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Accessible Trails

We have a series of accessible trails all from a car park with accessible parking bays and easy access toilets. You can find more information about each route by scrolling down. Each route has a downloadable and printable trail guide.

For general information about accessible destinations and activities in the New Forest please see our Accessible Visits page

National Parks use the Miles-Without-Stiles grading system to classify their walks and help you make informed decisions. All of the New Forest Accessible Trails are graded as ‘suitable for some’ which follow these specifications;

  • Suggested users: Strong and confident wheelchair users and helpers may find these routes within their abilities. May be suitable for off-road mobility scooters.
  • Gradient: Gradients are not limited but slopes greater than 1:8 will have improved surfacing or handrails.
  • Surface: There may be some low steps or breaks in the surface up to 10cm in height. Stone surface material may be up to 10cm in diameter.

For those with a class three mobility scooter, lots of confidence, and who fancy blazing their own trail, there is a network of cycling routes across the New Forest. These trails have good robust surfaces and provide a huge network of paths to explore.

Download our free walking app ‘New Forest Walks’ at the links below

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Please be aware of the New Forest code when walking in the National Park.


All walkers walk at their own risk and the New Forest National Park Authority cannot take responsibility for personal injury. To the best of our knowledge, these New Forest walks are entirely on public rights of way or within areas that are open for public access. But we cannot be held responsible for any inaccuracies in the information. If you do find a mistake in them, or think they could be improved, let us know:

National Park Volunteer and Access Officer


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