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Things to do

Enjoy your time in the New Forest National Park while helping us care for this special place.

Things to do

Here's how to 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 historic interest and many places to enjoy a drink or meal out.
Events

Events

Dog walking

Dog walking

New Forest Tour

New Forest Tour

PYO Pumpkins, Halloween Maze & Steam Train

PYO Pumpkins, Halloween Maze & Steam Train

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Walking

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

Tall Trees Accessible Trail

Tall Trees Accessible Trail

Sturt Pond Accessible Trail

Sturt Pond Accessible Trail

Lyndhurst Accessible Trail

Lyndhurst Accessible Trail

Knightwood Oak Accessible Trail

Knightwood Oak Accessible Trail

What's on

New Forest Walking and Cycling Festival 2023

The ever-popular New Forest Walking and Cycling Festival...

Cycling

PEDALL – New Forest Inclusive Cycling

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

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 globally important for wildlife...

What's on

New Forest Reptile Centre

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

What's on

There are exciting events, activities and things to do for all the family 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.

What's on

There are exciting events, activities and things to do for all the family 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.

What's on

New Forest Walking and Cycling Festival 2023

The ever-popular New Forest Walking and Cycling Festival...

Family activities

Horse riding

Horses and ponies are central to the cultural...

History and culture

Historic stories and songs

Sharing stories of past events, exploring myths, legends and folklore...

Walking

Historic routes

The historic walking routes can now be found...

Walking

The National Park is home to many interesting walks that take you into the woods, by sea, over heath or by rivers and streams. Please keep to the main tracks from March to July to protect rare ground nesting birds.

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