Walking is a wonderful way to see the New Forest National Park close up. There are many possible walks to take you into the woods, by sea, over heath or by rivers and streams.
Please use the map above to browse our selection of walks, and click on the logo markers to view more information on your selected walk. To view a detailed route map, pictures and further information, click on the name of the walk (opens external site).
If you are looking for guided walks in the National Park, try the New Forest Walking Festival, which runs throughout the week of Saturday, 26 October to Sunday, 3 November.
The National Park has many special qualities, including the freedom to ramble across unenclosed land. From April to July there may be signs asking people to avoid certain areas to limit disturbance to rare breeding birds, such as snipe, curlew and redshank. These birds nest on the ground in wet areas.
Finally, if you're looking to get fit and join like-minded people, why not try one of the New Forest Healthy Walks groups?
All walkers walk at their own risk and neither the New Forest National
Park Authority, partners or guides can take responsibility for personal
injury. To the best of our knowledge, the routes are entirely on public
rights of way or within areas that are open for public access. But we
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