New Forest Blog

Get your steps in – Top short walks in the New Forest

Taking short walks in the New Forest is a rejuvenating experience, seamlessly blending nature and exercise. Whether it’s part of your daily routine or exploring at the weekends, getting your steps in is super important. Not only will it benefit your physical health, but also your mental wellbeing…

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Navigate around the New Forest National Park

The New Forest is a paradise for explorers and adventurers. Take a journey through the ancient woodlands, open heathlands and charming villages of this stunning National Park, spotting rare flora and enchanting free-roaming animals along the way, including our famous New Forest Ponies. Spanning 219…

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Top things to do this February in the New Forest

As the days begin to get longer, wrap up warm and head to the New Forest for some amazing days out and short breaks during February. The forest begins to wake from winter during February so head to some of our beautiful gardens to see the early emergence of spring and perhaps some early blooming…

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Best value for money days out in the New Forest

If you are feeling the pinch after Christmas but are still eager to get out and about then we’re on hand to help you with some great ideas for value for money days out here in the New Forest. With free things to do as well as those that are budget friendly, find out how you can maximise your money…

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Create your perfect escape to the New Forest this year

What would the perfect holiday escape mean to you? Beautiful beaches and a fascinating coastline to explore? Acres of wild, open countryside to walk and cycle in? Stylish, insta-worthy hotels and romantic rental cottage hideaways, or a holiday parks that have got the lot? Or do you dream of being…

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Top alcohol-free spots in the New Forest

In the New Forest lies a trove of alcohol-free havens, perfect for a January detox or mindful indulgence to start the year. You can still enjoy cosy afternoons in the pub after a long winter walk, fine dining at stunning restaurants and social gatherings with loved ones sans alcohol! Discover our…

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Get active this January

As we step into the new year, the allure of fresh starts and new adventures pop into many people’s minds. And what better way to kickstart the year than immersing yourself in the natural wonders of the New Forest? It’s time to enjoy the great outdoors, get active and revitalize both body and mind…

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10 reasons to visit in the winter

Happy first day of winter! Come and experience the magic of the New Forest during this wonderful time of year. Visiting our National Park in winter offers a unique and charming experience! Here’s our top 10 reasons to visit the New Forest in the winter… 1. Scenic beauty - The New Forest transforms…

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How to celebrate the winter solstice in the New Forest

The Winter Solstice of 2023 is nearly upon us! Just after 8am on Friday December 22, the sun will rise, marking the 24-hour period when the Northern hemisphere experiences the shortest day - and a night-time lasting 16 hours. This special time of year is traditionally celebrated as a season of…

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Top 10 winter walks in the New Forest

Get those steps in in the magnificent surroundings of the New Forest. Whether you are choosing to go on a walk for some post-Christmas exercise or are looking to blow those cobwebs away, we’ve put together a list of ten of our best winter walks that you can enjoy. The Lepe Loop Take to the New…

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