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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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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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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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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Fun whatever the weather in the New Forest

Whether it’s rain, snow or cold, don’t let the weather spoil your fun here in the New Forest! You’ll find plenty to do here, despite the weather so whether you are looking for rainy day ideas or for a short break at a quieter time of year, you will still find a lot to entertain all ages. Here are…

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Go Pumpkin Picking in the New Forest

As the leaves turn vibrant shades of red and orange, there is no better time to embark on such a fun-filled autumn adventure in the New Forest. Pumpkin Picking has become a must-do activity by locals and visitors alike during the autumn season! Put on your cosiest sweater, grab your boots and head…

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Fungi Facts

With autumn comes the stunning array of magnificent fungi across the New Forest. From bright red toadstools to funky shaped yellow fungi, it’s a fantastic moment when you spot some when exploring the forest. Here’s some interesting facts about fungi in the New Forest: The New Forest is home to a…

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Autumn wildlife

Cooler days and darker nights mean only one thing – autumn’s coming! But, as summer slips away, don’t be sad – with the change of seasons comes the chance to release your inner David Attenborough and spot even more of the New Forest’s beautiful and unique wildlife. Along with our roaming ponies…

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It’s Pannage time!

Fancy seeing something truly unique? If you visit the magical New Forest from September 11 onwards, you’ll be able to witness one of the UK’s most endearing local customs. On that date, until Friday November 17, around 600 pigs will be joining our famous free-roaming ponies, donkeys and cattle, at…

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