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Things to do

As per the Government’s advice, we are all advised to stay at home apart from essential travel.

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.
EVENTS UPDATE – CORONA VIRUS

EVENTS UPDATE – CORONA VIRUS

New Forest Polo Club – Big Weekend Events

New Forest Polo Club – Big Weekend Events

New Forest Polo Big Weekends Events

New Forest Polo Big Weekends Events

New Forest Polo Club – Big Weekend Events

New Forest Polo Club – Big Weekend Events

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Walking

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

Professional Dog Walkers’ Charter

Professional Dog Walkers’ Charter

Historic trail: Rockford Common

Historic trail: Rockford Common

Historic Trail: Stuckton Iron Works

Historic Trail: Stuckton Iron Works

Historic trail: Tatchbury Mount

Historic trail: Tatchbury Mount

Cycling

PEDALL – New Forest Inclusive Cycling

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

Cycling

New Forest cycling routes

For some of the best New Forest cycling...

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...

What's on

Date with Nature

Come and experience ‘A Date With Nature’ at...

What's on

***ALL EVENTS IN THE NEW FOREST ARE CANCELLED OR POSTPONED IN THE COMING WEEKS DUE TO CORONAVIRUS. Please check our social channels or news page for details.*** There are exciting events taking place in the New Forest every week that help you learn more about this special area. Check out our events calendar for inspiration for your next day out in the Forest or submit your own event for others to find.

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...

Walking

Historic routes

Help us uncover colourful tales of the Forest...

History and culture

Houses and gardens

Houses and Gardens Visit the countryside museum and...

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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