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Artists, Foodies, Explorers and Sightseers

Whether you’re looking for a leisurely picnic with your other half, an afternoon of photography, an open top bus tour of the quaint villages or an extensive guided walk across the national park - The New Forest has you covered.

Miles of rolling heathland and dense green forests lined with stunning coastline has made the New Forest an idyllic and postcard perfect location for your staycation. Every effort has been made to give you the opportunity to take in all aspects of the beautiful national park, with accessible footpaths and signage throughout much of the forest.

For the “foodie” couples, why not spend a lovely late-summer afternoon strolling the forest, taking in the rich history and stories from your local guide, before feasting on a fresh homemade picnic? These walks often take just a couple of hours, guiding you through the sweeping heathland and luscious forests, with a chance of spotting some of the local inhabitants!

If you’re looking for something a little farther reaching, there are plenty of hop-on-hop-off bus tours, taking you through Beaulieu, Exbury Gardens, Hythe, Lyndhurst, Brockenhurst, Lymington, Ringwood, Sandy Balls, through the wildlife park and along the coast to Barton-on-Sea, Milford-on-Sea and Keyhaven Harbour!


The New Forest has always been a hotbed for budding photographers and professionals alike, with achingly beautiful seasonal change attracting artists from all of the world. Whether it’s landscape, lifestyle, fine-art or wildlife photography that you’re into, this beautiful national park has everything you could possibly want.

One of these aforementioned professionals, Matthew Wardle, provides organised photography walks throughout the forest for small groups. These give you a fantastic new perspective of the forest, allowing you to see it through the eyes of a local expert. As well as local knowledge, you can pick up some great photography tips and watch a seasoned professional at work.

With our Brand New Forest cards, you can save a fantastic 15% on Matthew’s tours and workshops across the New Forest and you can also take advantage of a whole host of other offers and discounts!

The opportunity is there - now go experience it!