Walking is a wonderful way to see the New Forest close up. For routes, self-guided walks and tips, check out our walking routes finder.

If you're looking for something extra special then try the New Forest Walking Festival this autumn. Guided by experts, the walks are free if you travel by bus, rail, bike or on foot.

Earn rewards for travelling car-free

BetterPoints™ is a nationwide programme that rewards people for making healthy, positive choices in their lives and communities. Earn BetterPoints by downloading and using the Brand New Forest BetterPoints app when you are around and about the New Forest. There are specific rewards for walking, cycling, riding the bus and simply visiting many of the high streets in the New Forest.


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