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Contact and location

Our offices are based in Lymington, on the southern edge of the New Forest National Park.

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

T: 01590 646600


Opening hours: The reception desk is open for visitors from 9am-12.30pm, then 1.30pm until 4pm.

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.

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:


The nearest bus stop is located on Southampton Road (A337) 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.

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