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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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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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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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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New interactive New Forest walking & cycling routes

With walking and cycling being some of the most popular ways to spend the day in the New Forest, we decided it was super important to enhance your New Forest experience by creating easier to follow route navigation, ensuring that you can enjoy your time without worrying about losing your way in the…

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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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Top family walks in the New Forest

With oodles of footpaths to explore, the New Forest is an ideal place for a family walk. Whether you are looking for a walk that’s buggy friendly, one suitable for preschoolers or longer walks that you can do with older children, there’s plenty of choice. Here, we’ve selected our top 10 family walks…

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Al fresco dining

There’s something special about eating outdoors in the sunshine or on a warm summers evening, and it’s an especially delightful experience in the New Forest, being surrounded by beautiful nature and even seeing a pony or two wandering by! Whether it’s for brunch, lunch or dinner, there are plenty of…

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