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New Forest Tour returns with bird’s-eye views of the National Park

The new forest tour green route web

Published on Thursday 6 July 2017

Visitors to the New Forest can feast their eyes on the very best views of the area atop the New Forest Tour which starts back this weekend (8 July).

Plan your adventure on the New Forest Tour this summer

New forest tour bus on green route

Published on Wednesday 22 June 2016

Enjoy views of the National Park’s unique landscapes, wandering ponies and picturesque villages on the New Forest Tour which returns for the summer this weekend (25 June).

Warm welcome for cyclists and walkers in the New Forest

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Published on Thursday 26 May 2016

With its 140 miles of tracks where you can enjoy easy walking and cycling and see thousands of free-roaming ponies, donkeys and cattle, the New Forest has always been a great place to explore.

Major cycle route into the heart of the New Forest upgraded

Safer route for cyclists

Published on Friday 18 December 2015

A vital cycle route linking Southampton, Totton and Ashurst with the heart of the New Forest National Park has been upgraded.

Vital cycle link opens up New Forest National Park to Southampton and Waterside communities

Marchwood to Totton cycle path

Published on Friday 6 November 2015

Communities on the east of the New Forest can now access the National Park car-free thanks to a missing section of cycle path which has just opened.

Pedal power gets an electric boost

electric bikes inclusive cycling

Published on Monday 28 September 2015

Are electric bikes the answer to congestion, transport and health conundrums? Eleven new projects - including the New Forest - providing electric assisted pedal cycles could help Carplus find out.

New guide to run visitor bus services in rural landscapes

New forest tour blue route at milford on sea

Published on Thursday 24 September 2015

A new toolkit on how to run successful visitor bus services in National Parks and other special landscapes has been produced by the New Forest National Park Authority.

On track for free Garmin cycling computers with New Forest bike hire

Garmin new forest cycle hire businesses

Published on Tuesday 4 August 2015

People looking for the best cycle routes in the New Forest can now hire a bike with a free Garmin cycling computer to guide them.

Beach Bus 'Route 99' returns with free ice cream for passengers

Beach bus family lepe

Published on Tuesday 7 July 2015

The Beach Bus will return to the New Forest a week earlier this summer – renumbered ‘Route 99’ to highlight its free ice cream offer.

New Forest Tour returns for the summer

The New Forest Tour bus

Published on Thursday 25 June 2015

The New Forest Tour returns this weekend (27 June) – aiming to beat last year’s record passenger numbers.

Three new bus services for the New Forest

Forest Bus Baby

Published on Wednesday 13 May 2015

Three new bus services will start in the New Forest later this month thanks to support from the New Forest National Park Authority.

Community grants available to promote car-free travel

Friends of sway station lstf grants news article

Published on Monday 20 April 2015

New grants of up to £15,000 are available for projects that promote car-free travel in the New Forest National Park.

Transport minister approves new plans for improved cycle routes and cycle centre in the New Forest

Cycling near bank web

Published on Thursday 13 November 2014

The Department for Transport (DfT) has accepted new plans to improve or create 30km of cycling routes, and develop a cycling centre in the New Forest.

Beach Bus shortlisted for UK Bus Awards

Beach bus team celebrate

Published on Thursday 16 October 2014

A New Forest bus service has been nominated for a national award after a successful summer.

Record year for green transport in the New Forest

New Forest Tour

Published on Tuesday 23 September 2014

It’s been a record year for green transport in the New Forest after 50,000 visitors and residents switched from cars to buses.

Thousands swap cars for buses as passenger numbers rise in the New Forest

Beach Bus Family at Lepe

Published on Monday 11 August 2014

Passenger numbers for New Forest buses are at an all-time high as visitors and residents swap their cars for green transport.

Winners announced for car-free activities prize draw at New Forest Show

New Forest Show stand 2014

Published on Friday 8 August 2014

The winners of our New Forest Show prize draw have been revealed after hundreds people took part in our car-free activities.

Environment Minister celebrates National Parks Week in the New Forest

Lord de Mauley

Published on Monday 4 August 2014

Environment Minister Lord de Mauley visited the New Forest during National Parks Week and saw a showcase of life in the National Park.

Have your say on proposed New Forest bike hire system

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Published on Wednesday 23 July 2014

National Park Authority members are discussing whether a public bike hire system would be right for the south east of the Forest and as part of the process are asking the public for their views.

World's first creche for technology and car keys to get families connecting

Tech creche family

Published on Tuesday 22 July 2014

The world’s first Tech Crèche has been launched to offer visitors a proper family day out, leaving their car and technology behind.

Beach Bus to return to the New Forest this summer

Beach Bus art

Published on Thursday 17 July 2014

The Beach Bus will return for the summer with more services and discounts for attractions, as well as a free ferry ride from Southampton.

Green transport boost for New Forest residents and visitors

New forest tour blue route at milford on sea

Published on Tuesday 15 July 2014

Green transport services in the New Forest National Park have been given a further boost thanks to funding from the government.

Fun at the farm for the New Forest Tour

New Forest Tour new stop at Longdown Activity Farm near Ashurst

Published on Tuesday 1 July 2014

Pigs and chicks came out to see a new arrival at their farm – the New Forest Tour.

Tour on tour before its New Forest return this summer

New Forest Tour on tour

Published on Monday 16 June 2014

The New Forest Tour will go on tour around Hampshire and Dorset next week to generate excitement ahead of its return this summer.

New Beaulieu to Buckler's Hard cycle route

Cycling from Beaulieu to Buckler's Hard

Published on Monday 12 May 2014

Families can enjoy a new bike ride this spring, thanks to a new 10-year agreement between the New Forest National Park Authority and the Beaulieu Estate.

See how our ancestors travelled in new exhibition

Travel through the Ages

Published on Saturday 3 May 2014

A world of boneshakers, penny farthings and charabancs has been revealed at a new exhibition from the New Forest National Park Authority.

Family Cycling Adventures

Family cycling adventure news article 2

Published on Thursday 1 May 2014

Looking for an adventure for the whole family? Then get on your bike for a Family Cycling Adventure in the New Forest National Park.

New Forest Tour to return with new stops for wildlife and Hythe Ferry

New forest tour blue route at milford on sea

Published on Monday 31 March 2014

The open-top New Forest Tour will return this summer with new stops for passengers to enjoy farm animals, wildlife and Hythe waterfront.

Rural bike scheme to help drive down car journeys in the New Forest

rural bike scheme

Published on Wednesday 12 March 2014

Plans are being developed for a rural bike scheme in the New Forest, which will help local and visiting families to cycle rather than drive around the National Park.

Memory sticks for businesses to help New Forest visitors switch to car-free trips

Memory stick 2014

Published on Wednesday 19 February 2014

Hundreds of businesses in the New Forest have been given updated memory sticks full of free photos, maps and videos to show visitors they don’t need a car to see the best of the National Park

Car-free travel campaign shortlisted for award

Golden Hedgehog Shortlisted Logo 2014

Published on Tuesday 28 January 2014

The New Forest National Park Authority’s work to promote car-free travel has been recognised after being nominated for a public relations award.

Winter Smiles - travel by train for just £10

Family train web

Published on Monday 13 January 2014

Travelling by rail to the New Forest National Park is even better value thanks to the winter sale from South West Trains.

Record number of passengers on New Forest Tour

New forest tour blue route at milford on sea

Published on Thursday 10 October 2013

The New Forest Tour enjoyed its best season yet with a record number of passenger journeys – helping take cars off the road and providing a boost to local businesses.

Public drop-in session for New Forest Community Routes

People walking on gravel path at Bolderwood

Published on Tuesday 1 October 2013

Residents are being invited to have their say on improving existing routes that will make it easier and safer for people to walk, cycle and ride to and within the New Forest National Park.

Beach Bus to return to the New Forest after attracting nearly 6,000 passengers

Beach Bus Family at Lepe

Published on Tuesday 17 September 2013

The Beach Bus is set to return to the New Forest National Park next summer after a successful first season.

New Forest Travel Concierge guiding visitors to car-free travel around National Park

New Forest Travel Concierge with family

Published on Tuesday 27 August 2013

An innovative new service has been launched in the New Forest to welcome visitors and show them they do not need a car to explore the beauty of the National Park.

Families snap up free tickets for Beach Bus

Beach Bus Family at Lepe

Published on Monday 19 August 2013

Hundreds of families in the New Forest are enjoying a free ticket to ride on the new Beach Bus.

Family-friendly cycling in the New Forest given a £3.6m boost

A family cycles in the New Forest

Published on Monday 12 August 2013

An innovative scheme for everyday family cycling in the New Forest National Park has been awarded £3.6m by the government, which will help create jobs and provide a boost to the local economy.

Sunny weather boosts New Forest Tour with record passenger numbers

New Forest Tour Burley

Published on Thursday 8 August 2013

A record number of passengers have enjoyed the breathtaking views from the top deck of the New Forest Tour this summer.

Passengers hop on Beach Bus for its first weekend

Beach Bus Launch

Published on Monday 29 July 2013

Passengers flocked to the Beach Bus on its first weekend to see the best of the New Forest coast and countryside.

The Beach Bus has arrived in the New Forest National Park

Beach Bus at Lymington

Published on Thursday 25 July 2013

The Beach Bus has arrived in the New Forest – ready to take families to enjoy sun, sea and free ice cream – and you’re invited.

New Forest organisations come out top in Hampshire Commuter Challenge

Commuter Challenge Winners

Published on Wednesday 17 July 2013

Staff at the New Forest National Park Authority and New Forest District Council have each won an award after leaving their cars at home and travelling to work by walking, cycling and catching a train.

Flying start for New Forest Tour after rise in passenger numbers

New Forest Tour three routes

Published on Tuesday 16 July 2013

The New Forest Tour has seen its most successful start to the summer season yet with a big rise in passenger numbers.

Art deco style artwork to adorn new Beach Bus

Beach bus for web

Published on Friday 12 July 2013

Vintage art deco style images will adorn a new seaside bus service in the New Forest thanks to a local illustrator.

Make the most of the coast with the launch of the New Forest Beach Bus

Beach Bus launch

Published on Tuesday 9 July 2013

Families can enjoy a free ice cream and a fun trip to the seaside thanks to a new bus service for the school summer holidays.

New open-top route launched in the New Forest

New Forest Tour three routes

Published on Wednesday 26 June 2013

Grandstand views of the New Forest’s coast and countryside can now be enjoyed after the launch of a new open-top bus route.

Businesses given free memory sticks to encourage car-free travel

Memory stick

Published on Friday 21 June 2013

Hundreds of businesses in the New Forest National Park have been given a free memory stick full of images, maps and videos to encourage visitors to leave their cars behind.

Pupils put best foot forward for Walk to School Week

Walk to School Week

Published on Monday 20 May 2013

Thousands of school children in the New Forest are getting out of the car and stretching their legs for Walk to School Week.

National Park staff take on Commuter Challenge

My Journey Hampshire Commuter Challenge

Published on Wednesday 1 May 2013

Staff at the New Forest National Park Authority are leaving their cars at home and travelling to work by walking, cycling and catching a train.

New train station nameplates greet passengers to the New Forest National Park

Nameplate at Brockenhurst train station

Published on Tuesday 23 April 2013

New nameplates have been put up at rail stations to greet train passengers arriving at New Forest National Park gateway stations.

Look after your bike and yourself on the road

Adult and child cycling in the New Forest National Par

Published on Friday 22 March 2013

With the warmer Spring weather, many people will be enjoying a day out cycling in the New Forest.

Third New Forest Tour route for 2013 season

New Forest Tour

Published on Monday 18 March 2013

The award-winning New Forest Tour is introducing a third route this summer, to complement the existing green and red routes, which means you can now travel around the whole National Park.

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