How to find us

ponies grazing at Woodgreen

How to find the National Park Authority

The New Forest National Park is mostly in south-west Hampshire.  It lies between Southampton Water in the east and the Avon Valley in the west and stretches from the edge of the Wiltshire chalk downs in the north to the Solent coast in the South.

Address

New Forest National Park Authority
Lymington Town Hall
Avenue Road
Lymington
SO41 9ZG

T: 01590 646600

Normal opening hours: 8.45am - 5pm, Monday - Friday

Free visitor parking: can be found at the front of the building

Wheelchair access: is available from the visitor car park to the main entrance and there is a lift inside the building.

Why not plan your journey to visit us on the My Journey Hampshire website?

By Train

Brockenhurst station is on the mainline from London Waterloo and there is a connection to Lymington Town station which is a 10 minute walk to our offices. Alternatively you can take a short bus or taxi ride from Brockenhurst station to Lymington Town Hall. You should allow 15 minutes for the taxi journey. 

Up-to-date train timetables can be found by the following links:

Bus

The nearest bus stop is located on Southampton Road (A337) near to Lymington Police Station which is a five minute walk to our offices.

By road

From London and the north
Take M3 South towards Southampton, M27 westbound towards Bournemouth. Exit at Junction 1 and follow the A337 to Lyndhurst, Brockenhurst and Lymington.

From Bournemouth and the west
Take the A35 to Christchurch and then follow the A337 to Lymington

From Southampton and the East
Take M27 westbound towards Bournemouth. Exit at Junction 1 and follow A337 to Lyndhurst, Brockenhurst and Lymington.

Drive carefully!
Remember that the Commoners’ animals do not understand that cars are dangerous.

  • EXPECT THEM TO WALK IN FRONT OF YOU
  • Give them a wide berth and be ready to stop!
  • Even fully-grown ponies only have the road-sense of a two-year old child – and foals often walk across the road to their mothers.

Many collisions happen in the dark, so please be careful if you have to travel early or late in the day. Many wear reflective collars to make them more visible at night but watch out for those that don’t.
Never rush; allow extra time for your journeys across the Open Forest.

Nearest airports

Bournemouth and Southampton.

Nearby towns

Lyndhurst - 8 miles
Southampton - 20 miles
Bournemouth - 25 miles
Salisbury - 29 miles
Isle of Wight - 40 minutes by Ferry from Lymington - Yarmouth

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