New Year walks and cycles in the New Forest


Published Monday 4 January 2016

Get out and active in the New Forest this year by joining guided walks and cycles led by local experts.

Run by the New Forest National Park Authority, these guided experiences highlight the natural beauty of the Forest and give you the chance to learn more about the area’s internationally important wildlife and habitats.

Guides will provide information on the history, nature and free roaming animals found along each route, while leading a healthy walk or cycle through beautiful scenery.

With a wide range of experiences covering a variety of topics, there is something for everyone to enjoy.

The following events are scheduled for January:

  • Thursday 7 January - Get Out and Active in Nature. Guided walk, Ashurst.
  • Sunday 10 January - New Year, New Bike, New You. Guided cycle, Brockenhurst.
  • Sunday 17 January - Get Out and Active in the New Year. Family guided cycle, Sway.
  • Sunday 24 January - Beaulieu to Buckler's Hard and Back. Guided walk, Beaulieu.
  • Sunday 31 January - Downton Community. Guided cycle, Downton.

To book your place or find out more information visit

These events are free for anyone who arrives by bike, bus, train or on foot, helping take cars off the road and protecting the special qualities of the National Park.

If you have a query about an event or wish to find out more about walking and cycling in the New Forest, please contact


Notes to Photo Editor:

A guided walk through heathland near Beaulieu Road in the New Forest.

Notes to Editor:

About the New Forest National Park Authority

Protect - Enjoy - Prosper

The New Forest National Park Authority’s statutory purposes are to:

  • Conserve and enhance the natural beauty, wildlife and cultural heritage of the Park - Protect.
  • Promote opportunities for understanding and enjoyment of its special qualities – Enjoy.

We also have a duty to:

  • Seek to foster the social and economic well-being of local communities within the Park – Prosper.

The New Forest National Park was designated in March 2005. Its unique landscape has been shaped over the centuries by grazing ponies, cattle and pigs which roam free. Majestic woodlands, rare heathland and a spectacular coastline provide fabulous opportunities for quiet recreation, enjoyment and discovery.

Visit to find out more.

Media Contacts:

Matt Stroud, Communications Officer, New Forest National Park Authority
Tel: 01590 646650

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