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 square miles and with over 140 miles of pathways and gravel tracks, the New Forest National Park is the perfect place to enjoy the Great Outdoors. Hike along wonderful winding pathways that lead to hidden panoramic vistas or follow waymarked routes that will take you through stunning forest scenes on an unforgettable bike ride.

Cycle post with onwards arrow in the New Forest

If you’re keen to discover the New Forest’s beauty, we have some excellent ways for you to navigate around the area.

You can purchase an Official New Forest Map from our very own e-shop for just £2.50! The Official Map encloses a large map of the New Forest area, featuring the primary walking routes, and it also includes smaller maps of key town and village in the New Forest.

Or if you want to keep things digital, you can access a long list of excellent walking routes, as well as cycling routes, directly on our website! Our routes are interactive, with useful step-by-step directions pinpointed along the way, and they can all be effortlessly downloaded to Google Maps, too. These routes are used by thousands of fellow New Forest explorers who praise their utility.

family looking at map while on bike ride in the New Forest
Image - New Forest National Park Authority

Additionally, you can also purchase other maps from local retailers, including New Forest Heritage Centre, St Barbe Museum and Art Gallery and Minstead Community Shop.

We’d love to see your fun New Forest adventures! Share your exhilarating outdoor experiences with us by tagging @thenewforestuk on Instagram, TikTok, Facebook and X or use the hashtag #newforest.