New Forest Blog

10 reasons to visit in the summer

Hip hip hooray – it’s the first day of summer today! Perhaps the happiest season of the year, with sun, outdoor adventures, delicious food and stunning colours all around. There is nowhere better to love this season than in the New Forest. Here’s our top 10 reasons to visit the New Forest in summer……

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How to celebrate summer solstice in the New Forest

If you’ve always wanted to celebrate a summer solstice but couldn’t face the Stonehenge schlepp, then may we make a suggestion? Come and celebrate this magical moment in the calendar year, when the night is at its shortest and the day is at its longest, in the New Forest. Why? Well, we’re not short…

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Top things to do this July in the New Forest

Summer is well and truly on here now making July a perfect time for lots of outdoor adventures. With acres of forest to explore, a gorgeous coastline and an abundance of footpaths and bridleways to follow, what’s stopping you from visiting the New Forest? Take a look at some of the top things to do…

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Pack a Picnic

A picnic in the New Forest is a summer favourite and the perfect pastime on a sunny day! Get together with family and friends, or enjoy some quiet time with someone close, and head out into the New Forest to enjoy the ultimate alfresco dining experience in our National Park. Grazing through a…

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6 reasons why you’ll benefit from being in nature

When the pandemic hit in 2020 we all realised just how much we missed the great outdoors once it was taken away from us. Since then interest in research on our mental connection to the natural world has skyrocketed. So, what are the benefits of being in nature and why does it make us feel good? 1…

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