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New Forest Walking Routes

The forest has too many official walks to list, and with the chance to make your own way across its thousands of acres is virtually limitless.

We have a range of walking routes below to assist anyone planning a walk in the New Forest.

In the winter months some of the Forestry Commission car parks close to reduce wear and tear and in the spring/summer months some close where sensitive breeding birds are known to nest. View the seasonal car park closures.

Family Walks

Easy walks for the whole family to enjoy.

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family walks

Accessible Walks

Pushchair and wheelchair friendly walks.

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blackwater walkers

wildlife walks

Enjoy spotting the wildlife on these walks.

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longer Walks

A selection of New Forest walks over 8 miles.

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long walking path

Pub Walks

Walks that start and finish at pubs.

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pub food

town & village walks

Explore the quaint New Forest Towns & Villages on foot.

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lymington town

NPA Walking Routes

Visit the National Park Authority website for additional walking routes.

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