mouth-watering food and country ales.

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cow in brockenhurst

burley

Burley is a popular Forest village with an intriguing folklore and history. This walk is 4.2 miles.

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burley village

burley food trail

On this trail, you’ll get the chance to experience a taste of New forest Cider, traditional sweets and handmade fudge.

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burley shops

lyndhurst

Discover Lyndhurst's rich heritage, amazing natural beauty and welcoming atmosphere as you stroll through the wonderful village.

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lyndhurst high street

Lyndhurst Parish Walk

You will discover the beauties and the diversity of all that the parish has to offer, starting from the thriving village centre, out to Bolton’s Bench and on into the tranquillity beyond.

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boltons bench

milford food trail

For some fresh sea air, try this spectacular coastal walk starting in Milford Village then out along to Hurst Spit and experience a plethora of places to eat.

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food at milford

New Forest Towns and Villages

Visitors to The New Forest have the choice of pretty villages in the heart of the forest or bustling seaside towns. Find out more about the New Forest's Towns and Villages.

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milford