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Top free family friendly things to do in the New Forest

Do you need some inspiration on how to have lots of family fun but save those pennies at the same time? From miles of walking and cycling trails to explore, to unforgettable visits to farms and picnics surrounded by nature, we have lots of excellent family friendly free things to do in the New…

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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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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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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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Ten Hidden Gems in the New Forest

The magical New Forest has so many world-class attractions and amazing places to visit that it’s easy to overlook the other side of this beautiful area – our hidden gems and secret spots. They are the places that only the locals know; the sights and spectacles you’ve maybe never heard of, or the…

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Top Woodland Walks in the New Forest

The days may be a little cold but don’t let that put you off taking a walk on the wild side in the New Forest. During winter, when the trees are stripped bare of their leaves, our forests have a haunting, almost magical air. So, whilst you’re waiting for spring, why not try one of our Top Woodland…

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Top reasons to go on a guided walk

Whether you are a new visitor to the New Forest or know it well, a guided walk can show you parts of our National Park that you may not know about and help you uncover some of our hidden gems. In this blog, we take a look at some of the top reasons why you should book a guided walk… 1. Discover our…

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Top Coastal Days Out in the New Forest

The New Forest’s coastline is one of our best-kept secrets but it’s one we love to share! We have more than 40 miles of beautiful coast to enjoy, whether you want to hunt for fossils, stand on the shores where Queen Victoria first glimpsed Osborne House, go for a walk or spend a good, old-fashioned…

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Top Action and Adventure Activities in the New Forest

We know we’re always emphasising the relaxing and stress-busting benefits of a trip to the magical New Forest. But we’re also one of the top places to get your adventure on – the more exciting the better! If your idea of a great break is to hurtle along a track, or pull some moves on the ocean…

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Come and meet our cutest residents!

If you want to see something that is off-the-scale adorable, make time to visit the magical New Forest for a few days or hours over the next couple of months. Why? Because now is the best time to catch the enchanting new foals, baby donkeys, calves and fawns as they wobble and skip through the…

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