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Things to do

The New Forest is a wonderful place for a relaxing walk, family cycle ride or open top bus tour.

Things to do

This section is packed full of ideas to help you make the most of your visit while helping to care for this special place. As well as being a great place for walking and cycling, the National Park is also home to riding stables, golf courses, sites of historical interest and many places to enjoy a drink or meal out.
Make a Chair in a Day

Make a Chair in a Day

Make a Chair in a Day

Make a Chair in a Day

Make a Chair in a Day

Make a Chair in a Day

Make a Chair in a Day

Make a Chair in a Day

Walking

Walking is a wonderful way to see the New Forest National Park close up.

Free walking routes app

Free walking routes app

Walking routes

Walking routes

Dog Walking Code

Dog Walking Code

Dog walking

Dog walking

Cycling

PEDALL – New Forest Inclusive Cycling

PEDALL provides inclusive cycling sessions for people who need...

Cycling

Cycling routes

For some of the best cycling routes in...

Cycling

Make the most of cycling in the New Forest by trying our cycle routes. The National Park has many quiet country lanes, perfect for cycling, as well as over 100 miles of way-marked cycle tracks across the Crown Lands of the Forest. It's easy to hop off a train and go for a cycle ride. Make sure you take care of yourself and the environment by following our New Forest Cycling Code.

Itineraries

Get inspiration for your next visit to the New Forest with our sample itineraries for day and weekend trips. While you're here why not try some tasty local produce and make sure you respect the National Park's precious wildlife.

Itineraries

Lyndhurst to Lepe

Explore the colourful military history of the New...

Itineraries

Seaside fun and ice cream

Pack your bucket and spade and let’s head...

Spotting wildlife

Best places to spot wildlife

The New Forest is a wildlife-rich landscape covering...

Spotting wildlife

Date with nature

Come and experience 'A Date With Nature' at the New...

Spotting wildlife

The New Forest is full of fascinating wildlife of all shapes and sizes. There are lots of places where you stand a chance of spotting some of the area's varied species. Please take great care not to disturb the wildlife and stick to main tracks where possible.

Family activities

The National Park's open countryside, villages and coast provide the ideal opportunity to explore the great outdoors: go on a country hike, play Pooh-sticks over a steam, try out a couple of cycle tracks, or buy an ice cream. Plus there are many visitor attractions to explore.

Family activities

Horse riding

Horses and ponies are central to the cultural...

Family activities

New Forest Tour

Enjoy grandstand views of the National Park from...

History and culture

Houses and gardens

Houses and Gardens Visit the countryside museum and...

History and culture

Museums and art galleries

Museums and galleries Spend an action-packed day at Beaulieu featuring...

History and culture

The New Forest is home to fascinating historical sites, houses, gardens, museums and art galleries for you to explore on a visit. Browse this section for maps of some of the most interesting places and learn something new about the Forest.

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